The Wildlife Program Manager/Biologist (WPM) works under the direct
supervision of the Lummi Natural Resources Department Director and is responsible for developing
and implementing the LNR Departments Wildlife Program to protect and maximize the Nations
Treaty Right hunting opportunities of big game and avian populations.
The incumbent will provide program leadership, management, and technical support services to
achieve the LNR Departments mission to maximize and protect wildlife and gathering
opportunities by ensuring for an abundance of big game and the necessary access to traditional
hunting and gathering areas for the Lummi community. Coordinate with technical and policy staff
within the department to direct and coordinate all aspects of Lummi Nations Wildlife and
Gathering programs and projects.
This is an exempt position that serves as a senior staff natural resource specialist and division
manager. A division manager is assigned projects that are a high priority for the department; hires,
supervises, trains, and mentors junior. The manager will develop, fund, implement and manage the
new Wildlife program to ensure biologically sustainable big game populations and provide
technical recommendations and information on big game populations (elk, bear, deer, etc.) to policy
The position is grant funded and contingent on continued grant awards that the incumbent will take
a lead role in developing with assistance from the grant/funding support team.
The WPM works independently and also provides broad-based technical support to the Wildlife
Program Staff and hunting committee. The WPM is responsible for data collection and analysis
that will be used to protect Lummi Treaty-reserved hunting rights using best available science to
ensure biologically sustainable big game populations. This position is grant funded and
continuing employment may be contingent on the success of the WPM at obtaining funding for
ongoing support of the program and position.