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Outreach Specialist - Highway Technician Certification Program

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative

Position Summary:

The Department of Highway Technician Certification Program (HTCP) at UW-Platteville invites applications for an Outreach Specialist. The HTCP Outreach Specialist is responsible for assisting in coordinating the Highway Technician Certification Program, working collaboratively across departments, state agencies and with the public. The HTCP program certifies individuals in highway work contracted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

The HTCP Outreach Specialist delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. They will strive to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences, and may assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget. The successful incumbent will have strong organizational skills and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefit and paid leave eligible position, with wage range of $43,000-$45,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Provides professional support to area-wide and program-based outreach programs
  • May develop and implement a plan of work tailored to assist user groups of this area
  • Provides support to program instructional academic staff, the Program Director, Associate Program Director, program instructors and program subject matter experts
  • May conduct research to apply and evaluate new education delivery systems applicable to the continuing education program through meetings, workshops, conferences, preparation of advisory publications and other means
  • Assist in managing the program using computer applications/databases, including activities such as marketing (executing targeted communication plans for website/social media), instructional scheduling (including logistics and securing resources for events), and coordination of in person and online learning environments
  • Reviews, evaluates, and responds to daily communication from HTCP clients via phone/HTCP email according to established policies and procedures
  • Evaluates daily program effectiveness and provides recommendations for improvement to Director/Associate Director
  • Assist in developing and maintaining courses and manuals suitable for technicians and others involved in transportation construction which is jointly administered throughout the state of Wisconsin with WisDOT, UW-Platteville, and the transportation industry by qualifying daily registration orders, including mailing materials and technician set up for online module and/or electronic exam content
  • Coordinate hands-on technical training both at UW-Platteville and other locations in Wisconsin for personnel involved in quality assurance for transportation construction materials, such as aggregate, asphaltic mixtures, and Portland cement concrete
  • Assist in Certifying personnel as qualified to perform quality assurance tasks at several levels of sophistication; and implement certification policies and maintain certification records
  • Assist in the Daily Deposit process to financial department, adhering to internal credit card policy/procedures including refunding
  • May supervise student worker staff
  • Generate daily/weekly WisDOT reporting to include Atwood/AASHTOware/Etc.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

- Bachelor's Degree
- Strong oral and communication skills
- Prior project management experience
- Proficiency using MS Office and Adobe Acrobat
- Ability to troubleshoot database management

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

For more information about the HTCP department, please visit:

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: June 15, 2022. 

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Jodi Pluemer,

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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