Metropolitan Council - Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)3.8

Metropolitan Council is seeking a full-time Director of Environment, Health, Safety and Resilience to join our Environmental Services Division.

Full Salary Range for Director of Environment, Health, Safety and Resilience: $97,531 - $138,341.

Salary is based on the selected candidate's qualifications, our total compensation package, and internal pay structure.

This position is posted continuous until filled with first review of applications beginning on July 23, 2018.

The Director of Environment, Health, Safety, and Resilience will direct the Environmental Services (ES) Office of Resilience. This includes environmental and regulatory compliance, safety, security and emergency response planning. This person will set the direction, develop and implement strategies, and deliver excellence in these areas by fostering a collaborative and engaged proactive culture across the ES division.

The ideal candidate will have positive energy, tenacity, and drive. Demonstrating empathy, you help others work together to achieve higher levels of performance. You communicate well at all levels and understand both the big picture and the critical details. The customer is at the center of your work, and you inspire others to achieve success for those we serve. You have a strong vision for excellent safety and compliance performance, and you build trusted relationships to bring others into that vision. You demonstrate ownership and accountability and are focused on delivering results for the long term. Most importantly, you share our values of respect, commitment, customer focus, inclusiveness and stewardship.

Join an award-winning wastewater industry leader in protecting our environment! Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is an operating division of the Metropolitan Council. MCES operates and maintains the wastewater collection and treatment system for the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area, which includes approximately 600 miles of regional sanitary sewers and eight regional wastewater treatment plants. MCES treats an average of 250 million gallons of wastewater daily, providing cost-effective service to more than 2.6 million people in 109 customer communities. MCES treatment plants consistently earn state and national awards for complete compliance with their environmental permits. MCES also is nationally recognized for its work monitoring air and water quality and planning for a long-range water supply to meet future demand.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

To find out how the Metropolitan Council and the Environmental Services division serve the Twin Cities region, please click on the links for more information: and

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 great work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!

What you would do in this job:
Honor employee contributions and ownership to establish a high performing and continuously improving ES culture related to environmental compliance, safety, security and emergency preparedness.
Manage regulatory permits to anticipate and meet all regulatory responsibilities in an efficient and effective way.
Develop regulatory strategies in collaboration with planning, technical and operational functions. Coordinate permitting strategies and negotiations with federal and state environmental regulatory agencies.
Oversee Office of Resilience, including safety and security, functions and staff. Develop and implement business plans, budgets, staffing plans and management reports.
Direct use and improvement of safety and security systems, policies, procedures and programs.
Direct use and improvement of environmental compliance systems, policies, procedures and programs.
Direct development and improvement of emergency response and business continuity policies, procedures and programs.
Audit facilities and functions to ensure that appropriate practices are in place and improving.
Conduct accurate and detailed incident investigations, ensuring corrective and preventive action items are communicated and implemented to minimize recurrence.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Safety/Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Chemistry, Occupational Health or Environmental Health Sciences, Operational Management or related area of study AND eight (8) or more years of experience working in an industrial environment; working with regulatory compliance and/or environmental health and safety including five (5) years experience supervising/managing technical and professional staff.
Six (6) years of the above experience must include experience with environmental compliance, safety, security or emergency planning responsibility.

Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in science, business administration, safety and health or equivalent.
Industry recognized certification in safety, environmental compliance and emergency response.
Leadership or change management certifications.
Working knowledge of continuous improvement tools as well as other planning and problem-solving tools and methodologies.
Risk management and governance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience working in a collaborative style with cross functional teams
Understanding and experience with applicable EHS regulations such as OSHA, NPDES, CAA, etc.
Knowledge of methods for motivating and encouraging employees, and how to build a collaborative workforce
Working knowledge of continuous improvement tools as well as other planning and problem-solving tools and methodologies
Skilled in communicating with all levels in the organization, both verbally and in writing
Skilled in developing and leading teams as well as building strong partnerships both internally and externally
Skilled in problem solving and strategy development
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, OneNote)
Skilled in Incident Reporting Software
Ability to influence others and work in a cross-functional team environment
Ability to effectively deal with conflict
Ability to effectively communicate ideas, positions, and be an active listener
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, policies, procedures and work instructions.

Additional information:
Union: Non-Represented, Salary Grade L
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No

Work Environment:
You would perform your work in a standard office setting. Work may sometimes require travel between your primary work site and other sites.

What steps the recruitment process involves

We review your minimum qualifications.
We rate your education and experience.
We conduct a structured panel interview.
We have a third-party vendor complete a leadership assessment.
We conduct a selection/final interview.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test and a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record. 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 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 or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.
IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.