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Rule Coordinator Principal, Job ID 69673

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Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to manage complex rulemaking projects. This position will also have a lead role in tracking, budgeting and coordinating communication for air rulemaking.

Rule coordinators at the MPCA work with technical staff, legal services, the Office of Administrative Hearings, and the public to conduct rulemaking about a wide range of environmental topics. Rulemaking is the public process to develop specific regulations from broader laws and authorities. In the next few years, the MPCA will conduct rulemakings around PFAS, Cumulative Impacts, Air Toxics Emissions, and other topics at the direction of the Legislature. People who are interested in environmental issues but do not have a scientific or technical background can thrive in this role.

Minimum Qualifications
Two (2) years advanced professional experience in the planning, implementation and administration in the area of environment protection/pollution control. (Advanced professional-level experience is equivalent to Planner Senior State, Environmental Specialist 3, State Program Administrator Senior or equivalent level work). -- *Advanced professional experience includes a demonstrated progressive level of responsibility and project leadership experience, as well as experience working with policy development and approvals, administrative law hearings or other equivalent experience in public policy or rulemaking activities.

Advanced writing skills sufficient to communicate (often technically complex) rules and information in a clear and concise manner.

Strong project management skills sufficient to balance multiple long-term projects simultaneously.

Accomplished in using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, and the ability to format long documents.

Preferred Qualifications
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish effective relationships with agency staff, interest groups and the general public.

Analytical skills sufficient to be applied to a wide variety of assignments including policy planning and environmental regulation.

General knowledge of environmental sciences.

Formal training in planning, political science, systems thinking or process improvement.

Coursework or experience in administrative law.

Coursework or experience in environmental policy issues.

Training or experience in creating accessible documents and meetings.

Basic Adobe proficiency to create accessible documents.

Experience with public engagement and comment processes.

Direct experience with public engagement in Environmental Justice Areas (as defined in Laws of Minnesota 2023, chapter 60, article 8, section 3 [116.065]) or other underserved communities.

Physical Requirements
Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

Additional Requirements
Position duties may require travel, but driving is not a minimum qualification or essential function of this position. Employees who may drive for state business will need their driver’s license checked prior to operating a state vehicle.

About Pollution Control Agency
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help ensure polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people. We emphasize work-life balance with flex schedules, compressed schedules, and options to telework for some positions.