The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for the Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Program from the Duluth Regional Office for the counties assigned to the area. This position supports the program by implementing the SSTS compliance and enforcement, technical assistance, and training objectives in accordance with the program work plan.
The incumbent will focus on compliance and enforcement (currently includes Minn. Rules 7080 – 7083) and technical assistance of the SSTS program. The incumbent will conduct inspections and investigate and follow-up on complaints; appropriate enforcement actions will be initiated in accordance with the Enforcement Response Plan (ERP). The position also provides technical assistance and training to assigned counties, other local units of government, SSTS professionals, and other groups as appropriate. The functions of this position include:
1. Coordinating with local governmental staff, maintainers, and service providers on SSTS program implementation and enforcement issues;
2. Follow-up on complaints regarding license issues and completing inspections on individuals working in the areas of designing, installing, maintaining, and inspecting SSTS;
3. Documenting and communicating inspection findings as appropriate for the administration of the SSTS program; and initiating appropriate enforcement actions to resolve violation situations.
4. Providing technical assistance to LGUs, SSTS professionals, and other appropriate groups.
5. Support U of M and other training according to developed work plan.
- Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Protection or related field;
- Two (2) years of professional-level environmental protection experience.
- Good computer skills.
- The ability to communicate complex issues to general audiences.
- The principals and practice of hydrology, chemistry, biology, and environmental science relative to septic systems.
- Public health principals to minimize impacts from septic systems.
- Basic subsurface sewage treatment system function, design, operations and management.
- Septic system construction and operation.
- Ability to take direction, follow standard operating procedures, manage and prioritize multiple assignments, and work effectively independently and on teams to complete assignments in a timely manner.
- Good communication and writing skills.
- Ability to be an active listener, be open to ideas and opinions, and to identify differences and resolve conflicts, ability to identify.
Ability to climb into the cab of pumper trucks and to traverse land application sites for maintainer inspections.
Driver’s License Requirement:
A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. 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 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 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.