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Watershed Planner

Description : Watershed Planner
Full Time
Pay Grade N
Deadline: Until Filled

Position Summary

The Watershed Planner provides high level technical assistance to Vernon County Land & Water Conservation Department. The employee often works alone and makes independent decisions in matters of watershed planning, analysis, modeling, and working with landowners and contractors. Work is performed in accordance with Federal and State laws, grant administrative rules and regulations, established policies and procedures and standard operating procedures with considerable need for a high degree of accuracy. This position requires a high degree of flexibility and coordination with associated efforts within the Land & Water Conservation Department. Position requires frequent travel within Vernon County, and occasional travel outside of the County.

This is a Limited Term Employment position and length of employment will be based on availability of grant funding. The position will last a minimum of three years. Continued funding will be sought to extend the position in order to meet the needs of Vernon County.

Education and Training Requirements
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED is necessary. Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in geography, cartography, planning, geographic information systems, computer science, natural resources, or a related field, or working toward a GIS degree/certification or any other degree in a related field at an accredited post- secondary education institution or any acceptable equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Prefer experience working with GIS mapping software
  • Prefer experience with watershed modeling software
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with adequate auto insurance to meet minimum County requirements, or access to reliable transportation for city and rural

Contact : Apply online or fill out a General Application Form and submit it to the Vernon County Human Resources Office:

400 Courthouse Square, Suite 308
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-5303
Fax: 608-638-7262

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled