Local recruitment: LTE Wastewater Specialist and Water Resources Management Specialist (Eau Claire)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Eau Claire, WI, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 9064

Location: West Central Region;Eau Claire

Agency: Natural Resources

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary


We are dedicated to working with Wisconsinites while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. 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 opportunities.

The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE (Limited Term Employee) – Wastewater Specialist and Water Resources Management Specialist located at our service center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

This dual LTE appointment is comprised of two 20-hour positions for an expected work schedule of 40 hours per week. The intention is to hire one candidate on both positions. See below for more information on the positions.

Position Summary

Wastewater Specialist

This position will assist in coordinating and implementing the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System storm water permit program. Tasks will include the issuance of permit coverage and the evaluation of permit related submittal materials, conducting compliance inspections and maintaining computer tracking of regulated facilities. All activities will include municipal, industrial, and construction site

50% – Assist in regulating storm water discharges from construction sites, industrial sites
and municipal sites, as needed or requested, throughout West Central and Northern Regions. 

25% – Maintain storm water database to include all inspection information collected during field visits.

25% – Provide assistance to regional stormwater specialists in outreach, special projects, file management and inspections as needed.

Water Resources Management Specialist

This position will conduct initial storm water permit application reviews for Northern and West Central Regions. This position will also conduct Natural Heritage Inventory and Archaeological reviews and screening reviews of incoming permit applications. In addition,  this position will maintain department databases, update local file system and conduct Notice of Intent completeness reviews.  Provide general office management to specialists.

80% –  Conduct initial storm water permit application reviews for Northern and West Central Regions.  Conduct initial screening reviews on incoming storm water permit applications.  This review includes NHI and Archaeological reviews.  Work closely with assigned Wastewater Specialists and Regional Engineer to ensure complete review is conducted.  Issue permit coverage following reviews.

15% – Maintain department databases, update local file system and conduct Notice of Intent completeness reviews.

5% – Provide general office management support to program staff. 

Salary Information

These positions pay $19.46 per hour and are in pay schedule and range 15-04. For current and eligible former State employees, compensation will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan. 

Job Details

This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.  

LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours per position within a twelve-month period.

In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID.  Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus – COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.

The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants before they can be offered a position.  Please note that a criminal charge or conviction on your record will not necessarily disqualify you from state employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  The 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.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


– Customer Service Experience
– Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
– Experience working with computers, Microsoft Office Suite products, and databases

– Education or work/volunteer experience in an environmental science or natural resources related field
– Experience working with diverse customers
– Experience reading plans or permits

How To Apply

Click the “Apply for Job” button and follow the directions. You will be able to save your application as many times as needed and make edits up until the point you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any updates to the application or any materials submitted.

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For any position-related questions, please feel free to contact BradleyA.Johnson@wisconsin.gov.

If you have any difficulty applying (for example: signing in or uploading a resume), please reach out to Wisc.Jobs Help, available Monday-Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm – 608-267-1012 or at wiscjobs@wisconsin.gov.  

Your resume and letter of qualifications 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 letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Deadline to Apply

Applications must be received by 11:59pm, Central Time, on February 13th, 2023 in order to be considered.




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