Environmental Program Associate

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Various, WI, US

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring an Environmental Program Associate to work in one of the three possible locations depending on department need and applicant preference: Milwaukee (Milwaukee County), Waukesha (Waukesha County) or Plymouth (Sheboygan County).

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 is responsible for interpreting sample results and water quality reports to determine if follow-up actions are required to address any Safe Drinking Water Act violations. Specifically, this position may write Notice of Non-Compliance letters, prepare enforcement documentation, initiate first-response contacts with public water system owners and provide guidance/direction on follow-up sampling or other public notice requirements. This position will also act as a liaison with contracted counties to monitor sampling activity for compliance as well as coordinate between regulated facilities, counties and the Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater.

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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 providing customer service via phone, in person or email
• Experience performing administrative tasks (e.g. answering phones, writing letters or reports, managing and maintaining records, ordering and shipping supplies, etc.)
• Experience using databases for data entry, querying, generating reports, analyzing and interpreting data, etc.

Well-qualified candidates will have:
• Education and/or specialized training in a science-related field (i.e. biology, chemistry, conservation environmental science, natural resources, freshwater science, geology, hydrogeology or similar field).
• Experience working and/or volunteering in a science-related organization (i.e. non-profit organization, nature center, academic institution, consulting firm, or similar organizations)
• Experience working in any local, state or federal regulatory programs or similar organization

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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.

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.




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