The goal of Minneapolis Environmental Services is to protect human health and the quality of our natural environment.

Environmental Services is responsible for addressing air, land, noise and water pollution in Minneapolis. We do this by:

  • Issuing permits for environmentally sensitive work
  • Responding to complaints
  • Carrying out investigations
  • Enforcing environmental codes
  • Developing innovative initiatives
Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Oct 05, 2019
Full time
Job Duties and Responsibilities : Coordinate and track the implementation and administration of the City's and MPRB's NPDES Phase 1 MS4 Permit under the federal Clean Water Act and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Permit to meet regulatory requirements and deadlines. Promote continuous Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) improvements, and coordinate SWMP updates.  Provide day-to-day coordination of selected SWMP activities and programs, including (but not limited to) the following: Pollutant source control at City and MPRB facilities and coordination of their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans. Illicit discharge detection and elimination Public and private stormwater treatment devices compliance, including inspections, enforcement and modeling. Public outreach and education Staff training Assist in the administration of the City's Stormwater Utility and Utility Credits Program. Planning, documenting and benchmarking the City's Stormwater programs needs. Develop reporting framework and reporting deliverables, and prepare Annual Report on the Minneapolis SWMP for submission to MPCA. Work with relevant teams across the City and provide guidance to ensure compliance with Federal and State water resource regulations. Participate in meetings and initiatives on water resource protection, policies, programs and issues with watershed organizations, departments, outside agencies, and community or other groups.  Build and establish relationships. Carry out research, prepare or supervise reports, planning documents and mapping projects for presentation to agencies, elected officials and the public. Assist the Division management team on overall planning and programming for surface water, stormwater and sanitary sewer capital and operations programs. Provide day-to-day coordination of administrative and bureaucratic functions related to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, watershed organizations, and other Federal or State regulatory programs.  Track updates, processes and deadlines.  Participate in meetings.  Provide review and comment on various reports and permits.  Coordinate submission of comments to meet regulatory • Serve as liaison to Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Mississippi Watershed, Bassett Creek and Shingle Creek watershed organizations for water resource protection, policies, programs and issues. Provide information to elected officials.  Interact with departments, outside agencies and community organizations.  Build and establish relationships. Represent a coordinated Minneapolis Public Works at a variety of meetings, hearings and proceedings. Develop and deliver presentations to internal and external agencies, City committees, and community organizations.  Prepare recommendations for City Council committees. Establish and manage contracts for professional services.  Develop specifications, plans and bid documents. Prepare budget requests, track budget, and approve expenditures. Required Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :   Bachelor's Degree in Earth Science, Biological Science, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Public Health, or a related field or equivalent. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:    Five years of experience which includes progressively responsible supervisory experience, and experience in water quality education, regulatory processes, permits, and storm-water treatment practices. EQUIVALENCY: An equivalent combination of education/training and work experience may be considered. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS :  Must possess and continue to maintain a valid Driver's License BACKGROUND CHECK: The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title.  Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought.  Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position. DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING: All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made.  Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing testing.  Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so; and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.  SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this position may consist of a rating of training and experience and/or an oral examination and/or a written examination (100%).  Since the examination process may consist of a rating of training and experience, it is to your advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application form as is possible.  Minimum passing score is 70.00.  At each step of the selection process, the department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested.   INTERVIEW SELECTION: The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list.  If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position. WORKING CONDITIONS:   Normal office setting, exposure to computers, some fieldwork.  UNION REPRESENTATION: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis City Supervisors Association.  For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement, please visit: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/hr/laboragreements/labor-agreements_city-supervisors-assn_index ELIGIBLE LIST STATEMENT: The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title.  This eligible list will expire three (3) months after it has been established. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities : Prior supervisory experience preferred. Advanced degree desirable Knowledge of water resources topics, issues, quality and quantity principles, practices, and their application. Knowledge modern software, including data management, analysis and mapping using GIS. Ability to lead, organize and manage multiple projects and priorities, manage workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to develop and implement long-range plans and programs. Experience with developing and implementing water resource public education and staff training programs. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to water resource pollution and protection and understanding of a municipality's legal responsibilities and obligations. Experience with storm-water treatment engineering and design, construction, or design review. Knowledge of water quality modeling principles and tools. Good understanding of the functions and processes of municipal government. Ability to understand policy and management implications of program issues and make recommendations. Ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds. Excellent analytical, facilitation, interpersonal, creative, negotiation, leadership, and collaboration skills. Ability to present ideas accurately, effectively, and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to prioritize, assign and supervise work and manage personnel and consultants. Ability to compile and analyze data and results, and prepare and present reports. Ability to develop grant proposals and manage grants. Knowledge of budget and financial tracking. Knowledge of procurement bidding and award procedures, and contract management. Must be flexible and able to prioritize and adjust priorities as events may dictate. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com