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Positions are listed in the order that they expire, which means most of the newer additions are towards the bottom of the list.  Those listed as only open until filled are at the bottom. 

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Application Due Date: January 12, 2018

Location: Flexible but requires travel
Committment: Both full- and part-time contracts will be considered
Website: www.icwp.org

The ICWP promotes integrated water resources management to address water quantity and quality concerns, water management, and economic and environmental sustainability. Founded in 1959, ICWP is the national water policy organization of state, interstate, regional, and other water resource management agencies. As a 503(c)3 organization, ICWP develops and promotes member-supported positions on national policy issues and provides guidance to Congressional policy makers and key federal agencies. As an example, in part through the organization’s efforts, Congress recently appropriated an additional $10 million to enhance the USGS stream gage program. Members benefit from the organization’s presence in Washington, D.C. and from timely information on national water policy and programs. ICWP also holds water planning workshops, webinars and networking opportunities for members to enhance their own water resource management programs.

ICWP seeks a dynamic, experienced and engaged leader who will be dedicated to increasing the value of the organization for ICWP members. The Executive Director will have the experience and skills to manage the workings of a professional organizations, effectively communicate and build relationships with members, Board members, key regulators, and other stakeholders. The Executive Director must implement the strategic plan with an emphasis on innovation and member engagement. Location is flexible, however travel to Washington, D.C. and various states is integral to the position.

Work Products and Activities
The Executive Director is responsible for organizational administrative activities as well as policy and program related initiatives including, but not limited to:
• Leadership coordination
• Financial and records management
• Internal/external communications
• Meeting coordination
• Membership development
• Monthly Board meeting and committee support
• Federal agency/Congressional committee relations
• Partnership development/special projects
• Website and social media implementation

• Bachelor’s degree in water resources, public policy, natural resources, environmental science/management, or related field; advanced degree preferred
• Progressively responsible experience in water resources, public policy, or related area
• Excellent judgment, interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as marketing and public relations experience including representing an organization in public forums
• Senior management experience in a nonprofit or other organization, with skill in organizational management, fiscal and strategic planning, and meeting planning
• Knowledge and experience with state and federal water resource, legislative and budget processes

Applications will be accepted through January 12, 2018. Both full-time and part-time contractual proposals will be considered.

To apply in confidence, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three references, and compensation requirements to: ICWP Executive Director Committee, Mary Schooley, mary.schooley@owrb.ok.gov.


Application Due Date: January 15, 2018

Website: www.lcc.leg.mn

This Director will provide policy analysis and staff support for the Legislative Water Commission, which is comprised of twelve members of the House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate. This bipartisan Commission, established in Minnesota Statutes 3.886, reviews reports and recommendations of state agencies and makes recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature.

Minimum qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Knowledge of water policy and environmental policy issues. Specific knowledge of both surface
and groundwater policy issues is essential.
• At least five years of professional experience in program management or technical evaluation
of water policy or environmental policy issues.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Self-directed worker with strong leadership skills.
• Experience working with diverse interests in a collaborative environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Experience and skill in researching, analyzing and reporting data.
• Experience in writing, editing and producing reports.
• Excellent computer skills, including the use of spread sheets and databases.
• Ability to work with public officials of both parties and the public and respond appropriately
and in a timely manner to requests for information.
• Ability to work effectively with state, regional and local agencies that plan and implement
programs related to water.
• Non-partisan background.

Desired qualifications
• Advanced degree specifically in water or environmental policy, public policy, economics or
other relevant field and two years of professional experience in program management or
analysis of water policy or environmental policy issues.
• Knowledge of land use planning, water, energy and transportation policies for sustainability,
scientific and technical assessment of groundwater sustainability and best management
• Experience with a local unit of government developing or implementing water management
• Familiarity with the legislative process.

The full position description for this unclassified, non-partisan, full time, benefits eligible position is available at www.lcc.leg.mn/jobs or call 651.296.0099 to request a copy.

Apply by Monday, January 15, 2018.

Email resume with a cover letter to: lcc@lcc.leg.mn or mail to: Legislative Coordinating Commission, 72 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155.


