Class Description/Grade: Professional II, Grade 19
Position/Assignment: Brownfields Tribal Response Program Coordinator, Groundwater Program, Full-time, Regular
Department/Division (Program and Duty Station: Natural Resources Department –Water Resources Division; 114 Veterans Drive, Lapwai, Idaho.
Direct Supervisor: Water Resources Division Director
Primary Duties/Essential Tasks:
Tribal Response Coordinator is responsible for implementing projects in the following areas:
• Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) Prevention and Assessments. Coordinates with EPA Region 10 and Office of Underground Storage Tanks; writes grants and develops multi-year workplans to prevent, assess, and cleanup contamination of soil and groundwater from regulated and abandoned USTs on the Nez Perce Reservation.
• US EPA Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA) 128a Brownfields Tribal Response Program. Coordinates with EPA Region 10 Brownfields Program to identify, inventory, and maintain a public record of properties contaminated by petroleum and/or hazardous substances on the Nez Perce Reservation; negotiates contacts with consulting firms to conduct environmental site assessments and remediation activities of contaminated properties; conducts hydrogeological investigations and writes reports of investigation; makes recommendations for contaminated property cleanups and redevelopment; writes competitive and non-competitive EPA Brownfields grants and develops annual workplans.
• Hazardous Environmental Response Team (HERT) Manager; supervises HERT members during spill response, coordinates ongoing trainings, and recruits new team members; represents Tribe on emergency actions for hazardous spills affecting Reservation waters.
• Represents Tribe on mining projects affecting water quality within Salmon and Clearwater River Watersheds.
• Maintains accurate records of work activities, data, and information gathered for program reporting requirements.
• Provides environmental education and outreach.
• Conducts investigations of water quality related complaints.
• Other duties as assigned.
Specific Job Requirements/Credentials:
• Requires the ability to be self-motivated and to carry out a task with minimal supervision. Must be able to promote a pleasant and respectful work environment.
• Requires critical problem-solving skills, the ability to compile and interpret peer reviewed data, and the use of mathematics involving algebraic solutions of equations and statistical analysis.
• Supervises and trains technicians, interns, volunteers, and professional I staff.
• Works with EPA Grant Project Officers to develop work schedules, quality control, and reporting documents.
• Ability to coordinate with tribal, state, federal, and non-tribal stakeholders on brownfields site identification, assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment.
• Requires physical activity, including lifting up to 50 pounds, hiking over various terrain, wading in wetlands and streams. May be exposed to inclement weather and high water conditions.
• Requires B.S. degree in geology, hydrology, engineering, chemistry, environmental science, or a related biological or physical science field (M.S. degree preferred).
• Requires three years of related professional experience, or one year professional experience with Master’s Degree.
• Must have two years of supervisory experience.
Job Summary for Recruitment
The Nez Perce Tribe Water Resources Division is a seeking a Brownfields Tribal Response Program Coordinator to manage and complete deliverables on multiple grants, including tasks such as conducting and overseeing environmental site assessments; data collection, analysis, and management; contract creation and supervision of subcontractors; technical report writing; budget management; professional presentations; and grant writing. Position requires a bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, engineering, chemistry, environmental science, or related physical or biological science field (M.S. preferred). Requires three years related professional experience or one year professional experience with Master’s degree (experience must be at the professional level). Minimum two-year supervisory experience required. A successful candidate will have knowledge and experience with experimental study design, statistical analysis techniques, and environmental site assessments and remediation of contaminated properties.
A complete application package includes:
• 1-2 pg. cover letter demonstrating applicant’s writing ability and elaborating on the candidate’s qualifications and interest in the position.
• Completed Nez Perce Tribe Application (including three-year driving record), resume, and college transcripts.
• Three letters of reference.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrology, engineering, chemistry, environmental science, or related physical or biological science field (M.S. preferred). Requires three years related professional experience or one year professional experience with Master’s degree (experience must be at the professional level). Minimum one-year supervisory experience required.