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State of Minnesota Data Analyst - Research Analysis Specialist in Mankato, Minnesota

Working Title: Data Analyst

Job Class: Research Analysis Specialist

Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Location: St. Paul, Duluth, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Marshall, Mankato or Rochester

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 03/14/2023

  • Closing Date : 04/10/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : Operations Division / Data Analysis Unit

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $25.25 - $37.02 / hourly; $52,722 - $77,297 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : Yes (Up to 4 days per pay period)

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

As a Data Analyst at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), you will lead, facilitate, and participate in complex, broad-based, and agency-wide program evaluation, data management and data analysis projects with an emphasis on the development, execution and communication of statistical and visual data analysis. Using data science principles, this position assesses the effectiveness of program business processes in meeting environmental and operational goals, identifies opportunities for improvement, and recommends strategies for enhancements to provide the MPCA leadership and its staff the ability to make and communicate informed, data-driven decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate the following qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an Environmental Science or other Natural Science; or Statistics, Computer Science, 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/or 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.

Willingness and ability to learn new data analysis tools, skills, and software.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Skills to identify and extract factual information from a variety of sources to produce clear, concise analysis and reports.

Expertise in a wide variety of advanced analytical, evaluation or documentation software such as Tableau, SQL, ArcGIS, Python, R or other statistical analysis software.

Ability to design and conduct both summative and formative program evaluation.

Experience managing, querying, or analyzing environmental data (air, water, geology, climate, etc.) or pollution-related data (waste reduction, site remediation, cumulative impacts, etc.).


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.