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Job Title Location Posted
Sewage Treatment Operations Supervisor Wichita, KS 05/12
General Manager/CEO Laurel, MD 05/11
Senior or Principal Environmental Scientist St. Paul, MN 05/11

Governmental Policy Analyst

Denver, CO 05/04
Environmental Scientist - Senior or Principal St. Paul, MN 04/02
Director Watershed Management Decatur, GA 04/02

 last updated: May 12, 2015

Job Title:
Posted: 05/12/2015
Closing Date:

Job Description:

The City of Wichita, KS, Public Works & Utilities, Sewage Treatment Division, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Sewage Treatment Operations Supervisor. Starting annual salary: $42599 to $59169 DOQ

This is skilled work supervising operational, mechanical, laboring and custodial activities at the sewage treatment plants, including making work assignments, and inspecting and evaluating work and processes to assure that the plant continuously operates at top efficiency. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.

Work hours: 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Additional hours of work may be required.

Examples of work performed:

  • Ensures that equipment is functioning smoothly; advises operators about equipment operations.
  • Discusses reports of plant operations with the superintendent and receives instructions concerning changes in procedures or special situations.
  • Compiles necessary operating and time reports.
  • Determines the necessity for immediate action in the case of emergencies.
  • Trains and evaluates personnel in operations, maintenance and safety procedures.
  • May supervise the agricultural land application of bio-solids.
  • May assume duties in superintendent's absence.

These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed. 

Required Experience and Training include graduation from a four-year college with a degree in chemistry, physical or biological science, engineering or a related field, and two years of experience in sewage treatment or a closely-related field. Some supervisory experience is preferred. Possession of a Kansas Class IV Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator certification or ability to obtain one within a year, if certified to the equivalent level in another state. 

An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check. 

For more information and to apply, visit www.wichita.gov, Employment. EOE. Veteran preference. Posting may close at any time without prior notice.

 

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Job Title: General Manager/CEO
Posted: 05/11/2015
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Position Class/Title:

General Manager/CEO

Grade:

E.AO

Team:

General Manager's Office

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Group:

 

Position Level:

Executive

Unit:

 

Position Code:

 

Reports To:

Commissioners

Direct Reports:

Team Chiefs, Directors, Executive Administrative Assistant

 

Organization:

Established in 1918, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is currently among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and over 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline. WSSC's service area spans nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, and serves 1.8 million residents through approximately 460,000 customer accounts.

WSSC is extremely proud that it has maintained a AAA bond rating and that its drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.

As a bi-county agency, WSSC has extensive regulatory functions. It operates 3 reservoirs (plus shared access to a fourth reservoir), 2 drinking water filtration plants, and 6 wastewater treatment plants. It also collects wastewater which is treated at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (operated by DC Water) in Washington, D.C.  It promulgates and enforces the plumbing code for its jurisdiction as well as reviews and approves contract plans for extensions of water and sewer mains.

Headquartered in Laurel, Maryland, WSSC is overseen by six commissioners, three from Montgomery County and three from Prince George's County. These commissioners are appointed by their respective county executives with the approval of the county councils. The day-to-day operations are the responsibility of a general manager/chief executive officer, who supervises a staff of over 1,500. WSSC's combined operating and capital budget for Fiscal Year 2015 (which ends June 30, 2015) is approximately $1.333 billion and its 6-year proposed capital improvements program (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2016 through 2021 is $4.2 billion.

Mission:

To provide safe and reliable water, life's most precious resource, and return clean water to our environment, all in an ethical, sustainable, and financially responsible manner.

Vision:

We will become the world-class provider of safe, reliable water and wastewater services that protect quality of life for our community. We strive for the following:

  • Customers who are delighted with our excellent products and innovative services.
  • Relationships with our customers, employees and business partners that surpass expectations.
  • Environmental improvement as a result of our commitment to sustainability and excellence.
  • To operate a quality organization with employees who embrace the mission of WSSC and are given opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The General Manager/CEO reports to the WSSC Commissioners and is responsible for the implementation of WSSC's vision and strategic business plans. The GM/CEO is responsible for directing and supervising strategic, operational and maintenance activities and ensuring compliance with all regulatory, environmental and safety requirements.

This position will be responsible for the Bi-County-wide operational management activities, including developing and promoting a long-term regional vision of water and sewer services; managing existing services; designing, constructing, maintaining and managing future services.

