Wednesday , 25 April 2018

Water Supply Specialist – Senior & Advanced

Natural Resources, Department of

Water Supply Specialist – Senior & Advanced 
Job Announcement Code(s): 17-03164

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  Job Working Title:
Water Supply Specialist – Senior
Water Supply Specialist – Advanced
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay for the Senior level is between $49,920 – $62,400 annually($24 – $30 per hour); starting pay for the Advanced level is between $54,080 and $70,720 annually ($26 – $34 per hour). Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. The Senior & Advanced levels are in Pay Schedule/Range 15-03.
Kelsey Scholtens, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-8173,
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Deadline to Apply:
Applications must be complete and finalized before 11:59PM CST on the deadline date. Once you finalize, you cannot make changes to your application.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  
The Department of Natural Resources is hiring two Water Supply Specialists, one each in the Water Supply Specialist – Senior & Advanced classifications within our Environmental Management Division.  These positions will be based in Madison.

The Wisconsin DNR is located at 101 S. Webster Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol, the Madison Metro bus route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are tons of nearby restaurants and shopping venues.  In partnership with individuals and organizations, the 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:   The principal function of the Water Supply Specialist – Senior position is to coordinate and assist in implementation of portions of the state Safe Drinking Water program. Activities include: ensuring the technical, financial, and managerial capacity of public water supply systems statewide through the capacity development program; ensuring the consistent implementation of the water system and waterworks operator certification program statewide; preparation of annual program progress reports; developing and managing contracts for providing technical assistance to public water systems; interpretation of federal regulations and direct translation of federal rules into state codes; statewide and interdepartmental coordination of program activities. The responsibilities and duties are performed with little specific direction from the Public Water Engineering Section chief. Occasional travel is required throughout the state.

The principal function of the Water Supply Specialist – Advanced position is to coordinate and assist in the implementation of the state Safe Drinking Water program. Activities include: development and implementation of public water supply program objectives, preparation of annual program plans and progress reports, interpretation of federal regulations and direct translation of federal rules into state codes, statewide coordination of Safe Drinking Water program monitoring requirements, review of Safe Drinking Water Program required water quality data, statewide and interdepartmental coordination of program activities.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. 


Applicants must describe education, training, and/ or experience in the following required qualifications to be at least minimally qualified for the Water Supply Specialist Senior & Advanced positions:
1. Communicating information to technical and non-technical audiences
2. Quality assurance principles (e.g. ensuring data accuracy, data analysis)
3. Data management systems and related software

Well qualified candidates for the Senior and Advanced level positions will describe:
1. Experience with state or federal regulatory agencies
2. Experience interpreting administrative codes, federal codes, or environmental policies

In addition, well qualified candidates for the Advanced level position will describe:
1. Experience or training with chemistry, ground water, geology, hydrogeology, and/ or determinative bacteriology

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:
· Log in and view Job Announcement 17-03164
· 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 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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