Application Due Date: January 16, 2018

Type of Position: Full-time, exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Salary Range: $35,000 -$55,000 (hiring range $35,000 -$40,000, depending on qualifications)
   plus paid vacation & personal time off, PERA contributions, medical/dental insurance
Website: www.rpbcwd.org

This position assists with the water resource education and outreach programs of the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District and day-to-day office activities. The primary objective of this position is to assist in the improvement and protection of the water resources of the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed by providing water resource education and outreach programs and resources to citizens, community leaders, municipal staff, landowners, schools and others in the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District. The secondary objective is to assist in the day-to-day office activities such as room set-up, receipt and organization of District files and documents.

THIS is only a summary, please see website for full details.

Support outreach activities, such as implementation of formal and informal education and outreach programs and activities and help meet the goals, and strategies of the District’s Education and Outreach Plan. Provide administrative support to the District Administrator.  Update website with monthly agenda, meeting minutes, public notices and other information as required. Prepare all materials for Board packet, including copying, assembling, mailing, emailing.  Send required Legal Notices, Requests for Proposals, etc. as needed to newspapers and posts on District website  Maintain meeting minutes, agendas, resolutions, board packets, and other information in an accurate and timely manner.  Provide general office support in an efficient and effective manner.

1-2 years of experience preferred implementing water resource and/or environmental education, outreach and communications programs to a variety of audiences. Bachelor’s degree in natural resources with an emphasis in communication, bachelor’s degree in Education with experience in natural resources.

A graduate degree in a related field may be considered in lieu of work experience. Knowledge of technical and regulatory water quality and stormwater issues.

Must have a reliable vehicle and a valid US driver’s license with no recent suspensions.

Understanding of social marketing and behavioral change strategies. Experience with non-formal, non-traditional teaching settings (e.g., outside of classroom, adult learners). Previous experience with local units of government and stormwater education or urban environmental education.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Claire Bleser via e-mail to: cbleser@rpbcwd.


Application Due Date: January 16, 2018

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Water & Soil Resources Board / Water & Soil Rescs Bd-MAPE
Division/Unit: Programs & Policy
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Yes - Some overnight
Salary Range: $25.22 - $37.16 /hourly; $52,659 - $77,590 /annually
Classified Status: Unclassified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

The Board of Water and Soil Resources is currently seeking to fill a Buffers and Soil Loss Specialist position.  This position will be located in either St. Paul, Marshall or Mankato.   The position classification is State Program Administrator, Principal.   The requisition is open for all applicants.  

Click here to go to the Minnesota Management and Budget site - Job Announcement  

Position Summary: 
This position exists to provide technical and administrative direction, program implementation and evaluation, and enforcement responsibilities related to the state’s Buffer and Soil Loss Programs under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103F to Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) staff, board members, local government units (LGUs) and landowners.  This position is also responsible for providing technical and program administrative training to BWSR staff members and officials and staff of local units of government and other government and private organizations involved with and affected by the buffer law or soil loss law to maximize the effective conservation of Minnesota’s water, soil and habitat resources.  

For the full position description, please go to the BWSR website at:

Please contact David Weirens, Assistant Director for Programs and Policy, regarding questions about the position at david.weirens@state.mn.us


Application Due Date: January 16, 2017

Status: Exempt (salary position)
Website: www.plslwd.org

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Monitoring and Data Acquisition (65%)
• Conduct and oversee required day-to-day field work
• Operate and maintain monitoring equipment
• Collect water samples and send to lab for analysis
• Identify water quality parameters to be collected
• Collect, coordinate or assist with flow measurements in streams
• Log continuous stage in streams and download data
• Maintain and operate a ferric chloride treatment facility
• Monitor and help sustain free-flow conditions in the Prior Lake Outlet Channel
• Coordinate District’s aquatic vegetation mapping program
• Analyse and interpret data
• Create maps using ArcGIS and manage spatial information
• Maintain monitoring sites (e.g. weed whip, mow, replace equipment, etc.)
• Manage water monitoring volunteer programs (e.g. Biobase, precipitation, etc.)
Permitting (30%)
• Respond to information requests regarding the District’s permitting process
• Review permit applications with management staff, make recommendations to the Board of Managers and issue approved permits
• Inspect active permit sites on a regular basis and complete inspection reports
• Work with permittees to resolve areas of non-compliance and to close out permits
• Manage and maintain permit records, including permit fee deposits & security funds
• Attend regular development meetings of cities and Scott County, as needed
Administrative Support (5%)
• Maintain records and District files
• Prepare documents that are required for the specific responsibilities
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

