Tribal Resource Response Specialist

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-593907
      • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
      • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
      • Level of Education: BA/BS
      • Date Updated: October 06, 2017
      • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: October 20, 2017 at 4pm
      • Job Type: Full Time
      • Starting Salary: 20.50/hr
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    Job Description:


    Responsible for the implementation of the Tribal Response Program (TRP). This position will oversee contracts for various environmental consultant and legal work, identify threats to marine resources due to spill probability, work with other tribes, attend meetings that inform and build the Program’s capacity, acquire relevant technical training, and provide opportunities for Program outreach and education. This position is responsible for all reporting other grant duties as well as coordination with other departments to further develop or inform the Program. This is a full time temporary position for 6 months.


    • Manage and implement the Tribal Response Program Plan funded through Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) CERCLA Section 128(a)

    • Coordinate contracts for environmental professionals assisting with Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, technical assistance or other environmental issue

    • Compile and maintain technical reports and administrative records in an accurate and up-to-date manner.

    • Develop and coordinate Tribal Marine Plan contract

    • Attend meetings, trainings and workshops to build capacity of Tribal Response Program

    • Maintain public record and brownfield inventory and other reporting as required by grantor

    • Perform site visits to evaluate environmental conditions annually

    • Assist with coordination and development of Tribal Water Quality Standards with staff and hired contractors

    • Develop outreach events and protocols

    • Continue to facilitate post-clean up environmental completion activities for Coos Head

    • Reporting for TRP program EPA quarterly report for Tribal Response Program activities.

    • Provide input regarding activities that may impact Tribal resources within the Tribes’ Ancestral Territory

    • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form, occasionally providing support services and training.

    • Work effectively in a team environment with a variety of technical, professional and administrative staff.

    • Must be proficient in the use and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Publisher

    • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.

    • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.

    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

    • Maintain a good attendance record.

    • Other duties as directed by management.


    • No supervisory authority.


    • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.

    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    • Must be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.


    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

    • HOURS

    • Temporary position expected for up to 6 months.

    • 40 hours per week.

    • Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with possible occasional evening and weekend work.


      Tribal Administrative Office

      1245 Fulton Avenue

      Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

      Deadline: October 20, 2017 at 4pm

    Experience and Skills:


    • Must be at least 18 years of age.

    • Valid driver's license or adequate transportation required.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental program or environment policy field required.

    • Preferred 6 months to 1 year practical work experience in brownfield or other related field preferred, or any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the above-described duties.

    • Working knowledge of environmental and health effects uses pertaining to water quality

    • Must be able to effectively communicate with people having various levels of understanding of pure and applied sciences, environmental protection, and specifically brownfields.

    • Must be able to follow all procurement requirements of the Tribe and all grantors

    • Effective communication both orally and in writing including technical, regulatory, and persuasive writing skills

    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.

    • This is a Covered position and is subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check which will include fingerprinting.

    • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.

    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.