Environment Division Director

Job Closing: Feb 1, 2019

Division: Environment

Job Code: 11-1021 ($41,267.20 to $107,265.60)

Status: Full-time, permanent, exempt

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Environment Director is responsible for the development and maintenance of programs which protect the natural Environment of the Akwesasne Mohawk Community. The Director leads a team of professionals whose mission is to preserve, protect, restore and enhance the Akwesasne environment for present and future generations.


Responsible for leadership and oversight to all programs within Environment Division including; Agriculture Program, Solid Waste Program, Air Quality Program, Water Program, Cultural Restoration, Emergency Response, Conservation/Resource management, GM Site-Specific oversight, Reynolds & Alcoa oversight, Forestry and other programs.

The Environment Director will also be responsible for:

  • Set objectives and develop implementation plans with program staff in support of the overall SRMT Strategic Plan.
  • Plan for long range environmental protection goals.
  • Engage in dialogue with community members as needed to discuss environmental concerns and issues within the community; public presentations as required.
  • Work with Tribal Council, Compliance Dept., Tribal Police and other stakeholders to increase enforcement capacity of SRMT Environmental regulations and codes.
  • Ensure Division projects are completed as required.
  • Evaluate overall Division and Program operations; work to make improvements where needed.
  • Prepare annual report for Division as required.
  • Develop, manage and monitor Division budget; monitor short and long-range funding issues and trends. Work with assigned staff accountant to assist where needed.
  • Meet annual Tribal Fiscal Year budgeting deadlines; present annual budget proposal to Executive Director and Tribal Council.
  • Actively pursue and apply for a minimum of two new grants per year.
  • Liaison with representatives of State and Federal agencies linked to the Environment Division to maintain appropriate dialogue and communication;; plan and attend meetings as necessary.
  • Ensure proper training and professional development of Environment Division staff.
  • Identify and analyze all Division information to provide early warning of potential problems. Proactively investigate and present solutions.
  • Report to appropriate government agencies as required; ensure compliance with funding awards.
  • Ensure compliance with Tribal personnel policies, rules and regulations among Division staff.
  • Schedule and complete annual employee performance reviews in a timely fashion. Ensure Program Managers and other supervisors within Environment Division do the same.
  • Provide responsible and professional leadership to Environment Division staff at all times.
  • Promote a positive image of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Exhibit courteous demeanor with colleagues and members of the public at all times.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides supervision and leadership to a number of Program Managers and staff within the Division. Directly responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these programs. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and five years related experience and/or training.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Experience writing and implementing work plans and completing required reporting for grant-funded programs. Strong oral and written communication skills required.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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 human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, 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.