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Environmental Biologist - Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

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Environmental Biologist


Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel


Highland, California 92346
United States

Date Posted:

Mar 31, 2022

Ending Date:

Aug 01, 2022

Type of Position:

Full Time


Environmental Health/Safety

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Environmental Management, the Environmental Biologist (EB) is responsible for the operational support of all environmental natural resource protection and outreach for the Tribe. The EB maintains, develops and implements environmental programs and activities, while also ensuring that the Tribe complies with Federal and Tribal environmental policies and regulations. The EB assists the Environmental department with protecting flora and fauna for the Tribe in light of its economic, cultural, and political objectives. The Environmental Biologist also supports the sustainable development and capacity building of the Environmental department.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Develops, updates, and performs task in accordance with approved San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, quality assurance project plans as they relate to biological resources protection and outreach.

2. Understands Federal/Tribal Environmental Laws & Regulations. Ensures that all programs, activities and projects on the reservation are in compliance. Assists in defining, maintaining and enforcing environmental policies and regulations.

3. Conducts field observations, assessments, inventories, and surveys as they relate to all environmental media, policies and project plans.

4. Maintains the environmental database for analysis and evaluation.

5. Develops and implements new environmental programs and policies related to all environmental medias including water quality, air quality, solid waste management, vector control, natural resource protection and outreach.

6. Coordinates and assists the Environmental department with outreach and education to the Tribal community including residents and team members. Works with other departments regarding environmental policies and programs.

7. Assists with the development, preparation and submission of environmental documents and reports, as necessary.

8. Attends conferences, training, workshops, and peer group meetings to increase knowledge and build Environmental department capacity.

9. Supports department programs that may include water quality, air quality, solid waste management, vector control programs and outreach for the Tribe. 

10. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of all Environmental department programs and activities.



  • Bachelors degree in Biology and/or related field is required. A masters degree is preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience and/or training is required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements indicated above.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive, complex issues and or/situations and is expected to maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to attend training that will augment the skills needed to perform the work detailed above is required.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • Candidate must obtain or possess certification as a California licensed raptor handler.
  • Candidate must have  all credentials required for nesting surveys in accordance with MBTA.
  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the companys insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to undergo and successfully pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal background investigation, and credit check.
  • Must obtain or possess certification in 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training, Environmental, Natural Resources, and/or Earth Sciences within one (1) year of employment.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law. As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

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Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346
Why you’ll want to work on our Team:
After 35 years, long time Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel employees still love their jobs

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel – San Manuel Casino is now Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel.

We are located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, CA, Our gaming resort is owned and operated by the San Manuel Entertainment Authority. 
Phase 1 of our expansion opened July 24 with an expanded casino space offering more than 6,500 slots, five high-limit gaming rooms, live entertainment, a full array of dining options which include The Pines Modern Steakhouse, the Hong Bao Kitchen, Just Barbeque, the Serrano Vista Cafe, Rock & Brews, the Chingon Kitchen, Quick Bikes, the Big Mo’ Cafe, the TuTu’s Food Court and six cocktail lounges and bars.

Our luxury resort features a 17-floor hotel tower with 432 guest rooms and suites, an elevated pool deck experience, a lavish full-service spa and salon, expanded dining options, convenient 24-hour in-room dining. Our gaming resort offers sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry. At San Manuel, our team members define us.

Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be. 

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive Benefits Program:
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