Environmental Specialist

Program:Environmental Department Salary Grade:GS – 11
Supervisor:Environmental Manager Salary Range:$18.26-$21.81
FLSA Status:X Exempt       X Non-Exempt     Public SafetyPosition Type:Regular Full-Time

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


The Environmental Specialist performs specific objectives and work plan activities under established environmental grants, assists the Environmental Director in management duties, planning and administration of environmental protection, and HAZMAT activities. This is a high-demand position on a salary scale; therefore overtime is not available to the position recipient. Duration of this position is based on current and future funding availability.


  1. Will be expected to develop an expertise in environmental air, water, soils, solid waste, and HAZMAT issues of the Fallon Tribe
  2. Works in priority areas to gather, interpret data and write reports
  3. Establish effective working relationships with the Tribal staff and technical staff of various agencies
  4. Coordinates and assists with environmental and emergency response grant funding proposals for new sources of funding as well as ongoing grants, as directed by the Tribal Council.
  5. Coordinates and assists with other Tribal environmental and emergency interests.
  6. Attends meetings and training which affect Tribal environmental and emergency interests.
  7. Provides written reports to the Director on activities, projects, training, and meetings
  8. Assists in developing training materials for distribution of Tribal membership
  9. Assist with the development of emergency  operation plans for distribution of Tribal members
  10. Assists with investigation of complaints concerning environmental problems and negative environmental situations on the reservation
  11. The successful candidate is responsible for all hardware and software to which they are assigned
  12. 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


(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 have technical and analytical skills to interpret technical environmental reports and data
  2. Must also have knowledge of Indian 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 IBM 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.


Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Native American/Indian Preference;  Employment preferences to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.  Persons of Tribe and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with.

U.S. Veteran’s Preference;  Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer;  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law.

Drug Free Workplace; The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug screens.

Background Checks; All employees must be able to pass a background check per the Tribe’s Background Check Policy.

Position Description Limitations; this position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change.  This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.