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Manager - Industrial Waste & Polution Prevention Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Program Development and Special Projects - Leads, monitors and often participates directly in the initiation, planning, procedure development, and project tasks for both recurring and one-time program development functions and special projects.

  • Provides guidance, oversight, and some direct participation for a variety of IWPP Section efforts related to emerging pollutants of concern.
  • Responsible, in conjunction with a staff team, for developing required or beneficial Waste Discharge Rule revisions and obtaining necessary state, federal, and Metropolitan Council approvals to adopt and implement the changes.
  • Prepares or coordinates preparation and submittal to EPA, MPCA, and NACWA of MCES comments related to proposed EPA or MPCA regulations that could have a significant impact on the MCES pretreatment program.
  • Provides input and review related to MCES charges and rates that affect industrial customers.

Response Actions & Customer Service - The Manager, Industrial Waste provides leadership and oversight around response actions and customer service.

  • In conjunction with assigned IWPP staff, ensures proper responses occur for spills, industrial accidents, MCES treatment plant upsets caused by industrial discharges, and collection system problems (both for MCES and community systems) related to improper discharges. This position is often involved direction in these actions, including after-hours events, with oversight and guidance being provided when direct involvement does not occur.
  • Involved in communication efforts directed to industrial customers such as publication of the "Open Channel News" newsletter, mass mailings to industrial users, and personally handles a variety of stakeholder calls or letters that are received.
  • Provides direction and input to IWWP Section staff regarding technological improvements designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of interactions between the MCES and industrial users.

Metropolitan Council Organizational Issues and Representation -

  • Involved in MCES efforts related to organizational change and effectiveness, regulatory strategies, strategic planning, and goal setting.
  • Interaction with city and other public officials, MPCA and EPA, as well as industrial trade groups and professional associations.
  • Represents MCES Senior management and provides leadership and support to IWPP section staff for both MCES strategies and policies.
  • Serve on and lead cross-departmental teams to develop Council programs and policies relating to emerging issues, such as PFAs and chloride, and special finance, or customer service programs.

What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Bachelor's degree in Civil/Chemical/Environment Engineering or closely related engineering degree and at least seven (7) years of experience in a Publicly Owned Treatment Works ( POTW) pretreatment program of which must include three (3) years of direct supervisory and/or management experience.


  • Professional Engineer License in Minnesota or the ability to obtain same within one year.
  • Valid driver's with and acceptable driving history is required.

Supervisory Equivalency
Eleven (11) years experience in a Publicly Owned Treatment Works POTW pretreatment program, of which three (3) years include direct involvement in POTW compliance with National Pretreatment Program requirements, along with strong project/program management skills, can substitute for direct supervisory and/or management experience.

What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):

  • Professional Engineer License in Minnesota, or ability to obtain same within one year.
  • Experience with a strong regulatory background (preferably in POTW pretreatment programs).
  • Experience in dealing with external stakeholder groups.
  • Working knowledge of various EPA regulations regarding waste disposal (such as regulations pertaining to hazardous waste or chemical storage) and wastewater treatment permitting.
  • Strong working knowledge of wastewater collection systems and sewer hydraulics including representative sampling, and personnel safety.
  • Experience with electronic reporting in Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR)compliant system, data management and data analysis.
  • Experience in developing budgets and setting user rates.

What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have:

  • Background in Civil/Chemical/Environmental Engineering (or closely related field) to include wastewater treatment, and/or industrial waste treatment.
  • Familiarity with State and Federal regulatory programs to include Clean Water Act requirements and the National Pretreatment Program.'
  • Ability to effectively manage a large staff which includes hiring, performance evaluation, and coaching/discipline.
  • General knowledge of public sector organizational practices, specifically those related to a public sector utility function.
  • General skills related to use of a personal computer to include word processing, spreadsheets, email, etc.
  • Writing skills to include composing letters and memos describing MCES regulatory requirements (e.g., compliance schedules), writing procedures and rules, and reviewing / editing the written work of staff as needed.
  • Skills in reading and analyzing proposed or final rules/regulations from state/federal authorities and determination of implications for MCES and the IWPP Section.
  • Administrative and leadership ability, to include both ongoing functions and anticipation of future issues and potential regulatory changes.
  • Ability to develop priorities, budgets, staff resources, and to organize related activities.
  • Communication abilities, to include being able to write/speak to the specific audience involved, and to present information/concepts to gain acceptance of a stated position or conclusion.
  • Overall ability and communication style to deal effectively with IWPP Section staff, other MCES work groups and industrial permittees, including situations that could be adversarial including enforcement meetings with the other companies' attorneys, consultants, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Presentation skills to large and small groups including, the general public, other government and regulatory representatives, and business groups, to promote and advance MCES priorities.

What you can expect from us:

  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.

More about why you should join us!

Additional information

Union(s): MANA Grade K
FLSA Status : Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
Anticipated Hiring Range : $92,331 to $104,790
Full Salary Range: $92,331 to $139,381

What your work environment would be:

Work is regularly performed in a normal office environment but may have occasional exposure to collection system facilities where confined space entry and work in and around raw sewage is required. Occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions, outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, caustic or toxic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. Work may occasionally be performed near moving parts or equipment or in high precarious places. Position is exposed to moderate noise. Position may be required to work evening and weekend hours to accommodate the 24/7 operation of the Interceptor System.

Physical Requirements:

In situations where work is performed in a collection systems facility, position may be required to climb in and out of underground structures and manholes using ladders or stairs. Occasional physical requirements include climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, and smelling.

What steps the recruitment process involves:

1. We review your minimum qualifications.
2. We rate your education and experience.
3. We conduct a structured panel interview.
4. We conduct a selection interview.
5. We conduct a leadership assessment through OmniView.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only), and a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the position.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please email (see application details) .

We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success! In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels. Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:

  • Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
  • Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
  • Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
  • Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance

The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council. You will have access to free:

  • Well@Work clinic
  • bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
  • parking at many job locations
  • fitness centers at many job locations
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • extensive health and wellness programs and resources


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Company Description
The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. The Council’s mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous region.
At the Council, your work matters. Our employees drive the buses, plan the parks, support development, treat wastewater, and plan for future growth — all services that help the Twin Cities and its residents thrive.