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Cahuilla Band of Indians

Anza, CA, US


The Cahuilla Tribal Environmental Director (Native American preference applies) will prepare environmental management plans and implementation programs for the Cahuilla Reservation. Duties include general environmental assessment, solid waste management, program and project development and management and ensuring compliance to regulatory codes and ordinances. Other essential responsibilities include grant writing, and providing technical and administrative assistance for section 106 and 319 grant programs. Also conducts, observes, and analyzes required environmental sampling.


General Assistance Program Grant (GAP)

The General Assistance Program is a grant program that is offered to federally recognized tribes for environmental protection. GAP grants are used by tribes to set up and operate an internal environmental office/agency. As a stipulation in receiving the GAP grant, tasks have to be set up by the CTEPO to carry out each fiscal year.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Clean Water Act is a grant funded program that is offered to federally recognized tribes and is received from the Environmental Protection Agency funds are used to run the day-to-day operations of the Environmental Programs at an administrative level.


The Cahuilla Environmental Director will perform the following administrative and task-oriented duties which include and are not limited to the following:

  • Manages and executes all tasks set forth by the CTEPO
  • Prepares outgoing correspondence and reviewing incoming correspondence
  • Prepares environmental reports and documents
  • Record keeping
  • Attends Regional Tribal Operations Committee events and other trainings
  • Researches new environmental grant opportunities and processes applications
  • Maintains compliance with environmental grant(s)
  • Directs field assessments
  • Writes grants and pursues monies for grants and manages existing grants directly or indirectly related to the environmental office
  • Supervises CTEPO employees and daily operations
  • Assists in implementing management programs for water quality and wetlands management
  • Enters and maintains Water quality database
  • Prepares data in WQX and WQAR format as required by U.S. EPA
  • Prepares and distributes Water Quality educational materials
  • Represents the Cahuilla Band of Indians in a professional manner at conferences, trainings, and meeting


  • Bachelors or Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental or Earth Science, Social Ecology, Urban Planning, Natural Resources, or related field and /or 5 years’ experience.
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Pass a mandatory drug / background screening
  • Be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
  • Must have proficient typing, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Preferable if applicant is sensitive to a multicultural environment with a cultural resources background
  • Three years’ experience with writing and managing federal grants
  • Three years of experience in related field work and light administrative duties
  • Three years of experience in operating various water quality testing equipment preferred
  • Three years of experience in working with CWA106 and 319 preferred

Preference in employment is provided to qualified Native American applicants. After providing Native preference in employment as allowed by Federal law, Cahuilla Band of Indians strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Environmental: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No