Engineer - Solid Waste Program Manager

Job Closing: Sep 7, 2018

Division: Environment

Job Code: 17-2081

Salary Range: $47,902.40 to $86,194.40

Status: Full-time, permanent, exempt


Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the management of the Tribe’s Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste programs. Manage and implement the goals and mission of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Solid Waste Management program to ensure activities are in compliance with the Tribe’s Solid Waste Management Code and any applicable environmental statutes


  • Evaluates the transfer station site and service requirements in order to maintain and improve the operations to ensure cost effectiveness and efficacy.
  • Performs supervisory and administrative work relating to the Tribe’s solid and hazardous waste management programs.
  • Design, or supervise the design of the Tribe’s Solid Waste management system.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, experts in law or business, or other specialists to address environmental problems.
  • Obtain, update, or maintain plans, permits, or standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare or present public briefings on the status of projects.
  • Coordinate and manage environmental protection programs or projects, assigning or evaluating work.
  • Prepare, maintain, or revise quality assurance documentation or procedures.
  • Responsible for budget implementation, forecasts, and administration.
  • Prepares grant and funding proposals.
  • Manages and oversees special solid waste projects including open dump site assessment and closures and Brownfields response program.
  • Represents the Tribe in interactions with the community, elected officials and government agencies.
  • Ensures quality customer service in delivery of program services.
  • Responsible for the efficient and safe work activities of employees, providing assistance to employees with their needs, resolving problems and concerns as required.
  • Responsible for annual staff development plans, development and implementation of an operations safety training, maintenance and inspection program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruits, selects, hires, trains and schedules employees as needed. Communicates Tribal policies to employees. Ensures positive morale of employees.

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a science-based degree, a degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with two years of experience in Solid Waste and/or Hazardous Waste field, which includes two years of supervisory experience preferred OR Graduation from an accredited two-year science based college degree or an Engineering Technician degree AND four-year’s experience in solid or hazardous waste management preferred that includes two year’s supervisory experience.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases.


  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology as it pertains to solid waste management systems. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various operations and services.
  • Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services of the solid waste program.


  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions


  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.