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Permit Engineer, Job ID 74827

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Job Summary

This position exists to perform the engineering technical review and policy related duties for the Solid Waste Program. Duties include project management, review of permit applications and prepare the technical documents written in response to permit requirements and the administrative functions of permit preparations and issuances to ensure that solid waste facilities are constructed and operated in compliance with state rules, policy and sound engineering principals.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental or similar engineering field from an accredited engineering college with 4 years of experience AND

Licensure with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design or be able to obtain licensure through reciprocity. WITH

Data analysis skills, good communication and writing skills, effective human relations skills to work multiple environmental program areas; problem solving skills to resolve technical matters; and the ability to collaborate with others to meet program goals.

Possess a valid Driver's license (see additional requirements).

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of the engineering principles associated design and construction of solid waste landfills, collection and treatment of leachate, and stormwater management at landfills; knowledge of composting organics, water quality, pollutant fate/transport, and soil science.

Familiarity with MPCA policies and goals, Solid Waste and RCRA Subtitle D federal rules, technology associated with solid waste disposal.

Knowledge of MS Office applications, EQuIS, Tempo, Tableau reporting and other Agency databases

Strong collaboration and project management skills to work with teams of engineers and scientists.

Ability to manage multiple complex and high priority projects.

Good presentation skills and the ability to present complex technical information in a manner that can be easily understood by a range of audiences.

Demonstrated experience working with representatives of government agencies, business partners, and the public.

Good technical writing skills.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. Walking across uneven surfaces at landfill inspections, potentially during inclement weather.  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

A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DLR check.

Requires a Class D driver´s License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver’s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

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.