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Neighborhood Air Pollution Control Lead Job - Job ID 60668

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Job Summary
This position exists to improve air quality statewide from neighborhood sources of air pollution by implementing pollution prevention best practices, financial assistance, technical assistance, outreach, education, partnerships and community engagement programs. The primary focus of this position is to organize the communication and activities with our Clean Air Minnesota (CAM) program and its partners. Included in these efforts will also be the coordination of internal Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) activities related to neighborhood sources of air pollution which includes statewide planning for nonpoint air pollution reduction. Secondary focus is managing implementation of wood smoke reduction program assistance activities. This position also leads the unit’s efforts in ensuring that areas of concern for environmental justice are targeted with our programs related to sustainability and pollution reduction. This includes working with the indigenous tribes and their environmental representatives to encourage collaborative efforts to provide emission reductions on tribal lands.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a field of study related to environmental protection, sustainability, or pollution prevention, OR

One year of professional experience leading and administering comprehensive environmental projects, OR

Two years technical experience responsible for providing programmatic (Environmental) support. Experience above must include demonstration of the following: Data analysis and reporting skills; Project management skills and Organizational skills AND Ability to:

Communicate effectively.

Make decisions on complex and controversial issues related to day-to-day program operations.

Translate technical information, rules and regulations to language understandable by a non-technical audience.

Maintain confidential or restricted information.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of environmental impact of pollution.

Knowledge of current environmental protection programs and outreach efforts.

Knowledge of pollution prevention tools and methods.

Good human relations and negotiation skills for communicating with partners and targeted public audiences (community engagement).

Experience working with databases.

Proficient in WORD, XCEL, ONBASE, POWERPOINT, TEMPO and Tableau.

Effective public speaking, presentation and technical writing skills.

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
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 driver's license record 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.