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Environmental Specialist 1 - Job ID 55938

Job Summary
This position exists to (1) support the Brownfield and Superfund Programs with the processing and review of applications and supporting environmental documents submitted through the MPCA’s e-services portal, for participation as a voluntary party (Brownfield Program) or cooperative responsible party (Superfund Program); (2) support all Remediation Division programs with the tracking and management of institutional controls that have been placed on contaminated property; and (3) assist the Brownfield Program with its transition to electronic data storage (EQuIS) for environmental data collected at brownfield sites.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, or related field
Two (2) years of professional-level environmental protection experience.
In addition:
Demonstrated strong technical writing skills.
Basic computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and exposure to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Ability to gain a complete understanding of the environmental regulatory process and procedures.
Excellent communication and human relations skills to interact effectively with stakeholders and team members.
Problem-solving skills to successfully resolve technical matters and bring projects to conclusion.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated understanding of local government organizations.
Demonstrated knowledge of state waste management policies, rules and regulations.
Ability to consult effectively with local officials and maintain productivity in controversial situations.

Physical Requirements
Ability to use a computer and perform keyboard functions for multiple hours per day.

Additional Requirements
Position duties may require travel but driving is not a minimum qualification or essential function of this position. Employees who may drive for state business will need their driver’s license checked prior to operating a state vehicle.

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.