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Posted: 9/11/2019
Job Reference #: 19498-1
Keywords: environmental

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Job Title: Senior Environmental Planner & Policy Analyst

Closing Date: 10/02/2019
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i. e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered
Job Number: 19-498
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Department of Environmental Quality

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 35 S. Church Street
Area of Interest: Environmental Quality
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $68,700 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Senior Environmental Planner & Policy Analyst is responsible for the planning of resource
assessments/allocations, coordination and administration of technical, policy analysis and regulatory
environmental affairs within the Gila River Indian Community’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
This position performs a variety of professional, administrative, and managerial tasks, including all aspects of
environmental incidents, agency reporting, coordination with other jurisdictions and regulated entities and
providing complex technical assistance regarding environmental laws, regulations, legislation, and policies. This
position assists the Director and Program Managers with program planning and organizational development that
provides ?scal responsibility and management.

Manages and directs all aspects of assigned Environmental Management Program, including cost control,
budget, policies and operationsManages annual departmental strategic planning process, develops planning models.Manages the annual US EPA General Assistance Program (GAP) grant, including development of annual
work plan, budget and reporting.Develops annual environmental report, using key environmental indicators for tracking departmental results
in improving the environment.Assists the Executive Director and Program Managers in developing departmental objectives, goals and long-
range plans, including oversight of program evaluations and ?ndings.Provides guidance to management on environmental compliance and enforcement issues, monitoring
programs, remediation programs, permitting programs. Develops policies, ordinances and processes related
to environmental compliance and permitting, while enforcing and ensuring compliance with applicable
Federal and Tribal government laws, statutes and ordinances.Produce and review written documents such as letters, technical reports, scienti?c analysis and evaluations,
memos, budgets, federal grants, data summaries, and tribal ordinances in order to convey information to others
internally and externally in the organization.Comprehend and make inferences from written material in order to analyze data to produce documents,
supervise staff, and make operational decisions.Conducts research on policy trends in Indian Country, coordinates with the state and the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) as necessary and relays pertinent information to management.Provides detailed review and analysis of proposed, new and/or revised environmental policies, regulations
and/or laws that impact the Community.Interact with private contractors, consultants, federal, tribal land state environmental regulators, other
governmental of?cials, and business owners/managers, develop and prepare recommendations and technical
reports related to environmental quality management.Oversees the establishment and system to track grants, contracts, tasks, deliverables, reports, permits,
inspections, actions and conditional requirements.Review and approve plans, speci?cations, designs, reports, studies, policies, and procedures relating to
environmental management and compliance.Serve on environmental quality related committees, task forces, and interagency coordinating groups, present
material and reports to Tribal Council and/or Committees.Performs other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Extensive knowledge of environmental issues, Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Federal Indian
Law State laws, Tribal Laws/Ordinances and standards applicable to environmental quality.Knowledge of tribal laws and Department of Public Health rules and regulations pertaining to environmental
health.Knowledge of various ?eld equipment and software (e.g., GIS, air, water and soil monitoring etc).
Knowledge of principles and practices of program and project management.Knowledge of and experience in administrative procedures and reporting systems required.Knowledge of economic, educational, social and health challenges of Native Americans.Knowledge of principles of supervision and performance evaluation.Ability to utilize computers and related application software (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, databases,
etc.) required.Ability to analyze problems and to identify alternative solutions, project consequences and implement
recommendations in support of goals and objectives.Ability to plan and organize data, coordinate grant projects make decisions, conduct research and analyze
data.Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.Ability to work independently.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Of?cials
and the general public.Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Engineering, Sciences or
Technology, Public Policy or Administration, Natural or Physical Science or closely related ?eld and ?ve (5)
years’ experience in an environmental quality program.Master's degree preferred.

Required to pass a background check.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for
the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory Salaried Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or FPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/ $150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan bene?ts are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to quali?ed Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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