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Job Summary
This position performs engineering duties in the MPCA feedlot program. The incumbent will review EAWs, preparing permits, assisting with training for County Feedlot Officers, assisting in the development of specific technical policies, presentations to external parties, and facilitating the coordination of permitting with compliance activities. The incumbent will also conduct technical reviews of feedlot permit applications, technical documents, and plans; and other administrative functions of permit issuance to ensure that feedlot facilities are constructed and operated in compliance with state and federal feedlot rules.

Minimum Qualifications:

Engineer 1 Graduate
Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental Engineering or similar engineering field with an environmental emphasis from an accredited engineering college.

Engineer 2 Graduate
Bachelor's degree in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental Engineering or similar engineering field with an environmental emphasis from an accredited engineering college
18 months of engineering experience

  • Candidates must have good communication and writing skills, effective human relations skills to work with clientele and staff; problems solving skills for resolving technical matters; ability to bring projects to conclusion.
  • Basic computer skills, proficient in WORD and familiar with EXCEL and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of principles of hydrology, hydraulics, and hydrogeology and the ability to understand principles and practices of ground water protection.
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes and rules, as well as program policies related to the Feedlot Program and issuance of permits or enforcement documents.
  • Knowledge of land application of manure and nutrient management.
  • A familiarity with animal production facilities.
  • Computer skills sufficient to use the MinnFarm Feedlot Computer Model.
  • A degree in agricultural or civil engineering with emphasis in hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulics, soil and water engineering issues and waste management is necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with representatives of government agencies and the public.

Physical Requirements
The position will inspect earthen liner, concrete, and synthetic liner construction, to evaluate conformance with design and specifications and accepted engineering and construction practices. There will be some infrequent lifting of sampling equipment approximately up to 40 pounds and fieldwork in adverse weather conditions. Must have the ability to conduct inspections that may involve climbing and/or stepping over obstacles.

Additional Requirement
Driver’s License
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.

Why Work For Us
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 pollution does not have a disproportionate impact on any groups of people.

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. We emphasize work-life balance, and strive to have an inclusive workplace for everyone.