Pit River Environmental/ Water Quality Monitoring Program Technician
Department: Pit River Environmental Department
Supervisor: Environmental Coordinator
Wage: DOE: $12-14/ hr.
The Environmental /Water Quality Monitoring Technician will work with the Environmental Coordinator to implement the Pit River Tribes’ EPA Region 9 General Assistance (GAP) Program and Clean Water Act (CWA),
106 & 319 activities in accordance with the current grant Work Plans. This position involves an understanding of tribal environmental programs and water quality data collection techniques. Computer skills and a strong interest in environmental protection and planning are required. Daily tasks are subject to change as new grants are
received. This is a full-time position (Mon thru Friday). Salary will depend on job experience.
1) Participate in the administration of existing EPA Department programs; provide administrative support; prepare procurement, track financial expenditures; maintain files, conduct environmental research, gather and disseminate information relevant to program activities;
2) Implement in field water quality monitoring and data collection on Pit River Tribal lands with YSI Sonde instrumentation, prepare, maintain and calibrate field equipment, photo-document sampling events, collect and deliver water samples, track water quality data tends;
3) Act as liaison between the Environmental Department and the Tribe's Cultural Committee by informing and coordinating with Band Cultural Representatives about relevant projects through information relay via
phone calls and mailings, as appropriate; participate in agency meetings for information gathering and reporting;
4) Conduct community outreach and education, organize community events and solicit participation from the
5) Build working relationships with land management agencies to further the Pit River Tribe's environmental protection and workforce development goals, through MOU's, MOA's, Participating Agreements, and
Experience with Tribal environmental issues, water quality monitoring, environmental planning, and restoration programs, including field work and data collection; experience writing documents knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to write reports and understand and address the needs of the Tribal Council and the Environmental
Program; ability to analyze and work with environmental and cultural issues; good communication skills, ability to treat everyone fairly, non-political and no conflict of interest; familiar with local, state and federal laws, Tribal
policies; some college education preferred; accountable and ability to follow through with tasks; valid driver's license and reliable insured vehicle to use on the job; must pass a background and drug screening clearance.
1) Assist with information gathering, filing, copying, organizing, and information disseminating.
2) Create a monthly calendar, organize field visits for Tribal Bands, develop ongoing inventory of all department archival documents, maintain equipment inventory, and department files.
3) Conduct field data collection and water quality monitoring of Tribal lands; Create database for environmental and water quality data, conduct GIS mapping (training is available).
4) Research grants and opportunities for funding.
5) Staff is responsible for maintaining office supplies and equipment.
6) Research supporting documentation and log issues and actions taken (prioritized during meetings with Environmental Coordinator).
7) Coordinate with Tribal Cultural Band Representatives for issues on Tribal lands.
8) Conduct research delegated by supervisor; draft letters and attend relevant meetings.
9) Become familiar with existing MOU's, MOA's, Participating Agreements, Contracts, and other agreements between the Tribe, Land Management Agencies and other entities.
10) Track tribal agreements, and actively pursue projects, contracts, and other goals.
11) One (I) hour weekly meeting with Environmental Coordinator.
12) Other duties assigned.
Preference given to qualified Native American's under the Federal Indian Preference Act (43
CPR17.3[d]). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian certification by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.
This position requires an awareness and deep appreciation of the Pit River Tribal Indian tradition, customs, and socioeconomic need. It requires the ability, at all times, to meet and deal effectively in contacts with Indian people and organizations. This requires tact, courtesy, confidentiality, discretion, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling sensitive issues.
CLOSING DATE: April 30th, 2013 at 5:00p.or until filled. CONTACT: (530) 335-1118
Pit River Tribe, 36970 Park Avenue, Burney, CA 96013
Marissa Fierro, Environmental Coordinator, (530) 335-1118 Ext. #1503
PRT Environmental Department
Job Description- Environmental/ Water Quality Technician /April 1, 2013