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Natural Resources, Department of

Hydrogeologist, Remediation & Redevelopment Program (multiple vacancies at entry and senior levels) 

Job Announcement Code(s): 17-01744

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  Job Working Title:

    Hydrogeologist - Senior

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting hourly pay for Entry is between $22.00-$26.00. Entry level positions may be eligible for pay progressions; Pay for Senior is between $25.00-$29.00. Pay upon appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on provisions in the State Compensation Plan. These positions are in Pay Schedule/Ranges 15-04 (entry) and 15-03 (senior).
Holly Wallock, HR Specialist, 608-267-7557,
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Deadline to Apply:
All application materials must be complete and finalized before 11:59pm CST on the deadline date. Once you finalize, you may not make changes to your attached documents.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is recruiting for Entry and Senior-level Hydrogeologists within our Bureau of Remediation & Redevelopment, Environmental Management Division. 

We are currently filling vacancies in Eau Claire, Fitchburg, Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. However, we anticipate multiple vacancies in other geographic locations in the next 6-12 months and intend to use this recruitment to fill any future vacancies. If you are interested in these positions you should apply now.

In addition to many appealing benefits, the DNR offers a fun, casual work environment, flexible scheduling (depending on the position), and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fund raisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding, meaningful work! Additionally, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program! Click here, for additional information about State Government positions.

Position Summary:   Hydrogeologists provide geologic and hydrogeologic expertise and oversight for investigation and remediation of contamination sites. They are technical positions in which the incumbent must have a detailed knowledge of geology, hydrogeology, contaminant transport, chemistry, vapor intrusion, soil science, remedial system design, and biological processes in subsurface soil, sediment and groundwater environments. Specifically, this involves providing technical advice to responsible parties, their consultants, local government units and officials and other staff in the Region for actions taken to address soil and groundwater contamination at Leaking Underground Storage Tank, Environmental Repair Program, Brownfield Redevelopment, Spill, Abandoned Landfill, Dry Cleaner Program and hazardous waste remediation sites throughout the Region. These positions provide interpretation and implementation advice on the rules, regulations and guidance documents concerning environmental investigations and clean-ups as well as brownfield redevelopment efforts.

Special Notes:   The selected candidates for these positions will be required to pass a criminal background check. The positions will have responsibility for sites with environmental contamination in assigned counties or sites throughout the assigned Region. Frequent travel to sites throughout the Region and occasional attendance at night meetings will be expected, as will infrequent statewide travel.

Qualifications:   Minimum required qualifications to apply for both levels include:
1. Education, training and experience in environmental science (e.g., geology, hydrology, soil science, and vapor intrusion, including soil morphology, mechanics, chemistry and classification, etc.);
2. Education, training and experience with well and groundwater hydraulics.

Experience with environmental monitoring, sampling techniques, and groundwater quality standards is preferred.

How To Apply:   If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main WiscJobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account:

  • Log in and view Job Announcement 1701744
  • Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this position
  • Add the new documents to your account before applying
  • Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Review your Job Application, make any necessary updates and then click “Continue”
  • Complete the Job Preferences screen and then click “Continue”
  • Attach your cover letter and resume when indicated
  • Read the Instructions page and then answer the question that follows
  • Click “Save and Finalize Assessment” to submit your application
You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. We will also correspond via e-mail for assessment results and potentially interviews.

Current permanent classified state employees outside of the DNR or former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement must apply through WiscJobs.


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