Local recruitment: Hydrologist 3

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

St Paul, MN, USA 🇺🇸

Detroit Lakes, MN, USA 🇺🇸

Duluth, MN, USA 🇺🇸

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Rochester, MN, USA 🇺🇸

Brainerd, MN, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 62811

Location: Various

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Job Details

Job Class: Hydrologist 3
Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Location: St. Paul, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Mankato, Rochester, Marshall, Brainerd
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/09/2023
  • Closing Date: 02/24/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Municipal/MUNStrmwResearch,Eng&Outreach
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $31.00 – $45.98 / hourly; $64,728 – $96,006 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

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.

Job Summary

This position provides hydrological work to support the Municipal Stormwater Unit’s Stormwater Regulatory Program. The incumbent in this role will develop and maintain the program’s regulatory and non-regulatory guidance and outreach materials to support water quality improvement. 

Responsibilities of this role include: developing stormwater modeling guidance for use in implementing water quality requirements (e.g., Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation) in general permits, maintenance of the Minnesota Stormwater Manual content, and stakeholder engagement on stormwater issues to guide development and enhancement of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s approach to stormwater management. 


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas, or closely related equivalent: Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or related degree with surface and ground water hydrology principles with three (3) years of professional experience as a Hydrologist or equivalent. Experience must include hydrological assessment of groundwater flow mechanics and groundwater chemistry

Understanding of water pollution control technology and Best Management Practice (BMP) effectiveness applicable to stormwater

Demonstrated data, assessment, and writing skills to produce technical requirements and recommendations

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

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of water resource management and stormwater management including design, BMP selection, and monitoring options

Knowledge of source-specific and general water pollution sampling methodology

Experience in modeling evaluation of runoff potential along with contaminant transport

Experience with state and federal regulatory frameworks and their applicability to stormwater

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Nicholas Remme-Ong at nicholas.remme-ong@state.mn.us or 651-757-2234.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Nicholas Remme-Ong at nicholas.remme-ong@state.mn.us.

About Pollution Control Agency

Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and 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 polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people. We emphasize work-life balance with flex schedules, compressed schedules, and options to telework for some positions.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.





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