Environmental Engineer Job at Eau Claire County, WI, Eau Claire, WI

  • Eau Claire County, WI
  • Eau Claire, WI

Job Description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location : Eau Claire, WI

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 22-00310

Department: Planning & Development

Division: Land Conservation

Opening Date: 03/22/2024

Closing Date: Continuous


Eau Claire County prides itself on being a service focused employer dedicated to delivering high quality public services in a comprehensive and timely manner. We believe in collaborating with our community partners to create a vibrant, healthy, physical, social, and economic environment where people can live and work. Our employment philosophy is to hire employees with the knowledge, skills, and desire to work in a service-oriented culture where employee growth and development is encouraged through coaching and mentoring and a desire to serve others is nurtured.
Position performs professional level engineering responsibilities of review, research, development, design, planning, construction, and approval for conservation best management practices as well as storm water management and erosion control plans for new development in Eau Claire County. Position provides technical support to the Eau Claire County Land Conservation Commission and technical advice and assistance to area property owners, organizations, and governmental units regarding soil and water conservation practices.

Benefits include:
- Flexible work schedule
- 40 hours of PTO starting out, 11 Paid Holidays.
- Wisconsin Retirment plan with Employer contribution of 6.9% and Employee's contribution 6.9%.
- Other benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Short term/long term disability.

- Life Insurance

- Other Benefits: HSA, Deferred Compensation and Roth IRA, Employee Assistance Program, EdVest, other leaves, and Corporate Discounts.


  • Oversees the County Wide Storm Water Management Plan to ensure compliance with County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, including managing Eau Claire County's Storm Water Management Ordinance. Manages associated ordinance-required permits and financial assurance tracking
  • Reviews, approves, and inspects stormwater management and erosion control engineering designs, including required agreements, of commercial and residential developments.
  • Provides technical and educational assistance related to stormwater, erosion control, and conservation practices and methods to Eau Claire County staff, external partners, and residents.
  • Assists with the County cost-share programs by identifying priorities for installation of conservation practices.
  • Perform professional engineering duties for conservation practice design and construction oversight under the guidance of the United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) or Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (WI-DATCP) Engineer, in accordance with USDA-NRCS technical standards and specifications.
  • Manages the installation of conservation practices including development of proposals, engineering plan preparation, contracting, managing budgets and schedule, and directing contractors during project implementation.
  • Participates in workgroups and committees related to conservation, watershed, water quality and groundwater topics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in soil and water conservation, engineering, natural resources, agronomy, or a closely related field
  • Minimum three (3) years environmental or civil engineering experience performing technical soil and water conservation duties including drafting and/or inspecting storm water management plans
  • Experience or training in conservation practices, design and construction, surveying, and operation of topographic surveying equipment
  • Experience or training in surface and groundwater hydrology, including and not limited to wetland identification.
  • Experience or training in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and/or other drafting and hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software such as TR55, HEC EFM, WinSlamm, and HydroCAD.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin, or the ability to obtain such registration within 12 months of employment
  • Must possess and maintain a current Driver's license and have access to private transportation for work-related duties
  • Must possess Construction Site Soil Erosion Control Inspector Certification (or equivalent professional certification) or the ability to obtain given certification within 1-year of hire and maintain certification thereafter


  • Possess and maintain USDA-NRCS Engineering Job Approval and/or WI-DATCP Engineering Practitioner certification
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain Wetland Delineation Certification

Eau Claire County is not only a great place to work, but has many exciting benefits!

Paid Time Off (PTO): Accrual is based on years of service with the County, starting at 6.4 hours accruing each pay period (20.8 days per year), with the maximum accrual rate of 35.75 days per year.
*Manager PTO accrual available upon request*

Holidays: Eleven paid holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a Spring Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve Day.

Retirement: The County provides a retirement account in Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). Employees pay one-half of the actuarially required contributions.

Health Insurance: The County offers health insurance coverage, including vision, for employees and their families.
Dental Insurance: The County offers dental insurance coverage for employees and their families.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Eligible employees may use tax-free dollars to pay for eligible out-of-pocket dependent care, medical, dental, and eye care expenses for themselves and their eligible family members.

Voluntary Short- and Long-term disability insurance, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance: May be purchased at group rates.

Life Insurance: The County provides the opportunity to purchase Whole and Term Life Insurance plans for themselves and their dependents.

Other Benefits: HSA, Deferred Compensation and Roth IRA, Employee Assistance Program, EdVest, other leaves, and Corporate Discounts.

Workers' Compensation

Social Security: The County matches employees' social security compensation.

Eau Claire County provides leave under the Family Medical Leave Act:

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: This information gives only a brief summary of the plans in effect for regular, full-time Non-Represented employees of Eau Claire County and may not be all-inclusive. Eau Claire County's policies and County Code govern if there are differences between this information and the policies.


Do you have a bachelor's degree in soil and water conservation, engineering, natural resources, agronomy, or a closely related field?
  • YES
  • NO


Do you have a minimum three (3) years environmental or civil engineering experience performing technical soil and water conservation duties including drafting and/or inspecting storm water management plans?
  • YES
  • NO


Which of the following best describes your certification?
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin
  • Able to obtain Professional Engineer registration in State of Wisconsin within 12 months of employment

Required Question

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, For contractors, Christmas work, New year, Flexible hours,

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