Water Resources Data Analyst

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is seeking a Water Resources Data Analyst to join the Monitoring, Assessment, and Research team.

Position Description (PDF)

About the Position

The Water Resources Data Analyst is responsible for leveraging environmental data collected by MWMO monitoring staff to produce technical products that inform and support the organization’s programs and initiatives.

Essential Duties

  • Analyze water quality and quantity data, including determining water quality trends in the Mississippi River and pollutant loads in stormwater outfalls.
  • Evaluate performance of projects to inform future Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Create and present written and oral communications to MWMO leadership, the Board, partners, and the public regarding water quality statistics, issues, trends, and other related and requested topics.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure data collected by the MWMO is accurately recorded, stored, analyzed, and reported to required agencies. Ensure data quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) procedures are in place and followed.
  • Serve as primary contact for MWMO initiatives related to NPDES, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)/Watershed Restoration and Protection (WRAP) studies, and serve as the liaison with federal and state agencies associated with these efforts.
  • Propose and lead special water resources analysis projects that provide greater insight into the function of the MWMO watershed.
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring, Assessment, and Research Program Manager to plan, develop and execute water resources monitoring projects to ensure adequate conclusions can be drawn from collected data.
  • Assist with field work, instrument installation, maintenance and other monitoring related tasks as needed.
  • Administer and manage projects and contracts for monitoring and analysis initiatives.
  • Maintain knowledge and training in area of expertise as necessary to provide the MWMO with a high level of job performance; stay apprised of emerging and innovative water analysis methods.
  • Participate as a member of the MWMO staff team by supporting and cooperating with other staff to plan, execute, and evaluate water resources monitoring projects and initiatives by contributing ideas and providing comments.

About the MWMO

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization works to protect and improve water quality, habitat, and natural resources in an urban watershed that drains directly into the Mississippi River.

The MWMO partners with our member communities to invest in green infrastructure that captures, cleans, and reuses stormwater. Our team monitors and tracks water quality in the watershed and conducts education and outreach to promote active environmental stewardship among residents.


The starting salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000 annually, with a flexible schedule of 40 hours of work per week and a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

Complete and submit our online MWMO Employment Application Form. Please remember to attach a resume and cover letter.

The MWMO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The MWMO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, political ideas, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Selection Process

Closing Date: March 17, 2024, 11:59 PM
Review of Applications: Week of March 18, 2024
Interviews of Candidates: Week of March 25, 2024
Anticipated Start Date: May 2024
Interview Location: MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, 2522 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55118 (map and directions)