Public Involvement/Records Clerk (Environmental) Part time

Location:Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Salary Range:11.43 per hour
Type:Year-Round - Part 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.


•·        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.   

High School diploma or equivalent required. 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. Associate Degree in Communication, Science, Public Policy or Public Administration or related field required.  Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Science, Public Policy or Public Administration preferred. 40 hour HAZWOPER training preferred. 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. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must be willing to travel within service area. Must maintain confidentiality. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing. Native American preferred.

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