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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria: Environmental Coordinator

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Susanville Indian Rancheria: Environmental Coordinator

OPENING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: October 31, 2019
CLOSING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: November 15, 2019
POSITION TITLE: Environmental Coordinator
SUPERVISES: Yes
STARTING SALARY: $ 25.26 per hour
GRADE: 14
POSITION CLASS: Non-Exempt
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
STATUS: Permanent
HOURS: Full Time (40 per week)
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: Yes
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in administering activities under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) General Assistance Program and EPA Clean Water Act grants.
Writes, implements and reviews detailed environmental management plans.
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.
Participates in environmental activities including recycling, composting and household hazardous waste collection.
Gathers geospatial data with GPS and creates databases and maps in ArcGIS.
Develops reports in a timely manner and meets all reporting deadlines.
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.
Assists in developing grant narratives, objectives, budgets, cost estimates and identifies new funding sources.
Assists in developing and drafting SIR environmental codes and ordinances.
Assists with preparing invoices, payment applications and seeks reimbursement for project and grant activities.
Attends environmental and forestry training sessions, conferences and meetings and becomes involved in local, regional and national environmental coalitions and workgroups.
Contributes to the team effort by participating in the Susanville Indian Rancheria’s facility wide program improvements, goals and standards.
Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited high school.
2. Four-year college degree in environmental science, natural resources, or related scientific field or five years of work experience in a related environmental field.
3. Must have a valid California driver’s license or license from current residence state.
4. Must pass P.L. 101-630 background check.
5. Must pass pre-employment drug test.
6. Must have a valid CPR card or be able to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire date.
7. Must be willing to travel.
8. Four years of computer experience in Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint.
9. Two years of experience organizing data and producing maps in ArcGIS.
10. Two years of experience performing natural resources data collection and analysis.
11. Ability to obtain Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification within 3 months of hire.
12. Experience implementing and administering grant objectives, budgets and work plans.
13. Experience writing environmental plans and reports.
14. Experience directing forestry work including trail maintenance, forest health improvement or habitat management activities.
15. Must have strong written, verbal communication, organizational and fieldwork skills.
16. Must be able to lift at least twenty‐five pounds to carry and move supplies and equipment.

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:
1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work requires moderate physical exertion such as long periods of standing repetitively lifting lightweight objects with frequent bending or stooping, recurring
lifting of moderately heavy items such as computer, printers or record boxes. Occasionally lifts heavy objects (over 50 pounds). Job requires average agility and dexterity.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Regular exposure to unfavorable environments such as weather, body fluids, toxic laboratory and industrial chemicals, or confined, dirty and noisy
locations. Employees may be required to use personal protective equipment such as masks, coats, gowns, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
• Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
• Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
• Interact in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner with employees, visitors and vendors.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, cultural and educational programs.
• Comply with policies and procedures.
• Display respect and understanding of Susanville Indian Rancheria’s traditions and values.
• The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
• 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.

PREFERENCE POLICY:
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.

SIR BENEFITS PACKAGE:
The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

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 complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree or transcripts documenting your graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certification required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
7. An additional statement on how you meet each minimum qualification.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person to the Human Resources Office at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, California, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530) 251-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

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