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Natural Resources, Department of

Operations Director, Environmental Management Division - Career Executive 

Job Announcement Code(s): 17-01672

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Division Business and Operations Director

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $83,200 and $95,680 annually ($40.00 - $46.00 per hour). Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 81-01. A 2-year Career Executive trial period may be required.
Holly Wallock, HR Specialist, 608-267-7557,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
All application materials must be complete and finalized before 11:59pm CST on the deadline date. Once you finalized, you will not be able to make changes to your attached documents.
Assessment Information:
56850 -  073  NAT RES MANAGER 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Division-level Business and Operations Director for our Division of Environmental Management.  This position is stationed at our Central Office in Madison, WI.

In addition to many appealing benefits, the DNR offers a fun, casual work environment, flexible scheduling (depending on the position), and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fund raisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Additionally, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program! Click here, for additional information about State Government positions.

Position Summary:   The Director of Division Business and Operations leads, directs, and administers all administrative and operations policy, personnel, and budget activities for the Division of Environmental Management. This position is responsible for developing, directing, coaching, and supporting the Environmental Management Division's Business Services Team.

If you are selected for this position, you will work under the general supervision of the Division Administrator and work collaboratively with the two Deputy Division Administrators, all Program Directors, the Business Services Team, and other administrative staff on a day-to-day basis. You will serve as a core member of the division leadership team and provide supervision and coordination of division information technology, communication, budget, finance, rule coordination, open records, strategic planning and division-level training throughout the Division.

Click HERE to view a detailed position description.

Special Notes:   The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Qualifications:   Minimum requirements include:
-Experience in Operations Management (including finance, budget, personnel and information technology) as well as the development and implementation of operational and administrative policies and guidance
-Supervisory experience
-Experience in process improvement strategies and implementation
-Experience in customer service and developing communication plans
-Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams

How To Apply:   Current state employees with Career Executive status should send their cover letter and resume (with the same requirements [see "Preview Assessment"]) to All others, if you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the 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 and view Job Announcement 1701672
  • Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this position
  • Add the new documents to your account before applying
  • Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Review your Job Application, make any necessary updates and then click “Continue”
  • Complete the Job Preferences screen and then click “Continue”
  • Attach your cover letter and resume when indicated
  • Read the Instructions page and then answer the question that follows
  • Click “Save and Finalize Assessment” to submit your application
You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. We will also correspond via e-mail for assessment results and potentially interviews.

Current permanent classified state employees outside of the DNR or former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement must apply through WiscJobs.


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