Water Resources Specialist (Engineering ...
City of Bloomington, MN - Bloomington, MN

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The City of Bloomington is seeking an individual to coordinate, implement, and provide technical and administrative storm water management activities. To assist in implementation of vital water resources programs for the city such as the Comprehensive Surface Water Management Plan (CSWMP), Wetland Protection and Management Plan (WPMP), and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP).

Examples of Duties:
  • Coordinates and performs erosion control inspections for private development and redevelopment projects within the City.
  • Acts as the main point of contact for surface water related concerns.
  • Operates and maintains storm water monitoring equipment, implements the storm water monitoring program.
  • Provides assistance with inspections on water resources construction projects and storm sewer infrastructure.
  • Evaluates water quality monitoring data and provides summaries, reports, or recommendations as directed.
  • Assists in implementation of the programs as outlined in the CSWMP, WPMP, and SWPPP.
  • Works with other City staff to provide input relating to surface water resources.
  • Assists in performing and reviewing wetland delineations, replacement plans, and other wetland-related duties.
  • Assists senior civil engineer or civil engineer in compiling data or entering data for storm water modeling or monitoring projects and hydrologic studies.
  • Updates and maintains the City’s water resources and storm water databases and geographic information systems and web pages.
  • Appears before the City Council or neighborhood groups to address water resources issues.
  • Assist with implementation of the SWPPP education program.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities for water quality enhancements to the City’s surface waters.
  • Works cooperatively with other agencies to implement water resource related programs and projects.
  • Performs related work as apparent or assigned.

Minimum/Desirable Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, natural resources, water resources management or closely related field;
  • One year of full-time work experience in water resources or civil engineering;
  • Computer skills with Microsoft office suite: word, excel, powerpoint;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to:
    • Read, understand, and follow written and oral instructions;
    • Read and understand construction plans and drawings;
    • Do some lifting, bending, climbing, reaching, overhead pushing and pulling, and effectively use tools and equipment to perform job tasks;
    • Work outdoors and perform job duties in variable climates;
    • Perform computations required for hydrologic and hydraulic analyses;
    • Work overtime, shift changes, or be on call as necessary and assigned; and
    • Work cooperatively as a member of a crew or team as well as individually.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience with erosion control and construction-related field inspections.
  • Certification in Erosion Control.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience;
  • Small project and/or task management related to water resources;
  • Experience working with local, state and federal agencies;
  • Knowledge of wetland regulations and the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act;
  • Experience working with members of the public;
  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) experience;
  • Knowledge of storm water Best Management Practices and Low Impact Development Practices.
  • Experience in working with surface water quality monitoring equipment and interpretation of data.

Supplemental Information:

2013 Salary Range: $29.23 - $36.06/Hr.
Anticipated Hiring Range: $29.23 - $32.22/Hr.
  • May provide on-site direction to seasonal construction personnel and/or other technicians.