Lummi Nation Job Center:
Fin Fish Program Manager

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Fin Fish Program Manager
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JOB SUMMARY: This is an exempt position that serves as a senior staff natural resource specialist and program manager, and will be assigned projects that are a high priority for the Lummi Natural Resource (LNR) Department. The Finfish Program Manager will provide leadership, management and technical support services to achieve the Lummi Indian Business Councils (LIBC) and LNRs near term objective of realizing salmon harvests comparable to those experienced during the mid-1980s, and in the long term providing Lummi fishers with an opportunity to earn a moderate living from fishing while fulfilling ceremonial and subsistence harvest needs. The Finfish Program Manager will manage all aspects of LNRs finfish harvest and stock assessment operations (for salmon, steelhead, halibut, herring, hooligans, etc) in a manner consistent with existing tribal harvest and resource protection objectives and policies, domestic and international agreements, and legal and regulatory frameworks. This position requires extensive knowledge in salmon biology, population assessment methodologies and fisheries management, as well as a familiarity with tribal fishing rights. The Manager will coordinate and interact with technical and policy representatives from domestic and international agencies on issues related to the management of finfish species. The Manager will supervise professional and technical staff, develop and implement management plans and sampling programs, oversee and maintain budgets, and provide senior Lummi policy and legal staff with recommendations on issues affecting Lummis finfish fisheries.

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