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State of Minnesota Engineer 2 Graduate or Engineer Senior in Rochester, Minnesota

Working Title: District Engineer

Job Class: Engineer 2 Graduate or Engineer Senior

Agency: Health Department

  • Job ID : 78178

  • Location : Rochester

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers - bidders will be considered until 7/18/24.

  • Date Posted : 07/11/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/25/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Minnesota Department of Health

  • Division/Unit : Environmental Health/ Drinking Water Protection

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift/ 8:00am - 4:30PM

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes, up to 25% of the time

  • Salary Range:

  • Engineer 2 Graduate : $29.92 - $44.11/hourly; $62,472 - $92,101 / annually

  • Engineer Senior: $37.82 - $55.65 / hourly; $78,968 - $116,197 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 212 - Minnesota Government Engineering Council (MGEC)

  • Last Incumbent : Jessie Kolar

  • Supervisor Name : Amy Lynch

  • 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.

Join the mission-driven team in Environmental Health and help protect public health in the use and consumption of water. As an Engineer II Graduate or Engineer Senior, you will assist in the performance of program responsibilities in the Drinking Water Protection Section related to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) loan program. These program responsibilities assure the adequate operations and treatment of public water supplies in order to promote and protect the health of consumers.

Responsibilities include:

Conduct inspections and bacteriological investigations of community water supplies.

  • Review plans and specifications of drinking water projects and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Assist with providing engineering and construction oversight of projects.

  • Examine the environmental reviews of public water supply improvement projects.

  • Deal with emergency situations (natural disasters, security breaches, and terrorist acts) involving Drinking water systems.

  • Provide technical assistance to community water operators, suppliers, department field staff, and others regarding the planning, design, operation, maintenance, treatment, quality control, security, and assessment of public water systems.

  • Respond to consumer complaints regarding water quality, suspected waterborne illness, low pressure, etc.

This vacancy is being announced at two different job classification levels: Engineer 2 Graduate and Engineer Senior. Only one position will be filled and the final job classification of the position will be determined based on the selected candidate’s qualifications.

This is a hybrid position that require field work and partial telework. Telework will be based on the business needs of the unit and is at supervisory discretion.

Minimum Qualifications

Engineer II Graduate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental/Sanitary, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field.


  • Two years professional level engineering experience.

*A Master's degree in Civil, Environmental/Sanitary, Chemical, Mechanical or related engineering field may be substituted for 6 months of direct experience.

Engineer Senior:

  • Two years professional level engineering experience.


  • Licensure with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land surveying, Landscaper architecture, Geoscience and Interior design (AELSLAGID).

Additional minimum qualifications assessed during the interview:

  • Ability to communicate technical engineering information, orally and written, interpreting engineering data and information.

  • Experience communicating technical engineering information, orally and written, interpreting engineering data and information.

  • Public water system engineering knowledge including operation, construction and design, and rules, requirements, and application of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act Experience working with and understanding community public water supplies.

  • Knowledge of common engineering practices, methods, and procedures in technical engineering work Experience using equipment and materials in modern engineering operations.

  • Ability to recognize transmission risks in public health work involving waterborne diseases.

  • Experience effectively prioritizing workloads and meeting essential timelines for assigned project completion.

  • Experience with documents, maps, gauges, equipment manuals, and computer use sufficient to operate computer/software and produce reports.

  • A valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

  • Move over even/uneven or sloping ground for significant periods of time, including on snow covered ground, for up to a mile.

  • Transport as much as 50 pounds of equipment or samples and frequently shift from ground to waist height and from waist to shoulder height.

  • Work outdoors in all seasons with inside/outside exposure to weather extremes.

  • Perform gross and fine motor tasks, sometimes with unprotected fingers and hands, in varying indoor/outdoor temperature.

  • Work in small, confined spaces.

  • Work in loud environments for short periods of time.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment reference check.

A valid driver’s license is not required; however, this position demands travel which the employee is responsible for meeting.


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.