Environmental Analyst
Olmsted County, MN - Rochester, MN

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A Bachelor’s Degree in a science applicable to environmental management and two (2) years experience in environmental protection projects or programs
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Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in environmental protection projects or program.

Individuals offered a position will be required to take a drug test.

Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Nature of Work:
Under the supervision of the Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, assists with the conduct and review of analyses and investigations aiming to measure, evaluate and control environmental impacts of solid waste management operations and water quality programs.

Examples of Work:
Follows regulatory compliance procedures to minimize environmental liability to the County
Collects samples, compiles and analyzes data, and maintains electronic records related to air emissions, incinerator ash, yard waste compost, leachate, soils, solid waste, wastewater, and water quality
Assists with the preparation of regulatory compliance reports, applications and permits that pertain to environmental rules and regulations
Coordinates and conducts field monitoring activities and oversees field operations for hydrogeologic investigations
Assists in the planning, design, permitting, construction, and closure of solid waste management facilities for the elements related to environmental management
Assists in the remedial investigation of solid waste processing and disposal facilities and assists with the implementation of adopted programs to remedy environmental impacts
Participates in other environmental enhancement and solid waste management projects as assigned, including those for special or problem wastes
Assists with compiling, interpreting and reporting on continuous emissions monitoring data
Performs storm water compliance inspections for the various disposal facilities
Assists with designing and developing environmental outreach materials for the various solid waste management facilities
Prepares written and oral reports for staff, governmental boards and other interested groups on environmental issues related to the disposal facilities
Responds to environmental management questions/correspondence about the solid waste disposal facilities from residential, business and governmental partners
Ensure environmental laboratory test procedures are executed in accordance with applicable regulatory standards
Review environmental laboratory records and documents for completeness and compliance with regulatory and departmental requirements
Assist with special water management projects, developing sampling protocols, sampling oversight, data analysis and reporting of field and lab test results
Review and approval of industrial solid waste applications from commercial and industrial customers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Working knowledge of the physical sciences: including inorganic and organic chemistry, meteorology, and hydrogeology as they relate to environmental monitoring along with statistical methods of data evaluation
Knowledge of solid waste management principles and practices and of regulations for environmental compliance of solid waste facilities
Knowledge of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Environmental Laboratory Program for quality assurance and general water laboratory operational requirements
Demonstrated skills in program and project management, including planning, organizing, and accomplishing work in a timely and effective manner
Strong skills in managing data using standard spreadsheet, database, geographic information system software, as well as the ability to operate custom software programs
Good communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to collect samples and coordinate monitoring activities including: site preparation, sample integrity, field and laboratory documentation, and sample transport preparation
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, consultants, other agencies and staff
Demonstrates aptitude for operating environmental monitoring equipment, including meters, pumps, and generators
Technical familiarity with the geographic, geologic, environmental, and meteorological setting of Olmsted County
Familiarity with the methodologies/procedures used in monitoring various environmental media In compliance w/ the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands: This position requires a majority of time spent sitting and walking as well as lifting. This is a rotating shift position. Weights of objects to be lifted, carried, pushed or pulled vary from ten (10) to fifty (50) pounds. Tools and equipment may be up to 20 feet in length and a variety of dimensions. Climbing of stairs and ladders is essential. Movements such as stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting and bending are often necessary. Other movements such as reaching and handling of materials are also required. Audio, visual and verbal functions are vital aspects of this position as well as the ability to operate a motor vehicle, forklift and other various types of equipment. The workday is spent indoors with exposure to dust, fumes, noise, heights, glare/improper illumination and extreme heat as well as some exposure to extreme cold. The ability to use a respirator is required. Persons with disabilities : The above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.