Environmental Specialist

Native Lands & Resources · Juneau, Alaska
Department Native Lands & Resources
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $24.45 - $35.10 DOE


Job Class: Program Specialist

Department:  Native Lands and Resources                                    

Type of Position: Non-Exempt

Location of Work: Juneau

Salary Grade(s): G 8-9

Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm

Employment Category:  Regular, Full-Time



The Environmental Specialist will work on current and emergent environmental issues affecting Tribal properties and communities. The Environmental Specialist will develop and implement a culturally appropriate environmental program with Tribal communities, addressing issues such as solid waste, water quality, air quality, climate change and soil contamination.



Reports To: Environmental Coordinator

Supervises: N/A

Liaison To: N/A



  • Collect and maintain information on environmental data, program resources, and funding.
  • Develop a climate change adaptation plan.
  • Work with Tribal communities and youth to address environmental issues.
  • Identify, research, and analyze environmental issues.
  • Provide effective outreach, media campaigns and training.
  • Develop and maintain database i.e., GIS, ACCESS or Google Map.
  • Travel to rural villages, and regional grantee meetings in and out of state as requested.
  • Prepare and develop grant proposals.
  • Prepare grant reports and internal environmental reports to support CCTHITA’s annual Report. Other duties as assigned.



            Spending Authority: N/A

            Other Authority: N/A



  • Experience  working  with environmental programs
  • Ability to develop and implement complex environmental programs/projects.
  • Knowledge of grant and project functions and preparation of program and budget reports.
  • Ability to research and prepare successful grant proposals. 
  • Ability to travel using all forms of commercial transportation.
  • Ability to work effectively with local, state and federal agencies, and tribes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated computer skills using Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Associates Degree
  • 2 years experience at the technician level or above in an environmental field
  • Valid drivers license



Additional education in the environmental field may be substituted for experience on a full time equivalency basis.  


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • (1) one-year experience in grant administration/grant writing
  • Familiarity with the Tlingit and Haida cultures: contemporary, traditional, political, social.

The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine
walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry
may be required.

• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may
terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of
employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a preemployment

and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment
offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for
Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Native Lands & Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $24.45 - $35.10 DOE