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State of Minnesota Student Worker Para Professional - Petroleum Remediation Unit in Shakopee, Minnesota

Working Title: Student Worker

Job Class: Student Worker Para Professional

Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 01/26/2024

  • Closing Date : 02/23/2024

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

  • Division/Unit : REM PR Petro Remediation Unit2

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $16.82 - $19.69 / hourly

  • Classified Status : Unclassified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 207 - Technical/AFSCME

  • End Date : March 2027

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : No

This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth or St. Paul.

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 temporary student worker position is anticipated to last three years, approximately March 2024 through March 2027.

This position exists to assist Petroleum Remediation staff with the following:

  • OnBase duties: preparing selected closed files for scanning, preparing open files for scanning, assisting Project Managers in scanning new documents for open files.

  • Correcting and updating of spatial data for PRP and PBP sites.

  • Assist PRP in prioritizing public water supply sites.

  • Verifying and entering well spatial data in EQUIS for up to 500 open sites and possibly a few thousand closed sites.

  • Green Practices data collection, entry and reporting for fund-financed sites.

  • Assist Project Managers with RP searches or historical searches such as prior ownership and property usage.

  • Checking leaksite files for confidential information in files.

Minimum Qualifications

Post-secondary education student working on an environmental degree or related degree.

(To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker you must be a student enrolled in an educational program or planning to enroll within three months. Students may be “off“ for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as student workers, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. As a student, you must be enrolled in high school or in a post-secondary or graduate program. If a student is enrolled at a credit granting institution, he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment.)

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not sponsor applicants for work visas. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Oral and written communication skills sufficient to communicate with internal and external customers.

Ability to work independently and with others.

Accomplished in using computer programs (Microsoft office products, e-mail, intranet, internet, outlook).

Ability to follow directions and carry-out detailed processes.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

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.