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State of Minnesota Floodplain Engineer - Engineer Senior in Pipestone, Minnesota

Working Title: Floodplain Engineer - Engineer Senior

Job Class: Engineer Senior

Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Job ID : 78327

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 7/11/2024

  • Closing Date : 8/7/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Natural Resources

  • Division/Unit : Ecological & Water Resources

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $37.82 - $55.65 / hourly; $78,968 - $116,197 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 212 - MN Govt Engineers Council/Engineers

  • Last Incumbent : None

  • Supervisor Name : Jeff Weiss

  • 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

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.

The Department of Natural Resources is currently hiring a Floodplain Engineer. This position will further the purposes of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning Program (RiskMAP) and the State’s Floodplain Management Program to reduce flood risk in Minnesota by:

  • Conducting and managing high level floodplain modeling and mapping projects

  • Providing technical expertise in hydraulic and hydrologic analysis

  • Ensuring that program staff follow standard operating procedures and data management protocols

  • Assisting with community outreach and training efforts

The primary work location for this position is negotiable and will be determined at the time of hire. Work location must be within the state of Minnesota and will depend on business need and space availability. This position may be eligible to telework on a full or part-time basis which is subject to change. If approved, the employee would be required to complete an annual telework agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota, or if currently licensed in another state, the ability to obtain licensure within six (6) months of hire.

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related engineering discipline.

  • Professional experience applying principles of engineering, hydrology, and hydraulics.

  • Proficiency using 1-dimensional hydrologic and hydraulic models, such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, and SWMM (XP-, EPA-, PC-) or similar software.

  • Proficiency using database, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing applications to compile, analyze, and present hydrologic and hydraulic data.

  • Proficiency using ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcCatalog, and other GIS applications including 3D and Spatial Analyst extensions.

  • Previous project management experience, including the ability to plan all aspects of projects and ensure process deadlines and procedural requirements are met.

  • Basic understanding of local, state, and federal water resources programs, and knowledge of principles and practices of water resources management.

  • Human relations skills sufficient to maintain effective working relationships with staff, government agencies, consultants, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years of project management experience.

  • Experience with 2-dimensional hydraulic modeling using HEC-RAS 2D, SRH 2D, XP-SWMM 2D or similar software.

  • Experience with Floodway modeling.

  • Experience with methods to modify FEMA maps, such as through a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).

  • Experience with FEMA studies, such as Discovery, Flood Insurance Studies (FIS), and/or Physical Map Revisions (PMR).

  • Knowledge of the principles of floodplain management, land use regulations and flood hazard mitigation efforts.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

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.

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:

  • Employment Reference Check

  • SEMA4 Records Check

  • Criminal History Check

  • Conflict of Interest Review

  • Education/license verification


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.