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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Water Quality Laboratory Manager in Durant, Oklahoma

Water Quality Laboratory Manager

Description

Job Purpose or Objective(s): Responsible for managing all aspects of the Choctaw Nation’s Water Quality Laboratory and the EPA Clean Water Act grant to ensure environmental sustainability for all stakeholders and members of the Choctaw Nation.

Starting Salary: $73,500.00

Primary Tasks:

  1. Managing, operate, and maintain all laboratory equipment and running all water, soil, and other field collected samples for requested constituents by any CNO department that has placed a prior request for that samples to be conducted.

  2. Manages the Choctaw Nation’s EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) 106 grant program, sampling rotation, and ensures sampling activities meet QAPP approved methodologies.

  3. Manages all water quality data, executes the development of statistical water quality models that graphically demonstrate trends, and provide unbiased results to decision-makers to support Water Settlement Agreement implementation strategies.

  4. Identify and quantify potential pollutants at water monitoring sites using field reconnaissance, satellite imagery, statistical trend prediction methodologies, and laboratory sample results.

  5. Submitting reports, troubleshooting, and laboratory data interpretation.

  6. Developing or advise on sampling plans, recommendations for remediation and corrective actions; demonstrate the economic values of implementing practices to upper management in each sampled watershed.

  7. Analyze and report data into national and tribal databases as required by EPA, the Tribe, and quality assurance documents guidelines.

  8. Compile and submit quarterly progress reports to EPA. Complete progress reporting documents, review monthly financial reports and maintain budget spreadsheets.

  9. Develop grant narratives, maintain, and revise grant objectives, work plans, budgets, and action items. Monitor budgetary line-item fluctuations as needed to complete funding obligations.

  10. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

MINIMUM

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science or earth science related field

  • Obtain necessary technical and laboratory certifications to conduct assigned tasks.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel skills

  • Work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks

  • Adaptable, self-motivated, and detailed-orientated

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Two (2) years of related work in the environmental field, including: research compilation, data analysis, project management, drafting technical and nontechnical reports

  • Knowledge of grant acquisition and implementation

  • Knowledge of GIS software capabilities

TARGET

  • Master’s Degree in a science or earth science related field

  • Holds multiple technical and laboratory certifications to conduct assigned tasks.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite with expert skills in Excel

  • Work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Adaptable, self-motivated, and highly detailed-orientated.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Five (5) years of related work in the environmental field, including: research compilation, data analysis, project management, drafting technical and nontechnical reports

  • Experience with writing and implementing grants

  • Experience with GIS software

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Job Administration

Primary Location OK-Durant

Work Locations Durant HQ 1802 Chukka Hina Durant 74701

Organization Risk Management

Schedule Regular

Full-time

Day Job

Job Posting 06/22/2022, 11:57:47 AM

Req ID: 22007728

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