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State of Minnesota Hydrologist 1 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Working Title: Hydrologist 1

Job Class: Hydrologist 1

Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/26/2023

  • Closing Date : 06/08/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : REM PR Petro Remediation Unit 1

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $24.45 - $33.30 / hourly; $51,051 - $69,530 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

This position has the ability to offer a flexible work arrangement that allows a hybrid schedule (both in office location and/ortelework)

Locations available in the following MPCA office locations: Duluth, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, St. Paul, Rochester, Mankato, Marshall

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 provide hydrologic expertise at petroleum release sites by evaluating, directing and/or coordinating hydrogeologic investigations and cleanups. The purpose of the investigations and cleanups is to evaluate, prevent, or correct environmental problems to protect human health and the environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor‘s degree in one of the following areas: Environmental Engineering; Environmental Health; Environmental Studies; Geology; Hydrogeology; Hydrology; Soil and Water Resource Management; Soil Science; Water Resource Management.

To qualify candidates must have least two courses completed in Hydrology/Hydrogeology and listed on their resume. [Candidates must list courses on resume to qualify]

Basic computer skills; proficiency in Word and exposure to Excel and Power Point.

Good communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain good working relations with internal and external business partners.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Geology or Hydrology/Hydrogeology.

Demonstrated ability to bring projects to a satisfactory conclusion.

Problem-solving skills for resolving complex technical matters.

Experience with public communication efforts on health or environmental projects.

Proven written and verbal communication and human relations skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

Advanced technical writing skills related to the remediation of contaminated soil, groundwater, and vapors.

Proficiency with GIS.

Ability to make environmental regulatory decisions based on limited data.

Physical Requirements

Ability to use a computer and perform keyboard functions for multiple hours per day.

Additional Requirements

Position duties may require travel but driving is not a minimum qualification or essential function of this position. Employees who may drive for state business will need their driver’s license checked prior to operating a state vehicle.


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 careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.