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Tribal Response Program Coordinator

Company: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Tribal Response Program Coordinator Job Description
Approved 03/15/22Position:

Tribal Response Program Coordinator

Position Number:



Tribal Affairs



Reports To:

Environmental Manager






Grade 5 ($28,078.00-$47,414.92)


Full-Time (Grant Funded)Summary:
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is a federally recognized Tribe with its ancestral homeland located in Niobrara, NE. The Tribe does not have a reservation in the classic definition; rather, the Ponca Restoration Act defined its jurisdiction as a 'Service Delivery Area' comprised of 15 counties throughout parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Within its Service Delivery Area, the Tribe offers a broad range of health, social, educational and cultural services.
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observation from environmental sources within the service delivery areas of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop budget summaries, work plans and complete assigned tasks outlined in the final grant agreement for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and/or associated projects as assigned by the Environmental Manager.
  • Determine data collection methods to be employed in research projects and Conduct field research or investigative studies as required by approved grant work plan.
  • Collect scientific or technical data as required by approved grant work Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, and provide summary information on the environmental relevance of the data.
  • Analyze scientific, numerical or statistical research data or investigative findings. Monitor environmental impacts of development Monitor effects of environmental pollution and recommend means of prevention or control.
  • Collect geographic or physical data as required by approved grant work plan.
  • Apply map (GPS/GIS program) software techniques.
  • Apply knowledge of environmental laws and regulations as it relates to each specific project the 128(a) Tribal Response program undertakes.
  • Develop and/or maintain databases of information collected and used during each specific project undertaken by the 128(a) Tribal Response program.
  • Monitor chemical usage in the office sites, conduct inspections, and offer training to staff on proper chemical storage and usage.
  • Develop and maintain Quality Assurance Project Plans, Standard Operating Procedures and other plans
  • Prepare all reports (monthly, quarter, semi-annual performance/Final project) for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska 128a Tribal Response Program
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Council, the Environmental Manager, and other Tribal programs, specifically the Emergency Services Coordinator. Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, and public hearings.
  • Assist with the writing of emergency plans.
  • Assist in the development of projects/programs designed to obtain the most productive, non- damaging use of land.
  • Investigate and report on accidents affecting the environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Relationships and Authority:
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities. This position will work in conjunction with all Ponca Tribe of Nebraska staff and outside entities.
    Working Environment and Physical Demands:
    Professional office environment. Travel within service areas is required. The duties of this position will require this individual to use physical strength, dexterity, and endurance (including, but not limited to, walking, bending, pushing, lifting up to 50 lbs., crouching reaching over head, etc.). Travel to training and workshops may be required outside of the service delivery areas.

  • Bachelor of Science in environmental science or a science-related field in biology, chemistry, geoscience, engineering, or emergency Or an equivalent combination of Associate of science in an environmental related field and two years' experience.
  • Computer proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access programs.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Valid driver's license and be insurable.
  • Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  • Able and willing to travel.


  • Master degree in Environmental Science or science related field in biology, geosciences, orengineering.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS and GPS equipment.
  • One year experience working in an environmental department or with EPA cooperative agreements
  • One year experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  • Knowledge of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self-Determination Act, Tribal organizations and funding opportunities.

    Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.
    The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer. Tribal Council Approval: 05/18/2021, 03/15/22 Human Resources Final: 03/19/22

Keywords: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Omaha , Tribal Response Program Coordinator, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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