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Environmental Protection Specialist - Remote

Chickasaw Nation Industries



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$59,000 - $81,000 a year

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    • Bachelor's (Preferred)
    • US work authorization (Preferred)


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Health insurance

Dental insurance


Paid time off

Vision insurance

401(k) matching

Life insurance

Full Job Description

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The Environmental Protection Specialists focuses on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, working as part of a team, analyzing and interpreting the implications of Federal, State and local environmental regulations for government and other agencies in support of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) for themselves and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.

Serves as a member of a team, responsible for performing tasks within the functional areas of NEPA documentation and implementation, environmental permitting applications, acquisition and compliance, and water and air quality analyses.

Serves as a principal contributor/project manager responsible for analyzing and interpreting the implications of Federal, State, and local environmental regulations including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for government and other agencies. Reviews and analyzes existing site conditions and potential environmental impacts.

Collects pertinent environmental and land use data in support of environmental planning studies.

Prepares and reviews environmental documents required to satisfy federal (National Environmental Policy Act) and various state regulations based on verbal and written input from others as well individual efforts.

Consults with fellow employees and senior staff concerning the compilation, interpretation and presentation of environmental, land use, and sustainability data for environmental planning studies.

Independently performs research and prepares written technical reports.

Coordinates with project team to identify impact avoidance, minimization and mitigation measures.

Supports program business development by contributing to maintaining assigned business area(s) and expanding the portfolio of projects.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisorís instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


Bachelorís degree in a field that provides a strong foundation for environmental consulting, such as Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Planning, Urban Planning, Land Use Planning, Geography, or other science degree. Five (5+) years in environmental or related field (may include relevant internship or cooperative education program experience).



Strong knowledge of and experience working under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related cultural resource protection laws and regulations including National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); U.S. Department of Transportation Act, Section 4(f); Executive Order (EO) 13175: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments; and EO 12898 on Environmental Justice. You will support projects involving and performing cultural and historic analyses; environmental compliance; environmental assessments and impact studies, development and analyses of alternatives to proposed federal actions; historic preservation; and environmental regulatory development and compliance evaluations.

Experience with preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, preferred.

Superb analytical, problem-solving and writing skills and be able to excel in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communications skills.

Able to present complex, technical issues in a meaningful way to project stakeholders using effective communication and presentation skills.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


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.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Please note that CNI is closely monitoring Executive Orders and will be following any final decisions or mandates regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination as a federal contract provider.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $59,000.00 - $81,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • National Environmental Policy Act: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote



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