Quality Officer (Environmental)

Location:Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Salary Range:15.92 per hour
Type:Year-Round - Full Time

The Quality Officer, under the direction of the Environmental Program Manager, is responsible for furthering the role of the Tribal Environmental Department in protecting and restoring the natural resources of the Tribe, through inspecting, planning, managing, monitoring, and reporting on all data collection programs and projects.  The incumbent is the lead field person in the development and implementation of the department's Quality Management Plan, and coaches all department staff in Quality systems and documentation.   


•·        Drafts, reviews, and revises Tribal Environmental Quality Management Plan, including revisions schedule, audit schedule and procedures, quality parameters for non-data program elements.

•·        Drafts, reviews, and revises program Quality Assurance Project Plans for data collection programs including surface water, seed bank, soil analysis, GIS lab, and water/wastewater testing programs.

•·        Assists with strenuous field activities under all weather conditions, promotes a safe working environment and maintains environmental equipment to ensure proper operation.

•·        Works with local Tribal environmental programs including tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and implement Quality Management Plans to the extent these programs welcome such assistance.

•·        Utilizes GIS and other computer software applications to assist meeting program goals.

•·        Gives presentations on Quality issues to Tribal Board, MTEG meetings, GLNPO conference, etc.  

•·        Serves as a resource person to Tribal environmental professionals regarding Quality issues.

•·        Serves as a resource person to GLNPO regarding tribal environmental programs. 

•·        Assists with Federal partners' promotion of Quality systems to tribal environmental programs.

Works with State, Federal, and other Tribal resources and Environmental Professionals to integrate Quality management plans and programs with Tribal goals and cultural values.          
Qualifications:High School diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of 1 year carrying out Quality Management Plan required, 3 years preferred. Bachelor's Degree in Biology or Chemistry required. Will accept a related field. Must have knowledge of Quality System Documentation. Must have interest and motivation to achieve Tribal environmental goals.  Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers, subordinates and the general public. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing, spreadsheet and data base software, including navigating the internet. Must be able to work extra hours in emergency to protect public health and safety. Must be willing to travel within Service Area. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must maintain confidentiality. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing. Native American preferred.

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