Working Title: Brownfields Outreach Planner ~ Planner Senior State
Job Class: Planner Senior State
Agency: Pollution Control Agency
- Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
- Date Posted: 07/14/2023
- Closing Date: 08/01/2023
- Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
- Division/Unit: REM Brownfields Section
- Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
- Days of Work: Monday – Friday
- Travel Required: Yes – Up to 10% of the time
- Salary Range: $25.25 – $37.02 / hourly; $52,722 – $77,297 / annually
- Classified Status: Classified
- FLSA Status: Nonexempt
- Telework Eligible: Yes
- Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes
*This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth or Saint Paul.
**This position has the ability to offer a flexible work arrangement that allows a hybrid schedule (both in office location and/or telework)**
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.
This position provides planning to support the implementation of a comprehensive, statewide community outreach and engagement program to support the MPCA’s Brownfield Section. A major area of focus for the program is environmental justice (EJ) communities throughout the state.
Three (3) years professional experience planning, implementing, and evaluating work in the areas of community outreach/organizing, community planning or development, environmental policy or a similar field OR
A bachelor’s degree in science, environmental health, urban or environmental studies or a related field and two years professional experience. Professional experience includes planning, implementing, and evaluating work in the areas of community outreach/organizing, community planning or development, environmental policy or a similar field AND
Analytical, research, organizational and project management skills.
Excellent oral communication, interpersonal and written skills.
Ability to present complex information in an understandable way to community members.
Possess a valid Driver’s license (see additional requirements).
Multilingual skills (preferably Spanish, Somali, Cushite, Hmong, Ojibwe, Dakota or other non-English languages commonly spoken in Minnesota).
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact, communicate and collaborate with people from a wide range of backgrounds including members of the public, and/or community organizations, business representatives, members of local government and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental justice and how environmental justice can impact residents and communities.
Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.
A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. Thejob offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DLR 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 basicdriver’s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
How to Apply
Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected]. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Jillian Kloster at [email protected].
About Pollution Control Agency
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, andbusinesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to helpensure polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people. We emphasize work-life balance with flexschedules, compressed schedules, and options to telework for some positions.
Why Work for Us
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
- 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
- 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
- 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
- 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
- Public pension plan
- Training and professional development
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- 11 paid holidays each year
- Paid parental leave
- Low-cost medical and dental coverage
- Prescription drug coverage
- Vision coverage
- Wellness programs and resources
- Employer paid life insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Health care spending and savings accounts
- Dependent care spending account
- Tax-deferred compensation
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement
- Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 [email protected] and indicate what assistance is needed.