The GM/CEO will be responsible for building partnerships and strong working relationships with Montgomery County and Prince George's County elected officials as well as other local, regional, state and federal stakeholders and customers. Additionally, the GM/CEO will be responsible for collaborating with and developing  his/her executive leadership team and all employees to lead WSSC in such a way that advocates and supports the Commission's vision of being a world-class provider of safe, reliable and affordable water and wastewater services. This position will also be responsible for managing approved operating and capital programs and for developing and submitting to the Commission proposed long-range capital plans. The GM/CEO will also be responsible for ensuring that WSSC is leading the industry in technological advances including automated meter systems, customer service applications, asset management programs and clean water technologies.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide strategy and policy recommendations to the Board of Commissioners;
  • Keep the Board of Commissioners informed about ongoing strategic and operational activities in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Implement WSSC's strategic mission and vision and provide seasoned  leadership and management to the organization;
  • Build relationships and trust with the community and stakeholders through frequent outreach;
  • Represent the Commission at appropriate county and state government forums, and other Commission activities;
  • Build partnerships and strong working relationships with elected, appointed and career executives in Montgomery County and Prince George's County and the business community to ensure better water and sewer services for all customers;
  • Work closely and collaboratively with all stakeholders of the Commission;
  • Listen to, engage, develop, mentor, encourage, motivate and work collaboratively with members of the executive leadership team;
  • Establish and maintain an effective system of communication throughout the organization with all employees;
  • Lead by example – ensuring that all employees are recognized, respected, appreciated and valued equally in WSSC's effort to deliver the highest quality service possible to its customers;
  • Serve as a strong advocate of the customer and lead the organization with a mission critical evaluation of all decisions and how they can be made to positively impact the customer;
  • Review and provide timely response to citizen complaints following staff investigation;
  • Direct and manage operations, maintenance, regulatory, environmental , safety, capital and administrative activities and ensure overall operational efficiency;
  • Review and address a broad array of organizational and financial matters to ensure the fiscal health of WSSC and to deliver top quality services to the community;
  • Provide for the financial management of all WSSC activities and make day-to-day decisions on budgetary matters not requiring approval from the Commissioners;
  • Manage WSSC in a fiscally responsible manner by continually exploring opportunities for increased efficiencies;
  • Oversee the development and approval of the annual budget;
  • Act as the appointing authority for the recruitment and retention of employees to ensure that WSSC has the strongest leaders in the most appropriate positions;
  • Collaborate with all WSSC departments including internal audit and corporate secretary offices to ensure the most efficient and effective alignment;
  • Introduce and promote an organizational environment that embraces new technologies including smart meters and other emerging innovations that promote long term efficiency and cost effectiveness within fiscal constraints;
  • Guide and support the enhancement of the WSSC call center to provide state of the art call center services to customers that include email, text, phone and fax technologies;
  • Develop a long term sustainable pricing program that accounts for WSSC's operational and capital needs as well as the customer needs including devising programs that support economically disadvantaged customers;
  • Ensure that WSSC meets local, state and federal regulatory requirements for safety, environmental and contractual compliance;
  • Regulate the installation of all plumbing and gas fittings in the bi-county area;
  • Develop a program to reduce the occurrence of insoluble solutions and materials entering the sewer system;
  • Develop a program to address and reduce residential sewage backups;
  • Analyze and evaluate operational, maintenance and support functions and initiate new or improved practices as necessary;
  • Address the public on Commission activities;
  • Develop a long range plan and vision to reduce water loss;
  • Attend professional meetings and keep abreast of modern developments in utility management;
  • Build alliances and coalitions with local and national colleges and universities to attract top talent to WSSC;
  • Work closely with union leadership and develop policies and programs that support union employees;
  • Ensure that WSSC's safety and security policies and practices are in compliance with local, state and federal laws and that WSSC continues to provide water service to its customers that is safe, clean and secure;
  • Work closely with WSSC's Commissioners and the public relations department to communicate information of public interest to the media and others;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the modern principles of public administration as they apply to utilities administration;
  • Proven ability to plan and lead the operational functions and activities of a complex organization;
  • Ability to lead, direct, mentor, organize and effectively communicate with individuals to accomplish goals consistent with the strategic business plans;
  • Ability to lead and direct a large complex organization in which customer service is essential to the organization's success;
  • Ability to develop and implement long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments;
  • Ability to build and sustain a collaborative, high performing team culture;
  • Ability to thoroughly understand and respond to the results of all applicable financial reporting;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and State officials, employees, and the general public;
  • Ability to build partnerships with stakeholders internal and external to the organization and at the local, county, state and federal levels;
  • Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions;
  • Ability to present facts, recommendations, and directives effectively in oral and written form;
  • Ability to provide leadership to others;
  • Ability to recognize where the organization is and where the organization needs to go to ensure future success;
  • Ability to listen, communicate effectively and speak persuasively with individuals, groups and stakeholders;
  • Ability to make decisions that are fair and impartial;
  • Ability to be proactive and communicate WSSC's story to its stakeholders to obtain stakeholder buy-in;
  • Commitment to integrate into the community and be a part of the region's future success;
  • Sound professional judgment, tact, courtesy, and unquestioned integrity;
  • Willingness to accept and implement ideas and recommendations of others as opposed to only those of his/her own.

