Employment Opportunity Environmental Technical Advisor


General Duties and Responsibilities


Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Ensure quality standards are met in all technical project deliverables and in all activities undertaken by project consultants; Ensure CERCLA/Superfund requirements and quality control procedures are followed by project consultants; create and implement a project quality management plan for oversight of project consultants and sampling planning documents prepared for and submitted to the Trustee;

Technical Review

Perform editorial and technical reviews to ensure proper formality of technical documents (text, spreadsheets, presentations, charts, etc.) prepared by project teams and consultants; Review environmental sampling and analysis plans, workplans, SOPs, and other technical documents requiring advanced quality review by the Trustee. Ensure accuracy of specific resource studies and technical summaries in the technical documents submitted by project consultants; Ensure consistency between studies and information in technical documents prepared by project consultants; Review all submittals, reports, data, studies for environmental impacts, workplans, scopes of work, and sampling plans associated with environmental field activities; Advise Trustee of discrepancies, inconsistencies, inaccuracies, information needs, and recommendations toward approving finished products and for formal submission to federal and tribal regulatory Agencies.

Provides skillful and critical review of draft reports prepared by project teams and consultants; Provides technical input to the Trustee on a variety of issues related to environmental site investigations, reporting, QA/QC, and overall technical review needs related to the work of the Trust;

Data Review, Validation, Interpretation

Perform data verification, validation, and prepare interpretative results for Trustee of field sampling work and reports prepared by project consultants;

Professional Writing

Provide professional writing support to the Trustee in the development of written programs, plans, and procedures;


Technical Support and Assistance

Provide advanced technical assistance to Trustee for all work activities related to CERCLA/Superfund site investigations of abandoned uranium mines on Navajo lands;


Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, biology, civil engineering or related field (advanced technical degree desirable);

7-years of experience in environmental investigation, technical document preparation, implementation of environmental regulations related to cleanup, remediation, or removal of hazardous contaminants, waste, or substances (CERCLA/Superfund site investigation experience a plus);

Ability to analyze environmental data and reports for adherence to quality assurance and quality control standards in approved quality management and project plans related to environmental investigations;

Ability to provide expert advice on environmental data collection, field sampling protocols, and environmental study project planning;

Advanced proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Databases;

Experience in GIS mapping and its use in decision making;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary;

Critical thinking and thoughtful discussion of solutions.

Salary & Benefits

This position is compensated on an as-needed basis and at a professional Rate not to exceed approved budget. Rate and scope of work to be negotiated in a written agreement (contract).

Business-related expenses as approved are reimbursable at current U.S. Government reimbursement rates.

Professional, team, and regulatory agency interaction.


1-3 years dependent on funding and work availability.

Interested candidates should submit a:

1.       Resumé;

2.       A one to two-page cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position including the earliest date available to begin work;

3.       Unofficial college transcripts;

4.       List of three professional references;

5.       Proof of motor vehicle insurance coverage;

6.       Proof of professional liability coverage;

7.       Cost proposal with rates.


Notice: If selected for an interview, a copy of driving record from the Motor Vehicle Division and a completed application will be required by Trustee prior to day of interview.

For more information call: 505.777.2393

Send submission to:



Phase 2 Trust PO Box 3532 Window Rock AZ 86515

This position is funded by the Phase II RSE Trust with funds from a settlement agreement with the U.S. Government.

The Phase II RSE Trust is an equal opportunity and Navajo Preference Employer.


Merv Lynch