Data Quality Trainer – State Prog Admin Senior

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
September 19, 2023
Various, MN
Job Type


Working Title: Data Quality Trainer
Job Class: State Program Administrator Senior
Agency: Pollution Control Agency

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 09/19/2023
  • Closing Date: 10/10/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: EAO Enviro Data Quality Unit
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 10%
  • Salary Range: $26.64 - $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Full time telework eligible
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth, Brainerd, St. Paul, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Marshall or Mankato.

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.

Job Summary

This position exists to manage the Environmental Data Quality (EDQ) training program and related process including creating and providing training on quality assurance and data quality topics to MPCA staff and data partners in multiple formats, coordinating with staff in the EDQ Section and other divisions on training or quality documentation needs, and strategizing and prioritizing future opportunities. This position will provide training support to other MPCA Training and Enforcement staff.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field of study related to environmental sciences or natural resources management AND two years of professional-level experience designing and developing curriculum, training programs and instructional systems, and professional-level experience in wastewater, SSTS, or solid waste, OR

Three years of professional-level experience designing and developing curriculum, training programs and instructional systems, and professional-level experience in wastewater, SSTS, or solid waste.

Must have the ability to maintain confidential or restricted information regarding testing criteria.

Good communications and collaboration skills, effective planning and project management skills, and decision- making and problem solving skills sufficient to perform senior-level professional work.

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

An understanding of federal, state, and local environmental programs and regulations.

Knowledge of the sciences from which to develop a foundation of working knowledge in the three certification program areas (waste landfill operators, wastewater treatment facility and collection system operators, and subsurface sewage treatment system professionals).

Training and program knowledge sufficient to assess program partners concerns and reactions to MPCA programs/policies and react to those concerns in a positive manner.

Ability to receive and translate feedback received into actionable strategies embedded in the Need-to-Know documentation and processes.

Experience with social science research methods such as focus groups and survey design.

Experience in a professional licensure or certification program.

Demonstrated meeting facilitation experience.

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.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Kristi Streff at .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Kristi Streff at .

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.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

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