Personal Characteristics

  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship builder;
  • Strong results-oriented leader capable of listening carefully and responding appropriately and with sound judgment;
  • A leader and executive who is engaged with staff and makes an effort to meet with staff at all levels on a regular basis to listen to their input and provide mentoring opportunities for employee development;
  • Executive presence that displays unwavering personal integrity and ethical conduct;
  • Ability to attract key support from staff and be respected by all constituents;
  • Proven leadership skills which include being a unifier and team builder, a problem solver, visionary, mentor and motivator to staff and others;
  • Dynamic personality with great presence;
  • Strong core value system;
  • Patient manager – yet strong implementer;
  • Mission/action-oriented; ability to collaborate with customers, community, legislatures, staff and Commissioners;
  • Proactive commitment to outreach by engaging external stakeholders;
  • Good listening and facilitation skills – ability to build relationships and consensus;
  • Innovative executive that is creative and flexible; 
  • Strategic thinker/planner;
  • Leader capable of delegating responsibility;
  • Politically savvy;
  • Fiscally responsible and resourceful manager;
  • Positive track record in staff development and developing a diverse and inclusive organization reflective of the community.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Business/Fiscal Management, or related field. A minimum of 5 years of responsible experience at the executive level of a water utility or similar organization that is large and complex.  

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure statement within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.  Successful completion of background investigation and mandatory drug screening.

 

TO APPLY:  

All applications should be directed to Krauthamer & Associates, Inc.  Interested candidates should contact Gregg Moser at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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Job Title: Senior or Principal Environmental Scientist
Posted: 05/11/2015
Closing Date:

Job Description:

Senior or Principal Environmental Scientist
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrocouncil/default.cfm

SALARY
Salary: See Position Description
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
LOCATION: 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul
DESCRIPTION:
Recruitment Type: Open competitive -- the following position is open to internal and external applicants and will remain open until filled. We will be hiring this position at either the Senior or Principal Environmental Scientist level.

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area. It operates the regional transit system; collects and treats the region's wastewater; serves communities through affordable housing programs; establishes policies for the region's growth; and serves as the regional planning agency for transportation, aviation, water resources, and parks and open space.
Provides environmental regulatory expertise for wastewater treatment, collection and disposition for all MCES facilities. Position applies for and obtains NPDES/SDS permits; assures compliance with the terms and conditions of NPDES permits, rules and other regulatory requirements; prepares, reviews and submits required reports; and provides input on the development of new rules and regulations and the modification of existing rules that may affect MCES' facilities. Acts as internal consultant in projects in area(s) of subject matter expertise.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Wastewater treatment plant treated effluent disposition –ground and surface water (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State Disposal System (SDS)

a. Permitting – prepare and negotiate applications (renewal and/or initial) for wastewater treatment and storm water management

b. Permit review – both draft permits from the agency and internal reviews with affected areas to ensure compliance systems are in place or planned. Review permit requirements on an on-going basis for current permits. Generate comments on draft permits to guide permit
negotiations

c. Permit negotiations with agency. Gather concerns and questions from internal customers, generate comments for internal review and assist in developing negotiations strategy. Participate in permit negotiations as needed.

d. Track, review and prepare comments where requested in subject matter area of expertise on new or changing federal and state regulations potentially affecting MCES facilities

