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Water and Mining Section Manager Job ID 73946

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Job Summary

As the Water and Mining Section Manager within the Industrial Division, the position will ensure that Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner as well as protect the public health and environment.  Responsibilities include to manage the activities and resources of the Water and Mining Section to ensure that agency services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner as well as protect the public health and environment. The position is responsible for collaborating with agency leaders to actively manage agency activities. 


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must demonstrate the following qualifications:

 A) Two years of experience supervising environmental activities in one of the following program areas: Water Quality, Air Quality, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Environmental clean-up. Experience should include supervising staff; exercising fiscal control and/or preparing budgets; developing and implementing policies, procedures, criteria, and/or guidelines. Experience should be at the level of State classes Pollution Control Specialist Principal, Engineer Principal (supervisory) or equivalent.


 B) Four years of advanced professional experience in an environmental program in one of the following program areas:  Water Quality, Air Quality, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Environmental clean-up.  Experience should be at the level of Environmental Specialist 3/4, Hydrologist 2/3, Planner Principal State (Environmental), Engineer Senior, Engineering Specialist Senior, or equivalent. Experience must include demonstrated skill in the following areas: 1) plan/implement strategies; 2) interpret policy and regulations; 3) motivate and lead employees effectively; 4) work as a team member and leadership role in internal/external teams or work groups.


C) A combination of the above experience (A and B) determined to be equivalent


Ability to communicate effectively to all audiences, and to interpret complex policies and regulations and effectively communicate agency positions to project proposers, other governmental entities, and the public.

Effective facilitation skills to manage discussions in difficult settings.

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

Understand federal and state regulatory frameworks and their applicability to water and mining projects.

Accomplished management skills to guide and direct a number of complex development projects.

Experience and ability to work cooperatively with EPA, tribal nations, public and private entities and sector-based teams to ensure compliance and promote environmental protection.

Demonstrated understanding of the legislative planning processes.

Experience achieving environmental results in either regulatory or non-regulatory situations under challenging circumstances.

Experience working with and fostering diversity in the workplace.

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 DLR 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

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.