Air Technician

  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • Norfolk, NE, USA
  • Apr 19, 2018
Full time Air Quality

Job Description


Works closely with Environmental Manager within the Tribe on all aspects of Air Issues both Ambient and Indoor.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:


  1. Serves as principle investigator for the EPA CAA 103 Grant.
  2. Work with NPHA to develop schedule to perform Radon testing.
  3. Work with NPHA to implement Indoor Air Assessment in Tribal Homes.
  4. Develops necessary Databases for Air Program.
  5. Prepares data reposts and advises Supervisor, NPHA contact, and DDTA on Environmental Sampling.
  6. Attends training as necessary to complete job.
  7. Keep Air data current for the 15 Service Area Counties; i.e. Emmission Inventory and Green House Gas Inventory.
  8. Build relationships with consultants and vendors for new energy conservation equipment and ideas.
  9. Develop training and outreach education on Ambient and Indoor Air Quality issue and Green Energy information.
  10. Pursues outside funding sources for wind equipment.
  11. Prepares grant proposals or assigned parts of grant proposals upon request.
  12. Prepares monthly activity report for Supervisor and prepares quarterly report for grant.
  13. Promotes projects and activities that reduce the Tribe’s carbon footprint.
  14. Additional dues as assigned.


Relationships and Authority:

Works in conjunction with all Ponca Tribe of Nebraska staff and outside entities.  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.  Reports to the Environmental Manager.


Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Professional office environment. Travel within service areas is required.  The duties of this position will require this individual to use physical strength, dexterity, and endurance (including, but not limited to, walking, running, bending, pushing, lifting up to 50 lbs., crouching reaching over head, etc.). Some outdoor activities; climbing ladders to check anemometers.  Travel to training and workshops may be required outside of the service delivery areas.




  1. Associate of Arts/Science in engineering, planning, environmental science, public administration, business administration, environment management, earth science or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  2. Computer proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access programs.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable.
  5. Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  6. Able and willing to travel.



  1. Bachelors or Master degree in Environmental Science, Public Administration, or Environmental Planning.
  2. Experience in Energy Conservation Planning.
  3. Once year experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  4. Must have knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self-Determination Act, Tribal organizations and funding opportunities.


Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe.  However, all qualified individuals are eligible.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.

Tribal Council Approval: 6/26/2016.

Job Level



Government- Tribal


Grade 4 (Starting at $12.16/hr)

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