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Natural Resources, Department of

Energy Liaison 

Job Announcement Code(s): 17-01722

Brown, Dane, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Oneida, Washburn, Waukesha
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Energy Liaison

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $61,360 and $67,600 annually ($29.50 - $32.50 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 15-03.
Kelsey Scholtens, 608-266-8173,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Applications must be complete and finalized before 11:59PM CST on the deadline date. Once you finalize, you cannot make changes to your application.
Assessment Information:
55832 -  002  Water Reg & Zoning Specialist 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring an Energy Liaison in the Water Regulation and Zoning Specialist - Advanced classification within our External Services Division.  The Energy Liaison has the option of being station in the following locations: Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Green Bay, Rhinelander, Spooner, La Crosse, or Eau Claire.

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 position is in the Office of Energy, located within the Integration Services Section in the Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Sustainability (EAS). The position has the broad responsibility to serve as the statewide expert on the technical, environmental impact, and water regulatory aspects of energy projects. Develop and lead statewide training sessions for Department staff, PSC staff, and key stakeholder groups on agency processes and environmental review aspects of energy projects with a special focus on linear projects (e.g. pipelines and transmission lines).

Serve as project manager to lead Department review teams on complex, and often controversial, energy projects that are located throughout the state and to handle the waterway and wetland regulatory review for those projects.The position advises the Bureau Director and the Secretary’s Office on policy, legal and technical issues.This position will routinely coordinate with the supervisor, Central Office staff, and other Department experts as needed.This position also requires substantial contact with utility experts, various units of state and federal government, professional consultants, contractors, and the general public. This position will represent the Department in public forums, with other agencies, and in legal proceedings relative to assigned projects.

The full position description for the Energy Liaison position can be found here.

Special Notes:   The successful candidate for this position will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to appointment.


Applicants must demonstrate education, training, and/ or experience in the following required qualifications to be at least minimally qualified for the position:
1. Understanding and complying with state or federal statutes, policies, regulations, or codes
2. Environmental science (e.g. wetland ecology, biology) 

In addition, preferred qualifications include:
1. Experience leading or serving on a project team (e.g. serve as primary project contributor, collaborate with diverse groups, problem solve, maintain proper records and files)

How To Apply:   If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main Wisc.Jobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions.

Once you have an account:

  • Log in and view Job Announcement 17-01722

  • Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to customize your job narrative cover letter & resume to the qualifications of this position

  • 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 job narrative cover letter and resume when prompted

  • 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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