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Natural Resources, Department of

LTE Water Quality Assessments and Reporting Specialist 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00091

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,
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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:   

Under the general supervision of the Water Evaluation Section Chief, this position will provide direct analytical and data management support for preparation of Wisconsin's biennial Integrated Report to U.S. EPA as required under the federal Clean Water Act. This position will assist with compilation of water quality data and summaries for statewide waterbody assessments. This involves analysis of biological, chemical, habitat and other data. Outputs of these assessments will be used to create Wisconsin's biennial Integrated Report, including the Impaired Waters list. Additionally, this position will enter waterbody assessment information and documentation into a statewide assessment database, provide data maintenance support for water quality monitoring data, assist in quality assurance of data, formatting for upload to databases and viewers, and other assorted tasks.

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:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Understanding of the principles and practices of surface water quality monitoring to assess biological, chemical, and physical features of lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective team working relationships with colleagues, district staff, and supervisors.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Proficiency in database techniques for data input, output, mapping, and data exchange. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
- Desired skills in spatial data displays using GIS technology.

How To Apply:   

***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the LTE Water Quality Planning Specialist position (Job Announcement Code 1800084 or Job ID 11683). If interested, please apply for both openings.

Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Ashley Beranek
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11690

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


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