Technical Advisor

Northern Plains Resource Council Published: July 3, 2021
Billings, Montana
Second Location
Bozeman, Montana 59715, United States of America
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Freelance / Limited Contract
Engineering / Natural Resources/ Restoration / Scientific

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Northern Plains is a grassroots conservation organization that organizes Montanans to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and our unique quality of life.

Job Description

Northern Plains Resource Council seeks a qualified independent contractor to serve as a technical advisor/consultant. The Technical Advisor will participate in the ongoing implementation of the Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) with Sibanye-Stillwater that oversees work at the company’s platinum-palladium operation in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. This is the largest active mine in Montana.  

The precedent-setting Good Neighbor Agreement is a contract that was signed in 2000 as a way to ensure that this large hardrock mine would minimize impacts to nearby communities and natural resources. The Agreement’s parties today are Sibanye-Stillwater, Northern Plains Resource Council, and two community groups affiliated with Northern Plains – Stillwater Protective Association and Cottonwood Resource Council.

For more information about the Good Neighbor Agreement, visit these links:

Note: Hours worked will average 80-90 hours/month throughout the year, with certain months requiring 120 hours or more.


The work will require becoming familiar and involved with the activities conducted under the Agreement, including:

  • Participation in water quality monitoring, review and analyze water quality data and prepare water quality reports
  • Involvement in regulatory permit activities including Hard Rock Mine Operating Permits and MPDES Permits
  • Participation in regulatory oversight and independent mine inspections,
  • Participation in multi-stakeholder meetings, and
  • Involvement in internal meetings and project planning activities with representatives of Northern Plains and affiliate members. 


  • Candidates should have a relevant science and/or engineering degree and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience;
  • You must be willing to work flexible hours, be based in the Bozeman-Billings corridor;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Have experience and/or a strong interest in working with non-government organizations. 


  • Hourly rate depends on experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email: 

  • cover letter
  • résumé
  • two references

Applications are due May 28, 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received.

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