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The Environmental Health Technician is a full-time position with multiple duties and responsibilities. This position will spend half their time carrying out the day-to-day grant related activities and achieving project deliverables for the USDA Solid Waste Management grant.
This position also works with the Brownfield Coordinator to identify, inventory, clean-up and reclaim contaminated sites to ensure healthy environments for people in Northwest Alaska. This position reports directly to the manager of the Office of Environmental Health and is physically located at the Maniilaq Corporate Office in Kotzebue, Alaska. Duties: 1.
Implement the activities of the USDA Solid Waste Management grant and assemble quarterly and annual reports on activities. 2. Travel to communities in the Maniilaq Service Area to assess community solid and hazardous waste disposal systems and provide written reports detailing findings and recommendations. 3. Provide free on-site and remote technical assistance to empower communities with the best practices for rural solid waste management. 4.
Collect, review and maintain a record of community integrated solid waste management plans for communities in the Maniilaq Service Region. 5. Host and facilitate community-based solid waste planning meetings to discuss ways to improve local solid waste disposal systems. 6. Develop and disseminate educational materials about the best management practices of rural solid waste management to the public and key individuals. 7.
Develop and write a solid waste action plan that identifies upstream solid waste issues and actionable solutions that improve solid waste at the community and/or regional level. 8. Establish contracts, advertise, and host regional solid waste management training opportunities in Kotzebue, AK. 9. Develop partnerships with Federal, state and local stakeholders and technical assistance providers to ensure that communities are motivated and supported to make the solid waste improvements needed. 10.
Assist the Brownfield Coordinator with establishing an inventory and public record of brownfield and contaminated sites for the Maniilaq Service Area. 11. Assist the Brownfield Coordinator with outreach in the region and educate the public about the EPA State and Tribal Response Program funding opportunities 12. Some office work will be required, including but not limited to writing technical reports, quarterly and annual reports, board reports, and brochures.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Preferred applicants will possess a Rural Alaska Community Environmental Job Training Program (RACE-JT) certificate or at least 2 years of solid waste management experience. Must be able
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