Seasonal Environmental Technician

City of Minneapolis
Published
February 12, 2020
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type
 

Description

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

This is a seasonal position. Perform work under the direction of Environmental Services Inspectors or Registered Sanitarians that benefits the Minneapolis Health Department in the Environmental Services areas such as Soil Erosion, Water Quality, and Storm Water.

Seasonal Technicians will be hired annually to work full-time between May-September in an ACA non benefit earning position. The actual amount of time worked is dependent on the availability of the individuals hired.

Seasonal Environmental Technician and Seasonal Food Lodging and Pools Technician job postings are currently open in the Environmental Services and Environmental Health divisions. (Seasonal Food Lodging and Pools Technician job posting dates 2/3/20 through 3/2/20.) By applying for this job posting, you will be considered only for the Seasonal Environmental Technician position within the Environmental Services division. If you are also interested in the Seasonal Food Lodging and Pools Technician position, you must also apply for that separately during that application window.

Salary Range: $14.55 - $19.03 hourly

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Perform studies that analyze objective data regarding the area assigned and generate reports.
• Assist Inspectors on field investigations for problems relevant to the assigned area which may include noise, air quality, water quality, soil pollution, soil erosion, and emergency response.
• Assist inspectors with inspections and in developing and issuing written orders that address non- compliance
• Use GIS to create maps of the location of identified issues.
• Recommend permit denials, revocations, or administrative fines to the Supervisor or Inspectors.
• Assist in the work of/with stakeholders on area assigned issues, including, businesses, and neighborhood groups; attend and make presentations at meetings, prepare letters and update website information.
• Represent the Health Department to the public and to outside organizations.

Working Conditions: Office and in the Field assisting in inspections and evaluative work.

Required Qualifications:

Education:
Must be in the process of earning, or have already earned, a Bachelor's Degree in Natural or Physical Science, Engineering, or Environmental Studies or a related field with a background in science and environmental studies.

Licenses:
Valid Driver's License.

Transcripts:
You must submit copies of your transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), showing you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the required Bachelor's degree by the application closing date. Without transcripts, your application will be deemed as incomplete and may not be submitted for further consideration.

Cultural Competency:
Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Resume:
You must submit your cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Without it, your application will be deemed as incomplete and may not be given further consideration.

Selection Process:
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Background Check:
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position.

Drug and Alcohol Testing:
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Union Representation: This position is non-represented

Eligible List Statement
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire three months after it has been established

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems preferred.
• Prior experience working on projects relating to environmental issues is desired.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of 2010 Microsoft Office Products (e.g. Excel and Access) to gather, store, manipulate, analyze and disseminate data.

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