Planner –Project Manager

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
Jobs - Full Time
Minneapolis, MN

Title: Planner –Project Manager

Job Type: Full-Time

Starting Salary Range: $68,522 - $82,227; DOQ

Closing Date: April 4, 2019



About the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is a local unit of government responsible for managing and protecting the water resources within the 178 square miles that drain into the Minnehaha Creek and ultimately the Mississippi River. Over the past 50 years, the MCWD has implemented over 70 projects, conserved and restored over 700 acres of land, and implemented countless partnerships in an effort to protect some of our state’s most iconic resources. 


MCWD believes that clean water and a healthy natural environment are essential ingredients in creating vibrant, sustainable communities. The lakes, streams, wetlands, and green space that make up the MCWD landscape create a sense of place that provides a local identity, adds economic value and increases well-being. This belief is core to our mission of working with public and private partners to protect and improve land and water for generations to come.


MCWD is looking forward to the next decade as we continue to implement our vision through our newly adopted Watershed Management Plan. With its driven staff, strong Board of Managers, and growing partnerships, MCWD is poised for continued success.


MCWD has an annual budget of $15 million and employs a dedicated professional staff of 26 who work on natural resource planning, project development, land conservation, land use policy, water quality monitoring, permitting, education and communication.


MCWD offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional development, opportunities for growth, and a collaborative work environment. As a result you will find a culture that supports staff coordination, innovation and execution, with the purpose of improving the MCWD’s delivery of service to its constituents.


Position Description/Summary of Position

The project planning program’s purpose is to plan and implement capital project and land conservation initiatives that protect and enhance the landscape of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD).  The role of the Planner-Project Manager is to plan, vision and direct investments in a way that integrates MCWD’s work with the plans and projects of its partners, generating support for its investments, maximizing the public return on investment, and leveraging partnership resources to increase the scale of implementation. This position works in a project management capacity to develop, design, and implement the construction of MCWD capital projects, plan for the management of water within the MCWD, identify emerging issues and opportunities, and develop innovative solutions to address those issues.



Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor's degree with coursework in natural resources, environmental science, planning, management, or related field and 2-5 years of experience in natural resource management or planning, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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