Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Senior Lands Steward



Title:  Senior Lands Steward
Schedule:  8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday
Location:  Various; quartered at: 1055 9th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
Classification:  Full-time
Opening Date:  August 8, 2019
Salary Range:  $21.00 to $25.00 per hour DOE
Closing Date: August 21, 2019 or until filled

Position Summary: The Stewardship Program is responsible for the maintenance and integrity-of-purpose of lands which are owned by the Tribe for the purposes of Natural or Cultural Resource Restoration or Conservation. The Senior Lands Steward, under the Stewardship Program Manager, maintains site integrity, manages site uses, implements land management actions, oversees interns and scientific technicians, and helps to develop interim and long-term property management plans. The Senior Lands Steward also provides technical support and assistance to other members of the Natural Resources Department. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lands Stewardship
  • Collaboratively establishes Program direction, work approach
  • Maintain clear communication pathways between the Program, Department, Tribal Government and Tribal Membership about goals, activities, strategies and outcomes
  • Manages invasive plant and animal species on properties
  • Protects culturally relevant species and landscapes on designated properties
  • Promotes and maintains site security
  • Acquires and maintains equipment for projects and program activities and manages assigned budgets.
  • Develops and implements select stewardship projects including infrastructure improvement/removal, resource management, and effectiveness monitoring.
  • Conducts site work as needed. Uses chain saws and other power equipment, operates boats and other equipment, and applies herbicides.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation and attention to safety. Ensured program compliance with safety policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Implements Tribe-wide policies, including Program level guidelines on workplace safety policies, procedures and protocols
  • Develop a methodology and protocols for gathering and curating data to assess and track site integrity

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to accurately record environment data into data base (Microsoft excel).
  • Ability to work independently and safely in remote locations while maintaining high quality of work.
  • Ability to traverse steep rugged terrain.
  • Follow directions and details of jobs given.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to work safely on land and water.
  • Ability to communicate professionally.
  • Ability to gather and organize supplies and project equipment.
  • Must be able to lift minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Contributes to a positive team atmosphere.
  • Has regular and punctual attendance.

Education and/or Experience                   

  • Associate degree or certificate from an accredited College or University in a natural resource or related science and 2 years of experience related to natural resources science and management. Alternatively, 4 years of demonstrated land management and maintenance can substitute (At the Natural Resources Director’s Discretion)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid driver’s license and be insurable with the Tribe is required.
  • Boaters Safety Card (or acquire soon after hire)
  • WSDA Pesticide License with Aquatic Endorsement Preferred (or acquire soon after hire)


To perform the job successfully, an individual should consistently demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions consistent with the best scientific information available; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; verbally interacts with and shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


Please send cover letter & resume
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Admin Office | Human Resources
P.O. Box 2547 Longview, WA 98632
Fax: (360) 578-1641 


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. - Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.