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Natural Resources, Department of

Deputy Director of Wildlife Management Bureau - Career Executive 

Job Announcement Code(s): 17-00835

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Deputy Director of Wildlife Management Bureau

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $83,200 & $97,739.20 annually ($40 - $46.99 per hour) depending on qualifications, plus an excellent benefit package. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary on the applicable provisions in the Compensation Plan. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 81-01. A two-year Career Executive Trial Period is required for those who do not yet have Career Executive (CE) status. For those who have CE status, a 12 mo. permissive period may be required.
Susan Schwarm, Human Resources Specialist, 608-267-7432,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Please submit required application, resume and cover letter by deadline of 11:59 p.m., CST on 4/23/2017.
Assessment Information:
56850 -  064  NAT RES MANAGER 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an interesting and very rewarding full time position as a Deputy Bureau Director of Wildlife Management within the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division. This position will provide oversight and guidance to staff in the field for implementation of Wildlife Mgt. programs and policies. If you enjoy supervision, staff recruitment/hiring, training and mentoring, and policy/program implementation this is a great role for you! This role works closely with four District Wildlife Supervisors to ensure a comprehensive approach to wildlife management throughout the state.  The job works out of an office in Madison and will travel statewide, as needed, to accomplish goals.  

The DNR is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing its natural resources. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.

In addition to many appealing benefits, the DNR offers a fun, casual work environment, flexible scheduling (depends on the position), and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive and diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community.  Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding, meaningful work!

Position Summary:   This position provides oversight and guidance on field implementation of wildlife management programs, staffing and policies through the District Wildlife Supervisors within the Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Division. Specifically, the position is responsible for field supervision, staff recruitment, mentoring and monitoring performance objectives, determining personnel actions, and developing and implementing program specific training programs. The role also oversees division and cross division program integration to ensure a comprehensive approach to wildlife management.  The Deputy Bureau Director may represent the program at the divisional, departmental levels, state and/or at national activities as assigned by the Wildlife Bureau Director.  This position will coordinate with the wildlife program central office functions and the FWP Office of Business Services to ensure that districts receive unified program guidance and implementation support.  The position serves a back-up to the Bureau Director, when needed.

Special Notes:   Employment will require a background check. The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.


Minimally qualified applicants will have experience in ALL of following areas listed below*: 
•Natural resources related field 
•Supervision or leadership
•Operation Management such as budgeting, resource allocation, policies & procedures

*Important note:  Please ensure your customized cover letter AND resume adequately describe your background (experience, training and/or education) in all of the above listed qualifications.

Well qualified applicants will also have the following background: 
•Strong interpersonal and trust building, communications (oral and written) and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
•Strong decision making/problem-solving skills/conflict resolution
•Wildlife conservation, game species or habitat management experience
•Training and/or education in natural resources, wildlife, game species, habitat management or related field 

How To Apply:   Create an account, see green “Log In” button at the top of the main WiscJobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account:
•Log in, view job 17-00835
•Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create customized your cover letter & resume 
•Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen
•Complete the job application and “Continue”
•Complete the Job Preferences screen and “Continue”
•Attach your cover letter and resume when indicated (both are required)
•Read and follow the Application Instructions Page and then insert your name on page 2 of the instructions
•Click “Save and Finalize” to submit your application, cover letter and resume  

To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process.  Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax.  If you are unable to complete the materials or have any questions, please contact or 608-267-7432. 
Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Therefore, it is critical to adequately describe how you meet the minimally required qualifications shown above. Failure to submit a resume AND cover letter will result in an incomplete application and will not be considered for the position.  For more information about the application and selection process visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on WISC.JOBS.

For applicants with current Career Executive Status in classified state service:  Submit a letter of interest and a current resume to

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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