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$ 21.11-$ 31.06 hourly, $ 44,078-$ 64,853 annually

Date Posted:   09/05/2013
Closing Date:   09/16/2013
Position End Date:   06/30/2016
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   EH/WM
Location:   Freeman Bldg., St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000374
Employment Conditions:   Limited, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   Environmental Sciences
Classified Status:   Unclassified
Job Description:   NOTE: There is one vacancy, which will be filled at either the Hydrologist 1 or the Hydrologist 2 level based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. If you are interested in and qualify for the Hydrologist 1 position, please apply to 13HEAL000357. THIS REQUISITION MAY BE CANCELLED IF THIS VACANCY IS FILLED AT THE HYDROLOGIST 1 LEVEL.

Professional work in hydrology, hydraulics, hydrogeology, water resource management, and ground water quality protection.

Under general supervision, this position performs hydrologic, hydrogeologic, ground water protection, or water resource management work to promote the wise use, conservation, and preservation of the State's water resources.

Job Responsibilities include:
Administering an area program overseeing some zoning activities of local governments and providing information for local officials and the public regarding water-related land use controls provided in statute and rule.

Conducting evaluations within a geographical area and recommending decisions regarding the water permit program in accordance with statute, rule, and DNR Water Resources Permits Manual.

Conducting hydrogeologic evaluations of proposed new or expansions of municipal and industrial land disposal/treatment facilities.

Performing technical investigations and hydrogeologic assessments of assigned hazardous waste and spill sites.

Assisting clean-up site project leader and attorneys in taking enforcement actions against violators to initiate appropriate response actions on assigned hazardous waste sites by preparing, organizing and interpreting technical materials for Information Requests, Requests for Response Action and Consent Orders; drafting the technical portion of Consent Orders and Requests for Response Action; negotiating, as part of a team with the project leader and attorneys, Consent Orders with responsible parties; preparing, organizing and interpreting technical materials to assist with formal enforcement actions including litigation; acting as the PCA's major technical witness for the team in most litigations; and negotiating settlements of litigation as part of the site team.

Preparing and providing testimony in contested case public hearings with regard to final disposition of permit applications within jurisdiction of a DNR area and coordinating testimony of other DNR program representatives.

Identifying priority ground water pollution areas, major types of non-point source pollution affecting ground water, relationships between ground and surface water pollution, management practices and their effect on ground water, and assisting in developing an overall strategy to effectively deal with non-point source pollution of ground and surface water.
Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree in hydrology, hydrogeology, geology, water science,
soil science, environmental science, or environmental health.

Must have a minimum of two years work experience with geologic mapping, groundwater flow analysis, interpreting well record and well water quality data, and report preparation, preparation of studies describing groundwater chemistry and the subsurface movement of drinking water contaminants.

General knowledge of well drilling and well sealing principles and practices.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Sound judgment.

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.
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.
How to Apply:   This position is open for all qualified job seekers.

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 (#13HEAL000374) 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 (#13HEAL000374) 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:   Chris Elvrum, 651-201-4598 /