• B.A./B.S. in the environmental, natural resources, or similar field with related work experience -or- an equivalent combination of education & related work experience
• A valid driver’s license
• Ability to lift 50 lbs. and operate equipment
• Very good verbal and writing skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
• Collaborative and inclusive communication style
• Ability to work well independently
• Able to work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions
• Strong organizational skills
• Willingness to learn new technologies and processes

• Experience with data entry, analysis and review
• Familiarity and experience with water monitoring equipment such as Sonde, Biobase, flow meters, etc.
• Proficiency in ArcGIS and use of GPS units
• Experience with Microsoft Access databases
• Conflict resolution skills and experience
• Experience conducting sediment and erosion control inspections
• Prior experience operating boats

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to atucci@plslwd.org by Tuesday, January 16, 2017.


Application Due Date: January 16, 2018

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is seeking an experienced, well-rounded individual to professionally manage a complex work environment and maintain all business processes and general operations related to finances, human resources, facilities maintenance, and information technology, under the direction of the District Administrator.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
 - Financial (payroll, financial policies and procedures, budgeting, etc.)
 - Human Resources
 - Information Technology (oversee IT hardware & software systems, coordinate contracts, manage work plan and budget, data archiving, etc.)
 - Building Management (manage consultants and provide recommendations for maintenance, etc.)
 - Administrative Staff Coordination

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years of experience; or equivalent combination, including experience in business operations management, local government administration, and/or operating and support services leadership are required.  Preferred candidates will have experience with finance; accounting and support services; human resources; and information technology.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 16, 2018.


Application Due Date: January 19, 2017

Website: mnwcd.org

The Washington Conservation District (WCD) is seeking a self-motivated individual to work under supervision of WCD Engineer and Landscape Architects to assist with the promotion and design of best management practices (BMP), water quality improvement, watershed restoration, and stormwater management related projects.

1. Provide support designing and implementing stormwater management and other BMP projects.
2. Provide support designing and supervising habitat and landscape restoration projects.
3. Provide support monitoring past projects for functionality and update BMP database.
4. Assisting with educational programs and public outreach.

Qualified applicants will possess, or be actively pursuing a degree in landscape architecture, engineering, natural resources, or related degree in the environmental field. Interest and some BMP design and installation experience, including stormwater management BMPs and landscape restoration. Successful project management experience and attention to detail are critical.

Qualified applicants will be self-motivated, able to show a commitment to high quality work, and complete projects on schedule while dealing with diverse audiences. Effective communication and presentation skills, in both formal and informal situations, are very important. Good computer skills are needed. Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.

An advanced degree or work towards an advanced degree in a directly related field is desirable.
- Experience reading grading plans and design details for landscaping or stormwater BMPs.
- Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and image processing programs.
- Experience with page layout and design software including Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, and AutoCad or Vectorworks.
- Experience with education, outreach, and public speaking.

Work involves 60-70% indoor work with regular outdoor activities. Position changes lifting, pushing, and pulling requirement up to 50 pounds on a regular basis; exposures not limited to heat and wet conditions. Frequent interruptions and diverse daily activities. Equipment used includes general office and education equipment including telephone, computer, copier, LCD projector and fax machine as well as field equipment such as survey units, GPS equipment, and soil augers.

Finalists for the interview process will be determined after initial screening and assessment of relevant qualifications and experience. Applicant(s) selected for the interview process will be contacted directly by the Washington Conservation District. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide a sample of work/portfolio.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jriggs@mnwcd.org. Application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., January 19, 2018.

Washington Conservation District reserves the right to change the content of this announcement without notification and may at any time withdraw the announcement.

The Watershed Restoration Specialist for daily assignments and to the District Manager on a regular basis.


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