Starting pay is between $15.00 and $17.25 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 15-04.
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 will serve as a natural resources educator and main point of contact for the Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin program (GHS). Support and encourage schools to create safe learning environment and help prepare students to understand, analyze and address the major environmental and sustainability challenges now and in the future by providing resources, recognition and certification. This GHS program is administered through a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.
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.
Minimum Qualifications: - A combination of training and experience in project management; communications; sustainability; the green and healthy schools movement; social marketing techniques; environmental education issues; and waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues; - Excellent verbal and written communication; presentation and public speaking skills and experience; - Be a positive representative, display an upbeat attitude and high degree of professionalism and provide leadership for the program; - Experience working with diverse groups in an educational setting; - Ability to work with a team of statewide stakeholders but also independently; - Strong detail-orientation and self-motivation skills and an ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and partners; - Strong computer skills (database management, PowerPoint/Prezi, Word, Excel, Access, etc.) and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).