The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is currently recruiting to fill two engineering positions: a Civil/Environmental Engineer and a Structural Engineer (Agricultural Engineer Senior or Advanced) within their Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Bureau of Land and Water Resource Management.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, these positions are expected to work from home, however the positions will need to have a headquarters location to be able to go into the office as needed in the following cities:
Position #1: Madison (Dane County) or Juneau (Dodge County)
Position #2: Altoona (Eau Claire County)
This rewarding full time position offers great work-life balance, as well as competitive pay and excellent benefits. The State of Wisconsin benefits package includes 19.5 days of paid time off to start, 9 paid holidays, accrued sick leave, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan! In addition, this position also offers the flexibility of starting work anytime between 7-9am for great work-life balance!
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These positions will provide engineering assistance to County Land Conservation Department (LCD) staff, other conservation professionals, and landowners in support of federal, state and county programs. The positions will prepare and review engineering designs, construction plans, specifications, operation and maintenance plans, inspection plans, and cost estimates for conservation practices. Additionally, the Structural Engineer position will complete and/or review engineering computations and designs for concrete waste storage facilities (i.e. cantilevered walls and tanks), as well as review structural computations related to roofs and roof supports.
For the full Civil/Environmental Engineer position description (senior level) click here.
A criminal background check will be performed on the selected applicant prior to an offer of employment.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DATCP sponsorship) at the time of application.
Possession of a valid driver’s license, including personal automobile insurance, is required.
Frequent travel to field offices and construction/project locations, typically during work hours, is required.
Minimally qualified candidates will have at least one of the following:
a. Registration as a Professional Engineer as determined by the Department of Safety and Professional Services per s. 443.04, Wis. Stats.; OR
b. A specific record, issued by the professional engineering section of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, showing 4 years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineering section and satisfactory completion of the fundamentals of engineering exam; OR
c. Have graduated from a recognized college or university with a degree in a related engineering field such as civil, environmental, or agricultural engineering; OR
d. Have equivalent professional training and practical experience so as to be deemed a professional engineer as defined by the Department of Safety and Professional Services per s. 443.01, Wis. Stats. and also deemed to be qualified to engage in professional engineering practice as determined by the Department of Safety and Professional Services per s. 443.04 or 443.05, Wis. Stats.
In addition to the above, minimally qualified candidates will have each of the following:
• Experience in completing or analyzing site investigations and/or data gathering to assist with planning projects or identifying resource concerns.
• Experience performing engineering calculations and/or designing engineered practices.
• Experience overseeing construction or conducting construction quality assurance checks.
• Experience working with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and/or other technical standards.
Highly qualified candidates will also have one or more of the following:
• Experience providing engineering technical assistance and/or training to clients, landowners, colleagues or coworkers.
• Experience with engineering computations, designs and installation of practices related to conservation, environmental or agricultural applications.
• Experience with structural engineering computations and designs for concrete waste storage facilities (i.e. cantilevered walls and tanks).
• Experience with structural engineering computations related to roofs and roof supports.
• Background/experience with geotechnical engineering or soil mechanics
• Possession of NRCS Engineering Job Approval Authority and/or DATCP Conservation Engineering Practitioner Certification.
Salary between $62,400-$81,868 annually, based on level and qualifications.