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Natural Resources, Department of

Regional Spill Coordinator 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00005

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  Job Working Title:
    Regional Spill Coordinator

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $47,673 and $70,720 annually ($22.92 - $34.00 per hour). Pay on appointment for current or former state employees based the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 15-03. A 12-month probation period is required.
Megan Crary, HR Specialist-Senior, 608-266-2197,
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Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Hydrogeologist – Advanced to act as the DNR’s Regional Spill Coordinator. This position will be stationed in Milwaukee.

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. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Click here, for additional information about State Government positions.

Position Summary:   

This position will act as the Project Manager in the Remediation and Redevelopment program with duties including coordinating, managing, evaluating, and providing geologic and hydrogeologic review, interpretation and response to reports submitted for environmental investigations and proposed remediation at Environmental Repair (ERP), Dry Cleaner, Superfund, Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST), and Spill sites where releases of hazardous substances have occurred.  This position will be responsible for providing guidance on and interpretation of statutes, administrative codes and policies pertaining to immediate and emergency responses for hazardous substance spills and the associated clean-ups to internal staff as well as to outside agencies, consultants and customers. 

Please read the full position description by clicking here.

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.

Qualifications:   Minimally qualified candidates will have:
•   Experience and training related to hydrogeology, geology, hydrology, or soil science, highlighting specific coursework, certifications, or degrees in a related field. 
• Experience investigating and evaluating hazardous substance spill incidents
• Experience interacting with the public and other agencies to provide technical information and organize a coordinated action.

Well-qualified candidates will have:
• Experience providing technical oversight, direction and approval for complex, significant spills
• Experience managing projects for environmental investigation and proposed remediation for sites where releases of hazardous substances have occurred, including review of proposed work plans and scopes of work
• Degree related to hydrogeology or geology
• Leadership experience

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 Wisc.Jobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account, click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this recruitment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Add the new documents to your account before applying. 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 other steps in the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Qualified veterans with a 30%-or-more service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment to permanent positions in classified civil service under s. 230.275, WI Stats. For information on how to apply under this provision, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed above. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Current permanent classified state employees and former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement must apply through Wisc.Jobs.


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