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(USA-MN-Willmar) Climate Specialist – State Prog Admin Prin

Clarkfield, MN | Posted 3 weeks ago

**Working Title: Climate Specialist** **Job Class: State Program Administrator Principal** **Agency: Pollution Control Agency** + **Job ID** : 76854 + **Location** : Various + **Telework Eligible** : Yes + **Full/Part Time** : Full-Time + **Regular/Temporary** : Limited + **Who May Apply** : Open to all qualified job seekers + **Date Posted** : 05/29/2024 + **Closing Date** : 06/11/2024 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE + **Division/Unit** : RMAD ENV REVIEW UNIT + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : No + **Salary Range:** $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually + **Classified Status** : Unclassified + **End Date** : 06/30/2026 + **FLSA Status** : Nonexempt + Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : No *This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth, Brainerd, St. Paul, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Marshall or Mankato. **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 is a temporary unclassified position and is anticipated to end: June 2026. This position exists to direct development and implementation of tools, methodologies and approaches to assess climate impacts on and from proposed projects through environmental review. The incumbent will administer and perform advanced professional statewide environmental program work related to the goals, objectives, and strategies necessary to support, assist, lead, and provide direction to MPCA environmental review project managers in the review of climate information and data required in MPCA's environmental review documents. This work is multi-disciplinary, complex and has significant public and legislative interest. The main responsibilities of this position include: 1) Coordination with EQB, other MPCA programs, and other state agencies to advance a shared understanding of available and developing greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator tools; and to establish, implement and enhance standardized approaches for analyzing climate impacts. 2) Assist, develop and transfer knowledge to Environmental Review Unit project managers to enable them to thoroughly review climate impacts on and from proposed projects (including analysis of GHGs, climate adaptation strategies, climate resiliency, and mitigation) in EAWs and EISs - in accordance with the EQB EAW form and EAW sector/source specific climate guidance, and 3) Update the unit's Animal Feedlot GHG calculator tool as needed. **Minimum Qualifications** Two years advanced professional experience in an environmental or regulatory program. Such experience may include: experience with air dispersion/GHS modeling, carbon footprint analysis, and climate impacts evaluation including resiliency, adaptation and mitigation strategies. Knowledge, skills, and experience using emission factors and calculator tools to quantify greenhouse gas emissions. Knowledge, skills, and experience reviewing and developing climate adaptation, climate resiliency and climate mitigation strategies to reduce climate impacts. Strong analytical, research, organizational, project development and communication skills/techniques. Project management skills sufficient to manage many concurrent activities, coordinate and organize the work of others, identify critical paths, prioritize and schedule tasks. Ability to plan, organize, collaborate and direct the work of others under tight timeframes and competing priorities. Ability to review and evaluate technical documents. Experience in communicating information with broad audiences. Leading and directing a variety of projects and teams. 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** Broad knowledge of local, state and federal environmental laws, regulations and policies. Knowledge, skills and experience in: * Leading multi-media interdisciplinary teams, building and maintaining relationships with local, state and federal agencies and other external stakeholders. * Minnesota Environmental Policy Act and implementing Minnesota Environmental Review Program requirements. Demonstrated experience in technical writing sufficient to review and develop Environmental Review Program documents such as guidance, procedures, practices, and educational materials. **Physical Requirements** A job is in this category may require maintaining a stationary position to a significant degree or may involve a certain amount of moving necessary in carrying out job duties. **Additional Requirements** Position duties may require travel but driving is not a minimum qualification or essential function of this position. Employees who may drive for state business will need their driver's license checked prior to operating a state vehicle. 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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