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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency St Paul, MN, United States
Sep 24, 2016
Full time
This position will assist with research, outreach, compliance, and reporting for the state’s E-Waste program. Job duties include:-         ensuring compliance with the E-Waste statute and delivering technical assistance to businesses, associations, citizens, and local government units;-         serving as a core member of the MPCA’s product stewardship team to identify products, conduct research, write reports, and perform outreach to stakeholders;-         coordinating outreach efforts related to e-waste product stewardship including fact sheets, web content, presentations, and conferences;-         managing the E-Waste program database, including the collection, analysis, and application of data related to manufacturers, collectors, and processors. Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree in an environmental protection or related science area, or two years of professional-level environmental protection experience.Effective communication, writing, computer, problem-solving, analysis, and interpersonal skills.Ability to take direction, follow standard operating procedures, manage and prioritize multiple assignments, and work effectively independently and on teams to complete assignments in a timely manner. Preferred QualificationsDemonstrated understanding of:-          integrated waste management, product stewardship, and pollution prevention principles;-          the principles of biology and chemistry;-          solid waste, recycling, and product stewardship issues;-          state and federal environmental regulations related to solid waste and recycling;-          data analysis, assessment, and database management.Effective technical writing and public presentation skills; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical concepts in person and in writing.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with representatives of government agencies, local partners, stakeholders, and regulated parties; the ability to effectively coordinate intergovernmental actions; and the ability to resolve controversial or contentious situations.Demonstrated ability to analyze technical data and generate sound recommendations and reports.Demonstrated project management experience and skills.Previous professional environmental work experience, including environmental compliance experienceLicense RequirementsRequires 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 a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.Physical RequirementsRequires occasionally moving such articles as file boxes.Why Work For UsGREAT 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.Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SW Florida Water Mgt Dist 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604, United States
Sep 24, 2016
Full time
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in protecting Florida's water resources, is seeking a Regulatory Field Technician to assist with technical work supporting permitting and compliance activities for the ­Resource Regulation Division. Field Technician's can be located in the Bartow, Brooksville, Sarasota, or Tampa service offices. Positions will be filled based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Starting pay depends on combination of education and years of related experience.Field Technician 1- $13.14 HourlyField Technician 2- $14.90 HourlyField Technician 3- $15.87 hourlyField Technician 4- $19.18 hourlyApplicants Accepted Until Positions Are FilledPlease ensure you verify and select what position levels, as well as what locations, you are interested in. Select all locations, as well as all levels (hourly rates), you are interested in. These questions are found in the Supplemental Questions section of the application.Essential FunctionsConducts or assists with routine field investigations relating to Environmental Resource Permitting: Conducts construction, as-built and recertification inspections. Reviews approved plans and/or as-built drawings to verify construction is in accordance with approved design. Conducts site inspection to: document environmental features; note operation of related structures; record vegetative composition; and verify location, size, height and depth of retention/detention ponds, related conveyance parameters, filled areas, levees, pipes, canals, impervious areas, etc. Reviews the file of record to determine compliance with permit conditions. Inspects project sites to observe mitigation planting, water level, vegetative recruitment and maintenance. Notes discrepancies, if discovered, and drafts summary report and recommendations.Conducts or assists with routine field investigations relating to Water Use Permitting: Observes and documents on-site activity and records data. Obtains information used to verify the requirements for a water use permit to record possible violations and to determine the appropriateness of renewing permits. Reviews water use permit conditions placed on existing permits, compares information to existing conditions and notes discrepancies. Conducts site inspections to verify compliance with permit conditions, installs withdrawal identification tags, and documents compliance status of permit conditions.Conducts or assists with field and office work relating to Well Construction Permitting: Observes and documents well grouting and abandonment operations and notes discrepancies between observed activities, permit stipulations and proper procedures. Conducts random well inspections to verify proper construction methods. Reports and investigates well-construction related complaints. Completes and submits summary reports. Inspects public supply well sites: documents potential contamination sources and measures distances from the proposed well sites, examines project plans and compares them to proposed sites. Assists in coordinating site development and review with local agencies and the District's well construction permitting staff. Reviews and issues well construction permits.Conducts or assists with field investigations of water-resource related complaints: Reviews complaint inquiries, contacts involved parties, and reviews related permit files. Conducts site inspections, documents activity, and completes report. Obtains other data (e.g., property owner information from the county property appraiser and aerial maps from the District), creates and updates a Water Management Information System (WMIS) compliance file, and submits it for review, along with supporting materials and recommendations.Section support