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Application Due Date: Sept. 21, 2017

Location: Marshall, Minnesota

BWSR just posted a job opening for a wetland specialist position based out of their Marshall field office

They are seeking an independent, self-motivated natural resource professional to be a regional representative for administration of the State’s premier wetland protection program, the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act (WCA). The region to be covered by this position is generally the southwestern and south-central portions of the state including Rock, Nobles, Pipestone, Murray, Lyon, Lincoln, Jackson, Cottonwood, Yellow Medicine, Martin, Watonwan, Brown, Lac qui Parle and other counties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Two years of professional work experience in natural resources regulation or conservation or related field, And Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
- One year of professional work experience in natural resources regulation or conservation or related field, And Master’s Degree or higher.
- Five years’ professional work experience in natural resources regulation or conservation or related field, And an Associate’s Degree or higher.

Preferred Qualifications
One or more years of experience working directly with the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act in one or more of the following capacities:
- professional private consulting on WCA compliance;
- administering WCA as a local government unit representative;
- serving on WCA technical evaluation panels;
- working for other government entities on related regulatory programs that interact or overlap with WCA.
- Wetland delineation competency such as:
  1) A Certified Wetland Delineator per the University of Minnesota Wetland Delineation Certification Program or comparable certification program or
  2) Completion of a field-based training course in wetland delineation.

Demonstrated experience and familiarity with highly agricultural landscapes and associated natural resource issues.

How to Apply
Applicants must apply through the State of Minnesota Careers website.

Go to, click on “Search for Jobs”, then click on “External Applicants”, then under “Keywords” type in “16248” and hit the search button.


Application Due Date: Sept. 29, 2017

Location: Blaine, MN

This is only a summary, please see web site for full position requirements.  They are looking for that special someone who can deal with contractors in a professional manner, understand construction and ditch systems and wetlands, is organized and independent yet a team player.

Position Objectives:
- Evaluate and monitor permitted plans affecting the water resources of the District
- Administer the Wetland Conservation Act, NPDES and District Rules
- Inspect best management practices for proper installation and maintenance.  
- Assist in review of development proposals.
- Inspect construction sites for conformance with and enforcement of approved construction plans.

- Degree in natural resources, hydrology, engineering, or soils, and 2 years’ experience in wetland delineation experience a plus.
- Must be a certified wetland delineator or able to be certified within 1 year of accepting the position. 
- Must have MPCA and MECA certifications in Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater inspections within 2 years of accepting the position.

Application Process:
Send Cover letter and resume to Coon Creek Watershed Dist. 12301 Central Ave. NE #100, Blaine, MN 55434, or


Application Due Date: October 3, 2017

Salary Range: Commensurate with education, training and experience

Primary Duties:
Maintain existing client relationships and obtain new clients.
Prepare proposals describing scope, schedule, and estimated budget for executing projects.
Organize and direct project teams for a wide variety of clients with EMS/ISO and environmental compliance tasks.
Provide quality assurance/quality control of project deliverables.
Identify applicable environmental regulations and conduct audits.
Lead development of EMS/ISO programs and permitting and compliance strategies.
Assist clients in identifying appropriate monitoring, planning, training, testing, record-keeping, and reporting protocols.
Provide project team guidance and, when necessary assist with the preparation of project deliverables.


10+ years of environmental compliance experience.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, environmental policy or related field.
Demonstrated knowledge of EMS and ISO 14001 requirements.
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental regulations and requirements including, but not limited to, hazardous waste, storm water, EPCRA, wastewater, CAA, and OPA spill planning.
Project management experience.Knowledge of internal business operations and ability to expand a practice area.
Strong analytical skills and good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
Able to travel regionally, have short overnight trips, or other.
Able to drive a motor vehicle, traverse hot/cold environments with sometimes varying terrain, use stationary ladders and steps at facilities, wear/use personal protective equipment, and manage minimal lifting.


Experience working with Local, State or Federal agencies.
A consulting work history of completing or managing successful EMS/ISO 14001 and environmental compliance projects.
Established network of contacts from current or prior project assignments.Multi-media environmental compliance audit experience.
Auditor certification, such as CPEA or Exemplar Global Lead Auditor.
Experience with OHSAS 18001 and/or ISO 9001 requirements.
Work exposure to one or more of the following industrial categories: electric utilities, renewable energy, food/beverage production, agricultural products, miscellaneous manufacturing, papermaking, mining or mineral products.

How to Apply:


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