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Tongass National Forest advertises Tribal Relations position


September 15, 2014
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska -The Tongass National Forest’s tribal relations specialist position is currently being advertised on the USAJOBS website. The tribal relations specialist will be responsible for building, sustaining, and enhancing positive working relationships between the Tongass and its Tribal partners.

The working environment for the person selected for the position is unparalleled. Their office is the largest intact temperate rainforest on earth and the largest national forest in the United States, consisting of nearly 17 million acres of pristine habitat whose fish, wildlife and forest resources are largely unchanged.

The Tongass is a “Native Place,” home of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people whose cultural identities and subsistence lifestyles are rooted in and tied to the land and waters of Southeast Alaska. Alaska Natives have continuously inhabited the forest for more than 10,000 years and today are dependent on subsistence hunting and fishing to sustain their bodies as well as their traditions and cultures.

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Application instructions for the position and additional information can be found here:

Demo: (all applicants may apply)

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