This position exists to provide project coordination for all aspects of the MN Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Outreach and Implementation effort and the MN Farm Bill Assistance Partnership (FBAP). This position is responsible for ENRTF work plan administrative work to the Project Manager, along with preparing and conducting ongoing Solicitation of Interest (SOI) and annual Request for Proposal (RFP) for reimbursement grants to employ CREP & FBAP staff at local SWCD’s. Additional tasks include assistance with hiring and guidance of CREP technicians & FBAP staff and implementation of a reporting system to ensure desired conservation outcomes are met.
Go to the BWSR website for a full position description at http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/careers/index.html
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Bachelor's degree or higher in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, biology, wildlife, water and land management, soil science, natural resource management, water and soil conservation, agriculture, environmental science (with a water and soil sciences emphasis), or a closely-related technical field.
- Must have at least three years in each of the following (experience may be done at the same time)
1. professional experience in wildlife, conservation and/or soil and water resource management
2. partnering with, assisting, or working for local units of government.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Knowledge of :
-The structure, organizational procedures, and inter-organizational dynamics of local, regional, state and federal government and their boards, commission, agencies, and affiliated associations.
-Conservation programs used in Minnesota
-Oral and written communications that include the ability to communicate technical matters to the staff and officials of local governments units and the general public.
-Negotiations, mediation, and interpersonal management –Developing and managing complex programs and projects
-Using Microsoft Word, Excel, GIS and Outlook.
-Apply required knowledge, education and experience to watershed planning, restoration and protection.
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.
-At least five years of professional experience in wildlife, conservation and/or soil and water resource management.
-Experience in grant writing and reporting
It is the policy of the Board of Water & Soil Resources that those offered employment submit to the following background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:
1. Driver's License history
2. Employment reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).
Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1B status.)
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Here are just some reasons why state service is a great career move:
A minimum of 108 hours (13 days) of paid vacation and 108 hours of sick time, PLUS eleven holidays. That's a total of 304 hours of paid time off (38 days) per year.
Medical premiums for a family are only $210.00 per month, while individual coverage is $31.00 per month with low out of pocket maximum deductibles, depending on the plan selected. You can find more details here: https://mn.gov/mmb/assets/2016-benefits-overview_tcm1059-125364.pdf
Flexible schedules, ability to telework, work/family balance environment
How to Apply
Navigate to http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/careers/index.html.
Click on the FBAP/CREP Implementation Coordinator Announcement link.
Click “Apply” at the bottom of that page.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
Our "Minimum Qualifications" are not flexible. In order to be considered for any position at the State, your resume must clearly and explicitly (in the plainest possible language) demonstrate exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. If you also possess the preferred qualifications, they too should be stated as plainly as possible.
NEVER use an experience-based resume to apply to the State of Minnesota. Your resume must be laid out chronologically so that we can compare candidates in the most equitable way.