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The Environmental Technician assists all Environmental Department programs, coordinating and conducting field work and gathering data related to a variety of projects. This position is also responsible for maintaining departmental supplies and equipment necessary for project/program implementation. This position is partially funded by federal grants. The Environmental Technician will perform functions for the Tribal Government in compliance with Tribal policy and Federal Government standards.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned:
• Develop and implement equipment maintenance and storage schedules
o Repair or arrange for repair of equipment as necessary
o Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies
o Arrange for the order of supplies and equipment to support field work and other department activities
o Maintain organization of environmental department workshop, storage and laboratory
• Conduct laboratory work related to department projects
• Data entry into excel and upload into Tribal and federal databases
• Conduct field work related to a variety of departmental projects such as invasive species, woodlot management water quality, wild rice, lake sturgeon, small and large game surveys, water fowl surveys, native prairie, ash tree management, etc.
• Collection and maintenance of data and samples for biological monitoring
• Use of GPS equipment to locate and collect data
• Lead and train field crews of seasonals, interns and other department staff
• Work effectively with others within the Environmental Department including daily coordination with department staff
• Assist with educational outreach efforts, including hunters safety, hunter enhancement courses and Jijak Youth Camp
• Assist Environmental Department with day-to-day activities, as well as special programs and projects
• Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource plus two years of related experience OR
• 5 years of experience working independently in a natural resources or construction trade operating and maintaining equipment
• Possess trade skills with general construction operations and mechanical maintenance
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be insurable
• Occasional non-traditional hours including working evenings, weekends
• Ability and willingness to travel for field work, meetings and continuing education
• Field duties can require working in harsh weather conditions including regularly exposed to wet and/or humid and other outside weather conditions
• This position may be subject to frequent exposure to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution and chemicals.
• The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and other potentially hazardous equipment
• Willing to obtain and maintain certifications including, pesticide applicator license, first aid and CPR, as required