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Department of Natural Resources
Stormwater Engineer 
Job Announcement Code(s): 21-00505

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    Stormwater Engineer

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is $74,880 to $83,512 annually ($36.00/hour to $40.15/hour). Pay for current state employees may vary based on the State of WI Compensation Plan, which requires additional DPM approval to offer a pay increase to transfer candidates. This position includes an excellent benefits package, including health care, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits. This position is included in Pay Schedule/Range 14-13.
Julie Jaksa, Human Resources Specialist - Senior (
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Assessment Information:
28063 -  010  WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER-ADV (Stormwater Engineer) 
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The Department of Natural Resources excels at protecting and managing Wisconsin’s natural resources while supporting the economy and the well-being of the citizenry. Within DNR, the Stormwater Runoff Management Section works in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to prevent stormwater runoff from washing sediment and other harmful pollutants into local surface waters such as streams, rivers, lakes, or coastal waters.

To help achieve our mission, we are seeking highly-motivated and knowledgeable candidates with strong interpersonal skills to join our team as the next Stormwater Engineer who will serve as the expert on energy projects for DNR and the Office of Energy.

The successful candidate may choose a location at any DNR facility based on space availability and managerial approval. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of March 22, so mark your calendars now!

We offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance, flexible working schedules for most positions, and the ability to flex hours with supervisor approval. Our benefits include excellent health insurance options, ample leave time, a business casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote wellness.

Don't miss this opportunity to play a key role in controlling stormwater pollution and maintaining clean water in Wisconsin.

Position Summary:   
The Stormwater Engineer serves as the statewide expert on technical aspects related to stormwater for energy construction projects with a special focus on linear projects (e.g. pipelines and transmission lines). This is a highly responsible position that advises multiple directors within the Department and Office of Energy. It is the single point of contact for all utility project construction stormwater permitting statewide.

The Stormwater Engineer also provides statewide technical engineering expertise and develops policies and technical standards in the areas of urban stormwater management and construction site erosion control. The position serves as statewide lead to review and regulate stormwater discharges on complex and often controversial energy projects located throughout the state. The position will routinely coordinate with supervisors, Office of Energy staff, and other departmentwide staff. This position requires substantial contact with utility experts, various units of state and federal government, professional consultants, contractors, and the public.

We encourage you to review the full position description by clicking here.

Special Notes:   
The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to an offer of employment.

DNR does not sponsor work visas. 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.

Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:
  •  Registration as a Professional Engineer or equivalent
  •  Experience reviewing or designing complex stormwater or wastewater management
     practices that include multi- and cross-functional issues and contact with external
     stakeholders to provide guidance or technical expertise

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications:
  •  Experience reviewing or designing energy construction projects (e.g., pipelines,
     transmission lines, large-scale solar, etc.)
  •  Experience developing policies or technical standards for urban stormwater management,
     construction site erosion control or other areas of non-point or wastewater pollution control

It’s critically important that your application materials clearly describe your experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not possess or clearly identify the required qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

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