Employment Opportunities

Job Announcement

The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians has an open position for:

Solid Waste Assistant

The La Jolla Environmental Protection Office has a vacancy for a Solid Waste Assistant who will be responsible for assisting the Solid Waste Manager in providing solid waste services to residents on the La Jolla Reservation. This position reports to the Solid Waste Manager.

Applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver license and insurable
  • Related work experience, education, and knowledge of solid waste issues preferred
  • HAZWOPR certification or ability to be certified
  • Able to keep work logs and records
  • Able to use a calculator and weight scale
  • Computer knowledge and written & verbal communication skills
  • Motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Able to work with or without direct supervision
  • Able to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as compactor, backhoe, etc.

The position has the following responsibilities:

  • Assist with management/operations of all aspects of the La Jolla Solid Waste Program
  • Assists with the CRV beverage container buyback and recycling program
  • Assist with recycling programs such as E-waste, scrap metal, and HHW
  • Keep transfer station clean and organized
  • Maintain transfer station grounds as needed
  • Draft reports and keep logs as required
  • Assist with maintaining compliance with applicable environmental regulations
  • Provide services to Reservation residents as needed such as pickup of large items
  • Willing and able to travel for trainings, meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Conduct public outreach or trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

Posted: April 2021
Start Date: May-June 2021
Starting Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour at 24 hours per week
Applications Due: Open until position is filled

All interested persons are encouraged to apply. Applications are available at the La Jolla Tribal Office and application or resume with references should be submitted in person to the Tribal Administration office at the address below or emailed to the Environmental Director at the email below. For questions please contact Reuben Rodriguez, Solid Waste Manager at (760) 484-8619, reuben.rodriguez@lajolla-nsn.gov, or Rob Roy, Environmental Director, at (760) 742-3790 x407, rob.roy@lajolla-nsn.gov.

La Jolla Band of Indians – 22000 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061 (760) 742-3790 – Fax (760) 742-1704

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the Tribe to provide equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in all of its operations and personnel practices, Employees, applicants or participants will mot be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, color, age, or physical handicap.

Indian Preference Policy: In accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 USC 472), preference in filling this vacancy will be given to qualified Indian candidates who present proof of eligibility for Indian Preference. Verification on BIA Form 5-4432 or from Tribal ID card must be provided with the application.

Notice of Drug Free Workplace Requirements
The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians is committed to maintaining a drug free working environment and to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, 45CFR, part 76, subpart F. The interested candidate must be able to pass a drug-screening test and maintain a drug free and professional working environment.



Job Description

Working under the direction of the Tribal Administrator, the Environmental Manager is responsible for overseeing the environmental performance of all public, private, commercial and industrial activity on the La Posta Reservation. This will include reviewing development and land use plans, determining where improvements can be made and ensuring compliance with Tribal and Federal environmental regulations/ordinances on the reservation.

The Environmental Manager is expected to create, implement, and monitor environmental strategies for a sustainable environmental department in addition to mentoring and managing department staff. This will include conducting environmental audits and assessments while identifying and resolving environmental issues.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement environmental strategies and action plans
  • Develop and implement environmental management systems to reduce the impact of the
    organization on the environment
  • Assume lead responsibility for writing environmental reports and related grant requests.
  • Manage relations with the environmental board of directors, tribal council, senior management, and staff.
  • Coordinate activities related to pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental
    health, conservation, and renewable energy.
  • Lead the implementation of environmental policies and practices.
  • Ensure compliance with Tribal and Federal environmental regulations and monitor Tribal and
    Federal legislation and related rulemaking
  • Coordinate with local, Tribal, state and federal organizations and regulatory authorities
  • Audit, analyze and report environmental performance as directed by Tribal and Federal law.
  • Promote and raise awareness regarding environmental issues
  • Coordinate public hearings and consultations on environmental matters
  • Train staff at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities
  • Participate in environmental education and research
  • Negotiate environmental service agreements and manage associated costs and revenues
  • Set organizational sustainability targets and develop plans to meet those targets.

To apply, email resumes to James Hill (potts@lptribe.net) and Eric LaChappa (ELaChappa@lptribe.net) Position is located at the offices of the La Posta Band of Mission Indians, La Posta Reservation in Boulevard, CA (San Diego County).