The Environmental Air Assistant, working under the supervision of Environmental Program staff, will monitor the environment on all Tribal lands and collect samples of air to test point source pollution levels or identify/map sources of pollution or contamination. This is a 24-hour a week position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Participate in environmental monitoring and remediation activities relating to property of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.
• Work in the field to collect needed samples to test for pollution.
• Keep records of data collected through field tests for reporting purposes.
• Work with GPS data entry to assist in the development of maps of CTLA property using geographic information system (GIS) software.
• Participate in the development of grants relating to the CTLA Environmental Program.
• Participate in management of environmental grants by providing data, reports, and records relating to program activities for timely reports to funding entity.
• Plan and participate in educational outreach activities to promote awareness of air pollution and remediation methods.
• Promote resource conservation through implementation and operation of a recycling program on the CTLA Reservation.
• Participate in planning and team efforts of Tribal personnel or contractors to remediate or determine and/or identify sources of air pollution and related contaminants causing environmental damage to Tribal property.
• Other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the educational attainment, knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required:
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
• Must have an Associate degree in environmental studies or course work in a related science such as chemistry, biology, geology, or physics. A candidate with a strong background in sciences who is pursuing relevant course work for a postsecondary degree may be considered.
• Must have experience in a technical or scientific field through employment, internships, or volunteer work in a relevant field.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, email, the Internet, and must have proficiency in use of agency-sponsored online submission and reporting sites. Must have a knowledge of GIS software.
• Must have excellent writing, communication, critical-thinking, organizational, and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in the development of work plans, timelines, and budgets relating to grant development. A technical writing sample will be required as part of the interview process.
Demonstrated abilities/traits in the following areas are preferred:
• Participation in a grant-development team
• Ability to use all equipment for gathering samples, such as air samplers or collectors or similar tools for testing and data gathering
• Knowledge of GIS software
• Ability to prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations
• Ability to calibrate scientific or technical equipment used in sampling
• Ability to inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning
• Good physical health for active field work
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to meet the minimum insurance requirements regarding driving record in order to utilize tribal vehicle.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen or hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, sit, climb, or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee will frequently lift, move or carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Occasionally the employee may be required to lift, move or carry more than fifty (50) pounds.
Bethany LeDoux or Chris Williams or Jane Spradling
(337) 275-9636 or (337) 275-0353 or (337) 584-1466