Compliance Engineer – Engineer Principal

Minnesota Department of Health
September 6, 2023
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Details

Working Title: Compliance Engineer
Job Class: Engineer Principal
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply : Open to all laterals of MDH and all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Laterals will be accepted through 09/12/2023.
  • Date Posted : 09/06/2023
  • Closing Date : 09/19/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Health Department / Health-MGEC
  • Division/Unit : Health Protection / EH DWP Metro Ops Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Varies, minimum of 5 hours of work each week
  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday, days of work will vary based on business needs
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $37.02 - $56.39 / hourly
  • Classified Status : Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 212 - MN Govt Engineers Council/Engineers
  • Last Incumbent : N/A - new position
  • Supervisor Name : Corey Larson
  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional
  • Telework Eligible : Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : 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.

Job Summary

Join the mission-driven team in Environmental Health, Drinking Water Protection section, Community Public Water Supply Unit, to help promote and protect the health of all Minnesotans. We are looking for a part time flexible hours Principal Engineer to oversee the operation and treatment of public water supplies as they relate to Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance with a specific focus on assisting staff with surface water expertise. This position may telework 100% based on the business needs of the unit and supervisory discretion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being a Surface Water expert and training resources to staff related to the SDWA with a focus on surface water and the surface water rule.
  • Providing technical assistance to community water suppliers, department field staff, and consulting engineers for the planning, design, operation, maintenance, treatment, quality control and security of public water systems
  • Providing general information to the public, and representing the section at meetings and conferences


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field


Three (3) years of demonstrated professional level experience as a registered professional engineer demonstrating the following:

  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices related to drinking water
  • Familiarity with state drinking water programs, policies, and state and federal regulations
  • Coordinating and directing large engineering projects or programs of considerable complexity

Minimum qualifications that will be assessed at the time of interview:

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, sufficient to communicate clearly with division leadership, staff, industry representatives, and citizen groups
  • Prepare and/or direct the preparation of technical reports and correspondence
  • Human relation skills to achieve effective working relationships within the agency and externally

*Proof of licensure may be required during the interview process*

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of common engineering practices, methods, and procedures in technical engineering work
  • Experience using equipment and materials in modern engineering operations
  • Ability to recognize transmission risks in public health work involving waterborne diseases
  • Experience effectively prioritizing workloads and meeting essential timelines for assigned project completion
  • Experience with documents, maps, gauges, equipment manuals, and computer use sufficient to operate computer/software and produce reports
  • Experience with Safe Drinking Water Act, with specific focus on Surface Water
  • Significant experience in drinking water engineering and various SDWA compliance activities with additional surface water experience
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota

Additional Requirements

The candidate selected for this position will be required to successfully pass a background check and reference check.

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 Katelyn Rigdon at or 507-985-2221 .

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 Katelyn Rigdon at .

About Health Department

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.

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
  • 12 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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