Starting hourly pay for Entry is between $22.00-$28.00. Starting pay less than $26.97 will progressively increase in 6-month increments up to $26.97. Senior is between $28.00-$32.00; Advanced is between $29.00-$37.08. Employees with an active Professional Engineer license are eligible for $1.00 add-on. 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 14-13, 14-14.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently filling three Wastewater Engineer vacancies at the entry, senior, or advanced level depending on the position and qualifications. Click each level for a detailed position description. The first vacancies to be filled will be stationed in Green Bay (Brown County) or Oshkosh (Winnebago County), Wausau (Marathon County) or Black River Falls (Jackson County), and Madison (Dane County).
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 and 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:(Green Bay/Oshkosh and Wausau/Black River Falls positions): These positions are responsible for the implementation of the Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Program in assigned areas of a region to ensure activities protect public health, welfare, and the environment through compliance with State and Federal statutes. These positions are primarily responsible for using engineering principles in the preparation of wastewater discharge permits, enforcement of State water pollution control laws, response to complaints and emergencies related to permitted facilities, review of engineering plans and reports, and distribution of technical information and assistance to municipalities and industries in the operation of their wastewater collection and treatment facilities.
(Madison position): This position will serve as the principal staff technical expert for oversight of the planning, coordination, implementation, technical training, and onsite support associated with the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report (CMAR) program as well as with the Operation and Maintenance assistance program for Public Owned Treatment Works. This position will also serve as the statewide compliance and enforcement coordinator, providing support and consistency to wastewater inspections, enforcement actions, and referrals to the Department of Justice. Finally, this position is responsible for the technical oversight of the wastewater components of the operator certification exams to ensure the accuracy and professional integrity of the testing and certification program.
Depending on the position, routine travel may be required. Periodic travel throughout the state for training and meetings is expected. Work activities occur indoor and outdoor and depending on the time of year, the employee may be exposed to extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of an hour or more) or extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour). There may be situations involving sufficient noise to cause the employee to shout in order to be heard. There may be exposure to hazards such as submersion in water, proximity to mechanical parts, airborne pathogens, electrical current, etc. and/or exposure to conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes or odors that could result in bodily injury if not properly handled.
The candidates selected for these positions will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check.
The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form (I9) upon hire.
To apply for these positions, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:
-Registration as a Professional Engineer, -A degree in an Engineering field from a recognized college or university, -A specific record, issued by the professional engineering section of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, showing 4 years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineering section and satisfactory completion of the fundamentals of engineering exam; -OR have equivalent professional training and practical experience so as to be deemed a professional engineer as defined in Department of Safety and Professional Services per s. 443.01, Wis. Stats. AND also deemed to be qualified to engage in professional engineering practice as determined by the Department of Safety and Professional Services per s. 443.04 or 443.05, Wis. Stats.
Minimum qualifications for the entry level include one or more of the requirements above and experience or education in environmental engineering principles.
Minimum qualifications for the senior level include the above and education or experience specifically in wastewater or water treatment engineering principles, effective communication skills, experience with database systems and data management and analysis.
Minimum qualifications for the advanced level include the above as well as technical Wastewater Operation and Maintenance experience, and regulatory or environmental enforcement experience.
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