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State of Minnesota AmeriCorps Member in Various, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary Minnesota GreenCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota's environment and strengthen communities. MN GreenCorps members serve full-time at nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or educational institutions throughout the state. Members address critical environmental issues while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals. Minnesota GreenCorps AmeriCorps Service Term: September 15, 2021 – August 16, 2022 Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm typical. Occasional evenings/weekends may be required for some positions. Locations: 50 positions are available throughout Minnesota. Housing is not provided, members must secure housing near their service location. Applicants may indicate geographic area preferences on the application. * Northeast: Carlton, Duluth, Virginia * Northwest: Bemidji, Cass Lake, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Morris, Pelican Rapids * North Central: Aitkin, Brainerd, St. Joseph, Staples * Metro: Andover, Bloomington, Chaska, East Bethel, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Oakdale, Richfield, St. Paul * Southeast: Austin, Faribault, Rochester Projects: Members serve in one of the four environmental topic areas: Air Pollutant Reduction, Community Readiness & Outreach, Green Infrastructure Improvements, or Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Organics Management. Member activities may include: delivering environmental education, implementing sustainability-related projects, collecting, benchmarking and analyzing data, improving habitat, implementing recycling programs, collaborating with community members, and mobilizing volunteers. Benefits: Members earn a living allowance disbursed bi-weekly in payments of $654.58 (pre-tax), health insurance, student loan forbearance on eligible loans, and an education award of up to $6,345 for education expenses or qualified student loans. Members receive training from the MPCA, develop green job skills, gain professional experience, network with environmental professionals, and are paired with a mentor who provides on-going guidance. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications * Must be a minimum of 18 years or older. * Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. * Two year Associates degree or completion of sophomore year in a four-year college program required; preferred qualification of a four-year degree. * Demonstrated interest in the environment, including energy and water conservation, active transportation, urban planning, local foods, recycling, etc. * Interest in environmental service and community work. * Commitment to complete the 11 month (1700 hour) service term. * Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse team. * Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines. Physical Requirements * Most positions are primarily based in an office setting and require sitting, standing, and operating a computer and telephone. * Some positons may require light to moderate lifting, bending, stooping, pulling, kneeling, carrying, and use of hand tools. * Some positions may require the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, such as wind, rain, high or low temperatures on challenging terrain for up to 8 hours at a time. Additional Requirements This position requires successful completion of the following: * Positions that perform driving require a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check. Some positions require access to a personal vehicle for transportation. * All positions require the successful completion of a criminal history check. Application Details How to Apply Visit www.pca.state.mn.us/mngreencorps to learn more about the program, review the available positions and locations in the project summary document, and read the Application Guide. You must read the Application Guide before starting your application and return to this page! Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page to complete your application. Applicants may indicate the focus area and region of the state where they want to serve on the application. Please be prepared to briefly describe an experience you have had that demonstrates your interest in environmental work on the application as well. You will need to upload a resume in the application system. Applicants are encouraged to include past volunteer experience, why community service is important to them, how service has positively impacted their community, and/or why they are interested in serving on their application materials. Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview between mid-June and mid-July. Please be sure the contact information provided on your application is current during this time period. Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. Contact If you have questions about the Minnesota GreenCorps program or the position, contact mngreencorps.pca@state.mn.us If you have questions about the application process or the status of your application, contact mgcapplication.pca@state.mn.us * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations 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 you need. Job Title: AmeriCorps Member Location: Various Job ID: 45576 Regular/Temporary: Non-State Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 05/04/2021 Closing Date: 06/15/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-Non Employee Hiring Agency: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-Non Employee Division/Unit: RMAD CBA GreenCorps Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: Yes - some positions require travel Salary Range: Stipend $654.58(pre-tax) per 2-week period Classified Status: Non-Status Bargaining Unit/Union: 223 - Non-Employee/Unrep Job Class: AmeriCorps Member Working Title: AmeriCorps Member