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

Milan, MN | Posted 2 weeks ago

**Working Title: Environmental Specialist - Environmental Specialist 3** **Job Class: Environmental Specialist 3** **Agency: Pollution Control Agency** + **Job ID** : 77079 + **Location** : Various + **Telework Eligible** : Yes + **Full/Part Time** : Full-Time + **Regular/Temporary** : Unlimited + **Who May Apply** : Open to all qualified job seekers + **Date Posted** : 05/30/2024 + **Closing Date** : 06/12/2024 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE + **Division/Unit** : REM SITE ASSESSMENT UNIT 2 + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : Yes - up to 10% + **Salary Range:** $26.64 - $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually + **Classified Status** : Classified + **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: 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 exists to perform project management of sites in the Superfund Site Assessment family of programs. Specific duties include directing the management of environmental investigations related to evaluation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) occurrences in public water supply systems to determine potential source areas in addition to identifying, sampling, and treatment of private drinking water wells. The Superfund Site Assessment process is used to evaluate potential releases of hazardous substances that may pose a threat to human health or the environment and also to respond to contamination that has been identified. The process is guided by criteria established under the state and federal superfund law. The incumbent will be tasked with decision making at projects under guidance and direction of program and Agency leadership. The Superfund Site Assessment Program is charged with responding to several emerging environmental issues and as such is a fast paced, varied, and high workload environment. **Minimum Qualifications** Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Hydrology, Geology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources, or related field and two years of professional experience conducting project management of environmental protection or pollution control experience. OR Three years professional-level experience in environmental protection or pollution control experience that includes environmental investigations with an understanding of the principles of remediation, soil, groundwater, surface water and soil gas investigations. AND the ability to: Develop and implement work plans. Independently complete assignments in a timely manner. Understanding of the environmental regulatory process and procedures. Effectively coordinate and serve as a team member and understand the environmental, social and economic impacts of procurement. Engage and communicate with diverse stakeholders and team members. 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 with environmental investigations and cleanup of non-petroleum contaminated properties. Specific experience with investigating contaminants of emerging concern such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane, a plus. Knowledge of the overall state and federal environmental regulatory framework related to environmental investigations and cleanup of non-petroleum contaminated properties. Specific knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory frameworks related to contaminants of emerging concern such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane, a plus. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects from beginning to end with high attention to detail. Advanced written and verbal communication skills. Experience with communicating to various internal and external audiences on topics related to human health or environmental projects. Experience in developing, implementing and administering grant programs and contracts. Experience working with diverse communities. Customer service skills and abilities. Experience leading teams and experience with conflict resolution. **Physical Requirements** Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often 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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