Source Water Planner

Minnesota Department of Health
St. Cloud, MN, United States
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3-4 Years


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Job Summary

Please note this position will be located in our St. Cloud regional office. 

This position exists to perform short and long-term planning activities related to the implementation, evaluation, and improvement of the State's Source Water Protection Program. This position will assist public water suppliers with preparing and implementing wellhead protection plans. Also, this position will be responsible for reviewing and approving/disapproving wellhead protection plans submitted to the Department, as required by Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4720. This position will also provide expert advice to other source water protection program staff regarding management of potential contaminant sources related to source water protection. Additionally, this position will assist with preparing, reviewing, and implementing wellhead protection action plans, as assigned by the Planning Supervisor. Due to the travel requirement of this position, flexible hours and working from home may be approved by the Supervisor on a case-by-case basis.




Minimum Qualifications

Three years of professional experience in land-use planning and zoning, county water planning, watershed management, water quality, or hydrology

Experience administering or implementing an environmental health program or closely related program 

Background working with advisory groups and decision makers at local and state levels of government

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Health, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field

Experience at the local level in land-use planning and zoning or county water planning or watershed management, working with or for local government and decision makers

Knowledge and management of potential contaminant sources related to source water protection

Knowledge and experience with state programs related to water and land use, watershed management, and groundwater protection and restoration programs and the general water resources management framework in Minnesota

Ability to review and evaluate technical reports and planning documents

Experience with computer programs including Global Positioning Systems, and ArcView GIS analysis tools and map development

Experience with Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Access, Power point, Microsoft Teams, Skype, One Note, Outlook email, Sharepoint

Ability to travel by automobile throughout the state. Flexibility of work schedule for attending public meetings, field work, and work related travel

Physical Requirements

This position will primarily work in an office setting, but requires regular travel and walking on uneven terrain and work in variable and inclement weather conditions, year-round. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds

Additional Requirements

Must successfully pass a background check

Must possess a valid Class D driver's license


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.

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