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Watershed GIS Specialist - Research Analysis Specialist, Job ID 70068

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Job Summary
This position serves to provide Geographical Information System (GIS) expertise and support to the Watershed Division. This position is responsible for the development, management, improvement and analysis of watershed program data including the collection, interpretation, and communication of data and information. This position is relied upon for leadership of and participation in GIS analysis to support the development of planning, data development, analysis, and communication to support stressor
identification investigations, watershed protection and restoration plans and GIS analysis to support impaired waters delineation, TMDL development and civic engagement and outreach.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must clearly demonstrate the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an Environmental Science or other Natural Science, Statistics or other related degree with a broad knowledge of environmental sciences, natural sciences, or Geographical Information System (GIS) AND two (2) years of demonstrated experience managing data; querying databases; performing quantitative analysis, spatial analysis, statistical modeling; and analyzing and reporting on data.

Technical writing skills sufficient to organize and effectively present ideas to a variety of audiences.

Human relation and communication skills sufficient to collaborate, work effectively, and create understanding within a wide-range of clientele, partners, and interested parties.

Accomplished planning and organizational skills to meet priorities, goals and objectives, monitor work, and follow-up on implementation.

Possess a valid Driver’s license (see additional requirements).

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience manipulating and managing large datasets with a wide variety of approaches and tools.

Experience identifying and extracting factual information from a variety of sources to produce clear, concise analysis and reports.

Understanding of the relationship and application of various tools and models (e.g., query, metadata, etc.) within GIS.

Physical Requirements
Requires occasionally moving such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or moving light objects frequently. A job is in this category may require maintaining a stationary position to a significant degree or may involve a certain amount of moving necessary in carrying out job duties.

Additional Requirements
A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DLR check. 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 pounds.

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.