The Middletown Rancheria Environmental Director position will entail many facets of the Tribe’s Environmental Department. Responsibilities will cover all aspects of the Tribal Operations, particularly pertaining to accountability and decisions regarding environmental issues, including hazardous and solid waste management, air and water quality, managing various grant requirements, and implementing objectives set forth by the Tribe in Federal and/or State grants. This position will develop, implement and monitor environmental strategies, social services, policies, and programs that promote sustainable development for our Tribal Community and its Tribal Membership. Oversee, design, implement and report for environmental projects and studies which pertain to the goals and objectives of the environmental department and the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California.
Position Knowledge, Abilities, and Skill Requirements:
- This position requires a BA/BS degree, preferably in a related field, and/or a minimum of 5 years of previous related experience.
- Applicants should possess complete working knowledge and skills necessary for Federal, State, and Native Lands programs, regulations, codes, and ordinances, including knowledge of NEPA and CEQA.
- Qualified candidates must have the ability to research and prepare successful grant proposals and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Suitable applicants must possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and the general Windows environment, including utilizing the electronic mail system.
- Candidate must be able to bend and lift up to 50 pounds, tolerate long periods of working under inclement conditions, possess knowledge of safety, capable of implementing scientific studies in the field, data analysis and research methods, and operating procedures for heavy equipment such as chippers, chainsaws, all-terrain vehicles, and other various related items as needed.
- This person must be able to work prescribed hours and have the ability to fulfill work schedules routinely and punctually.
- Successful applicants must possess strong time and project management skills, strong organizational and public speaking skills, with basic financial management knowledge.
- This person must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with all supervisors, co-workers, office personnel, and Tribal Members.
Position Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
- Implement management-defined projects within the Tribe’s Environmental Department, ensuring that the project objectives, budget, and reporting requirements of funding agencies are met.
- Monitor the environmental program budgets and prepare status reports for all funding agencies, as requested and/or required.
- Work effectively and collaboratively with the Tribe’s accounting department for financial reporting of all Federal and State grants, including annual budgets.
- Create and maintain all environmental files for all Federal and State Grants.
- Provide meaningful reporting to Tribal Council and General Council, as requested or required.
- Must be able to attend meetings with Tribal Council and General Council, as requested or required.
- Research and prepare grant applications for environmental issues and other projects, as assigned.
- Research, prepare, present, and implement an effective outreach and public education campaign of environmental programs and issues important to our Tribal Community and our Tribal Members.
- Network and coordinate with local, regional, statewide, and national organizations regarding environmental issues for the benefit of the Tribe, relaying information to Tribal Council.
- Establish, network, and maintain ongoing relationships with other Tribe’s environmental departments to develop collaborative efforts when necessary for the benefit of our Tribe, and convey information.
- Must be sensitive to Tribal Culture and/or Cultural differences.
- Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills.
- Other duties as assigned or directed.
Conditions of Employment:
The employee will have a 90-day probationary period and must pass an initial and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment. All employment at Middletown Rancheria is "at will." This means that the employee or Middletown Rancheria may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason. The employee must possess a valid driver’s license.
This job description may be changed at any time to include new responsibilities and/or tasks and/or change existing ones as management deems it necessary.
Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Native American Indian applicants in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC Section 472 and Public Law 93-638). Applicants will be required to provide appropriate verification of Native American Indian status. Federal Law requires that all applicants be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age or national origin. The Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer.