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This position is located in the Management Services Group of the Program Management Division, Regional Office, Upper Colorado Region. The incumbent serves as the Upper Colorado Region's Native American Affairs Program (NAAP) Manager and is responsible for Reclamation activities with the Native American tribes, and organizations, and other associated Federal agencies within the Region. Duties include the following:
- Serves as the Region's liaison with the Washington and Denver Offices for technical functions and activities affecting the NAAP.
- Reviews, analyzes, and provides comments or appropriate documentation to the Native American and Internal Affairs Office (NAIAO), Washington DC on Native American issues, i.e., legislative packages, Reclamation policy and regulations, and Congressional inquiries.
- Serves on Federal Indian Water Rights Settlement Teams (Team). As Reclamation's representative on the Team, participates in negotiation and implementation sessions to ensure that the trust responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Reclamation are implemented, technical assistance from Reclamation is coordinated, and Reclamation's and the Region's needs and interests are addressed.
- Functions as the principal contact and liaison for all Native American tribes in the Region and ensures coordination of their programs with the Regional and Area offices.
- Stays apprised of or involved in all Reclamation activities that may affect Native Americans in the Region.
- Serves as the Regional NAAP representative at meetings and conferences to provide status reports on specific Native American projects and issues.
- Sponsors outreach initiatives with the Tribes, such as training workshops.
- Works with the Area offices to assure that funding and assistance requests from the tribal organizations are properly focused and considered.
- Designated as the Indian Trust Asset (ITA) Coordinator for the Region to ensure that, within the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process, ITAs in the areas of Regional activities are identified and impacts avoided or mitigated.
- Sponsors cultural awareness workshops in the Region to heighten awareness of the Native American cultures and to improve working relationships with the tribes.
Duty stationed in Salt Lake City, Utah. For living conditions in the area click here.
50% or less - This position is expected to travel up to 40% of the time which may require overnight stays.
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