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Subject: Jobs==> Aquatic Biologist (Grand Traverse, MI region)
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 15:48:56 -0400
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GRAND TRAVERSE BAND
TRIBAL GOVERNMENT



Job Description

Job Title:                         Aquatic Biologist

Department:                        Natural Resources

Reports To:                        Patty O'Donnell

Salary start:                        $30,653/year



SUMMARY
This program is in the Environmental Stewardship program of the Natural
Resources Department under the supervision of the Environmental Stewardship
Director.  The Aquatic Biologist will work to protect the quality of water
utilized by the Tribal members, fish, wildlife and plants.  Implement the
surface and ground water quality protection program through the monitoring
of the surface waters and groundwater located within and adjacent to the
1855 reservation lands.  Create a detailed assessment of the water bodies
and water quality issues. Work on all related water quality/watershed
issues.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

1.                  Data collection, data summarizing and trends analysis of
surface and ground water samples for water quality parameters; sediment
surveys; macroinvertebrates, and habitat assessments in the 1855 Reservation
area which includes Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan and inland lakes,
rivers, streams and creeks.

2.                  Collect and synthesize available historical data from
the 1855 Reservation area - rivers, streams and creeks, ground water,
atmospheric deposition.

3.                  Develop and follow Quality Assurance Project Plans.

4.                  Develop and get approved water quality standards for the
1855 reservation area.

5.                  Continue the stream crossing inventory and restoration
project.

6.                  Promotion/implementation of the Grand Traverse Band's
Source Water Protection Plan; Wetlands Management Plan; and the Nonpoint
Source Pollution Management Plan.

7.                  Wetlands identification, protection and restoration
efforts.

8.                  Review, award and assist with the enforcement of the
soil erosion and stormwater runoff control permits in accordance with the
Grand Traverse Band's Soil Erosion and Stormwater Runoff Control Ordinance.

9.                  Participate in watershed planning through coordination
with other agencies (local, state, tribal, federal) and organizations in the
region.

10.             Follow all funding agency and Grand Traverse Band policies
and procedures.  This includes reports, projects, closeouts, etc.

11.             Be able to travel for meetings, workshops, and trainings.

12.             Maintain confidentiality on all matters involved in the
position.

13.             Other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor or
Tribal management.



OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to operate a boat, monitoring equipment, and laboratory equipment.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical
journals.  Ability to effectively respond to common inquiries and present
information to committees, Tribal Council, Tribal members, staff, public
groups, and regulatory agencies. Ability to write reports, management plans,
project reports, and articles for the Tribal newspaper. Knowledge of
computer software - word processing, database, and spreadsheets (Microsoft
Office).  Attention to detail and accuracy required.  Ability to work with
mathematical concepts such a probability and statistical inference. Ability
to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of
intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal
symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.). Must have reliable
transportation, a Michigan driver's license with a good driving record.



EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science degree in limnology, aquatic biology or related water
resources field; or five to ten years experience and training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.  Ability to work independently and
as part of a team.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None.



EQUIPMENT TO BE USED

        HydroLab

        Flow Meter

        Microscope

        Sampling Grabbers

        Boat/Motor

        Computer/Printer

        Fax Machine

        Calculator



TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

        Travel throughout the 1855 Historical Reservation/six-county
service area required.

        Work with data collection equipment on land/boat, possibly working
in all types of weather.



TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS

Please see "Other Skills and Abilities".



WORKING CONDITIONS

        Outdoor work during spring, summer and fall

        Indoor work for data input and analysis, meetings, and job
reporting.



COMMENTS

Tribal Preference will apply.



PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:



Mike Teeple

Human Resources Department

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

2605 N. West Bayshore Drive

Peshawbestown MI 49682





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