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$ 26.65-$ 38.38 hourly, $ 55,645-$ 80,137 annually

Date Posted:   07/10/2013
Closing Date:   07/19/2013
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   EH/Source Water Protection
Location:   Freeman Bldg., St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000332
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   Environmental Sciences
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This position is located in the Source Water Protection Unit of the Environmental Health Division.

The position is responsible for supervisory work in hydrology, hydraulics, geohydrology, geochemistry, groundwater protection, and water resources management. This position will supervise activities within the Source Water Protection Unit related to delineating wellhead protection areas, assessing the vulnerability of public water supplies, assisting public water suppliers with implementing source water protection plans, evaluating existing and proposed programmatic activities of the source water protection unit, and supporting the source water protection grant program. This position provides support to the Supervisor of the Source Water Protection Unit regarding:

Daily supervision of staff hydrologists;

Coordination of local, state and federal agencies with delineations and vulnerability assessments;

Preparation of reports summarizing the activities of Unit staff;

Development and implementation of data bases;

Development of annual budgets and work plans; and

Coordination of other unit staff and staff from other department programs with wellhead protection and source water assessment activities.
Minimum Qualifications:   Must be licensed to practice as a geoscientist by the State of Minnesota.

Two years of experience as a supervisor or leadworker, directing the work of others, coordinating activities related to one or more water resource projects or programs of moderate size and complexity.


Three years advanced professional project management experience with geologic mapping, groundwater investigations, and development of databases for storing and retrieving geologic and geochemical information.

Master's degree in Hydrology or equivalent will count as one year professional experience.

Knowledge of the principles of hydrology, hydraulics, geohydrology, geochemistry, and groundwater quality protection.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of land use planning, groundwater protection, and land use controls.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of water resources management, groundwater quality protection and water-well construction.

Ability to supervise the work of others, coordinate activities related to one or more water resource projects or programs of moderate size and complexity.

Experience using computer software to model groundwater flow.

Ability to review and evaluate technical reports and prepare summaries of this information for use by non-technical staff.

Ability to organize and incorporate material from diverse sources into a report of local groundwater conditions and the ability to write and edit such reports.
Requires occasionally lifting heavy articles and lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools, field equipment or sampling materials. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
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 a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:   Experience with, or knowledge of, the technical and policy considerations concerning the delineation of wellhead protection areas and writing wellhead protection plans.

Ability to organize and lead technical and advisory workgroups.

Knowledge of federal and state agency programs regarding groundwater and geological research.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract (OR PLAN) provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans - Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This position is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a Hydrologist Supervisor position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:
1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#13HEAL000332) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.
2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#13HEAL000332) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Steve Robertson, 651-201-4648 /