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Natural Resources, Department of

Facilities and Lands Engineers - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 18-02284

Brown, Dane, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Milwaukee
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Facilities and Lands Engineer

    Facilities and Lands Engineer

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay for the Senior level is between $29.00 - $35.00 ($60,320 - $72,800 annually). Starting pay for the Advanced level is $31.00 - $37.83/hour ($64,480 - $78,686.40 annually). Employees with an active Professional Engineer license are eligible for $1.00 add-on. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. These positions are in Pay Schedule / Range 14-13.
Kayla Weisensel, HR Specialist, 608-266-6831,
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All applications must be complete and finalized to be considered for these vacancies.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for talented individuals to work for our Bureau of Facilities and Lands.

We are currently looking to fill vacancies in the following locations at either the Senior or Advanced level: 

- Green Bay - vacancy filled
- Eau Claire
- Milwaukee - vacancy filled
- Madison - vacancy filled
- Lacrosse - NEW VACANCY!

*Please note: This is a continuous recruitment that will be used to fill vacancies in the above locations over the next 12 months as they occur. If you are interested in these positions, you should apply now.

There is a section of the application where you can indicate in which count(ies) you are available to work. Please only check the counties you are seriously interested in. 

The DNR is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing its natural resources. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor activities. 

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:   These positions serve as project engineers in the Engineering and Construction Management Section in the Bureau of Facilities and Lands. Duties will include budgeting, planning, design, design oversight, and project and construction management of DNR facilities. These positions will act independently as the Owner’s Representatives for construction contract purposes and as the Agency Representatives, or the liaisons, with the Project Manager assigned by the Department of Administration.

Positions will ensure that the construction of DNR facilities are completed in accordance with all applicable laws, codes, statutes, administrative requirements, approved programs, schedules and budgets.

Typical projects include trails, buildings, waste water systems, water supply systems, privies, piers, boat launches, bridges, exterior/interior facility repairs, pavements and parking lots, towers, campgrounds and projects related to natural resource programs.

Special Notes:   Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. 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 by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.


To apply for these positions, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:
-A bachelor's degree or higher in a related Engineering field from a recognized college or university upon the position start date;
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;
-Registration as a Wisconsin Professional Engineer (PE) by the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS);
-OR have a specific record issued by DSPS validating 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.

In addition to the required qualifications, minimum qualifications for both levels include the following:

Design and construction of facilities-related engineering projects, such as:
     a. Building systems (e.g. roofing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.)
     b. Utility systems (e.g. water systems, sewer systems, pump systems, etc.)
     c. Culverts or other drainage systems
     d. Roadways, trails, or parking lots

How To Apply:   The next review of materials will occur November 8, 2018. Any applications received before 11:59 pm CST on 11/7/2018 will be included in this review. 

Subsequent reviews will occur throughout the year until the needs of the department are met.  We intend to correspond with applicants via email, therefore, please be sure to monitor your email regularly.

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

Once you have an account:
· Log in and view Job Announcement 18-02284
· Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to customize your job narrative cover letter & resume to the qualifications of this position
· 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 job narrative cover letter and resume when prompted
· 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 correspond via e-mail for assessment results & potentially interviews.

All current permanent classified state employees 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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