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Natural Resources, Department of

LTE Water Quality Planning Specialist 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00084

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    LTE Water Resources Management Specialist Senior

Type of Employment:
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $17.00 and $18.00 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 15-03.
Summer Wilson, HR Assistant, 608-261-6408,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:

Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Water Resources Management Specialist-Senior stationed in Madison.

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!

Position Summary:   

This position is responsible for helping regions with blending monitoring data and waterbody assessments into watershed-based reports and planning documents and for working with managers to formulate recommendations (and entering those into WATERS). This position supports regional biologists and managers in the update of the narrative and summary descriptions of watersheds and water bodies in WQM Plans and will support the creation, documentation, and follow through of resource-based recommendations to help ensure that they are integrated into work planned schedules, budgets, projects and position descriptions. This position also provides key administrative support and coordination of water quality management planning services provided by regional planning commissions under contract with DNR, including urban sewer service area amendments.

Special Notes:   

This is a limited term (LTE) position. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, but this position does offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin. LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.

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.


Required Qualifications:
1) Experience and working knowledge of water quality and water resources
2) Experience with database management
3) Effective communication skills and the ability to present ideas (including technical information) effectively (orally and in writing) for a variety of audiences

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Ability to manage multiple tasks related to program function and maintenance
2) Ability to work well with minimal supervision
3) Positive attitude; ability to coordinate with other team members

How To Apply:   

***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the LTE Water Quality Assessments and Reporting Specialist position (Job Announcement Code 1800091 or Job ID 11690). If interested, please apply for both openings.

Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application  , resume, cover letter and references to the contact below via email or mail:

Lisa Helmuth 
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11683

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.


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