Environmental Science Technician

Job Closing: Jun 19, 2019

Division: Environment, Air Quality Program

Job Code: 19-4091

Salary Range: $31,241.60 to 51,355.20 ($15.02 to 24.69)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Air Quality Program Manager, the Environmental Science Technician-Air Quality Technician is responsible for monitoring the natural environment and investigating sources of pollution and contamination indoor and outdoor in and around Akwesasne, including those affecting public health.


  • Set up and maintain equipment used to monitor both indoor and outdoor air pollution levels
    • Clearly label, track, and ensure the integrity of samples being transported to the laboratory
    • Collect samples of air, soil, water, and other materials for laboratory analysis
  • Use equipment, such as microscopes, to evaluate and analyze samples for the presence of pollutants or other contaminants
  • Prepare charts and reports (letters) that summarize test results
  • Calibrate sampling equipment; maintain sampling records and reporting system
  • Work under the direction of the Clean Air Program Manager in other air quality related projects or tasks that may be assigned from time-to-time. Which includes assisting coworkers when asked.
  • Be able to perform and collect samples on weekends and holidays as requested
  • Fieldwork for sample collection and burn permit application inspections
  • Sample collection
  • Discuss test results and analyses with community residents
  • Verify compliance with regulations that help prevent pollution

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.

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. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personnel files maintained within Human Resources, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Associates degree or higher in an environmental or natural science field. Background in air quality monitoring and operation of air monitoring equipment is an advantage but can teach. Ability to work without direct supervision. Good organizational and record keeping skills. Strong mathematical skills are necessary for processing data.

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

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.