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(USA-MN-Marshall) Hydrologist – Hydrologist 3

Clarkfield, MN | Posted 4 weeks ago

**Working Title: Hydrologist - Hydrologist 3** **Job Class: Hydrologist 3** **Agency: Pollution Control Agency** + **Job ID** : 76719 + **Location** : Various + **Telework Eligible** : Yes + **Full/Part Time** : Full-Time + **Regular/Temporary** : Unlimited + **Who May Apply** : Open to all qualified job seekers + **Date Posted** : 05/16/2024 + **Closing Date** : 06/05/2024 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE + **Division/Unit** : REM Closed Landfill Unit 1 + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : Yes - up to 10% + **Salary Range:** $32.71 - $48.51 / hourly; $68,298 - $101,288 / annually + **Classified Status** : Classified + **FLSA Status** : Exempt - Professional + Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes *This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth, Brainerd, St. Paul, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Marshall or Mankato. **The work you'll do is more than just a job.** At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities. This position is being reopened - if you previously applied, your application is still under consideration. This position exists to support overall management of cleanups and long-term operation and maintenance activities at assigned sites through hydrogeologic decision making to ensure that sites do not pose a threat to human health or the environment and risks are managed. Support activities may include data collection, data review and analysis, database upload, active remediation, and assistance on land management and other special projects. This position also exists to provide hydrologic expertise at assigned sites where releases of contaminants have occurred by evaluating, conducting, directing, and coordinating hydrogeologic investigations. The purpose of the investigations is to determine the extent and magnitude of contamination as well as the risk posed by the aquifer(s) impacted or threatened. This position must therefore have and maintain a detailed knowledge of the Closed Landfill Program (CLP) and necessary technical and scientific background in the field of hydrogeology to make important decisions that impact safe drinking water supplies, ground and surface water resources, zoning ordinances, and budgets. **Minimum Qualifications** The incumbent is required to possess working knowledge of chemistry, toxicology, and hydrology with skills and abilities necessary to provide technical review and recommendations for complex closed landfill remediation projects and provide leadership to less-experienced hydrologists. A Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas, or closely related equivalent: Hydrology, Geology; Hydrogeology or related degree **with** (3) three years of professional experience as a Hydrologist or equivalent. Experience must include hydrologic project oversight. AND Demonstrated experience working with closed landfills or other remediation projects. Demonstrated ability to design, conduct and coordinate hydrological field investigations. Good communication, problem solving, and negotiation skills. Possess a valid Driver's license (see additional requirements). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. **Preferred Qualifications** Knowledge of the Minnesota Landfill Cleanup Act, state and federal solid and hazardous waste rules, and the State’s Drilling and Sampling/Analytical Contracts. Technical knowledge of contaminant chemical characteristics, fate and transport, migration tendencies and public health risks of petroleum releases to the environment. Demonstrated success in evaluating options and choosing appropriate methods for remediating complex contaminated sites in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex and technical data, reports, and problems. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, meeting short deadlines while also ensuring high-quality results protective of human health. Demonstrated ability to lead other program staff and contractors sufficient to meet established timetables and quality standards and complete program objectives. Human Relations skills sufficient to build networks of colleagues throughout the public and private sectors and to effectively persuade interested parties, private sector, and other government officials by understanding complex and competing relationships and political agendas. Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to present complex information to the public. Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to present complex information to the public. **Physical Requirements** Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. **Additional Requirements** A driver's license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver's License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver's license AND a satisfactory DLR check. Requires a Class D driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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