Hunting and Fishing Program Manager

Opening Date: May 2, 2023
Closing Date: June 2, 2023
Job Title: Hunting and Fishing Program Manager
Tribal Level:125.1
Location: Siletz
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Posting Number:202333


This position is responsible for the development and administration of the tribal hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering program in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement to Define Exercise of Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Gathering of the Siletz Tribe and Its Members and Setting out Principles of Cooperative Management of Wildlife Resources between the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and The State of Oregon, by and through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resources field such as Wildlife Biology, Fisheries Science, Aquatic Science, General Biology – OR – an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Experience must include a minimum of four years of performing field surveys to gather and analyze wildlife habitat and population data, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle. Knowledge of: Oregon hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering laws and regulations. Principles of natural resource monitoring – fauna, flora, hydrologic, etc. Natural resource habitat assessment concepts and fundamentals. Scientific study design, interpretation, and analysis concepts. Pacific Northwest native fish and wildlife species life histories. Computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, GIS and statistical analysis software. Requirements for contracting and procurement using federal funds. Experience in: Performing wildlife and fisheries habitat and population surveys. Use of statistical and other analyses methods for assessment and reporting of aquatic and terrestrial natural resources status evaluations. Development and management of program budgets. Development and management of annual grant applications and all forms of grant management- budgetary, personnel management, data analysis, and reporting. Ability to: Work effectively with the Tribe’s government representatives and its membership as well as multiple federal, state, NGO, and private partners. Effectively supervise several team members (biologists and technicians). Stay current with and implement scientific standards and methods required for natural resource monitoring and science based resource assessments. Other: Must be a well-organized self-starter, with the ability to communicate effectively (in writing and orally) and to work well with others. Must be in good physical condition.


Administrative and Programmatic Responsible for administration of the Tribe’s hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering program. Recommends annual hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering seasons, tag and bag limits, and distribution schedules. Issues hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering licenses, tags and permits to Siletz Tribal members. Supervises hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering program employees. Plans, writes, secures and manages grants to accomplish program goals. Interagency Coordination Coordinates with other western Oregon tribes and with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on annual hunting and fishing seasons, tags and bag limits. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with natural resource stakeholders, state agencies, NGOs, land conservancies, watershed councils, commercial and sport hunting and fishing groups, agricultural interests, special interest groups, other tribes, and with other counterparts in the community and beyond. Participates on regional natural resource committees. Program Manager Plans, conducts, and executes studies focused on wildlife management, coordinating with other resource uses such as timber, recreation, and watershed management. Serves as hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering technical expert and advisor to the Tribe’s senior management and State policy makers working on these issues across Western Oregon. Reviews proposed land management projects and makes recommendations for wildlife habitat protection and enhancement. Leads efforts in the investigations of the status, life history requirements, habitat availability, and improvement/recovery needs for various wildlife species in western Oregon. Leads the design of natural resource monitoring studies and strategies required for ensuring habitat and population maintenance. Leads the design of efficacy monitoring of habitat restoration actions. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Natural Resources Director.


All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the CEO to determine their suitability as a tribal employee.  After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.