The incumbent will provide quality assurance (QA) expertise and assist with the implementation and maintenance of the quality system for the Agency’s air monitoring program. The incumbent will work closely with industry and agency air assessment and quality assurance staff to review data, complete data validation, develop quality control documents, provide QA oversight of air monitors, and audit air monitoring sites throughout the State. The incumbent will also supports QA process development, review and implementation within the Environmental Data Quality Unit.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, or science related field and two (2) years of environmental air monitoring experience with quality assurance, data validation and project planning duties.
- Four years of environmental air monitoring experience with quality assurance, data validation and project planning.
- Candidates must also have good communications skills to clearly communicate the concepts of air chemistry, validation, quality assurance, and sampling procedures; and computer skills sufficient to work with data based, write reports and create power point presentations.
*****Experience must be reflected in information provided to advance.
This is a senior level opportunity and as such we are looking for candidate who have the following experience and abilities:
Experience should include:
- Reviewing and writing quality assurance project plans, standard operating procedures, and sampling and analysis plans
- Understanding of quality assurance concepts and environmental chemistry specifically laboratory techniques and applicability to air chemistry.
- Working with environmental sample collection and data review.
Candidates should also have the ability to:
- Manage projects, lead groups and participate on internal and external teams.
- Balance priorities to achieve short and long term goals.
- Communicate clearly and concisely when writing reports and expressing concepts and information to a wide audience with varying technical backgrounds
Also, good data skills to calculate concentrations or amounts of contaminants and to make sound technical recommendations; and good problem skills are needed to defining needs, determining and analyzing viable alternatives, and then select and implement the most appropriate solutions.
Requires lifting and/or carrying equipment up to 20 pounds up and down stairs. May also access stairs and or use ladders to access rooftops and or platforms for those sites without elevators. Work outside with exposure to a variety of weather and travel by vehicle to monitoring sites.
Driver’s License check requirement:
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
We work to protect and improve our environment and enhance 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.
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.