The Environmental Education Specialist is a professional level position responsible for the implementation of the education, public participation, public outreach and training components of the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase II Permit. The Environmental Education Specialist is responsible for providing a range of program services necessary to achieve and maintain MS4 Permit compliance as well as other duties as assigned or necessary in support of the Water Resources Group.
Starting salary $57,319.00 to $67,433.00 annually depending on qualifications, with advancement to $80,920.00
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority consideration for applications received by May 7, 2017.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Conduct Public Education and Outreach
Work independently and/or with the assistance of internal and external partners to revise and implement the public education and outreach program.
Plan and coordinate public education and outreach activities for City residents, businesses, property owners and youth focusing on high-priority environmental/stormwater issues. Activities include, but are not limited to: developing and distributing educational materials, making public presentations, creating and leading training sessions, developing and implementing public participation activities, writing newsletter articles and press releases, responding to media interview requests, and preparing mass mailings.
Assure that each public education and outreach initiative is designed to fit the needs and expectations of the target audience; establish measurable goals for target audiences.
Document public education and outreach activities completed by the City and its partners and prepare annual reports that meet requirements of the MS4 Permit including, but not limited to, an evaluation to measure the extent to which measurable goals for each target audience are attained.
*Conduct Public Participation/Involvement
Facilitate annual meeting(s) for the public to provide input on the adequacy of the City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP).
Document all comments, responses to comments, and resultant modifications made to the SWPPP.
Facilitate and/or provide access to the SWPPP document, annual reports, and other documentation that supports or describes the SWPPP.
Recommend and facilitate changes to the SWPPP based on public input.
Develop surveys to solicit Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program feedback.
Facilitate various volunteer program participation activities.
Coordinate and implement the City's Realize Raingardens Rochester and Summer of Service programs along with other similar initiatives.
*Perform Administrative Functions of the Water Resources Group
Act as a liaison between the City, its target audiences, and other departments and agencies, e.g. the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, involved with water resources and environmental issues in the development, delivery and evaluation of program activities.
Lead meetings related to assigned duties.
Develop project work plans and manage budget for specific programs.
Respond to stormwater customer service requests received by phone and e-mail.
Maintain the City stormwater website, information kiosks, and educational material inventories.
Support the Storm Water Utility Fee (SWUF) Program.
Explain stormwater related codes, ordinances, standards and other requirements to citizens, developers and engineers.
Perform GIS tasks in support of various projects and programs.
Assist with preparation of the MS4 Permit Annual Report.
Deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2017