The position will support MPCA divisions and agency-wide functions. They will assist division directors in two MPCA divisions in leading and managing, with a focus on communications with division leaders and staff, human resource transactions, legislative affairs, and budget management. They will also lead and manage Business Systems units to ensure the goals of the divisions are met. They work closely with division directors and fellow assistant division directors in order to develop and apply policies and practices consistently across all divisions in the agency. They also play a strong role in supporting agency wide functions by participating on lateral management teams and special projects, often focused on organizational improvement. The position will supervise one office administrator and reports directly to the Industrial Division Director. The divisions supported by this position include:
Industrial Division – This division conducts the core regulatory programs of the agency focused on industrial facilities and provides media leadership for Air Quality, Industrial Wastewater, Hazardous Waste, and Petroleum Storage Tank Programs.
Municipal Division – This division regulates municipal wastewater, municipal stormwater, construction stormwater, and subsurface sewage treatment system (SSTS) activities. The division also provides technical and financial assistance to municipalities and counties responsible for ensuring wastewater and stormwater facilities are properly managed. The NPDES wastewater program lead, stormwater program lead, and SSTS program lead reside in this division as well as management of the Detroit Lakes and Brainerd regional office.
Three years of supervisory or managerial experience in environmental or natural resources management which demonstrates the following qualifications:
- Experience overseeing the coordination and management of programs;
- Experience with long-range planning, developing and implementing programs, developing procedures, and directing projects;
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of environmental protection sufficient to assess factors which impact the quality of the environment and the interrelationships of those factors to MPCA’s programs and services;
- Leadership skills sufficient to direct, motivate and retain staff;
- Communication skills sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and groups;
- Collaborative skills to effectively work with and align customers, stakeholders and staff to accomplish common environmental objectives;
- Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve sensitive and complex challenges.
- Demonstrated support of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in a workplace setting.
- Knowledge of State and Federal government budgeting processes;
- Work experience in various program areas;
- Experience with the state legislative process;
- Experience with operational functions, to include human resources, fiscal management, information management, support services, process management, and performance management;
- Experience with Continuous Improvement (Six Sigma and/or LEAN) concepts, measurement and data analysis;
- Experience with strategic planning including the development of strategic and operational measures.
- The ability to create a diverse and inclusive working environment with internal and external parties.
- The ability to work collaboratively across the agency.
A driver’s license is an essential function of this position dependent on location. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory driver’s license record 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 basic driver’s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Why Work For Us
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help ensure polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people.
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, a retirement plan, tax deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. We emphasize work-life balance, and strive to have inclusive workplace for everyone.