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Environmental Technician

Spotlight 29 Casino
Coachella, California, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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The Environmental Technician will work under the supervision of the Tribal Environmental Coordinator, to protect human health and the environment on the Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation. The Environmental Technician will work in the Tribal Environmental Protection Agency (Tribal EPA) office to monitor, maintain and protect the environment on the Reservation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Perform duties as assigned by the Tribal Environmental Coordinator; including but not limited to: water quality/resources management, wellhead protection, nonpoint source pollution control, solid waste management, air quality management, and public education & outreach
  • Perform sample collection and basic field analysis to collect environmental data, following established Quality Assurance Project Plans
  • Maintain 29 Palms Laboratory by generating order forms for supplies, keeping workspaces clean, washing lab glassware, and sterilizing materials, among other tasks
  • Attend training seminars, meetings, and conferences as assigned by the Tribal Environmental Coordinator
  • Validate, organize, archive, analyze and interpret environmental data
  • Generate quarterly reports summarizing work activities, environmental reports based on interpretation of data, and other reports as assigned
  • Draft updates to Tribal environmental plans, quality assurance plans, and other documents as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Tribal Environmental Coordinator

  • Associate's degree in environmental science or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Basic laboratory skills and technical capabilities
  • Self-starting (requires minimum supervision); self-motivated; of leadership quality; has creativity, integrity, credibility, and knowledgeability; ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently; motivated to learn
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Must travel for meetings, conferences and trainings


  • Bachelor's degree in the field of environmental, physical or biological science
  • 2+ years of experience in the environmental field
  • Previous laboratory experience and training
  • Working knowledge of tribal governmental affairs
  • Database management experience


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk or sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally carry up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a California driver's license
  • Must pass pre-employment and periodic random drug screens
  • Must be able to pass background suitability investigation
  • Must obtain a Tribal Gaming License


The Twenty Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians has a resolution on file with Human Resources to ensure that Indian Preference will be adhered to in the following order in accordance with the Indian Preference Act:

1. Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians Tribal Members

2. Other Native Americans

3. All other ethnic groups
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