Compliance Assurance

a. Review permit requirements with internal affected parties on an as-needed basis, including upon receipt of draft permit for reissuance and when final permit is issued.

b. Ensure reports as required by permits and/or other regulatory requirements are submitted on time and are complete.

c. Gather information, providing sufficient notification lead time to those who need to provide the data/information for it to be timely for report preparation

d. Review, comment and participate in internal project development/review where activities may impact wastewater compliance.

e. Develop and/or conduct training to ensure compliance as needed

Compliance Auditing

a. Perform compliance audits in areas of subject matter expertise, partnering with internal environmental audit manager
b. Assess corrective action and timeframes to ensure timely and complete addressing of findings
c. Follow up on corrective actions until proof has been provided, then closing out audit items
d. Participate on team identifying and defining environmental best practices in operations

Biosolids Compliance

a. Maintain official Council database and records for biosolids management
b. Audit biosolids areas (collection and application) for compliance with biosolids rules
c. Support biosolids land application site selection/permitting process as needed

Maintain environmental compliance information database

a. Access database pulls information from other databases, and some information or data must be manually entered. Work with other subject matter experts to ensure timely and complete entering of information.
b. Report generation as needed

Participates in MCES-wide teams to address issues of concern as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

Disclaimer: This is one of three positions covering all the environmental regulatory responsibilities for MCES. Knowledge of other regulatory programs is desirable but not required.
QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualifications:
Senior Environmental Scientist: A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field AND three (3) years of related professional-level experience in pollution control and environmental compliance stated below.

Principal Environmental Scientist : A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field AND four (4) years of related professional-level experience in pollution control and environmental compliance stated below.

Experience including:
- Application and interpretation of environmental laws and regulations
- NPDES/SDS permit application, negotiation and compliance program development and implementation
- Conducting compliance evaluations, audits or inspections and managing resultant corrective actions definition, implementation and close-out procedures

License Requirement:
-Valid Driver's License

Desired Qualifications:
-Experience with Microsoft Access
-Broader environmental experience including Air, Hazardous Waste, etc

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Working knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations, particularly in water quality (NPDES) including biosolids management with emphasis on land application
-Working knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations, particularly in air permitting, including Title V, general air permitting, reporting, RICE generators, Sewage Sludge Incineratory MACT requirements
-Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, particularly in written communications, conduct negotiations and manage projects
-Possession of strong interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively work on teams
-Experience in using personal computers, spreadsheet and database programs
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Senior Environmental Scientist
Union: AFSCME, Grade G
Hiring Range: $61,734-$70,075
Full Salary Range: $61,734-$88,589
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

Principal Environmental Scientist
Union: AFSCME, Grade H
Hiring Range: $66,747-$75,754
Full Salary Range: $66,747-$94,702
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected for an interview(s) based on the results of:
• Minimum Qualifications Review
• Education and Experience Rating
• Oral Exam
All employment offers are conditional upon a review and verification of education, employment and driving record (if applicable) as well as passing a pre-employment drug-screen for new hires.

Offers are also conditioned upon passing a criminal background check for new hires. Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis. Convictions are reviewed based upon the relatedness of the conviction to duties of the position as well as a candidate's ability to demonstrate adequate rehabilitation.

Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions which are Safety Sensitive; supervisory/managerial; located in Finance, Information Services (IS) or Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Please note: Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) may cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at 612-349-7558.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT www.metrocouncil.org
Job #2015-00162
SENIOR OR PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST


Senior or Principal Environmental Scientist Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Instructions: The purpose of the supplemental questions listed below is to further evaluate your education and experience to determine your eligibility for this job classification. Answer each question accurately and thoroughly. Do not type "See Resume." The experience you indicate in your responses to the supplemental questions must also be described, in detail, on the Work Experience section of this application. If you cite experience in your response that is not included on the Work History section of this application, your application may be considered incomplete and you may not receive further consideration for this position. I have read and understand the above instructions regarding supplemental questions.
Yes
No
* 2. Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher?
Yes
No
* 3. Please select your area of study.
Environmental Sciences
Engineering
Chemistry
Biology
Other
4. If you selected 'other' in the previous question please write your area of study.

