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- District Watershed Technician / Inspector
Rice Creek Watershed District
Department: Reports to RCWD Administrator
Compensation: $34,400 - $51,600 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Deadline: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Ensure implementation of and provide assistance in the Districtıs Public drainage inspection program, lakes /stream management program and ensure inspection of Districtıs permitted projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide additional capacity in the public drainage and drainage inspection program /assist the public drainage inspector position (roughly 30-40 percent FTE). This will include but is not limited to:
- Provides technical support related to drainage issues (survey, data collection etc.)
- Provides technical support to Public Drainage inspector and other District staff through inspection site reviews and other technical work.
- Attends meetings with stakeholders and landowners and provide general technical support on drainage projects.
- Effectively interacts with various professional staff on the completion of drainage projects.
- Works under supervision on engineering studies and design projects.
- Interacts with wetland and natural resource specialists, hydrogeologists, hydrologists and hydraulic engineers, infiltration specialists and other professionals serving the District.
2. Perform the following inspection services related to the Districtıs permit and regulatory program (roughly 30-50 percent FTE). This will include but is not limited to:
- Routine inspections of active construction sites, to include:
o Sediment and erosion control Best Management Practices (BMPs) during active construction sufficient to contain sediment on-site and as described by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in ıProtecting Water Quality in Urban Areası as updated and amended;
o Construction and function of stormwater management features, such as ponds, raingardens, swales, other infiltration basins, etc.;
o Floodplain impacts and mitigation;
o Wetland impacts (generally) and mitigation;
o Extent/scope of project as specifically planned; and
o Other stipulations of permits as needed.
- Identify construction projects without required permits
o Facilitate permit application and issuance
- Perform final inspections of completed construction sites to include:
o Final stabilization (non-erodible surfaces) to a minimum of 70% cverage;
o Construction per plan;
o Stormwater features functional as planned; and
o Completion of special permit stipulations.
- Other duties as assigned
3. Assist the Lake and Stream Specialist in providing additional capacity in the lakes and streams program /assist the lakes and stream specialist position. (roughly 20-30 percent FTE). This will include but is not limited to assisting the lakes and stream specialist in the following tasks:
- Installing and maintaining the Districtıs network of flow meters, samplers and rain gauges;
- Work with lab contractors on water quality sample preparation and delivery;
- Analyzing and interpreting data and prepares annual monitoring reports;
- Assisting in the development and implementation of lake and stream restoration Projects;
- General maintenance of District equipment and facilities (general ıhandymanı experience is desired).
This position requires a BS degree or equivalent in Water Resources, Environmental, or related technical field. Two years professional experience in water resource management, construction observation/inspection and/or management or experience in related technical field work. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the required educational level.
Desirable Training and Experience
- Maintains a flexible attitude toward job responsibilities, timelines, and procedural changes.
- The position requires a good listener, ability to keep an open mind and respect the opinion of others.
- Proficiency with a personal computer and Microsoft software packages for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, database management and computer generated graphics.
- Ability to effectively use email and Internet applications and other common software applications.
- Ability to take direction, work independently with a minimum of supervision, use good time management practices, possess the ability to set priorities and balance large volumes of diverse work.
- Ability and skill with analysis, planning, and implementation of administrative programs and solutions.
- Ability to research and prepare detailed reports and analyses.
- Ability to provide superior customer service and interaction in a friendly, professional manner.
- Ability to carry lift and carry up to 50 pounds over uneven terrain.
- Ability to work from boats and canoes, and in streams.
- Ability to use an ATV/Trailer.
- This position also may require working some weekends and evenings.
- Must possess personal auto for use on official business with mileage reimbursement, and auto insurance.
Generous medical and retirement benefits are included and flexible work schedule.
After completing two years of employment (and subject to consistently satisfactory performance evaluations) the position may be re-evaluated for consideration to move it to a higher grade level.
Please send resume by mail (postmarked no later than September 4, 2012) or email to:
Rice Creek Watershed District
4325 Pheasant Ridge Drive NE #611
Blaine, MN 55449
- Posted: 8/14/12
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