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EPA/SEE Tribal Solid Waste Liaison

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 through the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging Seattle, WA 98101
United States

EPA / SEE Tribal Solid Waste Liaison
Do you want a position traveling throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to support tribes on solid and hazardous waste management? Are you 55 years or older? The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is recruiting a Tribal Solid Waste Liaison to support the Environmental Protection Agency in their work with tribal nations to improve waste management across the region. If you have waste management experience and are interested in working with tribes, please apply! The position is open until filled.

The application requires a cover letter and resume sent to Lois Kohashi-Sinclar at [email protected]. Any questions, please contact Lois Kohashi-Sinclair. I’ve also provided Lois’ contact information below. For more information on the position including application instructions, please visit: http://napca.org/employment-opportunities/see/seeepa-jobs/

Lois Kohashi-Sinclair, Project Director
Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
1511 Third Avenue, Suite 914, Seattle, WA 98101-1626
Phone: 206-838-8163 or 800-336-2722
Fax: 206-624-1023

Position Description for EPA / SEE Tribal Solid Waste Liaison
NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Seattle, WA. Employer will consider filling position in Boise, ID, Portland, OR, or Olympia, WA.

Required Qualifications:
Must be 55 years of age or older. Have at least two years of experience in solid and hazardous waste management, environmental management for a tribal government, or related experience, and a bachelor’s degree. Proficient working in Windows, MS Word and Excel. Have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and high attention to detail. Have successful experience working independently and with diverse cultures.

Job Description:
• Establish and build relationships between federally recognized tribes in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, and the EPA.
• Provide technical assistance and training on all facets of sustainable waste management to tribes.
• Travel to Indian nations within Region 10 and nationally to deliver field training and presentations at conferences and workshops.
• Directly support tribes by providing outreach on waste resources, and assisting with program development including grant-writing and tribal code enforcement assistance.
• Provide tribes with solid waste management compliance assistance, education, grants and technical assistance and training, data collection, updating Indian Health Service (IHS)/Sanitation Deficiency System (SDS) data system, and field report writing.
• Review solid waste components of EPA Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEPs), track regional solid waste programmatic measures, and perform other duties as assigned.
• Travel locally or overnight several times per month. May make site visits to open dumps, wearing appropriate safety equipment. Other duties as assigned.
20 to 40 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Holidays, vacation, and sick leave. $13.72 per hour for 30-40 hours per week with employer-paid medical insurance; or $15.00 per hour for 20-29 hours per week, or no medical insurance. Enrollee-paid dental insurance available. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Position is open until filled.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 through the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging Seattle, WA 98101
United States