The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
Join the mission-driven team in Environmental Health at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). We are looking for a Variance and Data Systems Lead to oversee the variance program and administer data systems for the Well Management Section (WMS). Responsibilities include Statewide review and facilitation of variance requests to rules pertaining to the construction and sealing of wells and borings. You will also lead integration of geographic information systems (GIS) and other tools into the section to boost process efficiency and data stewardship. Be part of a dedicated team working to ensure the protection of public health and groundwater.
Candidates residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, or South Dakota may have the option to telework; however, telework schedules are based on the unit's operational needs and are at supervisory discretion.
Four (4) years of professional experience in well or boring construction, geology, water resources management, engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, interpreting well records, managing water quality data and/or geologic mapping.
A bachelor's degree in geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, civil engineering, or a closely related field will substitute for one (1) year of professional experience.
A master's degree in geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, civil engineering, or a closely related field will substitute for eighteen (18) months of professional experience.
A doctoral degree in geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, civil engineering, or a closely related field will substitute for two (2) years of professional experience.
Additional minimum qualifications assessed during the interview process:
Knowledge of The Minnesota Well Code and Minnesota state water laws, public health, state or local environmental health programs, and/or land use planning.
Demonstrated experience using GIS and mapping tools to collect, manage, and display geospatial data.
Ability to communicate effectively with an array of audiences including the public, regulated parties, and governmental organizations verbally, in writing, and with maps/graphics.
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Ten (10) years professional experience.
Licensed with the AELSLAGID Board, as a professional geologist OR a professional engineer OR the ability to obtain licensure within first 12 months.
Experience using Esri ArcGIS desktop software suite of tools and ArcGIS online.
Detail-oriented with the ability to author accurate documents and technical data.
Project management with success in fully implementing quality improvement projects.
Leadership skills, including diplomacy and discretion.
Awareness of publications like API, ASTM, NSF, and from other certifying organizations
Strong skills in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
Ability to travel to field inspections
Ability to navigate uneven terrain and inclement weather to conduct field inspections
This position requires successful completion of a reference and background check.
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.