Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Coordinator

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Upper Mattaponi Tribe
King William, VA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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General Summary

Under the guidance and supervision of the Tribal Administrator, the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Coordinator will effectively manage the operations of the Tribe’s natural resource and environmental programs by directing and coordinating activities consistent with the established goals and objectives the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Office (”NREPO”). The Coordinator will need to be a self-motivated professional who will serve as the main liaison between the Upper Mattaponi Indian tribe and tribal, federal, and state environmental agencies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Tribal Administrator, the duties and responsibilities of the position shall include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Articulates the NREPO’s goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates development of programmatic units (water, land, and air) and leads the establishment of programmatic goals, objectives, and metrics in support of NREPO goals, to include the EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan (ETEP).
  • Continually assesses programmatic capacity.
  • Maintains current knowledge of, and adheres to, all tribal and federal policies and regulations.
  • Represents the Tribe in meetings and forums with other organizations, city, county, state, and federal agencies. Enhances strategic partnerships with other offices and community stakeholders.
  • Supports a success-oriented, accountable environment within the office, as well as the Tribe.
  • Supervises and manages volunteers.
  • Oversees the operations of the office, including reviewing and evaluating the results of program activities and deliverables by interpreting data and metrics, ensuring that contractual obligations are being fulfilled and resources are allocated for greater program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Evaluates performance of the NREPO operations by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Attend Tribal Council meetings as needed to provide NREPO updates and makes recommendations to the Council in the creation of polices, programs, and strategic direction to support the Tribe and office’s goals.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources or similar discipline and three years (3) experience, which includes the management of personnel, coordination of program activities with officials and representatives of other agencies, interpretation and application of complex federal regulations; and drafting program policies, procedures and reports.
  • Ability to understand research program operations, analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information, and to prepare reports and correspondence for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to understand and follow Federal, State, local, and Tribal Governmental laws and regulations regarding grant administration and implementation. Knowledge of current trends in natural resource management with relation to water, land, and air.
  • Review the work products and progress of others to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Ability to work effectively with and communicate orally and in writing with the Chief and Tribal Council, Tribal Institutions, Tribal Members, stakeholder groups, and the public.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Must have grant writing experience to ensure continued program funding.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Tribal Administrator

Other Requirements:

  • Candidates must possess excellent computer skills necessary to perform the primary duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must possess a valid State Driver’s License or be able to obtain one and be insurable to drive government vehicles.
  • Applicants will be required to authorize a background check and submit to drug testing. Failure to do so will disqualify applicant for consideration for the position.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time.

How to Apply:

Candidates desiring to apply for this position must submit the following by the closing date to receive consideration:

  • Cover letter explaining your qualifications and experience relevant to the functions of this position.


  • Personal resume identifying your qualifications and experience relevant to the functions of this position.

To apply for this position, interested candidates must submit their completed cover letter and resume on or before the closing date to:

Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe

Attn: Natural Resources Coordinator Position

13476 King William Rd.

King William, VA 23086

NOTICE: Qualified Native Americans will be given preference in employment as required by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S. 450, ET. Seq) including other relevant laws. In accordance with Title VII of the 1984 Civil Rights Act, Sections 701(b) and 703(1), preference in filling all vacancies may be given to qualified American Indian candidates. In other than the proceeding situations, the Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Remotely:

  • No