Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 28-May-2021 to 18-Jun-2021 (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 21.03
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits: Yes- Employer Paid Medical, dental, vision, Life Insurance and 401K contribution 4% paid by Tribe (Employee Only)


NATURE OF WORK: This position is responsible for completing key functions of the Nisqually Community Garden, including production, education and communications. The Field Technician 2 position works closely with the Garden Production Supervisor, Garden Project Supervisor, and Community Services department staff to coordinate all aspects of work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan garden activities and events in coordination with department staff.
  • Assist in supervision of garden apprentices and volunteers.
  • Plan and teach community workshops on gardening, cooking and making plant medicines.
  • Schedule, coordinate and lead visits to the garden to include group visits and youth fieldtrips.
  • Plan educational activities for Nisqually tribal youth and children.
  • Help set and evaluate program goals and objectives by assisting with long-term program planning and capacity building.
  • Preserve and process herbs and traditional plants for teas, body care products and medicinal use.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with Nisqually tribal members, community, staff and others.
  • Represent the Garden program at meetings and events.
  • Provide support to off-site Nisqually Tribal program gardens.
  • Manage project communications, including emails, phone calls, notices, meetings, articles and reports.
  • Carry out day-to-day agricultural operations, including irrigation, greenhouse operations, pest and disease management, field cultivation, planting, weeding, and fertilizing.
  • Oversee harvest and post-harvest handling & distribution for row crops, herbs, berries, medicinal plants, and orchards.
  • Operate program equipment including hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining safe, functional, and clean workspaces.
  • Organize and maintain program archives, including project paperwork, histories, data, reports and photos.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of gardening principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American customs, traditions and culture.
  • Knowledge of common office and administrative procedures.
  • Skill in organization, time management and documentation of activities.
  • Ability to problem solve effectively.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and standard office programs and equipment.
  • Ability to follow and adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the community, community agencies and businesses, coworkers, other employees of the Tribe and members of the general public using courtesy, tact and good judgement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and balance short and long-term project needs.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND two years of related work experience OR a comparable amount of experience or education.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver's license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribe's insurance policy.

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