NALEMP Tribal Liaison/Project Manager

Orutsararmiut Native Council

Department:   Natural Resources

Job Title:         NALEMP Tribal Liaison/Project Manager (PDF)

Employment:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $30/hr+ (DOE)

Supervisor:     Environmental Program Coordinator

Job Description: The Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP) Project Manager is responsible for managing oversite initiatives of the NALEMP Program, serving as a Tribal Liaison for ONC. The NALEMP Project Manager works under the supervision of the Environmental Program Coordinator. As the Tribal Liaison, he/she shall collaboratively work through Government-to-Government consultation with the U.S. Department of Defense to help address environmental impacts on Indian lands and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)-conveyed properties from former DoD activities and facilities. Impacts NALEMP helps address include: Hazardous Materials, Munitions Debris, Unsafe Buildings or Structures, Lead-based Paint or Asbestos, Abandoned Equipment, and other.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Manager shall practice oversight of a comprehensive Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program to enhance quality of life for ONC’s tribal membership to include the following: Submit quarterly reports and invoices/reimbursement requests into the NAMSEI database, maintain communications with contractors and consultants throughout the projects, maintain all programmatic cooperative agreements according to each grant cycle, maintain all programmatic records both electronically and hard copies, maintain historic records of all former military sites in the community of Bethel, update NALEMP documents/files, coordinate on site through the removal of debris and ensuring safety of the surrounding environment in the community, attend trainings; receive HAZWOPER certification as well as First Aid certification.

Qualifications: High School diploma or greater. Strong interpersonal skills. Good organizational and communication skills. Demonstrated computer and data compilation skills. Must have knowledge or experience in conducting environmental survey assessments and grant writing experience Knowledge or experience in communicating and coordinating with diverse audiences. Ability to develop and maintain working relationships. Ability to work well with related Tribal organizations and other governmental entities on environmental issues. Self-motivated and able to carry out program activities and represent agency interests without direct or daily supervision. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing/able to travel when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, safety, or other related field OR
  • Associates degree in environmental health, safety, or other related field + 2 years of experience in environmental health, natural resources, or other related field.
  • Applicants with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in the above will be considered.

Working Conditions: Light lifting up to 15 pounds. Occasional prolonged standing/walking, and sitting. Work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and a wide variety of terrain and water.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume/CV to, get an application or drop off a cover letter & resume at 117 Alex Hatley Dr., Bethel, AK 99559; fax to (907)543-2639, or mail to: P.O. Box 927, Bethel, AK 99559. For more information, contact 907-543-2608.

Orutsararmiut Native Council exercises Alaskan Native/American Indian Preference under Public Law 93-638, Section 7(b). In the absence of any suitability qualified Indian applicant, all other applicants will receive equal opportunity for consideration of employment.

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