Environmental Resources Technician

City of Woodbury

Job Type: Full Time

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

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

The Environmental Resources Technician works under the under the direction of the Environmental Resources Manager. This position is responsible for assisting the division with the planning, coordination, and implementation of the City’s policies, programs, and projects related to environmental goals and standards. Duties will include activities related to drinking water supply, water & energy conservation, surface water and stormwater management, solid waste and recycling, vegetation management, and supporting other environmental initiatives of the City. This position will require the ability to represent the city in a positive manner to customers and outside agencies through educational and technical communications.

Hiring Range is $29.69 – $34.13
Full Salary Range is $29.69 – $43.03

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist environmental staff on projects and programs related to environmental issues and sustainability, and the integration of these principles throughout the City.

Assist in developing and implementing water conservation programs including, but not limited to, irrigation and other retrofit programs and watering practices. Work with staff on educational programs for residents and businesses, and implementation strategies.

Coordinate and follow-up on erosion control inspections & enforcement, annual reporting for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), and MS4 permit updates.

Coordination and assistance for annual City best management practices (BMPs) infrastructure assessments and maintenance recommendations for Public Works and/or contractors working on behalf of the City.

Assist in tracking of operation and maintenance agreements and preventative maintenance items for public and private storm sewer systems, public and private best management practices (BMPs) devices and related infrastructure.

Assist in tracking, managing and follow-up on drainage complaints across the City in coordination with other departmental staff.

Assist with comment letters related to new and re-development, to ensure the proposed site complies with the City’s regulations, requirements, and goals.

Coordination of development security releases and transfer of storm sewer system management to Public Works.

Assistance with development, tracking and reporting of performance measures and other metrics related to environmental and energy programs.

Assistance with recycling programs, grant projects and implementation of activities to encourage recycling in the community.

Participate and provide input on City studies, planning, and special projects with federal, state and/or local agencies.

Effectively communicate with residents, developers, contractors, state and local agencies, and staff on environmental issues, inquiries or complaints through written and oral communication.

Assist in grant application and tracking for various environmental projects.

Write, edit and format content for newsletters, websites, social media, presentations, and other forms of outreach for environmental and sustainability programs.

Assistance in preparing council letters, resolutions, agreements, and memorandums.

Provide input in capital planning and budgeting.

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

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree, or ability to obtain Bachelor’s degree within 6 months of employment, in Biology, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Engineering or related field.

Computer experience including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word and Excel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Six months to two years progressively responsible experience in a directly related field.

Experience in surface water/stormwater management, and environmental issues surrounding groundwater and surface water protection. Understanding of water regulations in State of Minnesota.

Experience with reading and interpreting maps, plats, plans, easement documents, ArcMap and experience with GPS and basic survey equipment.

Working knowledge of the purpose and elements of city infrastructure; specifically stormwater infrastructure. Ability to inspect and report on the condition of existing infrastructure or infrastructure under construction.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

This position will spend approximately 80% of the time in the office and 20% in the field. Year-round outdoor work is required in the inspection of public property throughout the city. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; talk or hear; use hands or fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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