Public Involvement & Records Clerk (Sault Ste. Marie) Closes - Open Until Filled
- - Environmental
- MI, USA
- Year Round - Full Time
The purpose of this position is to further the role of the Tribal Environmental Department in protecting and restoring the natural resources of the Tribe, through initiating and carrying out a public involvement program for the Brownfields and other land resources and pollution programs. The incumbent will create and maintain the public record for the Section 128(a) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) grant for the Tribe.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Provides community education and outreach regarding environmental response activities through public meetings, newspaper, presentations, website, Facebook, and other relevant venues.
- Assists in the coordination and implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.
- Provides public access to environmental response documents.
- Responds to inquiries from individuals, community groups, and government agencies regarding projects.
- Maintains public record database.
- Utilizes GIS and other computer software applications to assist meeting program goals.
- Assists with developing and implementing an Environmental Response Plan in coordination with other tribal departments and plans.
- Assists in all phases of land acquisition and land/building development/redevelopment projects, including work with legal and property staff of the Tribe.
- Assists with maintaining general administrative functions of the department.
- Works with State, Federal, and other Tribal resources and Environmental Professionals to integrate environmental/land programs with tribal goals and cultural values.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Ensures tools and equipment are safely and correctly used, maintained, and stored.
- Participates in Environmental Department outreach activities regarding Brownfields and site response.
- Attends meetings, training, and conferences as required to maintain professional skills.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, outside vendors/service providers, children and youth, tribal members, volunteers; county, State and Federal agencies, peers in other Tribes, consultants and Inter-Tribal Agencies.
Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include frequent walking, sitting, use of hearing, near/midrange/far vision and typing; and occasional standing, carrying/lifting, climbing, stooping, reaching, driving and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme cold, wet/humidity and air quality. Potential hazards include frequent computer use and occasional exposure to chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure to molds, needles and syringes from dump site and equipment. Protective equipment/ clothing include steel-toed boots, hard hat, tear away safety vest and other hi-visibility clothing.
Education/Experience: Associate Degree in Communication, Science, Public Policy or Public Administration or related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in either of the following areas; event planning, organizing conventions or meetings for large groups, training groups, or with developing news media or advertising campaigns required or; successful completion of two years postsecondary study in Communication, Science, Public Policy or Public Administration or related field and a minimum of 1 year experience in either of the following areas; event planning, organizing conventions or meetings for large groups, training groups, or with developing news media or advertising campaigns required. Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Science, Public Policy or Public Administration preferred.
Certification/License: Forty hour HAZWOPER training preferred. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers and the general public. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must be able to work with minimal to no supervision. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner. Must have the interest and motivation to achieve Tribal environmental goals. Must be able to work extended hours in emergency situations dealing with protecting the public's health and safety. Must be willing to travel within service area. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.