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Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Kenai, AK, US

Job Title: Environmental Program Manager Revision Date: 2/25/2020

Dept/Program: Environmental Protection Employment Status: Full Time

Division: Tribal Programs FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional

Reports To: Tribal Programs Director Schedule: 40 Hours a Week

Supervises: Interns Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017/01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary:

The Environmental Program Manager is responsible for ensuring the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s environmental activities are in accordance with preserving traditional ecological knowledge and values and carrying out the Tribe’s environmental policies and procedures, and community support and outreach. The Environmental Program Manager oversees all aspects of the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP), an ongoing effort to mitigate the environmental impacts of the former Wildwood Air Force Station located on Kenai Native Association (KNA) property and adjacent properties



Essential Functions:

  • Ensure IGAP and NALEMP work plans are achieved, in accordance with approved budget, applicable laws and regulations.
  • Prepare timely completion and submission of all deliverables and applicable forms and reports for ETEP and NALEMP.
  • Update Tribal environmental policies and procedures, environmental ordinance, and enforcement procedures
  • Procure, oversee, and direct all necessary services, including engineering, excavation and disposal.
  • Manage and/or perform environmental assessments and environmental reviews for Tribal construction projects
  • Review environmental policies and projects, and permits affecting the area and coordinate the development of environmental awareness in community through Tribal newsletters, environmental training and education outreach activities for the Tribe.
  • Deliver educational activities during the Kenai Watershed Forum Youth Day Camps, incorporate water quality and invasive species activities, resource management and related career and education tracks.
  • Encourage recycling, provide information on recycling to Tribal offices, community, and Tribal Members
  • Participate in regular inter-agency meetings on Kenai area environmental issues including: City of Kenai Bluff Remediation, Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF), State Department of Transportation Cooper Landing Bypass and Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHTL)
  • Focus on supervising and training interns with a priority on projects for water pollution in the Kenai River Watershed to include human health issues such as bacteria found on beaches, effects on subsistence harvest.

the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s objectives.

Working Conditions:

Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm andor leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the works sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements:

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

OSHA Category:

Category III Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

Equipment and Tools:

Cell phone, radio, computer, copier, scanner, and other office equipment, flashlight and other tools as necessary for Probationary needs.

Use of personal or KIT vehicle for travel between tribal and community locations





Comments: Travel will be required for grant compliance and to attend public meetings regarding the environment.



  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Sciences or related field or a combination of education and experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.


  • Three (3) years’ environmental and grant management experience required.


  • Must possess valid Alaska Driver’s License and remain insurable under the Tribe’s policy.
  • Microsoft Office Suite certification or obtained within six (6) months of hire

Special Skills

  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collect data and implement and maintain grant tracking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends


  • Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.





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