This position reports to the Tanks Compliance Unit within the Land Compliance and Enforcement Section. The position performs work related to storage tank compliance and enforcement primarily in the Mankato Region (and other regions as needed). The functions include: inspection and evaluation for compliance with the federal and state storage tank statutes, regulations, rules; follow up on complaints, document and communicate inspection findings as appropriate for the administration of the storage tank program; negotiate compliance steps with applicable statutes, rules and permits, prepare enforcement documents including warning citations, field citations, Administrative Penalty Orders and Stipulation Agreements and assist in education efforts related to the storage tank program. Other functions of this position include data coordination relating to overall program needs.
- Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Protection or related field;
- Two (2) years of professional-level environmental protection experience
- Basic computer skills with proficiency in Word and exposure to Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to gain a complete understanding of the environmental regulatory process and procedures.
- Good communication and human relations skills to interact effectively with stakeholders and team members.
- Demonstrated strong technical writing skills.
- Problem solving skills for resolving technical matters and the ability to bring projects to conclusion.
- Ability to travel up to 75%
- Ability to play a major role in public participation programs.
- Effectively represent the MPCA before a variety of groups relative to social, economic and environmental issues.
- Develop quality work products using input from a variety of staff.
- Analyze complex technical data and reports.
- Develop sound technical recommendations.
- Deal effectively with scientific and technical consultants and analyze proposals and work products.
- Deal effectively with government officials.
- The position may be requested to conduct inspections anywhere in the state and stay overnight at times. Some infrequent lifting of sampling equipment and working out in the field in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis while inspecting (manhole covers). Ability to conduct inspections that involve climbing and/or stepping over obstacles is required.
- A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DL check.
- Requires a Class D Driver’s License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver’s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Why Work For Us
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help ensure polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people. We emphasize work-life balance with flex schedules, compressed schedules, and options to telework for some positions.
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.