Hydrogeologic Data Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)

Minnesota Department of Health
St. Paul, MN, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Summary

The MDH mission is to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans and this position contributes to that by advancing our ability to protect drinking water resources in the State. This Source Water Protection unit position exists to provide overall coordination for data management activities within the source water protection unit and the drinking water protection section. The source water protection program is a major program within the water resources management framework of the State, and it produces and works with a variety of hydrogeologic and natural resource data. Its staff regularly use groundwater models, produce and analyze spatial data, coordinate on management of state subsurface data management systems, and oversee compliance data related to regulatory activities. Program outputs are generally made available to partners in the form of data, information and services. Responsibilities and tasks for this position are designed to 1) ensure that appropriate business processes are in place to collect, store and manage program data for optimal quality control and assurance, 2) oversee interagency coordination efforts with state information technology specialists on data storage and accessibility, 3) manage an in-house, file-based spatial data archive that provides support to SWP Unit technical staff and others in the department, and 4) coordinate interagency data sharing and governance for SWP program needs.​




Minimum Qualifications
Three years of professional data collection and management experience in environmental health, drinking water protection or related field

Background planning or administering an environmental health, drinking water protection, or closely related program 

A Bachelor’s Degree in geology, hydrogeology, physical geography, environmental science, natural resources, or a related field will substitute for one year of professional experience

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of principles of hydrology, hydrogeology, geology, geochemistry, water quality, public health, and well construction

Experience with management and analysis of GIS data and knowledge of ArcGIS software

Experience with global positioning systems (GPS) locational data

Familiarity with relational database systems, used to manage both spatial and tabular hydrogeologic data

Knowledge of basic code development using Python, Jupyter, Javascript, or other scripting systems as applied to water resource data management and analysis

Additional Requirements

Must successfully pass a background check


Application Details


Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Bill Ziegler at William.k.ziegler@state.mn.us

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID# to William.k.ziegler@state.mn.us

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