Apple Valley MN

Apple Valley is a city in northwestern Dakota County in the State of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 49,084, making it the 18th most populous city in Minnesota.

The City of Apple Valley has invested in our community's sustainability by building green buildings and renewing existing facilities with energy efficiency improvements such as energy efficient lighting, lighting motion controls, and programmable mechanical controls.  

Choose a rewarding career in city government. Your work can have a direct, positive impact on the quality of life in the community.

Apple Valley MN Apple Valley, MN, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Internship- Paid
This is a temporary (6-month), full-time (40 hours/week) internship for a college graduate interested in the areas of solid waste management. This internship position functions in a staff-level capacity as part of the Environmental Initiatives (EI) Unit of the Environmental Resources Department at the Western Service Center in Apple Valley, MN. The intern will assist EI Unit staff in solid waste management projects and programs, including: research for organics recycling (e.g., low-waste events in park rental facilities, compostable product needs and availability, catering, food truck vendors); support for public event recycling (e.g., prioritizing, scheduling, gathering equipment and materials, providing onsite event assistance); support for the school recycling program (e.g., inventory and update existing school resources); inventory city and township burning ordinances; and support environmental education activities (e.g., update resources, coordinate and conduct environmental education). Additional learning opportunities will occur through engagement in other Environmental Resources Department activities. NOTE : Hiring manager requests applicants attach a cover letter and resume. Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in an environmental field: physical or biological sciences; resource/waste management, environmental studies; environmental education/communication; environmental planning; or other related field. AND • A valid Minnesota driver's license. Duties & Responsibilities These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions. Assist EI Unit staff in solid waste management projects and programs. Assist with research and best practices development for organics recycling at park rental facilities. Assist with research to identify compostable product needs and availability for the school and event recycling programs. Assist in coordinating and implementing recycling and organics collection at public events. Review and update environmental education resources. Coordinate and conduct environmental education at public events. Assist with city and township burning ordinance inventory. Support school recycling program to inventory and update waste management resources. Participate in household hazardous waste collection days. Participate in field and office learning opportunities with other ERD program staff.Develop final internship report. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment • Knowledge of waste management preferred. • Experience driving a trailer preferred. • Knowledge of waste management preferred. • Experience driving a trailer preferred. • Effective written and oral communications skills required. • Demonstrated ability to: o build and maintain relationships; o motivate others; o demonstrate flexibility in work assignments; o work both independently and with others; o work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds; o follow and develop processes; o manage a project; o take the initiative in work assignments, organize them, and complete them; o conduct research and organize information; and o develop reports. • Excellent computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, etc. required. Closing date and time: 2/23/2018 at 4:30 PM Central Time   Remember to say you found this opportunity at
Apple Valley MN
Feb 01, 2018
SUMMARY OF POSITION Under the direction of the Natural Resources Coordinator, individual will identify trees infected with oak wilt, Dutch elm disease and Emerald ash borer (EAB) on public and private property within the City of Apple Valley.  The tree inspector will provide preventive treatment recommendations and follow up inspections to assure compliance with diseased tree ordinance.  Work will involve frequent communication with the public during field inspections, phone conversations, and email.  Job duties may also include:  tree inventory, tree and pest identification, planting and watering.  This position will require spending a significant amount of time outdoors. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Inspect the City of Apple Valley via City vehicle and foot travel for oak wilt, Dutch elm disease, and EAB infected trees, mark trees with paint, and record information for City data base. Diagnose oak wilt, Dutch elm disease, and EAB based on observed symptoms, sample collection and other resources. Re-inspect trees diagnosed with Dutch elm, oak wilt disease, and EAB to assure compliance with City Ordinance requirements. Use computer, GIS data, and field measurements to identify property boundaries and owners of diseased trees.  Prepare field maps of individual sites showing diseased trees and significant land features for future re-inspections. Assist with other Natural Resources Division work including water resources and erosion control. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Currently enrolled in (or graduated from) forestry, natural resources, horticulture, or a closely related field. Possess or have the ability to obtain a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Tree Inspector License before starting. Experience or training with urban forestry, identifying tree diseases or pests, and making non-biased recommendations to property owners. Ability to communicate effectively with the public and City employees in English both orally and in writing. Ability to work cooperatively with City staff and departments. Ability to effectively handle requests for information and concerns from the public or other City staff. Ability to maneuver difficult outdoor terrain and withstand working in extreme temperatures. Ability to lift up to 25lbs, occasionally up to 50lbs.  Ability to operate hand tools and City vehicles in a safe and appropriate manner. Possess a valid driver's license and have an excellent driving record. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Employment offer will be contingent on driving and criminal background check. Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., June  11, 2018 through approximately September 28, 2018 Accepting applications until position is filled. Remember to say you found this opportunity at