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(USA-MN-Marshall) Environmental Specialist – Environmental Specialist 3

Milan, MN | Posted 2 weeks ago

**Working Title: Environmental Specialist** **Job Class: Environmental Specialist 3** **Agency: Pollution Control Agency** + **Job ID** : 77035 + **Location** : Various + **Telework Eligible** : No + **Full/Part Time** : Full-Time + **Regular/Temporary** : Unlimited + **Who May Apply** : Open to all qualified job seekers + **Date Posted** : 05/28/2024 + **Closing Date** : 06/17/2024 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE + **Division/Unit** : Environmental Analysis & Outcomes / Water Quality Monitoring Unit + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : Yes - Up to 50% of the time + **Salary Range:** $26.64 - $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually + **Classified Status** : Classified + **Bargaining Unit/Union** : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE + **FLSA Status** : Nonexempt + Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: St. Paul or Brainerd **The work you'll do is more than just a job.** At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities. This position exists to provide specific technical skills as a monitoring team lead conducting ambient water quality monitoring, data analysis, reporting, and water quality condition assessments. The incumbent will work in the field and will collect ambient water quality data for lakes, rivers, and streams throughout Minnesota. The incumbent needed for this position should have good communication and public speaking skills and experience in water quality monitoring, data analysis, and reporting. **Minimum Qualifications** Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Chemistry, Limnology, Hydrology, Water Resources, or related field and 2 years of professional experience conducting professional-level environmental protection or pollution control experience that includes water quality monitoring with an understanding of the principles of limnology, hydrology, water quality standards, and surface water pollutants. OR Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Chemistry, Limnology, Hydrology, Water Resources or related field and 1 year of professional experience conducting professional-level environmental protection or pollution control experience that includes water quality monitoring with an understanding of the principles of limnology, hydrology, water quality standards, and surface water pollutants. OR THREE years professional-level experience conducting professional-level environmental protection or pollution control experience that includes water quality monitoring with an understanding of the principles of limnology, hydrology, water quality standards, and surface water pollutants. All candidates must have: The ability to develop and implement work plans, independently complete assignments in a timely manner, mentor and serve as a team member, and understand the economic and social impact of environmental decisions. The ability to review data for comparison of limnological concepts, models, and water quality parameters that affect recreation, biological communities, and drinking water; and comprehensive knowledge of data collection methodologies that affect analysis. Certification on trailering and watercraft operation must be obtained within one month. Ability to train entry level staff in trailering and watercraft operation. Good communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills needed. Sufficient planning/organization skills to perform senior-level professional work. Possess a valid Driver's license (see additional requirements). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. **Preferred Qualifications** Experience collecting water quality and ecological data, recording observations in a field setting, and conducting quality assurance of environmental data. Experience working under professional/technical contracts and/or grant agreements, including processing invoicing, payments, and budgeting in the project management context. Knowledge of water quality standards and environmental assessment. Experience with public communications efforts and public speaking related to water quality, harmful algal blooms, drinking water, or environmental projects. Ability to: Work effectively with others and coordinate with individuals involved in diverse environmental programs and research and to establish and maintain productive and open communications with business partners and other staff members. Critically review, document, and summarize information and data into comprehensive recommendations, reports, and presentations. **Physical Requirements** Be able to perform field work associated with monitoring projects. This includes driving a vehicle, loading/unloading vehicles and boats with field equipment, carrying equipment to sites, launching boats, or portaging canoes. Frequently may need to lift and carry approximately 50 pounds in the water or over land. Should be capable of moderate physical exertion in summer conditions. **Additional Requirements** A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DLR check. Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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