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Environmental Biologist

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Highland, CA
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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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology and/or related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience and/or training is required.
  • Related, relevant, and/or direct experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational 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 driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company’s 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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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

26569 Community Center Drive

Highland, CA 92346

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is a federally-recognized Indian tribe located on the San Manuel Indian Reservation near Highland, California.  San Manuel exercises its inherent sovereign right of self-governance and provides essential services for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services, and promoting social, economic, and cultural development.  

 The Serrano people of San Manuel have called this area home since time immemorial and are committed to remaining a productive partner in the San Bernardino region. The Reservation, once only 640 acres, is now over 1,100 acres in size. 

The call of Yawa’ – to act upon one’s beliefs – inspires the Tribe to give back to the areas they call home and support organizations working to create a better tomorrow in the Inland Empire and Indian Country. 

Our support is directed to organizations providing services in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including:

  •         501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  •         Public schools
  •         Private schools
  •         Charter schools, and 
  •         Local government agencies

The Tribe also operates Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel (formerly known as San Manuel Casino®), the Palms Casino Resort, as well as other enterprises. 

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive Benefits Program

Our team members enjoy a competitive base salary, an annual discretionary performance bonus, and an annual merit increase as part of our total rewards package. Additionally, San Manuel supports team members' financial health through 401(k) retirement savings plans that offer a 2% core discretionary contribution and matching, and a host of other services - from discounts to tuition assistance.

Apply today to join our team!