Job Class: Environmental Specialist 1
Working Title: Biological Monitoring Specialist
Job ID: 28678
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 12/06/2018
Closing Date: 01/22/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
Division/Unit: EAO / WM South Bio Monitor Unit
Work Shift/Work Hours: 4 - 10 hour days
Days of Work: Monday - Thursday
Travel Required: Yes - Up to 100% of the time
Salary Range: $19.46 - $28.15/hourly; $40,632 - $58,777/annually
Classified Status: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
End Date: 10/31/2019
Location: St Paul
Position Numbers: 01117603, 01117604
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
This posting may be used to fill more than one Temporary Environmental Specialist 1 position in St Paul.
Recon sampling sites; Lead a crew of 1-4 students to sample approximately 50 sites per year for fish, invertebrates, habitat measurements, stream channel condition, and water chemistry in order to assess water quality of Minnesota's streams.
Help maintain field equipment, train students, and keep field records. Enter and manage data on Agency computers; Calculate summary data for each monitoring site and conduct QA/QC. Assist in conducting preassessment reviews of data.
Work hours are typically Monday - Thursday, 10 hour days with overnight travel.
A Bachelor's degree in water related science or environmental protection, or related field.
OR a technical environmental degree (e.g., Natural Resources Technology A.A.S.) AND one year of technical/professional-level environmental protection experience;
OR two years of technical/professional-level environmental protection experience.
Ability to pass the MPCA fish identification test
Ability to work with data using Microsoft Excel and Access
Field experience sampling fish, invertebrates using MPCA standard operating procedures
Must be physically able to perform field work associated with monitoring projects. This may include loading/unloading vehicles and boats with field equipment, carrying equipment to sites, launching boats, or portaging canoes. Frequently may need to lift and carry approximately 50 pounds in the water or over land. Capable of moderate physical exertion in summer heat and sun.
Must have the ability to travel 100% time
When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver's license and record check will be conducted. This position required driving and requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pound
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! 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.
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