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421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
The Office of the Mayor is seeking candidates for Tribal Liaison. A primary objective is to assist the City Council and all city bureaus to establish and strengthen relationships with tribal nations, tribal officials and staff, and urban Indian leadership and communities. This position is responsible for overall American Indian/Alaska Native policy development and overall coordination of the city’s relationships with Native American tribal governments and affiliated entities, and also American Indians and Alaska Natives living in Portland. It involves providing expertise on tribal history, treaties, sovereignty, self-governance, protocols, customs and traditions, natural resources, relevant economic enterprises and cultural properties. The position provides a primary point of contact for City and the tribal public, and also involves facilitating the identification and discussion of urban Indian needs in Portland and facilitating discussions of Portland’s interests with Pacific Northwest tribes. The Tribal Liaison will report to the Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff and hold a full-time position within the Office of the Mayor.
Strong analytical, writing, and oral communication skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Native American Studies, Environmental Resources, Archeology, or a related field, or a combination of training and experience which provides equivalent background to perform the job responsibilities.
At least five years experience providing policy analysis and development, including staffing tribal and/or other governmental decision makers. Experience working with Native American tribal governments, the U.S. Federal government, and various State government agencies, on matters requiring knowledge of tribal government (self-determination, sovereignty, economic development) and tribal negotiations and relations with other governments. Experience within the community of Portland is strongly desired, as well as working knowledge of the City of Portland’s governmental structure.
Working knowledge of and demonstrated experience with Native American tribal protocol, custom, tradition, culture, and governmental relations. Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team addressing complex, high-level projects in an organization with multiple lines of business. Knowledge of legal work on tribal/treaty matters. Familiarity with the requirements of Presidential Executive Order 13175, Tribal Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, the Federal Trust Responsibility, and principles of Federal Indian Law.
The compensation level for this position ranges from $24.75 per hour to $45.24 per hour and will be determined based on the selected applicant’s relevant experience, education, and skills.
Please email a résumé and a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position to Sidd Mandava at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2016.
If any questions arise, please also direct them to Sidd Mandava at email@example.com and we will respond to you shortly.