* 5. Please select how many years of experience you have in NPDES.
Less than three (3) years
Three (3)years to less than four (4)
Four (4) years to less than six (6)
Six (6) years to less than eight (8)
Eight (8) years to less than ten (10)
Ten (10) or more years
* 6. Do you have a driver's license?
Yes
No
* 7. Please describe your experience in application and interpretation of air emissions rules and regulations, including Title V permitting, RICE rules, SSI MACT. If this does not apply write 'n/a'.

* 8. Please describe your experience with application and interpretation of environmental laws and regulations. If this does not apply write 'n/a'.

* 9. Please describe below your experience with additional environmental compliance activities. If this does not apply write 'n/a'.

* Required Question

 

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Job Title: Governmental Policy Analyst
Posted: 05/04/2015
Closing Date:

Job Description:

A nationally recognized leader in the wastewater industry

Governmental Policy Analyst

Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility (RHWTF) – 6450 York Street, Denver, CO

Flexible work schedules including 4-day work week in Denver, Colorado!

Hiring Range:$63,690 - $85,114
Job Open Until 5/10/2015

ABOUT US - We provide wastewater conveyance and treatment services for 1.7 million people in the Denver Metro area and are a nationally recognized leader in our industry. We own and operate approximately 230 miles of interceptor sewer that conveys wastewater from 59 local municipalities to the 220 MGD Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility (RWHTF).  As a team, we run an innovative biological nutrient removal and solids processing facility that supports water quality objectives of the effluent-dominated South Platte River and 100 percent reuse of our biosolids product.

THE OPPORTUNITY – Performs professional duties associated with the coordination, development, and assessment of state and federal environmental regulations and implementation with emphasis on Clean Water Act-related requirements.  Coordinates governmental affairs-related activities to support Environmental Services and other Metro District departments. 

Typical Duties

  1. Coordinates between Governmental Affairs staff and Water Quality staff to develop analyses and evaluate technical information needed for regulatory development, rulemaking, or other related requirements. Reviews and critiques reports related to water quality policy development or assessment.
  2. Coordinates the Metro District's participation in state environmental regulatory hearings and related rulemaking activities.  Provides technical, scientific, and policy expertise to assist in the development of prehearing submittals and testimony for Colorado Water Quality Control Commission hearings. 
  3. Identifies, monitors, researches, and analyzes environmental regulatory issues to provide input as needed to Governmental Affairs and Water Quality staff as well as other Environmental Services Division staff.  Researches key environmental issues potentially affecting the District and recommends associated plans and policies.
  4. Develops recommendations and assists in the development and implementation of procedures to facilitate information gathering, compilation, and submittal related to the District's discharge permit.
  5. Coordinates with other Governmental Affairs and Water Quality staff in the participation of various state stakeholder groups, non-profits and associations related to water quality monitoring, assessment, criteria, and policy development.  Groups may include the Water Quality Forum (WQF), WQF workgroups, SP CURE, Colorado Monitoring Framework and the Colorado Wastewater Utility Council to ensure that issues of concern to the Metro District are communicated effectively.
  6. Coordinates with Environmental Services staff and outside counsel in interpreting environmental laws and regulations to ensure that the District meets all regulatory requirements. Provides input in the development of recommendations for appropriate changes to existing environmental regulations and the development of new environmental policy and regulations.
  7. Coordinates with Water Quality staff to develop information necessary to respond to requests for technical information from regulatory agencies, Metro District staff, outside counsel, or other parties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental policy, public administration, or related field, plus two years of experience with regulatory development and regulatory agencies.  Knowledge of Colorado and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the wastewater industry.  Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate work and to write reports.  Excellent  verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with a variety of staff.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in governmental affairs or environmental compliance program.  Masters degree or advanced education in environmental science, environmental policy, public administration, or related field.

COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS include comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, LTD, AD&D insurances, defined contribution retirement plan, optional deferred compensation program, and reimbursed health/fitness & educational assistance programs.

TO APPLY - Visit www.metrowastewater.com, then go to "Working at Metro"

An Equal Opportunity Employer-Non Smoking and Fragrance-Free Facility-Drug Screen & Background Check Required of Finalists

 

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Job Title: Environmental Scientist - Senior or Principal
Posted: 04/02/2015
Closing Date: 04/13/15 at 4:30 PM

Job Description:

Environmental Scientist - Senior or Principal
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
CLOSING DATE: 04/13/15 at 4:30 PM

DESCRIPTION
We will be hiring this position at either the Senior or Principal Environmental Scientist level.

