Private Water Supply Section Chief

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison, WI, United States
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater is recruiting to fill a Private Water Supply Section Chief in Madison, Wisconsin.

State of Wisconsin benefits include excellent health insurance options, ample leave time, a business casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote wellness.

We offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance, flexible working schedules for most positions, and the ability to flex hours with supervisor approval.

The DNR excels at protecting and managing natural resources while supporting the economy and the well-being of our citizenry. Click here to see what working for the State of Wisconsin is all about.

Position Summary:   

This position will manage and coordinate the statewide private water systems regulatory well construction and abandonment program; well driller/pump installer licensing and continuing education program; and the county delegation program. Duties will include establishing policy, strategies, and administrative rules (ch. NR 812) for private water supply standards, and monitoring, assessing and enforcing their implementation and consistency of application statewide. This position will be responsible for setting section objectives, work planning and budgeting; supervising, assisting and coaching staff, and evaluating statewide implementation, accomplishments and consistency.  

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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 leading (e.g., leading a team, leading a project, team lead, etc.)
• Training and/or experience in hydrogeology or geology

Well-qualified candidates will have:
• Formal supervisory experience (e.g., hiring, performance evaluations, discipline, etc.)
• Experience evaluating and implementing process improvement measures
• Experience creating and maintaining relationships with external partners and/or customers
• Experience with well construction and/or pump installation
• Experience using data in a database to make decisions

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 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 and former employees, including current Career Executive employees must apply online to be considered. 

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.