Environmental Protection Director via Indeed

Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Redwood Valley, CA, US


This position is responsible for the overall coordination and administrative management of Tribal Environmental Protection Department and all EPA projects and programs of the Coyote Valley Reservation, reducing the overall carbon footprint. The EPA Director will administer and as needed write grants, develop and manage program budgets, identify viable grant opportunities, supervise and direct staff, develop and coordinate departmental activities and develop applicable tribal codes and ordinances relating to Environmental Protection for presentation to the Tribal Council.


1. Manages and directs all Tribal EPA Department Projects and Program activities

2. Conduct annual environmental needs assessment for the Reservation

3. Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive tribal recycling program

4. Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive solid waste reduction and waste management program

5. Develop, manage and implement tribal energy efficiency programs for tribal members residing both on and off the Reservation

6. Develop and implement environmental best practices for all tribal entities

7. Develop, implement and manage alternative energy projects and programs for tribal members residing on both and off the Reservation

8. Manage the tribal water and wastewater treatment facilities

9. Research and identify EPA department grants and other funding opportunities

10. Manages grant and tribally funded program performance objectives outcomes

11. Complies with all grant, reporting and purchasing guidelines and controls

12. Supervises and directs all fulltime, part-time and seasonal department employees

13. Supervises and directs EPA project specific hired contractors

14. Responsible for annual PPG funding proposal development and implementation

15. Attend Tribal Council meetings as requested or planned

16. Participates in Tribal events including non-profit events

17. Continued outreach to the community including door to door interactions

18. Oversees department compliance with tribal fiscal policies

19. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have at least:

· A Bachelor’s of Science Degree

· Knowledge of and experience with EPA Federal regulations and standards

· Knowledge of and experience with Federal and State agencies providing services to organizations

· Knowledge of and experience with environmental principles, methods and techniques necessary and required to monitor and evaluate environmental resource contracts with professional consultants and contractors

· Experience with Bio-assessment methodology and the ability to implement monitoring to comply with the Federal Clean Water Act

· Two years of staff supervisory experience required

· Candidate must be of good integrity, honest and trustworthy

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

· Ability to follow policies and procedures

· Ability to learn and comprehend complex Tribal, Federal and State EPA program guidelines

· Ability to concentrate on work in an environment that may be noisy or intense

· Intermediate to advance level Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook user skills required

· Ability to learn and comprehend the requirements and procedures required under the various federal laws, regulations and Executive Orders pertaining to cultural resource management, especially the Natural Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act

· Ability to learn and comprehend GIS data collection surveying and mapping tools

Language Skills

· Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally

Reasoning Ability

· Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with tribal members, customers and employees.

· Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, sit, lift and use their hands and fingers, so as to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Must be able to work in an intense environment where a high degree of concentration is necessary to perform the required job duties.


1. Must pass pre-employment drug testing (for illegal drugs) and a criminal background investigation.

2. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified member of the Coyote Valley of Pomo Indian Tribe or qualified Native American candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 2, U. S Code Section 472 and 473) and the Indian Self Determination Act (Public Law 93-638). The Coyote Valley Tribal Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. The Coyote Valley Tribal Office is also committed to achieving full equal opportunity without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical disability, age or sexual orientation. All information shown as representations of current conditions is subject to change. No guarantees are expressed or implied. The Coyote Valley Tribal Operations are an “at will” employer.

3. Must be sensitive to the needs of the Indian community, their culture and traditions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Insurance


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No