Recruitment #2401-1885DC-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed charm, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City's residents. If you have a passion for being part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Engineering Technicians will be assigned to the environmental section and will work both in the field and in the office collecting, analyzing, and preparing data related to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations and the City’s general sanitary discharge permit.

Eligible candidates who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the highest-level eligible list for which they qualify.

Essential Functions

  • Field screen storm sewers, outfalls, and roadside ditches to determine the presence of dry weather flow; estimate flow rate, take samples, and perform tests.
  • Prepare, install, and maintain flow recorders and similar monitoring equipment in sanitary and storm manholes.
  • Periodically download data from the sanitary and storm manhole monitors.
  • Perform the required checks on the City’s Surcharge Level Indicators and obtain electric meter readings generated by the City’s bypass pumping stations after certain rain events.
  • Prepare and update various charts, maps, graphs, drawings, and databases.
  • Perform duties related to the downspout disconnection program, stormwater management plan recertifications, and other programs within the Environmental Engineering Section.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job including standing, walking, twisting, bending, and climbing stairs.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical work, including moving equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance, exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 120 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Ability to perform outdoor work in variable weather conditions and confined spaces.
  • Ability to see colors (cannot have color vision deficiency).
  • Ability to work safely in roadways.

Minimum Requirements

Engineering Technician I:

  1. Successful completion of high school level or post-secondary algebra AND geometry.
  2. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Engineering Technician II:

  1. Successful completion of high school level or post-secondary algebra AND geometry.
  2. Two years of experience as an Engineering Technician I or full-time experience performing environmental monitoring and sampling or closely related field work.
  3. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge and experience with computer programs such as CADD systems (MicroStation or AutoCAD) and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to calculate and understand mathematics, applying algebraic and geometric concepts.
  • Ability to observe and document descriptions of work. 
  • Ability to read and interpret technical job-related documents.
  • Ability to learn and use delicate instruments to collect various samples.
  • Ability to read maps and navigate throughout the City of Milwaukee


  • Written communication skills to effectively create reports.
  • Verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers and colleagues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with coworkers and residents whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with varying and often tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
  • Honesty, integrity and the ability to use City resources responsibly.

Current Salary

Engineering Technician I:

The current salary range (PR 3PN) is $59,780- $77,225 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $61,328-$79,541.

Engineering Technician II:

The current salary range (PR 3QN) is $64,118- $83,402 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $66,042-$85,905.

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Applications can be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.