responsibilities: Answers questions from the public related to permitting and compliance matters. Assists applicants in completing permit applications. Responds to, or where appropriate, routes citizen's questions to applicable staff. The District plays a critical, emergency management role before, during and after major storm events and/or in conjunction with the overall emergency management strategy, operations and recovery for the State of Florida. The employee therefore may be required to perform duties as assigned before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies. Such duties may include the employee's normal work functions, or other emergency support functions as determined necessary by the District. Participates in departmental projects and performs other duties as required.QualificationsRequiredLevel 1 High School Diploma and one (1) year of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field work Valid Driver's LicenseLevel 2 High School Diploma and a minimum of four (4) years of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field work OR  Associate's Degree and two (2) years of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field work OR Bachelor's DegreeValid Driver's LicenseLevel 3 High School Diploma and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field work OR  Associate's Degree and three (3) years of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field work OR Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field workValid Driver's LicenseLevel 4High School Diploma and a minimum of six (6) years of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field work OR  Associate's Degree and four (4) years of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field work OR Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related experience in maintenance, construction, land-survey and/or technical field workValid Driver's LicenseWork EnvironmentWorking Conditions:Working 40 hours per week. Work is divided between the field and office. Fieldwork is frequently conducted under adverse weather conditions, and may involve remote, undeveloped and/or isolated sites. Work may be conducted on or around open water, wetlands or marshes. Extensive travel, generally during the workday, is required. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.Physical Activities / Requirements:May be exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity, as well as a variety of pests, including mosquitoes and ticks. Work activity consists of continuous repetitive tasks using hands and feet (such as, keyboarding, use of machetes or hammer). Frequently lifts and carries 20 pound objects, with an occasional requirement to lift and carry objects weighing up to 60 pounds (such as man-hole covers). The ability to dig around well heads, using shovels and metal probes frequently. Must be able to frequently bend, squat and reach above shoulder level. Must be able to drive automotive vehicle for two hours or more at a time.Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SW Florida Water Mgt Dist Brooksville, FL, United States
Sep 24, 2016
Part time
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in water resource management, is seeking a Student Intern for the Regulatory Support Bureau. The District offers the Student Internship Program to provide students with real work experience and specific hands-on knowledge related to the chosen course of study. This Student Intern Position will assist with technical work supporting permitting and compliance activities for the Regulation Division's Regulatory Support Bureau / Brooksville Field Services Section.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Essential FunctionsWork with District Regulatory Support Bureau / Brooksville Field Services Section staff to:Drafts letters and reports requesting submittal of permit conditions requirements.Compile and review data from established files, databases, maps and publications.Compare construction activity to construction plans and permit conditions, note deviations, prepare a summary report and recommendations.Attend meetings and participate in discussions related to regulatory matters and corrective actions needed to resolve issues of noncompliance.Assists applicants in completing permit applications.Responds to, or where appropriate, routes citizen's questions to applicable staff related to permitting and compliance matters.  Qualifications RequiredHigh School Diploma or EquivalentAt least part-time current enrollment in an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational programMaintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate studentsValid driver's licenseOfficial school transcript within 30 days of employmentUnofficial Transcript attached to applicationPreferredEnvironmental Science, Geology or Engineering degree pathExperience using Microsoft Office Suite and GISWork close to or at maximum allowed 25 hours a weekUndergraduate student who has at least a year of schooling left and the desire to remain in the position for at least that length of timeWork EnvironmentStudent positions will be assigned to work no more than 25 hours per week.  These positions are not eligible for insured benefits.Work environments vary by assigned business unit.Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts 39 Industrial Dr, Louisa, VA 23093, United States
Sep 23, 2016
Full time
The Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District (TJSWCD) District Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, policies, finances and planning for the TJSWCD. The District Manager ensures that the day-to-day functions of the TJSWCD are carried out effectively, provides guidance and coordination to the TJSWCD Board of Directors, maintains relationships with governments and communities throughout the District’s five localities, and provides supervision and leadership to the employees of the TJSWCD. Responsibilities require regular contact with developers, farmers, public officials, District Board members and the general public, while using judgment and tact to resolve complex issues.The District Manager is under the direction of the TJSWCD Board of Directors. A college degree or equivalent professional experience in a conservation-related field is required; an advanced degree is desirable. Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and must be willing to provide their own transportation on the job. Mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal mileage rate.ANTICIPATED START DATE: January 2, 2017District Manager Details and to ApplyRemember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
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