Summer Student Interns (2)

Division: Environment Division - Water Resources
Salary Range: $10.85 to 12.29 per hour
Status: 40 hours per week up to 12 weeks
Deadline: Onerahtónkha / April 12, 2013

Description of Position:

The positions offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the field of natural resources. Under direction of the various programs of the Environment Division, the interns will be trained in field sampling techniques, data management, and the calibration of field instruments. By the end of the field season the interns will have an understanding of the skills required to succeed professionally in this field. Wage is linked to demonstrated experience.

Duties:

Assist with fish population assessments; employ use of gill nets and seine nets; collect water, soil, and biological samples; assist with water quality assessments using calibrated instruments; complete monthly reports and properly maintain and clean equipment.

Qualifications:
Candidate must be highly motivated, dependable and able to work well on a team. Successful applicants will be given training to carry out primary duties. Familiarity with boating, boating safety and ability to swim is recommended. The positions start May 20 and run through August 16, 2013.

Required:
Candidates must have an interest in the field of natural resources or related fields and be a current college or university student (or show an acceptance letter), in addition to the following: must be able to work long hours in the field (start at 7:00 a.m.), carry equipment over uneven terrain and willing to handle field specimens and have reliable transportation.

Submit your resume and cover letter by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655 or by email to:  human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov.

Job Closing Date: April 13, 2013

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe gives preference to Native Americans who meet the requirements of the posted position. Applicants not entitled to Native Preference will receive consideration without discrimination based on age, sex, disability or national origin.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

All positions require candidates to successfully pass background checks prior to employment.  Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

FLEET POLICY

Must be at least 21 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver's license with a clean driver abstract.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.