Hydrologist 3

State of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted:  07/29/2020

Closing Date:  08/14/2020

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

Division/Unit:  Remediation/ PR Petro Remediation Unit3

Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required:  Yes - Approx. 3%

Salary Range: $29.50 - $43.77/hourly; $61,596 - $91,392/annually

Classified Status:  Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union:  214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status:  Exempt - Professional

Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes


Job Summary


Job Summary
The incumbent provides technical hydrologic expertise at petroleum remediation sites and petroleum Brownfields redevelopment sites.

The incumbent oversees and reviews environmental investigations, corrective actions, and response actions and provides technical assistance and perspective for program, division, and agency-wide policy projects as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications
The incumbent is required to possess working knowledge of chemistry, toxicology, and hydrology with skills and abilities necessary to provide technical review and recommendations for complex petroleum release site remediation projects, provide leadership to less-experienced hydrologists.

A Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas, or closely related equivalent: Hydrology, Geology; Hydrogeology or related degree with (3) three years of professional experience as a Hydrologist or equivalent. Experience must include hydrologic oversight of remediation projects.


Demonstrated experience in remediation of contaminated sites/media.

Demonstrated ability to design, conduct and coordinate hydrological field investigations.

Good communication, problem solving, and negotiation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Technical knowledge of contaminant chemical characteristics, fate and transport, migration tendencies and public health risks of petroleum releases to the environment.

Demonstrated success in evaluating options and choosing appropriate methods for remediating complex contaminated sites in a timely manner.

Demonstrated ability to analyze complex and technical data, reports, and problems.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, meeting short deadlines while also ensuring high-quality results protective of human health.

Demonstrated ability to lead other program staff and contractors sufficient to meet established timetables and quality standards and complete program objectives.

Human Relations skills sufficient to build networks of colleagues throughout the public and private sectors and to effectively persuade interested parties, private sector, and other government officials by understanding complex and competing relationships and political agendas.

Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to present complex information to the public.

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.


Application Details


Why Work For Us
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and enhance human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help ensure pollution does not have a disproportionate impact on any groups of people. The agency values diversity and inclusion for a diverse workforce.

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. We emphasize work-life balance, and strive to have an inclusive workplace for everyone.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.