Position Summary NOW HIRING! COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Benton County Is Currently Recruiting For And Accepting Applications To Fill The Position Of Full-Time WETLAND & SOLID WASTE PROGRAM LEAD For The Department Of Development. The 2021 desired hiring wage range for this position will be $25.88 - $28.64 per hour. Recruitment Efforts For This Position Will Be Maintained Until The Position is Filled. The First Application Pull For Evaluation Will Be On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021. Position Summary Responsible for administering the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA), the Benton County Solid Waste Program, Shore land and Flood Plain Ordinances, and Aquatic Invasive Species Program as well as assisting with enforcing the Benton County Development Code. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Duties and Responsibilities Essential Functions A. Manages administration and compliance with the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) and Flood Plain Management and Shore land Ordinances. A.1. Reviews applications and issues permits. A.2. Conducts site visits/evaluations/inspections. A.3. Reviews plats for compliance with the WCA and ordinances. A.4. Performs wetland delineation verifications. A.5. Assists with Wetland rule enforcement. B. Administers the Solid Waste Management Program. B.1. Coordinates Amnesty Days and Household Hazardous Waste Collection. B.2. Produces solid waste newsletters. B.3. Administers SCORE program and manages SCORE Grant Program funds. B.4. Coordinates solid waste plan and programs with the Tri-County Solid Waste Commission. C. Provides staff support to the Solid Waste Advisory Commission and Tri-County Solid Waste Management Commission. D. Oversees and allocates funds from the Natural Resource Block Grant, Environmental Trust, Solid Waste Service Fees and the SCORE grant including reporting. E. Coordinates and develops revisions to Solid Waste, Shore land and Flood Plain Ordinances. F. Investigates complaints regarding WCA or Ordinance violations and facilitates compliance. G. Provides information and assistance to the public regarding WCA, Solid Waste, land use, conditional use, variance permits, septic systems, ordinances, plans and related statutes and requirements. H. Assists with administration and enforcement of the Benton County Development Code and State Mandated Regulations. Additional Functions A. Attends trainings as needed. B. Attends Solid Waste Advisory Commission and Tri-County Solid Waste Management Commission meetings. C. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. Minimum Qualifications - Training and Experience Required Qualifications Minimum Qualifications A. Associates Degree in physical, biological or environmental sciences or related field; and B. Two years relevant work experience; OR C. Equivalent combination of education/training/experience. Preferred Qualifications A. Current Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Solid Waste Facility Inspector Certificate. B. Current Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) Wetland Delineator Certificate. C. Current Flood Plain Manager Certificate. Conditions of Employment A. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive in the state of Minnesota. B. Must successfully complete a background check. C. Obtain and maintain certifications and licensures. C.1. Ability to obtain Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Solid Waste Facility Inspector Certificate within one year of hire. C.2. Ability to initiate Board of Water and Soil Resources (BSWR) Wetland Delineator Certificate within one year of hire and obtain within two years of hire. C.3. Ability to obtain Floodplain Managers Certificate within one year of hire. D. Ability to travel in with your daily work assignment. E. Ability to travel within Minnesota, including extended overnight stays. F. Ability to work extended, evening and weekend hours as needed. G. Must comply with organizational and departmental policies. H. Performs physical/mental demands of the work environment requirements for this position. I. Attendance during regularly scheduled work hours, and outside regular hours as necessary. J. Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers. K. Must comply with data practices policies and standards relative to not public data. Any access to not public data should be strictly limited to accessing the data that are necessary to fulfill the employment responsibility. While data are being accessed, incumbent should take reasonable measures to ensure the not public data are not accessed by individuals without a work reason. Once the work reason to access the data is reasonably finished the not public data must be properly stored according to county policies and the Minnesota Statutes. Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Essential Functions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities A. Knowledge of Federal law, Minnesota statutes, local ordinances and case law as it relates to solid waste, land use, sewer systems, and wetlands. B. Ability to explain and discuss technical and regulatory matters clearly in non-technical language. C. Ability to interpret local, state and federal statutes, rules, ordinances, plans and reports. D. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and have strong positive public relations skills. E. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. F. Ability to apply professional principles and judgement within overall goals and direction from management. G. Ability to perform varied work involving complex and significant variables requiring analytical ability and inductive thinking. H. Ability to communicate with the department and other departments, outside agencies, officials and public on matters requiring cooperation, explanation and persuasion and enforcement of laws, ordinances, policies and procedures. Employee Core Competencies Quality of Work A. Maintains a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. B. Demonstrates the ability to use resources productively, effectively, and efficiently. C. Demonstrates the ability to think proactively, anticipates potential problems, and provides workable solutions and alternatives with a ‘can do’ approach. D. Develops and maintains good working knowledge of job responsibilities and prescribed procedures, which facilitates the efficient performance of duties. E. Takes initiative to utilize job knowledge to analyze situations, resolve problems, and reach decisions. Quantity of Work A. Exhibits good organizational and time management skills: plans and schedules completion of work accountabilities in order of priority, making the most effective use of time. B. Self-motivated and works independently: demonstrates willingness to assume new and challenging assignments. C. Demonstrates ability to work well under pressure, utilizing resources effectively. Professional Conduct/Integrity A. Demonstrates knowledge and actions consistent with the County’s values and the County’s code of ethics and conduct. B. Demonstrates high moral principles and professional standards with others through truthfulness and sincerity; makes ethical decisions. C. Shows respect for others’ ideas, perspectives, and styles. D. Demonstrates appropriate business etiquette and social skills. Customer Service A. Provides information, options, and/or solutions to inquiries, concerns, and/or requests from the diverse public in a respectful manner. B. Maintains the County’s reputation of providing a high-level of customer satisfaction. Communication A. Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain working relationships to produce results, and a work environment that builds rapport and trust. B. Communicates professionally and effectively with internal and external customers through spoken and written correspondence, including emails. C. Maintains confidentiality. D. Listens well; respects viewpoints different than own. E. Contributes knowledge, experience, and feedback appropriately to others. Safety A. Maintains a safe work environment by complying with County safety policies and procedures, and attends necessary trainings. B. Performs duties with consideration to minimize risk. Reports safety concerns to appropriate parties. Accountability and Dependability A. Adheres to all County policies and procedures. B. Competently performs all required job duties. C. Maintains an acceptable record of work attendance, and punctuality in accordance with County and Department requirements. Physical Demands & Working Conditions A. Work is normally performed in an office environment. Headaches, eyestrain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and related occupational hazards associated with computer work reflect the most common potential for injury. B. Some work is performed in the field. Environmental conditions include heat, cold, wetness, insect borne pathogens and other related occupational hazards when in the field. C. This position may occasionally be exposed to offensive language, threats and mental effort and stress. D. This position frequently performs work under high attention to detail and deadlines. Hours of Work A. Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Equipment Utilized A. Office equipment, computer, GPS equipment, Soil boring tools, and vehicles. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. The County Board, County Administrator or appropriate Elected Official retains the discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at any time. Benton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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