Blue Thumb Job Board

Job seekers, please follow any links below to find more information about job opportunities. Opportunities highlighted in light gray indicate a listing from a Blue Thumb partner, sponsor, or funder.

Blue Thumb Partners and others are encouraged to share open positions with us. Please email your job listing information to megan@metroblooms.org.

 


City of Minneapolis

Inspector Environmental II

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose—serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

Position: The current position is a full-time, non-exempt vacancy part of the Stormwater Regulatory team located in the Surface Water & Sewer Division of the Public Works Department. The roles of this position include providing enforcement of environmental ordinances of the City of Minneapolis, and applicable State and Federal regulations. The Inspector Environmental II will perform stormwater practices (BMPs) inspections at private and public sites.

Deadline to apply: March 7, 2024

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City of Lakeville

Seasonal Environmental Educator

Position: The Seasonal Environmental Educator is responsible for promoting and leading various education initiatives including programming for the Environmental Education Learning Center, Adopt-A-Drain, sustainability and waste reduction initiatives, and assists with other environmental resources tasks as needed.

Deadline to apply: February 29, 2024.

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South Washington Watershed District

Water Resources Program Coordinator

The South Washington Watershed District (SWWD)’s mission is to manage water and related resources of the district in cooperation with their citizens and communities. SWWD is located entirely in Washington County and contains portions of ten cities and townships: Afton, Cottage Grove, Denmark Township, Grey Cloud Island Township, Hastings, Lake Elmo, Newport, Oakdale, St. Paul Park and Woodbury.

Position: The Water Resources Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating work within SWWD’s aquatic and natural resource programs, information and outreach, and others depending on experience and interest. Specific work will include managing AIS control efforts, implementing land cover restoration projects, coordinating SWWD’s experiential education and campus greening programs, and development of infographics and other materials to engage District residents and partners. The position will include oversight of District consultants and contractors. This position will also support District monitoring, regulatory, planning, and agriculture best management practice program areas, depending on experience and interests. The ideal candidate will be creative and organized, comfortable working independently and as part of a small team, and experienced in engaging partners and collaborators.

Deadline to apply: March 21, 2024.

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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

Water Resources Data Analyst

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization works to protect and improve water quality, habitat, and natural resources in an urban watershed that drains directly into the Mississippi River. The MWMO partners with our member communities to invest in green infrastructure that captures, cleans, and reuses stormwater. Our team monitors and tracks water quality in the watershed and conducts education and outreach to promote active environmental stewardship among residents.

Position: The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is seeking a Water Resources Data Analyst to join the Monitoring, Assessment, and Research team. The Water Resources Data Analyst is responsible for leveraging environmental data collected by MWMO monitoring staff to produce technical products that inform and support the organization’s programs and initiatives.

Deadline to apply: March 17, 2024.

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Minnesota Land Trust

Conservation Stewardship Intern

The Minnesota Land Trust protects and restores Minnesota’s most vital natural lands in order to provide wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty for generations to come. A 501(c)3 public charity, the Minnesota Land Trust has been working with landowners and local communities since 1991 to protect and enhance Minnesota’s increasingly threatened lands and waters.

Position: The Conservation Stewardship Intern is responsible for implementing stewardship activities related to Minnesota Land Trust’s growing portfolio of conservation easements throughout the state of Minnesota. This includes frequent travel visiting conserved lands throughout the state to monitor easements, collecting data, maintaining records, assisting with violation investigation, and other duties as assigned by the Conservation Stewardship Director and other Land Trust staff. The intern will also gain valuable experience exploring other facets of Land Trust by spending time with other departments within the organization. In addition to Land Trust staff, the intern works closely with landowners, volunteers, and conservation partners throughout the state. Training will be provided.

Deadline to apply: March 12, 2024.

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Monarch Joint Venture

Executive Assistant/Operations Manager

Join the growing team of the Monarch Joint Venture, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving the monarch butterfly migration across North America. The Monarch Joint Venture is leading the way in bringing together federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and academic programs to work together to restore the monarch population.

