The ministry, with its total of eight departments, provides the Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection with expert assistance in fulfilling his tasks as a member of the Bavarian state government. The minister also has a administrative staff responsible for coordinating his activities and communicating his work to the public in a transparent manner.
The administrative staff is run by a director general. As the highest-ranking civil servant in a state ministry, the director general is responsible for organisation matters, personnel, and coordinating the activities of those eight departments. The departments with its approximately 600 civil servants and employees develop and implement legislation.