Environmental Specialist I

Program:Environmental Protection Department Salary Grade:GS -9
Supervisor:Natural Resources DirectorSalary Range:$16.23-19.38
FLSA Status: Exempt      X Non-Exempt     Public SafetyPosition Type:Seasonal/Intermittent

Please complete an application at fpst.org/employment/ to apply.

Job description


The Environmental Specialist 1 is an entry level position in the Environmental Specialist series. Under close general direction of the Environmental Manager, the environmental Specialist 1 learns and performs a variety of routine and specialized tasks associated with environmental protection. The Environmental Specialist 1 will complete objectives and work plan activities under an established environmental program and assist the Environmental Manager in other environmental protection and hazardous materials activities. Duration of this position is based on current and future funding availability.


1. Will be knowledgeable in environmental air, water, soils, solid waste, climate change resilience and hazardous materials issues of the Fallon Tribe.

2. Will learn to conduct research and gather, interpret data and write reports.

3. Establish effective working relationships with the Tribal staff and technical staff of various agencies.

4. Research and assist with new grant funding proposals, as well as ongoing continuation grants.

5. Assist in field observations, inventories, sampling and analysis, and reports.

6. Attends meetings and trainings to enhance environmental and emergency preparedness knowledge and awareness.

7. Provides written reports to the Environmental Manager on activities, projects, training, and meetings.

8. Assists in developing community outreach materials for distribution of Tribal membership.

9. Assists with investigations and assessments that impact public health and the environment.

10. Maintain confidentiality of all privileged information.

11. Other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, earth science, life science or other related fields of study; or

2. An equivalent combination of college education and formal training experience in an environmental and emergency response field, which would indicate the ability to perform the duties as described above.

3. No work experience required.


(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)

1. Must be able to learn technical and analytical skills to interpret technical environmental reports and data.

2. Must also have knowledge of Tribal communities and their organizational structure and basic understanding of Indian law principles.

3. Must work with minimal supervision and work in a professional manner.

4. Must be able and willing to travel extensively for training, workshops, conferences, etc.

5. Must attend some after work-hour meetings.

6. Must be reliable.

7. Good judgment and personal initiative are important.

8. Must possess very good written and oral communication skills.

9. Must possess computer skills and work with Windows-based programs including word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

10. Must be able to write and administer program grants and complete programs in a timely manner.