Position: The Executive Assistant / Operations Manager plays a key role in supporting the leadership team of the Monarch Joint Venture. They provide timely research, response, and recommendations for a wide array of leadership team needs. They provide administrative support and oversight, facilitate regular reporting of key performance indicators for programs and finances, provide support and accountability to staff in managing grants and program support, and liaise with the board of directors in ensuring clear communications and documentation of organizational activities.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting Monday, February 19th; the position will remain open until filled.

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Great River Greening

Human Resources Associate

Great River Greening is a leading environmental restoration nonprofit with a mission to inspire, engage, and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. We have a small, but mighty team that restores 5,000+ acres of land across Minnesota annually. We offer flexibility, a friendly work culture, supportive Board of Directors, hybrid work options, and opportunities to grow.

Position: The Human Resources Associate works with the Finance & Administrative team to support Great River Greening’s overall goal to align the staff team with the organization’s strategic objectives in a positive and productive work environment. This professional is responsible for supporting the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and retaining team members. Help protect Minnesota’s land and water through your people and organizational skills!

Deadline to apply: Rolling application and position is open until filled.

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Rock Leaf Water Environmental

Natural Resources Specialist/Professional

Rock Leaf is a woman-owned business with a team focused on excellence, safety, and professional development. The natural resources and ecosystems that make up the environment are valuable and should be cared for carefully. Rock Leaf wants to help businesses and government agencies have a positive impact on the environment. We are an out-of-the-box team seeking difference makers. Come and impact our community together.

Position: Rock Leaf Water Environmental seeks a Natural Resources Specialist/Professional to join our growing team. An immediate full-time position is open. The Natural Resource Specialist will work out of our Fridley shop. Primary duties include but are not limited to completing natural resources, water resources, and environmental projects, completing projects within scope and budget, project management, and supervisory/leadership responsibilities.

Deadline to apply: Applications reviewed as received.

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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

Water Quality Monitoring Intern

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization works to protect and improve water quality, habitat, and natural resources in an urban watershed that drains directly into the Mississippi River. The MWMO partners with our member communities to invest in green infrastructure that captures, cleans, and reuses stormwater. Our team monitors and tracks water quality in the watershed and conducts education and outreach to promote active environmental stewardship among residents.

Position: The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is seeking a Water Quality Monitoring Intern for the summer of 2024. Come get valuable experience and help us protect and improve the water quality of the Mississippi River! The internship will last from May–August 2024, 30–40 hours a week. Starting and ending dates are flexible.

Deadline to apply: March 10, 2024.

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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Seasonal Jobs (Various)

Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,809 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles of parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, 7 golf courses and 49 recreation centers. The MPRB is proud to provide services, programs and activities that meet the park and recreation needs of diverse communities and ensure race equity, gender inclusion and universal access. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 26 million visitors annually, and employs approximately 617 full-time and 1,400 part-time and seasonal employees.

Position: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hiring for a variety of seasonal positions. For a complete list, see the link below.

Deadline to apply: Various.

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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Full-Time Parkkeeper

Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,809 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles of parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, 7 golf courses and 49 recreation centers. The MPRB is proud to provide services, programs and activities that meet the park and recreation needs of diverse communities and ensure race equity, gender inclusion and universal access. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 26 million visitors annually, and employs approximately 617 full-time and 1,400 part-time and seasonal employees.

Position: The MPRB is seeking dedicated people to perform manual labor in the care and maintenance of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s buildings, grounds and amenities to provide a safe, comfortable environment for the public. Parkkeepers work outside year round in all types of weather conditions and identify, report and correct problems in the parks. This position will include weekends and/or evenings.

Deadline to apply: February 29, 2024.

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Nine Mile Creek Watershed District

Education and Outreach Intern

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (District) is a local unit of government that protects, manages, and enhances the water resources in the Nine Mile Creek Watershed. The District serves the residents, property owners, and visitors of the cities in our District: Bloomington, Richfield, Hopkins, Edina, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka.

Position: Candidate will develop/enhance their knowledge of watershed management, natural resources, and local government, while providing support for the District’s education & outreach program. This position will also provide support for day-to-day office and building activities such as organization of District files and documents, room set-up, and outdoor site maintenance. Term extends from May-August 2024 (with potential for term extension).

Deadline to apply: February 22, 2024.

