Tribal Relations Specialist

  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Oct 19, 2021
Full time Construction

Job Description

United States of America - California, Sacramento **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’re delivering a better world.** 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. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity. We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. **DCS—Environment** 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. + Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The midpoint of the salary range is $73,461.72 annually (exempt) + AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs. **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** Sciences **Business Line** Environment **Business Group** Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS) **Country** United States of America **Position Status** Full-Time **Requisition/Vacancy No.** 256414BR **Additional Locations** US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way **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.