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State of Minnesota Sustainable Materials Management Specialist - State Prog Admin Sr in Roseville, Minnesota

Working Title: Sustainable Materials Management Specialist - State Prog Admin Sr

Job Class: State Program Administrator Senior

Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Job ID : 78192

  • Location : Various

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/09/2024

  • Closing Date : 08/06/2024

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

  • Division/Unit : RMAD SustainMaterial MgmtUnit

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $27.84 - $40.82 / hourly; $58,129 - $85,232 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

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

*This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth, Brainerd, St. Paul, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Marshall or Mankato.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

This position exists to facilitate sustainable materials management (SMM) policy and programs within the agency as a part of the SMM Core Team and with an emphasis on waste reduction and reuse as a means of reducing environmental and climate impacts across the state. This work spans multiple topic areas, including, but not limited to food, buildings, and consumer products. Key focuses include planning, organizing and administering program activities related to sustainable materials management, monitoring and evaluating progress by leading grant programs and managing grant contracts, developing and tracking policy to support sustainable materials management, and providing technical assistance, research, and outreach intended to increase SMM opportunities in Minnesota and reduce the environmental and climate impacts of statewide consumption. The position will act according to the Agency’s responsibilities under the Waste Management Act, the Toxic Pollution Prevention Act and other state and federal statutes. This position will work with citizens, businesses, local units of government, state agencies and others to increase SMM (waste reduction and reuse) and will work with the Materials Management, Product Stewardship, and Toxic Reduction Team to ensure coordination and collaboration within the MPCA.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, environmental, planning, or public policy area and two years of professional experience that includes experience working in environmental protection, materials management, solid waste, and climate efforts/ climate mitigation, or related environmental field.


Three years of professional experience working in in environmental protection, materials management, solid waste, and climate efforts/ climate mitigation, or related environmental field.


Project management or grants management experience that includes handling multiple tasks and deadlines.

Experience managing and tracking budgets.

Strong written and verbal communication skills including experience communicating and collaborating with others in a work environment.

Problem solving, planning, organizational, and computer skills (such as Office 365 and similar software).

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 and experience with:

Waste reduction and reuse program and policy development.

Developing, implementing, and administering grant programs.

Coordinating and outreach with administrative functions such as contracts, fiscal, business support and communications.

Collaborating with federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, community groups, and other external parties.

Education and outreach, including presentations and public speaking.

Ability to summarize technical information into documents and presentations.

Environmental programs, rules, and policies administered by federal, state, and local governments.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally moving such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or moving light objects frequently. A job is in this category may require maintaining a stationary position to a significant degree or may involve a certain amount of moving necessary in carrying out job duties.

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.


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.