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Nine Mile Creek Watershed District

Field Intern

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (District) is a local unit of government that protects, manages, and enhances the water resources in the Nine Mile Creek Watershed. The District serves the residents, property owners, and visitors of the cities in our District: Bloomington, Richfield, Hopkins, Edina, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka.

Position: Candidate will develop/enhance their knowledge of watershed management, natural resources and local government, while providing support for the District’s regulatory program and cost share program. This position will also provide support for day to day office and building activities such as organization of District files and documents and outdoor site maintenance. Term extends from May-August 2024 (with potential for term extension).

Deadline to apply: February 22, 2024.

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Great River Greening

Environmental Stewardship Internship

Great River Greening (GRG) is Minnesota’s leading environmental restoration nonprofit with a mission to inspire, engage, and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. Our services extend throughout Minnesota in partnership with local communities, governmental agencies, conservation and agricultural organizations, individuals, and businesses. Great River Greening has grown significantly in its geographic scope in the last few years, but the staff remains small and works collaboratively as a friendly and committed team.

Position: Each Environmental Stewardship Intern will work directly with Great River Greening’s stewardship team to connect local communities with our ongoing education, restoration, and climate resiliency work. This may include outreach, curriculum development, event planning, and assistance in leading hands-on restoration events. In addition, each intern will have an opportunity to meet and learn from the other departments in our organization. This internship program is intended to expose young people to various careers under the umbrella of environmental work, concluding with a capstone project. Examples may involve planning a community engagement event, developing an educational curriculum, or designing a project budget. 2024 Internships will start in early-April and go through mid-June (start dates and end dates are both flexible).

Deadline to apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Prairie Restorations

Various Positions

For more than 45 years, Prairie Restorations has proudly produced a full range of native seeds, plants, trees, and shrubs for restoration projects ranging from residential properties to large commercial restoration projects in Minnesota and surrounding communities. We are looking for talented team members with a strong commitment to bringing people together with the land in new and innovative ways. Prairie Restorations, Inc. offers unique career opportunities to work outdoors in diverse native landscapes. We believe it is our team that creates our culture of enthusiasm for our mission.

Position: Prairie Restorations is hiring for a variety of positions based in Scandia, Randolph, Watertown, Princeton, and Esko. Positions include Assistant Project Manager, Seasonal Retail Associate, Field Technician, and more.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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MNL (Minnesota Native Landscapes)

Multiple Openings

MNL is a full-service ecological restoration company. We provide decades of experience, knowledge, industry leadership and a variety of services. Our services range from backyard native seeding to large-scale restoration, bioengineering and everything in between.

Position: MNL is seeking qualified candidates at multiple locations in entry level to experienced positions. Join our team, and join our Mission to Heal the Earth.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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Light Dark Landscape

Foreman/Crew Lead

Light Dark Landscape is a sustainable landscape company with an emphasis on using native plants to create habitat for critters and humans as well as visually beautiful spaces. Light Dark differs from other landscape companies by our devotion to reducing lawns, restoring shorelines, prairies and woodlands, using edibles, and creating water-smart solutions.

Position: The foreman/crew lead position will work under the Project Manager to ensure that our installs run smoothly and efficiently.  A Project Manager will complete most of the materials ordering and work with Foreman during site visits to outline the order-of-operations, it will be the Foreman’s job to supervise the install crew and make sure the install progresses in an orderly fashion in the absence of the Project Manager.  The Foreman will track and report materials and labor costs and supervise load in/load out each day.  The Foreman is also expected to communicate with clients and report any questions or concerns to the Project Manager. This is a full time, seasonal position starting early April through early November.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

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Native Resource Preservation

Ecological Technician

From the roots up, we have grown through the mission of keeping our landscape free of unnatural disturbances, and restoring historical resilience to our natural ecosystems. We believe in preserving natural resources for our sake, and that of future generations. This means restoring fragmented habitats, removing harmful disturbances like invasive species from ecosystems, and releasing the soils to power native plants.

Position: Individual(s) hired will work individually or with a crew conducting habitat restoration tasks such as herbicide application, invasive species removal, brush and tree removal, prescribed fire, stacking and burning brush piles, planting and seeding etc. NRP conducts a wide variety of projects at various size and complexity scales. Technicians are expected to be flexible and work on a variety of project types as needed. Work can vary seasonally, and may include extended periods of similar duties.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2024.

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