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(USA-MN-Marshall) PFAS Data Analysis – Research Analysis Specialist

Milan, MN | Posted 1 week ago

**Working Title: PFAS Data Analysis** **Job Class: Research Analysis Specialist** **Agency: Pollution Control Agency** + **Who May Apply** : Open to all qualified job seekers + **Date Posted** : 09/15/2023 + **Closing Date** : 10/05/2023 + **Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit** : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE + **Division/Unit** : Environmental Analysis & Outcomes/ Environmental Data Quality + **Work Shift/Work Hours** : Day Shift + **Days of Work** : Monday - Friday + **Travel Required** : No + **Salary Range:** $26.64 - $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually + **Job Class Option** : Environmental + **Classified Status** : Classified + **Bargaining Unit/Union** : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE + **FLSA Status** : Nonexempt + **Telework Eligible** : Full-time telework eligible + Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes **This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth, Brainerd, St. Paul, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Marshall or Mankato** **Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.** The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota. This position exists to perform data management and quality assurance activities related to PER and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The incumbent will identify and gather PFAS data and work with program coordinators and database administrator to establish data into an agency wide data system. They will then assist researchers and regulatory program staff by teaching them about data quality objectives (DQOs), writing Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs), Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAPs), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reviewing those created by others, and providing data quality training. As such, the incumbent must have an understanding of QAPPS, SOPs, SAPs, and DQOs. The incumbent works closely with MPCA program coordinators and state regulators in performance of duties and therefore maintains working relationships with these parties. The incumbent will recognize and communicate the importance of transparency, data quality and data interpretation to ensure successful implementation of the program goals and its related efforts and progress towards meeting the agency‘s environmental objectives. **Minimum Qualifications** Bachelor‘s degree in an Environmental Science or other Natural Science; Statistics, Chemistry, or other related degree with two (2) years of demonstrated experience conducting data analysis, data quality reviews, database management, and the use of data science tools and quality assurance plans; OR A Master’s degree in an in an Environmental Science or other Natural Science; Statistics, Chemistry, or other related degree with one (1) year of demonstrated experience conducting data analysis, data quality reviews, database management, and the use of data science tools and quality assurance plans; Candidates must have the ability to collaborate with partners effectively and possess good communications skills to present technical environmental information to a wide range of business partners. 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** Advanced experience with environmental chemistry techniques and procedures to make recommendations for methods, detection limits, assess quality assurance, and report finding that meet data quality objectives. A clear understanding of QAPPS (Quality Assurance Project Plans), SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), SAPs (Sampling and Analysis Plans), and DQOs (Data Quality Procedures) to ensure data submittals meet proper quality assurance approaches and procedures. Ability to work closely with program staff, data managers, and researchers to develop data management practices. Demonstrated expertise in working with relational databases; validating data, making technical assessments, sound technical recommendations, and report writing. Experience with analytical tools such as database, statistical, visualization software such as Excel, SQL, R, Python, Tableau and ArcGIS. Ability to work effectively with others and coordinate with individuals involved in diverse environmental programs and research and to establish and maintain productive and open communications with business partners and other staff members. Ability to critically review, document, and summarize information and data into comprehensive recommendations, reports, and presentations. Good project management skills. **Physical Requirements** Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. 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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