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State of Minnesota ER/EP Compliance Coordinator - Environmental Specialist 4 in Anoka, Minnesota

Working Title: Emergency Response & Emergency Preparedness Compliance Coordinator

Job Class: Environmental Specialist 4

Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Location: St. Paul, Brainerd, Duluth, Marshall, Mankato, Detroit Lakes or Rochester

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 09/18/2023

  • Closing Date : 10/02/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : Operations Division / Safety & Emerg Mgmt Section

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes - Up to 25% of the time

  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,002 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Administrative

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : 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.

As an Emergency Response and Emergency Preparedness Compliance Coordinator, you will develop and implement a compliance and enforcement program specific to the emergency response and emergency preparedness programs at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). This position is responsible for providing overall enforcement support and guidance to emergency response and emergency preparedness program staff. You will help coordinate and resolve technically complex enforcement cases of threatened or actual releases, discharges of pollutants, contaminants, and/or hazardous substances that are in violation of state and federal environmental laws and rules. This position will lead all emergency response program enforcement cases and integrate compliance and enforcement activities into the response framework for enforcement actions.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate the following qualifications:

Two (2) years of advanced professional-level experience (e.g. Environmental Specialist 3 or equivalent level) in environmental cleanup. Environmental experience must include investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites, collecting environmental samples, interpretation of environmental sampling data, compliance/enforcement of environmental regulations, and cleanup remedies.

Strong communication skills sufficient to clearly communicate technical concepts to a wide variety of audiences (e.g. citizens, responsible parties, government staff, media).

Advanced interpersonal skills to engage others to build strong working relationships and partnerships and to resolve potentially contentious, controversial, and complex environmental issues.

Ability to makes sound decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information, and under tight deadlines and pressure.

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

Bachelor’s degree in soil science, geology, hydrology, environmental science or closely-related field.

Demonstrated experience utilizing and understanding the Incident Command System and its principles.

Knowledge of emergency preparedness, hazmat safety and response, and drinking water supplies.

Knowledge of federal and state laws relating to waste management; and chemical and oil handling and storage.

Experience hiring, overseeing, training and directing the work of contractors.

Experience managing and coordinating environmental emergency responses.

Physical Requirements

Ability to occasionally move or transport equipment up to 25 pounds. May require moving or transporting equipment and traversing rough and uneven terrain.

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 does not exceed 26,000 pounds.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 . Please indicate what assistance is needed.