Manager - Environmental Program


Position Title

Manager - Environmental Program

Job Type





E8 (23.82 - 35.73)




Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Environmental Program Coordinator is responsible for providing all program administration for the Washoe Environmental Protection Department. Assists the Program Director, writes reports, grants and schedules work activities of program staff in accordance with grant work plan. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource field of study and four years of continuous program administrative experience, of which one year must have included developing grant proposals and applications. The administrative experience must include organizing and tracking work schedules, managing budgets, organizing and compiling data, and generally meeting grant reporting requirements; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinates work with other government agencies.

  • Purchases supplies and equipment within program budget.

  • Manages program records.

  • Submits progress reports to funding agencies.

  • Attends meetings and participates in inter-agency efforts to protect Tribal resources.

  • Coordinates program activities with other Tribal entities.

  • Assists in developing and implementing program record keeping system.

  • Develops and implements fiscal (time allocation) management systems in accordance with grant requirements.

  • Prepares grant proposals and applications.

  • Assists staff in field as necessary.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Knowledge of records management and basic accounting procedures.

  • Knowledge of basic environmental terms, laws and concepts.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with various government officials and all employees encountered during normal working hours.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.