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Facilities Operation Center Coordinator - Environmental Specialist 1 or 2

Company: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Working Title: Facilities Operation Center Coordinator
Job Class: Environmental Specialist 1 or 2
Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/29/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/11/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Operations Division / Facilities Management Unit
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 15% of the time
  • Environmental Specialist 1Salary Range: $22.61 - $32.71 / hourly; $47,209 - $68,298 / annually
  • Environmental Specialist 2Salary Range: $24.20 - $35.13 / hourly; $50,529 - $73,351 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes
    Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

    The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

    Job Summary

    As the Facilities Operation Center Coordinator at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), this position assists in providing environmental and program support to program staff in preparation for specific field work activities based on knowledge of environmental monitoring and sample collection protocol and procedures in the areas of surface water, ground water, soils, air, and hazardous materials, and assists in the oversight of the Field Operations Center and corresponding laboratories.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    Environmental Specialist 1

    Two years of environmental protection experience OR

    Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Chemistry, or related field. (Students in their final semester of college should apply for the position and can start after their graduation date.)

    Environmental Specialist 2

    Three years of environmental protection experience OR

    Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Chemistry, or related field AND one year of professional environmental protection experience.

    AND

    Demonstrated strong technical writing skills.

    Ability to gain a complete understanding of the environmental regulatory process and procedures.

    Problem-solving skills to successfully resolve technical matters and bring projects to conclusion.

    Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and exposure to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Good communication and human relations skills to interact effectively with stakeholders and team members.

    Valid Class D Driver's License.

    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

    Knowledge of state waste management policies, rules and regulations.

    Knowledge of environmental monitoring and sample collection protocol and procedures in the areas of surface water, ground water, soils, air, and hazardous materials.

    Knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of facilities management including leased office and storage facilities and issues.

    Knowledge of health and safety requirements for field sampling and operation of a Field Operations Center.

    Knowledge of calibration procedures and processes and ability to perform calibration of equipment used for monitoring and sampling activities.

    Ability to maintain equipment by making minor repairs, adjustments and to make recommendations for major repairs by the appropriate vendor if equipment is beyond their mechanical expertise.

    Ability to consult effectively with local officials and maintain productivity in controversial situations.

    Ability to operate various building/outdoor equipment (forklift, ATV, motorboat) with related certification/licensure.

    Physical Requirements

    Requires driving to and from inspections. Requires the ability to perform field work, sometimes in adverse weather. Field work and inspections may include traversing stairs and rough terrain, and some moving of sampling equipment. Ability to load/unload vehicles of various equipment, general deliveries, generators, coolers, pallets, kayaks, etc. May need to lift/transport approximately up to 50 pounds.

    Additional Requirements

    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 driver's license record 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.

    Application Details

    How to Apply

    Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

    If you have questions about the position, contact Adriunna Yang at adriunna.yang@state.mn.us .

    To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Adriunna Yang at adriunna.yang@state.mn.us .

    About Pollution Control Agency

    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.

    Why Work for Us

    Diverse Workforce

    We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

    A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
    • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
    • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
    • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
    • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
      Comprehensive Benefits

      Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
      • Public pension plan
      • Training and professional development
      • Paid vacation and sick leave
      • 11 paid holidays each year
      • Paid parental leave
      • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
      • Prescription drug coverage
      • Vision coverage
      • Wellness programs and resources
      • Employer paid life insurance
      • Short-term and long-term disability
      • Health care spending and savings accounts
      • Dependent care spending account
      • Tax-deferred compensation
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
        Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

        AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

        Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

        We will make reasonable accommodations 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 careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Keywords: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul , Facilities Operation Center Coordinator - Environmental Specialist 1 or 2, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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