Environmental Program Coordinator

($25.08 - $28.70/hourly)

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD), a national leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, seeks a full time Environmental Program Coordinator to develop and implement public outreach and programs for WLSSD’s pollution prevention program. Other duties include assisting with public outreach for recycling, waste reduction, composting, household hazardous waste, wastewater treatment & biosolids.


Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental science, biology, education, communications, public relations, or a related field; and a minimum of two years full time equivalent work experience in communications, public relations, environmental education, professional level waste management or planning; or a combination of six years’ experience in education or waste management and education as noted above. Possess a valid driver’s license.


Job Functions


  • Coordinates District programs in recycling, waste reduction, composting, household hazardous waste, wastewater treatment, pollution prevention, and biosolids utilization.
  • Helps develop education materials; coordinates production and distribution of public information materials and advertising;
  • Responds to information and speaking requests from the public
  • Prepares program summaries and reports along with grant writing and reporting


Demonstrated ability to write clearly and effectively. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills. Ability to develop and conduct formal presentations on issues pertinent to the District. Basic understanding of the process of producing public information materials, including the ability to edit and do rudimentary layout. Possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting and moving of supplies and materials. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, co-workers, general public, vendors, and representatives of other government agencies. Possess the skills and ability to work independently, begin and complete assignments in a timely manner with minimal supervision.

Application Process


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be given written and practical examinations. Final selection will include a panel interview.

Alternative Exam Process: For individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alternative examination processes are available on an individual basis upon prior arrangement. Contact Human Resources at (218) 740-4790.

Work Eligibility: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the WLSSD requires verification of identity and work eligibility.

Veterans: For applicants claiming veterans’ preference, a DD214 must be filed at the time of application.

Non-discrimination: The WLSSD is an equal opportunity a veteran friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

Drug testing policy: Under WLSSD’s drug and alcohol testing policy, prospective employees will be asked to submit to drug testing. No prospective employee will be asked to submit to testing unless an offer of employment has been made. An offer of WLSSD however, is conditioned on the prospective employee testing negative for drugs and alcohol.

Pre-employment physical: Applicants selected for employment must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.

Background checks: Offers are conditioned on passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic disqualification from the selection process. Reasonable accommodation information is used to provide reasonable accommodations in the testing and hiring processes. If sufficient data is not provided, we may not be able to accommodate you.

You are not legally required to provide any of the private data listed above. WLSSD employees from the Human Resources Department and other departments involved in the selection process may have access to your private data if their work assignments reasonably require access. Others who may legally access the above data are individuals or agencies to whom we are required to release the data by law, rule or court order.


Please complete an application found at www.wlssd.com and return to WLSSD, Attn: Human Resources, 2626 Courtland Street, Duluth, MN 55806, by 4:30 p.m. on April 27, 2018. Applicants who claim Veteran’s Preference must provide a DD214 at the time of application.

Probation Period: 9 months

Duration of Eligible List: 6 months

Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply

Close Date


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