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Permitting Technician (Apply)

Staff Contact: Maddie Johnson
Position closes: Open until filled
Hours/Week: 40
Full job description: PDF icon Permitting Technician_2017.pdf, PDF icon Employee Application Editable.pdf


The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (District) is seeking applications for the full-time position of Permitting Technician. The Permitting Technician performs a key role in the Permitting Program by processing land-use and water resource permit applications through competent administration of District regulations, the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA), and other locally delegated state and federal regulations. As a member of the Permitting Program, the Permitting Technician will be joining a team that is committed to innovatively implementing water resource regulations in order to achieve optimal natural resource outcomes. The Permitting Technician provides exceptional customer service when working with permit applicants to inform their project planning and guide them in complying with District rules. Through their work in permit review and planning, the Permit Technician will forge positive working relationships with the staff of other government agencies, contractors, developers, and members of the public through frequent interaction and correspondence.  

The successful candidate will possess strong abilities in written and oral communications, problem solving, critical thinking, technical writing, and project management.

Qualified candidates shall possess a Bachelor’s degree and have one to three years of experience in natural resources compliance, code enforcement, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The salary range for the position is $37,112.82 – $55,669.23 annually; starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If you are interested in joining an organization that is committed to innovative water resource management, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed application for the position. For application materials and a full job description, please contact support services ( Applicants can either submit application via e-mail or by mail to:

Attn: Maddie Johnson

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

15320 Minnetonka Boulevard

Minnetonka, MN 55345


The position will remain open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin on June 30th, 2017.