Hydrogeologist (Watershed Management)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Green Bay or Oshkosh, WI, United States
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The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Hydrogeologist in either the Hydrogeologist - Senior or Advanced classification within our External Services Division.  This position will be based in Green Bay or Oshkosh.

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:   This position’s primary responsibility is to administer the Animal Waste Program, as delineated in Wisconsin Administrative Codes NR 120, 151, 153, 154, and 243 as well as the Groundwater Quality and Groundwater Monitoring Well Requirements as delineated in Wisconsin Administrative Codes NR 140 and 141. Duties include administering the WPDES permit process by receiving and reviewing completed applications, drafting and issuing permits, developing Environmental Assessments, conducting compliance inspections and providing educational information to large farming operations, as well as other customers. This position will also investigate the potential violations of the four prohibitions concerning the discharge of pollutants to groundwater and surface waters of the state from animal management operations with less than 1,000 animal units.

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:   Applicants must describe education, training, and/ or experience in the following required to be at least minimally qualified for this position:
1. Geology, hydrogeology, or groundwater chemistry
2. Collecting and evaluating water quality data and reports
3. Agricultural or other nonpoint source best management practices

In addition, preferred qualifications include:
1. Interpreting agricultural laws
2. Interpreting groundwater laws
3. Stepped enforcement process and compliance