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State of Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking GIS Analysis – Student Worker Para Professional in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Summary

This position exists to work closely with the MDH Environmental Health Public Tracking program (MN Tracking) staff to develop indicators and analyses related to air quality and health in Minnesota. The student will be responsible for developing and evaluating surveillance indicators for air pollution and sources (e.g., vehicle traffic), conducting GIS-based analyses linking air pollution to health outcomes, and creating plain language risk communication using ESRI Story Maps platform.


Minimum Qualifications

Completion of one year of post-secondary education.

Student Worker Eligibility:

To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker ParaProfessional you must be enrolled in a post-secondary or graduate educational program or plan to enroll within three months. Students may be "off" for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as a student worker, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. If you are enrolled at a credit-granting institution you must carry at least six semester/nine quarter credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, you must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load will be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Coursework in environmental health, exposure science, or environmental epidemiology

Experience in environmental health, exposure science, or environmental epidemiology

Strong demonstrated GIS skills, including Spatial Analyst tools and ArcOnline Story Maps

Strong demonstrated skills in data collection, analysis, and quality assurance

One year professional GIS experience, or graduate-level GIS coursework relevant to public health and environmental science

Familiarity with applied public health, Minnesota public health system, and environmental surveillance​

Additional Requirements

Must successfully pass a background check.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Lenny Thao at Lenny.Thao@state.mn.us or at 651-201-4130.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at Health.Inclusion@state.mn.us


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. 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 careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

Job Title: Environmental Public Health Tracking GIS Analysis – Student Worker Para Professional

Location: St. Paul

Job ID: 32584

Regular/Temporary: Limited

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 05/14/2019

Closing Date: 05/20/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health

Hiring Agency: Minnesota Department of Health

Division/Unit: Health Promotions & Chronic Disease / Environmental Epidemiology

Work Shift: Day Shift / 8am-430pm

Work Hours: Day Shift / 8am-430pm

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8am-430pm

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Never to Rarely

Salary Range: $14.47 - $16.95/hourly

Classified Status: Unclassified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 207 - AFSCME Technical, Council No. 5

End Date: 10/1/19

Job Class: Student Worker Para Professional

Working Title: Environmental Public Health Tracking GIS Analysis

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