Position: Environmental Coordinator
Date of Announcement: October 31, 2019
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Salary: Starting at $25.26 (Grade 14)
Benefits: Highly competitive benefits package *See below
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Environmental Coordinator manages environmental protection activities to improve human health, ecological and natural resource conditions on or near the Susanville Indian Rancheria. Duties include conducting research, ground water and surface water sample collection, data collection and management, data analysis, environmental assessment and review, regulatory compliance, and fieldwork related to land, water, air, vegetation, wildlife, pollution, water quality and other environmental issues. The Environmental Coordinator organizes and participates in forestry projects.
This position works with and around our children and youth and is therefore subject to P.L. 101-630.
1. Assists in administering activities under Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) General Assistance Program and EPA Clean Water Act grants.
2. Writes, implements and reviews detailed environmental management plans.
3. Implements studies and collects data on the local environment including soil contamination, water quality, pollution, fish and wildlife, native and invasive plants, range and forestry practices.
4. Participates in environmental activities including recycling, composting and household hazardous waste collection.
5. Gathers geospatial data with GPS and creates databases and maps in ArcGIS.
6. Develops reports in a timely manner and meets all reporting deadlines.
7. Provides environmental outreach and education to the community including directing environmental and cultural activities with youth, developing outreach materials for the tribal community, presenting environmental information to the tribal community and reporting on environmental efforts in the SIR newsletter.
8. Assists in developing grant narratives, objectives, budgets, cost estimates and identifies new funding sources.
9. Assists in developing and drafting SIR environmental codes and ordinances.
10. Assists with preparing invoices, payment applications and seeks reimbursement for project and grant activities.
11. Attends environmental and forestry training sessions, conferences and meetings and becomes involved in local, regional and national environmental coalitions and workgroups.
12. Contributes to the team effort by participating in the Susanville Indian Rancheria’s facility wide program improvements, goals and standards.
13. Other duties as assigned.
1. Four-year college degree in environmental science, natural resources, or related scientific field or five years of work experience in a related environmental field.
2. Four years of computer experience in Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint.
3. Two years of experience organizing data and producing maps in ArcGIS.
4. Two years of experience performing natural resources data collection and analysis.
5. Ability to obtain Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification within 3 months of hire.
6. Experience implementing and administering grant objectives, budgets and work plans.
7. Experience writing environmental plans and reports.
8. Experience directing forestry work including trail maintenance, forest health improvement or habitat management activities.
9. Must have strong written, verbal communication, organizational and fieldwork skills.
10. Must be willing to travel for work.
11. Must be able to lift at least twenty‐five pounds to carry and move supplies and equipment.
12. Must have a valid driver’s license with no more than 5 MVR points and insurable as determined by the SIR insurance provider.
13. Must pass criminal background investigation and meet the minimum standards of character as established by P.L. 101-630.
14. Must be able to relate to Native Americans and work effectively with Tribal Leaders, staff, government agencies and the public.
The vision, goals and objectives of the Susanville Indian Rancheria requires the employee to perform in both a professional and personable manner. The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability. Respect and consideration given to the dignity of each customer, visitor and fellow employee is requisite of successful job performance. Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action. As an employee of the Tribe, he/she will be subject to the Policies and Procedures of the Susanville Indian Rancheria.
The work requires moderate physical exertion such as long periods of standing, repetitively lifting lightweight objects with frequent bending or stooping. Job requires average agility and dexterity.
Regular exposure to unfavorable environments such as weather and dirty locations. Employee may be required to use protective equipment.
1st Preference Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference Non-Native applicant.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at:
www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.
Only completed applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach a copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree. If the position requires a valid Driver’s License you must also attach a copy of your Driver’s License. In addition, you must provide an additional statement on how you meet the qualifications.
Complete applications can be dropped off in person at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (530)257-1895.