Environmental Resources Manager

City of Woodbury

Job Type: Full Time

Location: City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN 55125

How to apply: Applications may be filed online at: http://www.woodburymn.gov

Under the general direction of the Engineering Director, this position is responsible for the coordination, planning and implementation of the city’s policies and programs related to surface water management, sustainability, water conservation and re-use, vegetation management, solid waste and recycling, natural resources protection, energy conservation, and other environmental initiatives of the city.

Hiring Salary is $84,279.08 – $109,562.80
Full Salary Range is $84,279.08 – $122,204.67



  • Manage, direct and coordinate the Environmental Division.  Regularly monitors operations to ensure compliance with performance measures and guidelines and direction from the Engineering Director.
  • Assign tasks and projects, organizes workloads and establishes performance expectations to meet completion schedule.
  • Coordination of environmental work with other departments and divisions and provides technical or research assistance to achieve city-wide goals.
  • Review and evaluate performance of division employees on a regular basis.
  • Conduct regular meetings with division staff and the Engineering Director as necessary to ensure good communication, coordination of activities, and status of progress toward achieving division goals.
  • Provide thoughtful and strategic growth and increasing responsibilities for divisional staff to enhance knowledge and efficiencies within the department.


  • Serve as the City representative and liaison to other governmental agencies, professional organizations, residents, businesses, and other stakeholders on subjects as they relate to the division and environmental goals as needed or required by the Engineering Director.
  • Network, interact and participate in professional organizations, interagency and interdepartmental committees and taskforces to identify and keep abreast of initiatives, emerging issues, rules, regulations, laws and other activities which may affect or impact the division and City.
  • Express division position on environmental issues with diplomacy, tact, and political awareness along with interpersonal tact and sensitivity to community and internal stakeholder concerns.
  • Prepare or assist with council letters, resolutions, agreements, memorandums, public education and outreach, and staff technical reports as needed for the division.
  • Ensure development and communications of division policies, procedures, programs and activities to implement the City’s visions, policies, directives and comprehensive plans.
  • Requires occasional attendance outside work hours to attend City Council or community meetings as necessary.

Budget and fiscal management

  • Assist in preparation of the division annual budgets and the Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Maintain financial control and regular review and correction if needed for division operating expenditures and capital improvements.
  • Review and update the City’s fee schedule as related to the division.

 Technical knowledge and expertise

  • Coordinate and implement city environmental programs; such as but not limited to water quality and conservation, o, urban forestry plans, lake management plans, vegetation management plans, tree preservation, vegetation management, energy conservation and renewable energy, solid waste and recycling programs, renewable and solar energy, water & energy conservation, and other City environmental related goals.
  • Assist in preparation of city plans, including the Comprehensive Plan, urban forestry, lake management, vegetation management, surface water, sanitary sewer, and other environmental plans.  
  • Provide technical information and make presentations as needed to the City Council, City commissions, related boards and other departments.
  • Oversee and assist with activities related to water resources, including but not limited to MPCA MS4 permit, grading permit review, non-degradation TMDL requirement reviews, and conformance with the surface water management plan, wetland requirements, and wellhead protection.
  • Coordinate the development, review and implementation of the Environmental Management Chapter of City Code, including tree preservation and shoreland overlay.
  • Writes and reviews City ordinances and policies pertaining to the City’s environmental goals.
  • Serve as the City’s Floodplain Manager and assists with FEMA flood zone determinations, and prepares or delegates required paperwork for LOMA and LOMR submittals as necessary.
  • Oversee stormwater infrastructure & BMP maintenance programs; coordinate, plan and implement projects.
  • Provide technical and professional advice to city staff related to the Wetland Conservation Act and participate or delegates staff to participate on the Technical Evaluation Panel.
  • Coordinate and assist with grant applications to state, county, watershed districts, and other agencies related to water quality and conservation, sustainability, recycling, upland vegetation projects and land conservation activities, and monitor related budgets.
  • Coordination and review of development plans and City projects for conformance with the City’s environmental policies, goals, and related ordinances.
  • Provide direction for the work of the city’s environmental and stormwater consultants; interpret reports and disseminate information to appropriate parties.
  • Coordinate environmental review including the preparation of EAWs and AUARs and coordinate with applicable state agencies on environmental review.
  • Maintain knowledge of evolving environmental and stormwater regulations and inform City staff members as these changes are implemented.

 Maintain and foster an environment, which facilitates the Exceeding Expectations (professional, responsive, leaders) philosophy of the City.

Bachelor’s degree or equal in the physical or biological sciences (e.g. chemistry, physics, engineering, hydrology, and biology), natural resource management, sustainability, environmental planning, or a closely related field.  

Coordinates or conducts special projects and performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Five years progressively responsible experience in planning, coordinating and implementing water resources or other environmental programs, water resources, sustainability, natural resource management or other applicable programs.
Intermediate level of computer proficiency with word processing and database software, preferably Microsoft Office programs.

Advanced degree in the biological sciences, natural resource management, sustainability, environmental planning, civil engineering, or a closely related field. 
Work in a leadership role, project management experience, and supervisory experience.
Proficiency and knowledge of specialized water resources software (HydroCAD, XPSWMM, P8, MIDS, Etc.) and ability to utilize AutoCAD and ArcGIS systems.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed mostly in office settings.   Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments and construction sites.   Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.  Candidate must have the ability to drive to and from various worksites.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit and talk or hear for extended periods of time.  The employee is required to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms for a majority of the work time.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.