Salary $57,283 - $90,687 a year job type full-time
Full job description
The hennepin county environment and energy department (eed) is seeking an experienced senior environmentalist to coordinate environmental assessment and cleanup activities at county project sites, provide technical assistance for environmental and contamination risk management and regulation, and assist with the administration of environmental grant and loan programs as part of its contaminated lands program.
Location and hours:
This position is working remotely due to the covid-19 pandemicPer business needs, this position`s location will change to the hennepin county environment and energy department at 701 fourth avenue south, suite 700, minneapolis90% of the position is office work; 10% of the position is field work primarily consisting of site inspectionsWork hours will typically be monday through friday, 8 a.m- 4:30 p.m.
About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
Starting september 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for covid-19“fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the u.sFood and drug administration (fda) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the fda on a full or emergency-use basisAfter a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start dateA covid-19 vaccination card from the center for disease control and prevention (cdc), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” the candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employmentReasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.
In this position, you will:
Perform project management duties related to directing and overseeing consultants performing environmental due diligence for county-owned properties and projects in which the county has an interest.
Tasks include scope of work development; review of technical reports; directing consultants conducting phase i and ii environmental site assessments, response action plan development and implementation, and asbestos and lead-based paint assessment and abatement; coordination with regulatory agencies; and preparation of summary reports for use by non-technical partners.
Administer consulting contracts and monitor project scope, schedule, budget, and equitable usage.
Projects will primarily include roads and bridgesAdditional projects may include trails, rail corridors, and redevelopment sites.
Help administer the county’s established environmental grant and loan programs, including the environmental response fund grant program and u.sEpa brownfields grant funded work; associated work tasks include grant application review and leading selection committee discussions, overseeing grant-funded projects, developing grant contracts, conducting outreach with funding applicants and recipients, tracking budgets and timelines, and reviewing reimbursement requests.
Provide technical assistance to county departments and external partners regarding environmental contamination and regulatory requirements, site cleanup, and grant programs.
Represent the county at public meetings relating to county projectsTasks will occasionally include developing presentations and presenting at public and internal meetings
Prepare written communications on behalf of the department including grant applications, project summaries, and legislation and policy review documents.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Bachelor`s degree or higher in geology/hydrogeology, environmental science, environmental policy, engineering, environmental health, physical or naturals science, business administration, public administration, or a field related to the position, and two years or more of experience in hazardous waste management, industrial chemical testing, and analysis, or in work related to the assignment.
Associates degree in a field closely related to the assignment and four years of experience in hazardous waste management, industrial chemical testing, and analysis, or in work related to the assignment.
A valid driver`s license and access to reliable transportation for travel to various sites throughout hennepin county.
Nice to have:
Five years or more of experience conducting or directing environmental due diligence including phase i and ii environmental site assessments and petroleum or other chemical release investigations and cleanups in conjunction with minnesota or other state regulatory agency voluntary programs.
Current certifications for 40-hour osha hazardous waste operations and emergency response (hazwoper).
Epa asbestos inspector trainingCurrent certification is preferred but not required.
Environmental site assessments, investigations, and cleanup on redevelopment sites and transportation corridors and applicable regulations.
Contracting and project management.
Coordination of environmental programs with multiple partners.
Grant application writing and administration.
Creating presentations and preparing written documents explaining technical concepts and information for diverse and non-technical audiences.
Asbestos/lead paint regulations and related assessment and abatement.
Microsoft office programs (word processing, powerpoints, and spreadsheets) and basic working knowledge of gis.
Minnesota pollution control agency`s brownfields program guidelines or experience with similar programs in other states.
Manage multiple active projects.
Communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization and the public.
Establish and maintain, effective working relationships with the public, and other professionals including teams comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and expertise.
About the department:
The environment and energy department protects and preserves the environment to enhance the quality of life for current and future generationsWe engage communities to develop and enact sustainable solutionsWe focus on reducing and responsibly managing waste, protecting and preserving ecosystems, delivering clean energy and promoting environmental stewardship.
About hennepin county:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in minnesotaOur employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communitiesAll of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals - that hennepin county residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizationsThis includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to growLearn more at www.hennepin.us/employees .