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We’re Hiring – Water Quality Management Planner

Water Quality Management Planner – Associate or Senior


Application Deadline: Open until filled (First review of applications will be on Tuesday, July 22, 2024)

Interested applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter, a resume, and one writing sample to:

Leann Buboltz
Administrative Coordinator
[email protected]
Subject Line: Environmental Planner Position

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of application materials.

Water Quality Management Job Description


ECWRPC is an advisory planning agency currently serving ten counties in Northeastern Wisconsin, seven of which are members of the Commission.  The Commission focuses on four core program areas which include Regional Comprehensive Planning, Economic Development Planning, Transportation Planning and Water Quality Management.


The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) is looking for an energetic and dynamic professional to join its Water Quality Management Program (also known as the Sewer Service Area Program).  The Associate or Senior Planner (depending on experience and qualifications) will be responsible for leading and managing the Water Quality Management Program, which includes working with the staff from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and community stakeholders throughout the region.


The position is full-time at 37.5 hours/week and offers a starting annual salary in the range of $54,120 -$70,356/year for an Associate Planner and $63,436 – $85,825/year for a Senior Planner (depending on experience and qualifications), plus full benefits, including health insurance, flexible scheduling, paid time off, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.


  • Collaborates with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff, sanitary district staff and local municipal and county staff on implementation of the Water Quality Management program.
  • Leads and manages the Water Quality Management program including but not limited to, the writing and the development of Sewer Service Area (SSA) Plans, processing 208 Conformance Reviews, SSA amendments, and related activities. Ensures the program deliverables for the Water Quality Management program follow state and federal regulations, laws, ordinances, policies and procedures.
  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development project complies with approved plans.
  • Reviews, interprets and understands engineering documents including but not limited to site plans, plats, and other technical documents.
  • Works with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director to develop the Water Quality Management section of the Commission’s annual work program and budget.
  • Works with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff to map, visualize, and analyze data.
  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues.
  • Generates a positive image for the Commission by communicating with staff, commissioners, and external stakeholders in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Works with local communities on the writing and development of their Comprehensive Plans and other planning programs within the Commission, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s OR Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Community Planning, Geography, Natural or Water Resources, Environmental Science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, with 2 – 4 years of experience preferred.
  • Planning experience with a planning agency, city, county or other municipality.
  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principles practices & techniques of planning including a specialization in environmental planning and comprehensive planning.
  • Ability to problem-solving and develop innovative solutions.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws; codes; and regulations including recent changes.
  • Skilled in the use of project management techniques. Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines. Ability to develop professional working relationships at various levels and resolve or de-escalate complaints.
  • Ability to exercise interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, patience, respect, courtesy and discretion in work, including balancing confidential matters and transparency.
  • Skilled in reading comprehension to understand technical and legal materials and to apply them accordingly.
  • Advanced level of proficiency and previous experience in a variety of computer software applications especially web browsers, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ArcPro and GIS applications a plus.

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