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Working Title: Drone Data Management

Job Class: Management Analyst 3 (Data Management...

Agency: Pollution Control Agency
• Job ID : 77879
• Location : Various*
• Telework Eligible : Yes
• Full/Part Time : Full-Time
• Regular/Temporary : Limited
• Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers
• Date Posted : 07/02/2024
• Closing Date : 07/22/2024
• Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
• Division/Unit : Operations / Business Solutions Leadership
• Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift
• Days of Work : Monday - Friday
• Travel Required : No
• Salary Range: $27.84 - 40.82 / hourly; $58,130 - 85,232 / annually
• Classified Status : Unclassified
• Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
• End Date : 07/31/2026
• FLSA Status : Nonexempt
• Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : No
• *This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: St. Paul, Brainerd, Duluth, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Mankato or Marshall

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

This Management Analyst 3 position is anticipated to last approximately two (2) years with a projected end date of July 2026.

This position leads the management and analysis of drone associated data across the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The incumbent will be responsible for collecting and analyzing flight metrics and flight metadata to ensure quality and uniformity of drone collected data. This position will lead image processing and analysis using a variety of geographic information systems (GIS) software packages. The incumbent will use GIS tools to create customized maps, 2D and 3D images, geoprocessing scripts , and other products to communicate data and information to internal and external customers. This incumbent is also responsible for consistent data collection from the drone pilots to be used in internal and external reporting. The incumbent will support the MPCA’s development and implementation of a drone data management plan per Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and MPCA processes. The incumbent serves as back up to the Drone Program Administrator for training or flight management and completion.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate the following qualifications:

Three (3) years of professional experience that demonstrates the following:

Experience querying and reporting of data for large data bases, project planning, implementation and/or management.

Knowledge of drone mapping software.

Ability to analyze drone data for mapping results.

Knowledge of how relational data systems function and key governance components necessary to preserve data integrity.

Communication skills sufficient to effectively facilitate, present to groups, and transmit written information to a variety of audiences.

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

Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and ability to meet deadlines.

Understands the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for flying drones.

Knowledge of the Agency’s environmental strategic direction to support its programs using drones.

Understand federal and state regulatory frameworks and their applicability to data projects.

Knowledge of process mapping, requirement development for data management and other technical processes needed to define database application needs and support programs and

project management skills to guide and direct projects while supporting staff and problem solving laterally and vertically to determine appropriate actions.

Additional Requirements

Position duties may require travel, but driving is not a minimum qualification or essential function of this position. Employees who may drive for state business will need their driver’s license checked prior to operating a state vehicle.


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
Brainerd MN United States


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