Tribal Relations Specialist

Fort Collins, Colorado
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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United States of America - Colorado, Colorado Springs
Job Summary
AECOM is looking to hire a Tribal Relations Specialist to be based in our Denver, CO office or remotely throughout the United States.
The Tribal Relations Specialist position requires working closely with the Director of the Office of Native Sovereign and Tribal Relations on many different projects, across business lines and regions, and for various clients. The Specialist must know how to engage the appropriate people in the appropriate way; provide a clear process for goals; take a holistic view of situations; focus on a small number of strategic actions, while learning from and adapting them over time; and, remain aware of the ways our own thinking and patterns of behavior might limit successful outcomes. Goals of the Indigenous Engagement program at AECOM are to build strong relationships with community members, collaborate with communities throughout the life of a project, identify and demonstrate community inclusion in a project in a meaningful way, and encourage capacity building. The Specialist will assist with strategic planning to this end and provide guidance to achieve these goals, all while meeting client expectations for technical excellence.
AECOM is seeking a dynamic individual, capable of conducting the below work; someone who works well with others and is comfortable in small or large groups; and who can prepare high quality technical documentation/reports/permit packages.
At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
- Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
- Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 200 Environmental Firms
- Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record 's 2020 "Top 500 Design Firms
- VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government - delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle - from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients
Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.
Minimum Requirements
- BA/BS in Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, or related field of study + 4 years of relevant experience in firsthand experience with a tribal government or working with a native village or community and familiarity with the roles of state and federal agencies that work with tribes or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
- Due to the nature of this work, US citizenship is required
Preferred Qualifications
- Masters preferred in Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, or related field of study
- Comprehensive understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); Executive Orders 12898, 11593, 12875, 13007, and 13175; Federal Government Indian Trust responsibilities; and, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
- Ability to communicate with team members and successfully participate in report writing
- Physically able to conduct fieldwork
- Computer proficiency, primarily with Microsoft Office applications
- Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to travel
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 251921BR
Additional Locations US - Fort Collins, CO - 1601 Prospect Pkwy
Virtual: Yes
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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