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Tribal Engagement - Earth Scientist 3

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Closing date
Feb 3, 2022

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Full Time
Area Studies, Oceania / Pacific Studies
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!
At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab's campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
PNNL's Earth Systems Science Division enables energy independence and national security through leadership in earth systems science, engineering, and decision analytics. Our work focuses on solving complex problems in the dynamic Earth system. Our interdisciplinary scientists steward a breadth of efforts that encompass research on plants to groundwater science and coastal zones, to storm prediction.
Our research focuses on understanding operational risks at the interface of human and natural environments. This includes informed decision making and enhanced community resilience, community and stakeholder engagement, and assessment of environmental impacts from energy system siting, construction, operation, and decommissioning. Driven by a "science-to-solutions" philosophy, we provide scientific leadership and technology to enhance national security, mitigate natural hazards and optimize disaster response. In the critical areas of energy, environment, intelligence, and defense, we deliver insights and decision support through the development of tools and solutions.
The selected individual will work with and/or lead an interdisciplinary team in support of various federal agencies to identify American Indian tribes that may have historic and cultural connections to project areas; develop and execute strategies and engagement plans and support various federal sponsor's American Indian tribal consultation activities related to National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The individual may also support state and federal agencies by conducting alternatives analysis, trade-off assessments as well as cumulative impacts assessment to inform environmental assessments.
Minimum Qualifications:
- BS/BA with 5 years of experience
- MS/MA with 3 years of experience
- PhD with 1 year of experience
Preferred Qualifications:
- MS/MA or PhD in anthropology, archeology, or related field.
- Demonstrated experience working with American Indian tribes and conducting American Indian tribal engagement activities and events
- Demonstrated experience developing and executing American Indian tribal engagement strategies and plans
- Familiarity and experience with analyzing policy and regulatory requirements associated with environmental assessments such as the NEPA and/or NHPA
- Demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement
- Demonstrated experience working with and leading project teams
- Experience in GIS mapping and spatial analysis
Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment
No hazardous working conditions / environment are anticipated for this position.
Additional Information
May include some travel.
Testing Designated Position
This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP)
Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity
Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .
Drug Free Workplace
PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.
Mandatory Requirements
Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
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