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Natural Resources, Department of

Data Manager - Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System (SWIMS) 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00013

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    Data Manager - Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System (SWIMS)

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $52,000 and $64,480 annually ($25.00 - $31.00 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 07-34.
Holly Wallock, HR Specialist, 608-267-7557,
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Deadline to Apply:
All materials must be complete and finalized before 11:59pm CST on the deadline date.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring an Information Systems Services-Senior position in the Water Quality Bureau of the Environmental Management Division. This position will be stationed in the DNR Headquarters 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 System Data Manager is a skilled professional science and data services position working in partnership with other database professionals to design, develop and enhance Wisconsin’s Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System (SWIMS). As the SWIMS Data Manager, you will integrate lake, river and aquatic invasive species data into SWIMS and other Department information systems. You will be expected to analyze and prepare lake water quality and ecosystem assessment and management figures, cartographic products and reports in downloadable formats for display and distribution. You will be responsible for assuring high-quality data entry, analysis and reporting of a broad range of lake and watershed data to provide uniform, accessible and consistent information for lake and watershed managers and decision-makers. Additionally, this position will design guidance, serve as a technical consultant and lead training and support for regional staff, consultants, lake organizations and citizen lake monitors engaged in lake and watershed assessment and management.

Special Notes:   Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check.  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 by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

Qualifications:   To be considered, required qualifications include experience with relevant database management and systems project management experience.

Preferred qualifications include programming experience and education or experience in water resources data management.

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, click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this recruitment. Add the new documents to your account before applying. 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 other steps in the selection process.

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 Wisc.Jobs.


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