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Natural Resources, Department of

Learning Specialist (Forestry Division) 

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00971

County(ies):
Dane
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROG SPEC-SEN 20-00971
    Division Learning Specialist

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Starting pay is $67,600 to $71,760 annually ($32.50/hour to $34.50/hour). Pay for current state employees may vary based on the State of WI Compensation Plan, which requires additional DPM approval to offer a pay increase to transfer candidates. This position includes an excellent benefits package, including health care, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits. This position is included in Pay Schedule/Range 81/03.
Contact:
Julie Jaksa, HR Specialist Senior, Julie.Jaksa@wisconsin.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
4/5/2020

Assessment Information:
14702 -  039  STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROG SPEC-SEN (Division Learning Specialist) 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources excels at protecting and managing Wisconsin’s natural resources while supporting the economy and the well-being of the citizenry. Within DNR, the Division of Forestry works in partnership to administer programs that protect and sustain our forested lands throughout the state, combining technical and financial assistance, planning, research, technology, education, and policy to help meet the many demands on the forest both today and for many years to come.

The Division Learning Specialist plays a key role in leading the Division of Forestry in the adoption of the principles and practices of a learning organization and in managing a program aimed at aligning the development of people with the strategic goals of the Division. This is a great opportunity to make a true difference in the success of an organization!

This position is located at the DNR Central Office in Madison.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 20, so mark your calendars now!

Position Summary:   
The Learning Specialist is the primary expert for the Division of Forestry's learning and professional development program, and leads the Division in the adoption of the principles and practices of a learning organization. In collaboration with Division leadership, this position aligns the development of people with the strategic goals of the Division to empower forestry staff and ensure their maximum effectiveness and contribution to meeting organizational goals.

The Learning Specialist develops and implements policies and procedures related to the Division’s learning and professional development programs, leadership development, organizational effectiveness and development initiatives, human resources practices, and staff development programs. The position is also responsible for integrating performance management processes with learning and workforce development programs. The position is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, inter-divisional teams, and partner groups.

We encourage you to review the full position description by clicking here.

Special Notes:   
The selected candidate must meet the requirements for traveling and operating a State vehicle, including the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver's license.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to an offer of employment.

DNR does not sponsor work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

Qualifications:   
Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:
  •  Experience leading or coordinating organizational training or learning programs
  •  Experience developing materials (including content) and making presentations for
     adult training or learning sessions

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications:
  •  Work experience facilitating decision-making related to organizational learning
     programs or protocols with leadership, executives or supervisors
  •  Experience establishing an evaluation system to measure the effectiveness of an
     organizational learning program
  •  Experience developing individualized learning plans for adults
  •  Experience related to sustainable forestry operations, administration or policy
  •  Education or training related to adult learning, organizational development or
     similar field
  •  Experience with Cornerstone Learning System software or a comparable learning
     management system

It’s critically important that your application materials clearly describe your education and experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not possess or clearly identify the required qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

How To Apply:   
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