Full-Time Manager, Environmental
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Oversee the operations of environmental programs that address pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions, in Minneapolis. Collaborates interdepartmentally to create effective policy and oversees enforcement of those policies. Also administers the Pollution Control Annual Registration Program that funds related policy and program work. Develop and implement major innovative nationally leading environmental initiatives and perform program coordination.
Work Location – This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work with some days working remotely and some days working in the office.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee operations of the Environmental Services unit including responding to complaints, enforcement of proper City ordinances, the issuing and inspection of environmental permits.
- Direct administration of the Pollution Control Annual Billing program including fair and equitable accessing of fees to property owners, businesses, and organizations that justify funding for pollution reduction and climate change mitigation programming.
- Build and establish relationships with community organizations including neighborhood organizations, watershed organizations, MN350, Environmental Initiative, Center for Energy and the Environment, Sierra Club, and other environmental and community organizations.
- Serve as an environmental liaison to elected officials and interact with elected officials and community organizations regarding environmental policies and projects.
- Represent the Minneapolis Health Department on task forces and committees related to environmental issues.
- Establish and measure goals and objectives for pollution control, including greenhouse gases, and environmental initiatives.
- Oversee the preparation of reports, research efforts, planning documents, and mapping projects for presentation to elected officials and the public, including the City’s 5-year Sustainability Plan.
- Oversee multi-jurisdictional enforcement efforts involving City, County, and State agencies.
- Work closely with City departmental leadership to carry out the City’s environmental and sustainability missions and goals.
- Design and evaluate educational materials and outreach efforts; coordinate activities related to environmental initiatives and development with City departments, local businesses, and other public agencies and customers.
- Function as the principal advisor to the Health Department for assessing current and developing new environmental policies, programs, permits/fees.
- Interact with Minneapolis elected officials and community organizations regarding the implementation and revision of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, environmental policies, and impacts of programs.
- Initiate complex environmental and legal projects and actions in conjunction with EPA and MPCA.
- Participate in Public Health Emergency Preparedness planning, training, and response as needed and assigned by the department.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal Office with limited Field Work
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree with a background in one or more of the following: Physical, Life, or Environmental Science; Community Planning; Public Policy and Administration; or Building Performance and Energy Efficiency, or equivalent.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Five years of related work experience which has included supervision, regulatory experience, oversight of administrative hearings on related matters, and/or experience developing and managing complex projects and initiatives. Project management experience working with different stakeholders may be considered.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may qualify for this position.
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis City Supervisors Association (CSU). For more information
on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit: City Supervisors Association – City of Minneapolis (minneapolismn.gov)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of environmental issues, pollution control, and energy efficiency, including knowledge of policies, the technical principles, regulations, and current trends and best practices and techniques.
- Considerable knowledge of the City’s regulatory processes and ordinances.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent analytical, facilitation, interpersonal, creative, and negotiation skills and good leadership skills.
- Ability to develop and implement long-range plans and programs, develop grant proposals, and manage grants.
- Ability to interact and work with diverse communities, and to manage public outreach and educational programs.
- Ability to exercise initiative and professional judgment and to make decisions and recommendations.
- Good knowledge of computer operations and applications including database and GIS programs, specifically those programs used by the City.
- Good understanding of the functions and processes of municipal government.
- Strong supervisory and managerial skills, with knowledge of employment policies and procedures.
- Ability to lead, organize, and manage multiple projects.
- Ability to understand policy and management implications of program issues and make recommendations.
- Knowledge of budget and financial systems.
- Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining public-private partnerships.
- Ability to effectively collaborate across disciplines, public agencies, community stakeholders and the private sector to meet objectives.