Natural Science Manager - Invasive Plant Species Management

Job Closing: Sep 22, 2017

Division: Environment

Job Code: 11-9121

Status: Full-time, temporary, exempt


Natural Sciences Manager with responsibilities to plan, direct and coordinate the removal of invasive plant species. Some of the essential work activities for this position involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish project goals.


Some of the essential work activities for this position include coordinating operational activities with stakeholders and, directing operations and projects. The Manager will be required to have formal science education, with emphasis on natural resources or ecology and job experience in carrying out projects of this scope and demonstrated ability to plan work activities, prepare work plans and meet work objectives and prepare written reports.

    • Develop, expand, modify, and execute invasive plant removal programs by identifying and researching   
    • Prioritizing issues and writing up strategic plans and procedures for addressing them.
    • Determine scientific or technical goals under project outline to make detailed plans to accomplish these goals.
    • Train, supervise, and evaluate a working team.
      • This includes making sure all required paperwork, safety trainings and evaluations are completed as well as scheduling staff and payroll.
    • Coordinate the operational activities for invasive species removal with landowners.
    • Directing operations and project objectives.
    • Review project activities and prepare operational reports.
    • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
    • Organizing and hosting workshops on invasive plant management for regional stakeholder groups (ex. road crews, natural resource professionals, local tribal representatives, business owners, etc.).
    • Presenting invasive species information at local meetings, farmer’s markets, conferences, and other outreach and education opportunities.


 Natural Science Manager shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable Tribal rules. Responsibilities also include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other


 Minimum B.S. in natural resource management, forestry or, ecology, plus 5-years of experience in natural management.M.S. preferred in natural resource management, forestry or ecology.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including adobe, word, excel, and experience with varying photo software in conjunction with the following:


  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


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


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


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.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.