This is a full-time salaried position that reports directly to the ENR Director. This position will manage all applicable Water Quality Grants and the Water Quality Program Assistant. The Tribe’s Water Quality Program, which includes relevant data collection, equipment maintenance, preparation of water quality and other grants reporting, and development of grant and other workplans. Analyze local, regional and national projects, policies, reports, etc. for consistency with Tribal values and priorities and prepare and submit written and oral comments as needed while working with Tribal Council, ENR Director and staff, and the GASP and DAHP departments on issues related to water quality and aquatic resources and. This person in this position will also represent the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe on various planning committees and other groups with connections to water quality and Tribal priority aquatic resources.
- Manage applicable Water Quality grants which includes overseeing data collection, QA/QC and analysis. Prepare grants reports for the EPA and the Tribal Council as required.
- Represent the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe on various planning committees and other groups with connections to water quality and Tribal priority aquatic resources. Participate in the meetings, advocate for Tribal values, and work to support and further develop the Tribe’s leadership role through organizations such as the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum/Snoqualmie Planning Committee, the PNW Tribal Wetlands Working Group (TWIG), etc.
- Supervise, train, coach and evaluate program staff. Ensure work meets performance standards and assess employee performance.
- Represent the Tribe at local, regional and national meetings.
- Review of local and regional projects that may have impacts to water quality, in coordination with ENR Policy Analyst and ENR Staff Attorney.
- Preparation of SEPA and NEPA comments, in coordination with ENR Policy Analyst and ENR Staff Attorney.
- Communicate/coordinate/advise with Tribal Council, ENR Director and staff, GASP, DAHP and others on Tribal priority issues related to water quality and aquatic resources.
- Engage with other jurisdictions to stay abreast of new topics with potential to affect Tribal resources. This may also include tracking and meeting comment deadlines.
- Work to protect and enhance water quality and Tribal priority aquatic resources. Initiate new projects and approaches.
- Field work and site visits are required which may be strenuous at times.
- Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.
- Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, planning or related field is required. Master’s Degree in environmental science, planning or related field is preferred.
- A minimum of 5 years related experience required.
- Knowledge of water quality indicators and their relationships to aquatic ecology.
- Knowledge of landscape, ecology, history, etc. of Snoqualmie territory, and how these relate to Tribal priorities for water quality and aquatic resources.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations, policies, laws, guidance and plans, pertaining to water quality and aquatic resources.
- Demonstrated experience in environmental data collection, interpretation and presentation.
- Ability to simultaneously work under, and ultimately meet, multiple overlapping deadlines.
- Excellent technical writing and communication skills are required.
- Ability to synthesize information from a wide variety of sources into actionable items targeted to protection and enhancement of Tribal priority aquatic resources.
- Ability to quickly read and retain large amounts of technical information.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse groups of people, e.g. regulators, scientists, environmental groups, development groups, landowners, etc., even when positions diverge over sometimes contentious issues.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.
- Must agree to be subject to the Tribe’s Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Policy to include pre-employment screening.
- Must pass background check.
- Valid and unrestricted Washington State Driver’s License and acceptable driving record required.
- Pay starts at $88,499.94 per year.
- Eligible for competitive medical, dental, life, and disability insurance benefits first of the following month from date of hire.
- Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
- 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days of employment.
- This is a full-time salaried position.
Tribal Preference Policy
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe follows the Tribal Hiring Preference as outlined in tribal policies, which allows hiring preference to qualified individuals that are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe.
The Tribe has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Tribe reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Tribe may deem appropriate.