Water Resources Regulatory Coordinator

City of Minneapolis
Jobs - Full Time
Minneapolis, MN


Water Resources Regulatory Coordinator

SALARY: $90,440.38 - $98,826.64 Annually Full-time

JOB TYPE: Annually Full-time

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works - Storm Water

LOCATION: City of Lakes Bldg, 309 - 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis

CLOSING DATE: 02/24/19 11:59 PM


Under supervision provide coordination of the City's and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board's efforts to comply with Federal, State, and Local regulations for storm-water management and surface water management and work cooperatively with the overall planning and programming for City's surface water, storm-water and sanitary sewer systems.



  • Coordinate the tracking and reporting of Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) implementation by City and MPRB to comply with the NPDES Phase 1 MS4 Permit.
  • Promote continuous Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) improvements, and coordinate SWMP updates.
  • Provide day-to-day coordination of selected SWMP activities and programs, including (but not limited to) the following:
  1. Public outreach and education
  2. Staff training
  3. Public and private stormwater treatment devices compliance, including inspections, enforcement and modeling.
  4. Pollutant source control at City and MPRB facilities.
  5. Illicit discharge detection and elimination
  • Develop reporting framework and reporting deliverables, and prepare Annual Report on the Minneapolis SWMP for submission to MPCA.
  • Coordinate and track the implementation and administration of the City's and MPRB's NPDES Phase 1 MS4 Permit under the federal Clean Water Act and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Permit to meet regulatory requirements and deadlines.
  • Work with relevant teams across the City and provide guidance to ensure compliance with Federal and State water resource regulations.
  • Participate in meetings and initiatives on water resource protection, policies, programs and issues with watershed organizations, departments, outside agencies, and community or other groups. Build and establish relationships.
  • Provide day-to-day coordination of administrative and bureaucratic functions related to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, watershed organizations, and other Federal or State regulatory programs. Track updates, processes and deadlines. Participate in meetings. Provide review and comment on various reports and permits. Coordinate submission of comments to meet regulatory deadlines.
  • Carry out research, prepare or supervise reports, planning documents and mapping projects for presentation to agencies, elected officials and the public.
  • Assist the Division management team on overall planning and programming for surface water, stormwater and sanitary sewer capital and operations programs.
  • Serve as liaison to Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Mississippi Watershed, Bassett Creek and Shingle_ Creek watershed organizations for water resource protection, policies, programs and issues.
  • Provide information to elected officials. Interact with departments, outside agencies and community organizations. Build and establish relationships.
  • Represent a coordinated Minneapolis Public Works at a variety of meetings, hearings and proceedings.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to internal and external agencies, City committees, and community organizations. Prepare recommendations for City Council committees.
  • Establish and manage contracts for professional services. Develop specifications, plans and bid documents.
  • Prepare budget requests, track budget, and approve expenditures.



Bachelor's Degree in Earth Science, Biological Science, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Public Health, or a related field. or equivalent·


Five years of experience which includes progressively responsible supervisory experience, and experience In water quality education, regulatory processes, permits, and storm-water treatment practices.


An equivalent combination of education/training and work experience may be considered.


Valid Driver's License


You MUST submit a resume along with your official City application. Without it your application will be deemed as incomplete and will not be submitted for further consideration.

Background Check:

The City has determined that a criminal background check, and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so; and, the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Selection Process:

The examination/selection process for this position may consist of a rating of training and experience and/or a written examination or an oral exam (100%). Since the examination selection process may consist of a rating of training and experience, it is to your advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application form, supplemental application and other support documentation/materials as is possible. Minimum passing score 80.00. At each step of the selection process, the department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested.

Union Representation:

This position Is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis City Supervisors Association (CSU). For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit: http//:www.minneapolismn.gov/hr/laboragreements(labor-agreements  citv.-supervjsors-assn  index

Eligible List Statement:

The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire six (6) months after it has been established.


Normal office setting, exposure to computers, some fieldwork.


  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Advanced degree desirable
  • Experience with developing and implementing water resource public education and staff training programs.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to water resource pollution and protection and understanding of a municipality's legal responsibilities and obligations.
  • Knowledge of water resources topics, issues, quality and quantity principles, practices, and their application.
  • Experience with storm-water treatment engineering and design, construction, or design review.
  • Knowledge of water quality modeling principles and tools.
  • Good understanding of the functions and processes of municipal government.
  • Ability to understand policy and management implications of program issues and make recommendations.
  • Ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent analytical, facilitation, interpersonal, creative, negotiation, leadership, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to present ideas accurately, effectively, and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to lead, organize and manage multiple projects and priorities, manage workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize, assign and supervise work and manage personnel and consultants.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data and results, and prepare and present reports.
  • Ability to develop and implement long-range plans and programs, develop grant proposals and manage grants.
  • Knowledge of budget and financial tracking.
  • Knowledge modern software, including data management, analysis and mapping using GIS.                   
  • Knowledge of procurement bidding and award procedures, and contract management.
  • Must be flexible and able to prioritize and adjust priorities as events may dictate.




250 South 4th Street

Room #100

Minneapolis, MN 55415

(612) 673-2282


Position #2019-00027