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Save the date for our spring WSPSS meeting, May 10. Cave of the Mounds, Meeting and Tour. Details will follow.
WSPSS Bus Trip to the Bell Museum to See the Smithsonian Soils Display
We are going to charter a bus to take WSPSS members, family, and friends to the Bell Museum to see the traveling Smithsonian soils display on March 17th. We will pick up in Madison, Black River Falls, and Eau Claire with a lunch stop in Hudson. The plan at this point is to arrive at the Museum around noon stay for 2 hours then return. The museum admission is free on Sundays. The only cost to participants will be for the bus trip.
The charter bus will cost $1750.00 plus parking fees. At the last meeting, the membership in attendance approved $500.00 to be used for the bus. The cost of the bus has gone up since the first quote. In order to keep the cost per person at a reasonable price, we needed additional money from WSPSS to cover the cost of the bus. The membership approved the additional $500.00 for the trip in the recent vote. The bus will hold 56 passengers. We need a minimum of 40 people to register to make it a go. PLEASE have your reservation to Karla by March 5th. After March 5th you can still come provided we made our 40 minimum by that date and the bus is still going. The reservation checks will be held until the 40 number is reached. I hope the bus will not have any empty seats but if it does they will be offered to students at a reduced rate. Any questions or suggestions can be directed to Donna Ferren Guy 608-487-1311.
I encourage everyone to go to the Bell museum website to learn more about the Smithsonian exhibit: http://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/ForAdults/Exhibits/DigIt/index.htm
Cell phone (in case you are not a the pick-up location on time): ______________________
Choose a Pick up location (mark with an X)
Deforest Park and Ride (13-03)(I-39/90/94/ County V): 7:00am__________
Black River Falls I-90 /54 (Taco Johns) 9:00am________________________
Eau Claire I-90/ Hwy 12(truck Stop) 10:00am ________________________
Hudson Lunch stop (Jimmy John’s parking lot) 12:00am________________
(Note: Lunch is on your own from 11:30 – Noon, there are many choices nearby)
We’ll arrive at the Bell Museum around 12:30 and at 2:30 returning to the same locations for drop off.
Number of people in your group: ______x $25.00 each = (total) ___________________
Make checks payable to WSPSS.
Send registration and checks to: Karla Petges, 451 W. North Street, Juneau, WI 53039
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Safety and Professional Services, Department of
Private Sewage Plan Reviewer (POWTS)
Job Announcement Code(s): 13-00664
Classification Title: / JAC:
Job Working Title:
PRIVATE SEWAGE PLAN REVIEWER 13-00664
POWTS Plan Reviewer – Hayward Wisconsin
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
This classification is in pay schedule, pay range 06-17. Salary is $22.321 per hour, plus excellent benefits. A six-month probationary period will be required.
Lisa Mortenson, HR-Specialist-Sr, 608-267-5224, Lisa.Mortenson@wi.gov
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
72700 – 002 PRIVATE SEWAGE PLAN REVIEWER
The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is hiring for the position of Private Sewage Plan Reviewer. The position is located in Hayward WI.
Job Duties: Under general supervision by the Integrated Services Section Chief, examine, in an expedient manner, Private On-site Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS) designs and specifications for code compliance. Provide technical consultation with owners, contractors, architects, engineers, government agencies and the public on the regulations concerning POWTS systems. Ensure that up-to-date knowledge of current codes and design concepts is maintained for new installations and maintain an awareness of obsolete codes. Speak and/or lecture to groups; develop and participate in continuing education training sessions; research and draft codes; draft and participate in the review of credentialing exams. This responsibility requires a broad application of engineering principles and assessment of the over-all impact of decisions made. (Statutory references include: 145, 101, and 254; and Administrative Rules: SPS 302, 303, 305, 382, 383, 384, 385, 387, and 391).
Special Notes: Employment will require a background check.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to correctly conduct and document site and soil evaluations
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong customer service focus
• Ability to provide own transportation and travel to statewide locations
•Knowledge of specific engineering and technicalities in laws, rules, polices and best practices related to plumbing, wastewater treatment and soil science in the built environment and on premises
• Ability to understand technical specifications and apply technical expertise to real life situations
• Effective public speaking skills and ability to develop and transfer technical knowledge to audiences of all sizes
• Software and computer proficiency
• Knowledge of statutes and administrative codes, particularly related to Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, and credentialing regulations, (Statutory references include: 145, 101, and 254; and Administrative Rules: SPS 302, 303, 305, 382-383-384).
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities, but not required:
• Registered soil scientist
• Skill in understanding blueprints
• Ability to climb in and out of soil test pits
• Professional approach to problem-solving and ability to resolve issues in a collegial and positive manner
• Ability to plan ahead and manage time and work schedule
• Ability to receive feedback and be open to change
• Ability to take initiative to complete work in timely manner including follow-up as needed
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The application deadline is Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
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Today is your last day to vote for the day you want to go to see the DigIt display at the Bell Museum in the Twin Cities! If we don’t get enough interest we won’t be able to get a bus. So if you are on the fence, don’t delay, vote today so we know you’re interested! Spouses and Children are welcome to join us! The Museum is free on Sundays otherwise it is $6 for adults and $4 for kids.
Click here to go and vote for the day you want to go the museum.
The Current Vote tally is leaning toward Sunday March 17th as the day most people can go so far.
The Winter 2012/2013 Dirt Dauber was released! It was e-mailed to all members and is also available for download on our Dirt Dauber page.
Minutes from the last 2 meetings
Updates from the last 2 tours