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area.  It operates the regional transit system; collects and treats the region's wastewater; serves communities through affordable housing programs; establishes policies for the region's growth; and serves as the regional planning agency for transportation, aviation, water resources, and parks and open space.

This position provides environmental regulatory expertise for wastewater treatment, collection and disposition for all MCES facilities. This position applies for and obtains NPDES/SDS permits; assures compliance with the terms and conditions of environmental permits, rules and other regulatory requirements; prepares, review and submits required reports; and provides input on the development of new rules and regulations and the modification of existing rules that may affect MCES' facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualifications:
Senior Environmental Scientist: A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field AND three (3) years of related professional-level experience in pollution control and environmental compliance stated below.

Principal Environmental Scientist: A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field AND four (4) years of related professional-level experience in pollution control and environmental compliance stated below.

Experience including:
- Application and interpretation of environmental laws and regulations
- NPDES/SDS permit application, negotiation and compliance
- Conducting compliance evaluations, audits or inspections

License Requirement:
-Valid Driver's License

Desired Qualifications:
-Experience with Microsoft Access
-Broader environmental experience including Air, Hazardous Waste, etc

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Senior Environmental Scientist
Hiring Range
: $61,734-$70,075
Full Salary Range: $61,734-$88,589

Principal Environmental Scientist
Hiring Range: $66,747-$75,754
Full Salary Range: $66,747-$94,702

TO APPLY:
Applicants MUST submit the Metropolitan Council's online employment application -   more information and application instructions at www.metrocouncil.org.

 

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Job Title: Director Watershed Management
Posted: 04/02/2015
Closing Date:

Job Description:

DEKALB COUNTY GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of:
DIRECTOR WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

SALARY:

$46.18 - $75.94 Hourly
$3,694.15 - $6,075.23 Biweekly
$8,004.00 - $13,163.00 Monthly
$96,048.00 - $157,956.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 03/26/15

 

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

POSITION SUMMARY
Plans, organizes, and administers the overall management and direction of the County's Watershed Management Department.  Develops department goals, objectives, policies and procedures to accomplish the county's mission of production of potable water and treatment and disposal of wastewater in accordance with State and Federal quality standards and regulations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees the County's Watershed Management function to include the design, administration, and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs; participates in executive-level decision making and advises the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Commissioners, Executive Assistant, and Deputy COO on matters pertaining to the department.

Manages, directs, and evaluates staff; reviews and evaluates employee concerns and problems; provides assigned staff with ongoing guidance, direction, and feedback to ensure a productive, professional, and motivated workgroup; and ensures continual development of staff and adherence to the County's performance management plan.

Formulates, implements, and directs short- and long-range plans and department policies and procedures for operations pertaining to water/wastewater distribution, collection, treatment, and disposal.

Implements initiatives to improve operational efficiency and quality of service to the public.

Manages and coordinates efforts to obtain federal and state financial assistance through the identification of new grants and other funding opportunities and to ensure compliance with requirements for these funding programs.

Manages the development and preparation of the department's annual budget; provides forecast data, information, major project estimates, long-range proposed budget, and cost plans, etc. requested by the Executive Assistant/Finance Director to develop the County's annual budget.

Manages approved budget to minimize expenditures and optimally utilize resources.

Coordinates with EPD and ensures county work adherence and compliance with appropriate specifications, and County, State, and Federal laws, regulations, ordinances, and other guidelines.

Represents Watershed Management at all Board of Commissioners' meetings and acts as liaison with various public and private sector agencies and community groups.

Resolves citizen complaints and addresses inquiries and concerns as directed by the CEO.

Directs the preparation of Request For Proposal (RFP) for design and engineering services and serves on contractor selection committees.

Represents the County as owner of water and sewer related projects in disputes, claims, and other legal matters.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in civil, industrial, or a related engineering or environmental science field (Master's degree preferred); fifteen years of progressively responsible experience, including five years as a senior manager in a large scale water and sewer department, or in an agency with public works, water and sewer combined; and expertise in regulatory compliance and customer service systems.  A Professional Engineers (PE) license or a Class I Water Plant Operator's license is a plus.  An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

http://dekalbcountyga.gov/merit/pdf/dekalb-county-watershed-director.pdf

Applications may be filed online at:
http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov

 

 

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