RR Program Seeks Hydrogeologists, Complex Projects Expert

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program is recruiting two Hydrogeologists (entry or senior level) and a Complex Projects Expert (project position).

The Hydrogeologist positions will be stationed out of the Milwaukee, Green Bay or Oshkosh DNR office; however, telework may be available for up to 60% of the work week. The deadline to apply for the Hydrogeologist positions is Oct. 12, 2022.

The Complex Projects Expert position will be stationed out of a DNR office within the state based on applicant preference and space availability. This is a project position with an expected end date of July 31, 2026. The deadline to apply for the Complex Projects Expert is October 17, 2022.

The Hydrogeologist – Entry is a technical position in which the incumbent must have solid knowledge of geology and hydrogeology, well hydraulics, chemistry, soil science, environmental cleanups, and biological processes in subsurface soil and groundwater environments. The Hydrogeologist supports regional coordination of a major environmental program that affects other DNR programs, State agencies, local communities, and the public by providing technical advice and recommendations. Job duties include gathering data on potentially contaminated sites, analyzing and interpreting site data, applying State regulations and standards to cleanup efforts, and processing the submittals of documentation completed for all stages of a project.

A full position description for Hydrogeologist – Entry, including necessary qualifications, is available online at the Wisc.jobs website (Job ID number 7788).

The Hydrogeologist – Senior provides geologic and hydrogeologic expertise and oversight for investigation and remediation of contamination sites. This is a technical position in which the incumbent must have a detailed knowledge of geology, hydrogeology, contaminate transport, chemistry, vapor intrusion, soil science, remedial system design, and biological processes in subsurface soil and groundwater environments. Specifically, this involves providing technical advice to responsible parties, their consultants, local government units and officials and other staff in the region for actions taken to address soil and groundwater contamination at Leaking Underground Storage Tank, Environmental Repair Program, Brownfield Redevelopment, Spill, Abandoned Landfill, Dry Cleaner Program and hazardous waste remediation sites throughout the region. The Hydrogeologist Senior provides interpretation and implementation advice on the rules, regulations and guidance documents concerning environmental investigations and cleanups as well as brownfield redevelopment efforts. Hydrogeologist Senior will evaluate and approve work on complex sites, often having program-wide policy impacts.

A full position description for Hydrogeologist – Senior, including necessary qualifications, is available online at the Wisc.jobs website (Job ID number 7788).

The Complex Projects Expert position requires application of specific knowledge of hydrogeology, geology and project management principles to provide services relating to the hydrogeologic and chemical principles controlling the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment at sites throughout Wisconsin. The Complex Projects Expert will be responsible for providing site-specific, hydrogeologic evaluations and complex project reviews for remediation sites, ensuring regulatory compliance with applicable state and federal laws. The work will include application of hydrogeologic and engineering concepts relating to the investigation and clean-up of contamination in soil, groundwater and sediment.

Among other duties, the Complex Projects Expert will provide hydrogeologic expertise to the RR Program in the areas of site investigation, groundwater flow analysis, contaminant migration, and remedial options analysis. This position focuses on the most technically complex program concerns from a site characterization and environmental restoration perspective. This position directly coordinates activities through intense oversight and/or provides focused assistance to RR Program staff with the development, implementation, and advanced technical analysis of complex long-term soil and groundwater remediation projects. The Complex Projects Expert functions as part of a project management team and serves as the project manager on assigned RR site investigation, remediation and operation & maintenance projects.

A full position description for Complex Projects Expert, including necessary qualifications, is available online at the Wisc.jobs website (Job ID number 7204).

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