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Lead Metro Air Monitoring Specialist - Environmental Specialist 3

  • ... Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 81557 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Lead Metro Air Monitoring Specialist - Environmental Specialist 3   

JOB TITLE:

Lead Metro Air Monitoring Specialist - Environmental Specialist 3

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Saint Paul Minnesota United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Job Details


Working Title: Lead Metro Air Monitoring Specialist
Job Class: Environmental Specialist 3
Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/29/2024
  • Closing Date: 03/06/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Environmental Analysis & Outcomes / Air Monitoring Unit
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 30% of the time
  • Salary Range: $26.
    64 - $39.
    06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes - Up to 40% of the time
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work youll do is more than just a job.
Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary


This position is the Metro Air Monitoring Operations Lead.
This position exists to ensure network operations in Twin Cities Metro and Southern Minnesota area comply with program requirements, so the resulting data is valid to demonstrate compliance with State and National Ambient Air Quality Standards, acid rain standards, health benchmarks, and to publish the Air Quality Index to protect public health.
The specialist acts as the liaison to several network partners including other AMU staff, state and federal agencies, academia, lease holders, and private citizens.
The specialist assists in the development and implementation of monitoring strategies based upon regional expertise.
As the regional air monitoring expert, the specialist responds to request for information and represents the Agency at public meetings, and educational events.
This position requires 30% in-state travel and is eligible for teleworking up to 2 days per week.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science or closely related field of study with two (2) years of advance professional air experience operating pollutant analyzers, calibrators, data management, environmental databases, data loggers, and telemetry systems to ensure network operations are meeting applicable regulations.

OR

A bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science or closely related field of study with two (2) years of advance professional air experience operating pollutant analyzers, calibrators, data loggers, and telemetry systems to ensure network operations are meeting applicable regulations.

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

Thorough understanding of state and federal air monitoring regulations and the guiding principles and policies of air quality surveillance.

Ability to troubleshoot instrument problems to develop and direct corrective measures based upon the analysis of data and other electronic information generated by system components or diagnostic tools.

Ability to review data and recognize abnormal patterns (diurnal and seasonal) and concentration ranges and develop corrective measures and to defend data quality and monitoring program elements.

Good writing skills to prepare written reports, technical memos, and standard operating procedures manuals as required by regulation.

Good project planning and management skills to develop schedules, timetables, set priorities, and evaluate results.

Physical Requirements

Site operation involves lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 20 pounds on a daily basis and up to 60 pounds on an occasional basis in a field environment.
While in the field the incumbent must be able to access stairs and or use ladders to access rooftops and or platforms, work outside year-round with exposure to a variety of weather conditions and travel by car to monitoring sites on a near daily basis.
When required this position may assist in the construction or maintenance of new sites that require unskilled manual labor.

Additional Requirements

A drivers license is an essential function of this position.
This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Drivers License.
The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid drivers 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.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page.
If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.
mn.
gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Donovan Baugh at donovan.
baugh@state.
mn.
us.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Donovan Baugh at donovan.
baugh@state.
mn.
us.

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.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve.
The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony.
As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers.
The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.
If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.
mn.
us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

81557 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709650712-942d98f9bda898b2496fdf971ee71223

LOCATION:

Minnesota United States

CITY:

Saint Paul

Job Origin:

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Job Details


Working Title: Lead Metro Air Monitoring Specialist
Job Class: Environmental Specialist 3
Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/29/2024
  • Closing Date: 03/06/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Environmental Analysis & Outcomes / Air Monitoring Unit
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 30% of the time
  • Salary Range: $26.64 - $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes - Up to 40% of the time
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work youll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary


This position is the Metro Air Monitoring Operations Lead. This position exists to ensure network operations in Twin Cities Metro and Southern Minnesota area comply with program requirements, so the resulting data is valid to demonstrate compliance with State and National Ambient Air Quality Standards, acid rain standards, health benchmarks, and to publish the Air Quality Index to protect public health. The specialist acts as the liaison to several network partners including other AMU staff, state and federal agencies, academia, lease holders, and private citizens. The specialist assists in the development and implementation of monitoring strategies based upon regional expertise. As the regional air monitoring expert, the specialist responds to request for information and represents the Agency at public meetings, and educational events.
This position requires 30% in-state travel and is eligible for teleworking up to 2 days per week.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science or closely related field of study with two (2) years of advance professional air experience operating pollutant analyzers, calibrators, data management, environmental databases, data loggers, and telemetry systems to ensure network operations are meeting applicable regulations.

OR

A bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science or closely related field of study with two (2) years of advance professional air experience operating pollutant analyzers, calibrators, data loggers, and telemetry systems to ensure network operations are meeting applicable regulations.

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

Thorough understanding of state and federal air monitoring regulations and the guiding principles and policies of air quality surveillance.

Ability to troubleshoot instrument problems to develop and direct corrective measures based upon the analysis of data and other electronic information generated by system components or diagnostic tools.

Ability to review data and recognize abnormal patterns (diurnal and seasonal) and concentration ranges and develop corrective measures and to defend data quality and monitoring program elements.

Good writing skills to prepare written reports, technical memos, and standard operating procedures manuals as required by regulation.

Good project planning and management skills to develop schedules, timetables, set priorities, and evaluate results.

Physical Requirements

Site operation involves lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 20 pounds on a daily basis and up to 60 pounds on an occasional basis in a field environment. While in the field the incumbent must be able to access stairs and or use ladders to access rooftops and or platforms, work outside year-round with exposure to a variety of weather conditions and travel by car to monitoring sites on a near daily basis. When required this position may assist in the construction or maintenance of new sites that require unskilled manual labor.

Additional Requirements

A drivers license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Drivers License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid drivers 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.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select Apply for Job at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Donovan Baugh at donovan.baugh@state.mn.us.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Donovan Baugh at donovan.baugh@state.mn.us.

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.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agencys mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

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