Local recruitment: Water Resources Specialist

Oneida Nation

Oneida, WI, USA 🇺🇸

SALARY: $47,070/Annually (NEGOTIABLE)
Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY
Implement a comprehensive surface water monitoring program according to established goals and objectives and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, and regulatory agencies. Maintain water resource database to coordinate with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal and Oneida Nation databases and assist in water pollution investigations. This is a grant funded position with a grant end date of 9/30/2023. Continuation of this position is contingent upon funding allocations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist in the development of strategies, short- and long-term goals and objectives related to water resources.
2. Implement the Water Quality Monitoring Plan through data collection and compilation; gathers information to include chemical and physical characteristics as well as plant, wildlife, and habitat information.
3. Secure and manage Program Grant (Quality Assurance Project Plan & work on budget) and coordinate Water Quality Monitoring portion of Water Resources Program.
4. Maintain water quality information in the environmental database.
5. Provide assessments and treatment solutions for aquatic invasive species.
6. Perform site and water investigations, benthic invertebrate and fish monitoring as needed.
7. Participate in land use decision making as part of the Land Use Technical Unit.
8. Provide technical assistance to other environmental staff, other departments, committees, groups and community members on programs and projects.
9. Keep leadership and other departments informed of status of activities by attending meetings and submitting reports.
10. Coordinate information and education programs regarding the program to include promotional materials, newsletters, and educational special events; stay abreast of new and emerging technologies.
11. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes, and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
12. Adhere to all Tribal Personnel Policies and Procedures, Tribal Standard Operating Procedures, and Area and Program Strategic Plans and Policies.
13. Maintain strict department security, confidentiality, and quality to meet professional standards of the department.
14. The above duties and responsibilities are not an all- inclusive list but rather a general representation of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position. The duties and responsibilities will be subject to change based on organizational needs and/or deemed necessary by the supervisor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
1. Frequently sit, walk; occasionally stand, lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.
2. Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level and occasionally performed outdoors. Exposure to natural weather conditions and various dusts and mists may occur while performing outdoor duties. Situations where safety-toe shoes, safety goggles, gloves, specialized personal protective equipment for work in aquatic environments may occur. Evening and/or weekend work may be required.
3. Ability to work extended hours, various work schedules and to travel occasionally.
4. A 2 step Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and/or TB Skin Test is required within thirty (30) days of employment and annually thereafter as required.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Knowledge of the principles of water resources management.
2. Knowledge of assessment and treatment of aquatic invasive species.
3. Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs in a Windows environment.
4. Skill in statistical compilation and analysis.
5. Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
6. Ability to research and compile data relating to natural resource management.
7. Ability to exercise independent judgment.
8. Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
9. Ability to operate GPS, motorboat, camera, scanner, compass, flow meter, multi-parameter sonde, and other water monitoring and testing equipment.
10. Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation.
11. Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
12. Must adhere to strict confidentiality in all matters. (Must sign a confidentiality statement prior to employment.)
13. Must be willing and able to obtain additional education and training.
14. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening. Must adhere to the Nation’s Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy during the course of employment.
15. Must pass a background security check with the Oneida Nation to meet the Employment Eligibility Requirements, Tribal/State Compact and/or Oneida Nation Gaming Ordinance as they pertain to the position. A temporary license or Gaming License issued by the Oneida Gaming Commission is required as a condition of employment and continuing employment within the Oneida Nation’s Gaming Division.
16. A valid driver’s license or occupational driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance are required. Must obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license or occupational driver’s license within thirty (30) days of employment if applicant has an out-of-state driver’s license. Must be authorized as eligible to operate a Personal and Tribal vehicle under the Oneida Nation’s Vehicle Driver Certification and Fleet Management Law prior to actual start date. Must maintain driver’s eligibility as a condition of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants please clearly state on the application/resume if you meet these qualifications.
1. Knowledge of applicable Oneida Nation laws, federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
2. Knowledge of department organization, functions, objectives, policies, and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants please clearly state how you meet these qualifications on the application/resume.
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Natural Resources, Biology, Fisheries, or related field.
2. One (1) year work experience in water quality monitoring and analysis; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

ITEMS TO BE SUBMITTED:
1. Must provide a copy of diploma, license, degree, or certification upon employment.

Department: Environmental Quality
This is a full time position
Job Code: 00233
Closing Date: 5/3/2022
Responsible To: Environmental Quality Manager


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