Technical Advisor @ Northern Plains Resource Council

Technical Advisor


Job Description

Northern Plains Resource Council seeks a qualified independent contractor to serve as a technical advisor/consultant. 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. This 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:

Northern Plains’ website and a look at how the Agreement came to be.


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.

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

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.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to Mikindra Morin at no later than May 28, 2021.



Depends on Experience


Bozeman, MT, USA




2021-05-12 00:00