Summary of Position
The Permitting Assistant is a full-time entry level position within the Permitting Department. The Permitting Assistant will join a team that works cross-departmentally to protect and enhance natural resources within the Minnehaha Creek watershed through the administration of rules, enforcing compliance, and promoting partnerships to achieve greater natural resource outcomes than can be achieved solely through regulation.
The Permitting Assistant performs a key role in the Permitting Department by processing land-use and water resource permit applications according to District regulations, managing the permit database, conducting construction site inspections, and coordinating with Cities to ensure compliance within the District. The Permitting Assistant provides exceptional customer service when working with permit applicants to inform their project planning and guide them in maximizing water resource benefit and land use goals. The Permitting Assistant also provides assistance as needed to the Permitting Technicians and Department Lead in advancing Department initiatives.
The successful candidate will possess strong abilities in written and oral communications, problem solving, critical thinking, technical writing, and customer service.
Qualifications for the position include an Associates/Technical degree with coursework in environmental science, natural resources, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree and related experience preferred.
MCWD offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies, tuition reimbursement, professional development, opportunities for growth, and a collaborative work environment. As a result you will find a culture that supports staff coordination, innovation and execution, with the purpose of improving the MCWD’s delivery of service to its constituents.
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