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Environmental Specialist 1

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State Of Minnesota Rochester , MN 55904

Posted 5 months ago

Job Details

Job Class: Environmental Specialist 1Job ID 25082
2 Positions

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 08/01/2018

Closing Date: 08/07/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MPCA / MAPE

Division/Unit: Watershed / East Feedlot

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/Full

  • Time

Days of Work: Monday

  • Friday

Travel Required: Yes

  • Up to 30% of the time

Salary Range: $19.46 - $28.15/hourly; $40,632 - $58,777/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Position Numbers: 01105364 and 00071300

Location: 1 - Rochester, 1 - Mankato

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MAPE

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Review permit applications for completeness and adequacy. Issue permits in accordance with all applicable rules and processes. Conduct inspections of feedlots to determine compliance with regulations and requirements. Carry out actions, including formal enforcement to return non-compliant feedlots to compliance. Educate and assist feedlot owners (and others) about feedlots permitting, rules and regulations. Support county feedlot officers in their work and evaluate their performance in meeting requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Chemistry or related field;


Two (2) years of professional-level environmental protection experience.


Basic computer skills with proficiency in Word and exposure to Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to gain a complete understanding of the environmental regulatory process and procedures.

Good communication and human relations skills to interact effectively with stakeholders and team members.

Demonstrated strong technical writing skills.

Problem solving skills for resolving technical matters and the ability to bring projects to conclusion.

Ability to travel up to 30%

Valid Driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with animal producer groups and individual feedlot producers.

  • Knowledge of feedlot rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of land application of manure and nutrient management.

  • Experience in compliance and enforcement activities.

  • Experience in environmental permitting activities.

  • Experience working with diverse populations and cultures.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform fieldwork at animal feedlots, which may include rough terrain.

  • Ability to work alone in the field.

  • Ability to travel long distance across various terrain such as agricultural fields and riparian areas, with occasional muddy and wet conditions.

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

  • Ability to take samples in knee-deep water.

Additional Requirements

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 weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this 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 and search Job ID 25082.


If you have questions about the position, contact Jane Walton at .


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 Please indicate what assistance you need.

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