Conservation Technician
Environmental Director
Non-Exempt (NE4)/Full Time/Seasonal
$12.10 - $14.22 - $16.34

The Conservation Technician will assist with Environmental Department projects including but not limited to our Tribal and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funded lake sturgeon rehabilitation efforts and Jijak Youth Camp. The Conservation Technician will have frequent long days in the field (including lunches). This position will include lake sturgeon field and rearing facility responsibilities along with a variety of natural resource and environmental management experiences and responsibilities. The Conservation Technician will perform functions for the Tribal Government in compliance with Tribal policy and Federal Government standards.

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and be insurable on company policy
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, self-starter, organizational and time management skills
  • Must have good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Must have a desire to work outside
  • Flexible, highly organized and able to work independently
  • Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive and trailer utility vehicles and watercraft, including loading and unloading
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently at times

include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Report to the Biologist on a daily basis
  • The majority of work assigned will take place in the field
  • Must dress appropriately for the conditions
  • Performing work in areas highly visible to the Tribe and public requires maintaining a high standard of professionalism
  • Assist with lake sturgeon efforts that will include, but are not limited to, chemical and physical habitat data collection, habitat restoration, gill netting, tracking, drift samples, egg mats etc.
  • Assist with rearing facility responsibilities including feeding fish, recording data, and cleaning
  • Assist in maintaining equipment (vehicle, boats, sampling gear etc.)
  • Work as a Camp Counselor and/or another role at the Jijak Youth Camp
  • Conduct field work related to water quality, wild rice, native prairie, ash tree management, ecosystem management etc.
  • Collect and maintain field data
  • Data entry into Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Assist Environmental Departmental staff with day-to-day activities when needed
  • Willing to obtain certifications including pesticide applicator license, first aid, and CPR
  • Frequently working non-traditional hours including evenings/weekends/holidays
  • Ability and willingness to travel for fieldwork, meetings, and continuing education
  • Field duties can require working in harsh weather conditions including regularly exposed to wet and/or humid and other outside weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • This position may be subject to frequent exposure to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, and chemicals
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and other potentially hazardous equipment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process. The pre-employment process also requires the ability to pass a criminal background investigation and drug/alcohol test.

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians recognizes Native American preference in its hiring and employment policies.

This is a seasonal non-benefited position.

Continued Employment For Subsequent Seasons Is Possible

Apply Online

You are required to register and apply through our online employment portal to be considered for this position. If you require assistance or to apply in person:

Gun Lake Tribe
Administration Building
2872 Mission Dr.
Shelbyville, MI 49344