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Open until filled, application review begins April 9, 2018
Staff Contact
: Katherine Sylvia
Position closes: Open until filled
Hours/Week: 40
Full job description: Permitting Assistant_2018.pdf
Salary Range: $14/hr

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is a local unit of government responsible for managing and protecting the water resources within the 178 square miles that drain into Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, Minnehaha Creek and ultimately the Mississippi River.

MCWD offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies, tuition reimbursement, professional development, opportunities for growth, and a collaborative work environment. As a result you will find a culture that supports staff coordination, innovation and execution, with the purpose of improving the MCWD’s delivery of service to its constituents.

Summary of Position:
The Permitting Assistant is a full-time entry level position within the Permitting Department. The Permitting Assistant will join a team that works cross-departmentally to protect and enhance natural resources within the Minnehaha Creek watershed through the administration of rules, enforcing compliance, and promoting partnerships to achieve greater natural resource outcomes than can be achieved solely through regulation.

The Permitting Assistant performs a key role in the Permitting Department by processing land-use and water resource permit applications according to District regulations, managing the permit database, conducting construction site inspections, and coordinating with Cities to ensure compliance within the District. The Permitting Assistant provides exceptional customer service when working with permit applicants to inform their project planning and guide them in maximizing water resource benefit and land use goals. The Permitting Assistant also provides assistance as needed to the Permitting Technicians and Department Lead in advancing Department initiatives.

The successful candidate will possess strong abilities in written and oral communications, problem solving, critical thinking, technical writing, and customer service.

Qualifications for the position include an Associates/Technical degree with coursework in environmental science, natural resources, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree and related experience preferred.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume and application form to admin@minnehahacreek.org. For questions about the job duties, please contact Katherine Sylvia at 952-473-2855 or ksylvia@minnehahacreek.org.


4:00 PM on April 20, 2018
LOCATION: BCWD/Washington Conservation District – Oakdale, MN
CLASSIFICATION: Technician or Senior Technician DOQ.
STATUS: Full-time regular position.
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $19-$22/hr (DOQ) with full benefits package.
HOURS: 40-hours per week. Requires some evening and weekend work.

The Brown's Creek Watershed District (BCWD), in collaboration with the Washington Conservation District (WCD), is seeking a uniquely qualified individual to assist the BCWD Administrator in all aspects of BCWD activities. This position will also provide technical and educational support for the WCD.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Overall BCWD program support; daily clerical tasks; permit tracking, data management, coordination, and communications; project administration and communications; education and outreach support; educational materials preparation; public assistance; Citizen Advisory Committee support; technical report editing and writing; GIS mapping support; and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural resources, biology, environmental education, or related field. The applicant must have strong verbal and written communication skills and documented interest or experience with watershed management and water resources. Strong clerical skills including word processing and spreadsheet management. Self-motivated, able to show a commitment to high quality work, attention to detail, and time management to complete projects on schedule while dealing with diverse clientele. Excellent computer skills. Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education or experience in groundwater quality and management. Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and image processing programs. Advanced writing, graphic design, social media, meeting facilitation, and event planning skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves 80-90% indoor work with regular activities outside of the office. Physical activities include lifting up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis; occasional long days at outdoor events; and limited seasonal exposures to heat, cold, wind, rain, and snakes. Office work includes frequent interruptions and diverse daily activities. Office equipment used includes telephone, computers, copier, LCD projector and other common office equipment.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to jriggs@mnwcd.org by 4:00 PM on April 20, 2018. 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.

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


Application Due Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12 noon

Website: www.cooncreekwd.org

Position evaluates permits and monitors plans and programs affecting the water and related resources of the Watershed District.  

Work involves review of development proposals; inspection and enforcement of construction sites, investigation into potential violations, water issues and complaints.   Position will assess compliance of plans in meeting water management standards and the consistency, and effectiveness of construction practices and implementing WCA, NPDES permit and TMDL implementation.  

B.S. or M.S. in hydrology, engineering, forestry or soils and 3 years’ experience in land use planning and regulation.  Water quality and wetland delineation experience a plus.

Send Cover letter and resume to Coon Creek Watershed Dist. 12301 Central Ave. NE #100, Blaine, MN 55434, or info@cooncreekwd.org


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