Water Use Hydrogeologist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Madison, WI, US



Position Summary:   

This position is responsible for providing professional geologic and hydrogeologic expertise related to the DNR’s water quantity regulatory responsibilities. Duties involve the application of hydrogeological, water resources, well construction, technical program knowledge, use of analytical tools to assess site-specific information, and interpretation and application of state statutes, administrative codes and DNR policies and procedures. This position also provides assistance and support to external customers as a key point of contact for information about high capacity well applications and related water use program requirements.

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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:
• Education, training, or experience related to hydrology, geology, or natural resource management
• Experience in hydrologic or hydrogeologic interpretation including groundwater and surface water interaction
• Experience communicating scientific or regulatory information to an audience in a variety of communication formats

Well-qualified candidates will have:
• Education and/or experience using computer databases and geospatial software
• Experience interpreting and analyzing State Statutes and/or Administrative Codes
• Education and/or experience in well drilling and well construction
• Education, training or experience in Wisconsin geology

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 “Apply Now” button and follow the directions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Add the new documents to your Wisc.jobs account before applying, review this video if you need assistance uploading your documents. 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 other steps in the selection process.

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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