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Natural Resources, Department of

Property Planners (2 positions) 

Job Announcement Code(s): 17-02274

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Property Planner

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $58,280 and $64,480 annually ($28 - $31 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 07-03.
Kelsey Scholtens, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-8173,
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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:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring two Property Planners in the Program & Policy Analyst - Advanced classification within our Internal Services Division.  The Property Planner positions will be stationed in Madison.

The Wisconsin DNR is located at 101 S. Webster Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol, the Madison Metro bus route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are tons of nearby restaurants and shopping venues.  In partnership with individuals and organizations, the DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air, and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor activities.

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:   This position serves as a statewide planning specialist providing hands-on, project-focused planning services related to the development and revision of management and use plans (master plans) for DNR properties. This position takes the lead on development of assigned statewide planning projects. Responsibilities are carried out utilizing assigned, integrated, and interdisciplinary planning process teams. Properties are planned in groupings of properties with similar ecological and use characteristics. The position gathers, synthesizes and interprets information obtained from a variety of technical experts in order to deliver understandable, consistent, and functional planning documents and plans within a reasonable timeframe. Additional activities of this position may include identifying data needs, data analysis, topic research, planning team training and coordinating public involvement related to property planning.

Special Notes:   The successful candidates for these positions will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to appointment.

Qualifications:   Applicants must demonstrate education, training, and/ or experience in the following required qualifications to be at least minimally qualified:
1. Natural Resources planning principles
2. Leading a project team, highlighting experience leading teams from multiple disciplines (e.g. serve as a primary project contributor, establishing priorities)

In addition, preferred qualifications include:
1. Experience leading public participation meeting or public involvement sessions
2. Understanding and complying with state or federal regulations, statutes, codes, or policies

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 17-02274
· 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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