Student Worker Para Professional Senior

Minnesota Department of Health
May 13, 2022
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Details

Job Class: Student Worker Para Professional Senior

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted : 05/13/2022
  • Closing Date : 05/27/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Health Department / Health-AFSCME
  • Division/Unit : Health Protection / Vectorborne Disease Unit Staff
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Various / 20 hours per week
  • Days of Work : Rotating, Monday - Sunday
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $16.89 - $20.59/hourly
  • Classified Status : Unclassified
  • Bargaining U nit/Union : 207 - Technical/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention & Control (IDEPC)
  • End Date : 09/01/2023
  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

Job Summary

This position exists to assist in conducting statewide surveillance activities for tickborne diseases including Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis, Powassan virus and babesiosis; conduct epidemiologic studies, including an evaluation of tickborne disease risk factors. The position also assists in conducting statewide surveillance activities for mosquito-transmitted diseases such as West Nile virus, La Crosse encephalitis and Western equine encephalitis.


Minimum Qualifications

Student Worker Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior you must be enrolled in a postsecondary or graduate 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

  • Undergraduate degree in biology, zoology, entomology, or related field.
  • Enrolled or about to be enrolled in an accredited graduate public health program.
  • Career goals in applied infectious disease epidemiology, and or experience or strong interest in infectious disease, especially vector-borne diseases.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relations with co-workers, supervisors, and health care professionals.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, pay attention to detail and communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Critical thinking skills and judgement.
  • Ability to make a 2-year commitment.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of a background check

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

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 .

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If you have questions about the position, contact Courtney Sutliff at or 651-201-5684 .

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


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 . Please indicate what assistance you need.

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