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Surface Protection Specialist - Anticipated

Surface Protection Specialist - Anticipated

Job ID 4653
Job Location Lakewood - CO
Category Engineering
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

***Native American Preference***


The Surface Protection Specialist provides Environmental Engineering support to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Energy Service Center (BIA-IESC). This position prepares, processes, reviews, environments assessments and impact statements to ensure agency compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).



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.


Applies appropriate software and hardware to support projects and emerging technology solutions. 


Uses techniques, theory precepts and practices in the environment protection specialist field and related sciences and disciplines. 


Processes and reviews environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs) and recommends appropriate alternative actions to environmental issues.


Analyzes, reviews, prepares and processes environmental documents and monitors compliance required under the National

Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Reviews tribal ordinances and regulations to ensure compliance.


Serves as technical specialist and liaison between Indian tribes, agencies and commercial contractors on complex project issues, processes or methods.


Uses recognized reference standards, regulatory requirements, and pertinent statutes sufficient to assure environmental compliance and provides routine technical assistance to operating personnel and managers


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 supervisor’s 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 coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelors and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Practical experience and understanding of one or more environmental sciences or related fields (e.g., biology, ecology, chemistry, hydrology, radiation physics, environmental law, real property functions, or statistics) sufficient to assess and correlate environmental data, verify results, and discuss technical aspects of work with scientists, engineers, and other environmental experts.





Ability to evaluate and perform analyses on complex environmental issues

Skill in using standard data gathering and analysis techniques to collect and review technical information on environmental activities or quality and to identify and solve problems of a procedural or factual nature

Knowledge of the policies, organization, operations, work practices, and environmental parameters of regulated industries, agricultural or commercial establishments, Federal agencies, States, or other entities sufficient to obtain information, evaluate compliance, and recommend necessary changes, control measures, best management practices, etc.

Ability to fully utilize available tools and resources to resolve issues

Effective verbal and written communication skills with solid reporting skills

Ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical information to a broad range of people with varying levels of expertise

Excellent customer service skills with ability to use tact in handling difficult individuals and/or situations

Detail-oriented with proven analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities as well as to meet specified deadlines

Ability to effectively work both individually and in a team environment


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 define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.