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(USA-MN-Marshall) Hazardous Waste – Environmental Specialist 1 or 2

Milan, MN | Posted 1 week ago

**Working Title: Hazardous Waste** **Job Class: Environmental Specialist 1 or 2** **Agency: Pollution Control Agency** + **Location:** Marshall or Detroit Lakes + **Who May Apply** : Open to all qualified job seekers at the ES 1 or ES 2 level. + **Date Posted** : 09/15/2023 + **Closing Date** : 09/28/2023 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE + **Division/Unit** : Industrial Division / Hazardous Waste Compliance Unit + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : Yes - Up to 30% of the time + **Environmental Specialist 1 Salary Range:** $22.61 - $32.71 / hourly; $47,210 - $68,298 / annually + **Environmental Specialist 2 Salary Range:** $24.20 - $35.13 / hourly; $50,530 - $73,351 / annually + **Classified Status** : Classified + **Bargaining Unit/Union** : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE + **FLSA Status** : Nonexempt + **Telework Eligible** : Yes + Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes **Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.** The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota. **This posting is to fill two vacant Environmental Specialist 1 or 2 positions** This position is located within the Hazardous Waste Compliance and enforcement Unit within the Air and Land Compliance/Enforcement Section at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. This position performs work in the efforts related to hazardous waste management, generator reporting, fees, and hazardous waste licenses and conduct hazardous waste facility inspections Northwest and Southwest Minnesota. The functions of this position include inspection and evaluation of compliance with federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and state hazardous waste laws, regulations, rules and permits. It also includes; follow up on complaints, documenting and communicating inspection findings as appropriate for the administration of the hazardous waste program; encouragement and negotiation of compliance steps with applicable statues, rules and permits. Preparing all applicable enforcement actions pertaining to the compliance inspections. Serve as a liaison between the MPCA and the local units of government to promote partnerships to implement local components of the program. Assist in education efforts related to the program. The incumbent must have the ability to become knowledgeable of state and federal hazardous waste rules and programs, especially as they relate to hazardous waste generation, storage, and disposal. **Minimum Qualifications** **Environmental Specialist 1** A Bachelor‘s degree in environmental protection or related science field; OR Two years of environmental protection experience. **Environmental Specialist 2** A Bachelor‘s degree in environmental protection or related science field AND one year of professional environmental protection experience OR Three years of environmental protection experience AND Ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to gain understanding of the environmental regulator process and state and federal rules. Basic computer skills with proficiency in Word and exposure to Excel and PowerPoint.Good communication and human relations skills to interact effectively with stakeholders and team members Valid Class D Driver‘s License. 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** Ability to play a major role in public participation programs. Effectively represent the MPCA before a variety of groups relative to social, economic, and environmental issues. Experience in performing compliance inspections and elevated enforcement actions. Knowledge of state and federal regulatory framework. Ability to understand complex industry processes and rules/regulations. Effective in communicating to individuals or in large group settings. **Physical Requirements** The position may be requested to conduct inspections anywhere in the state and stay overnight at times. Sometimes working out in the field in adverse weather conditions. Ability to conduct inspections that involve climbing and/or stepping over obstacles. **Additional Requirements** This position requires successful completion of the following: 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 driver‘s license record 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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