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Natural Resources, Department of

LTE Attorney - Water Quality 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00115

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
ATTORNEY 18-00115
    LTE Attorney

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $24.00 and $28.85 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 09-75.
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 an Attorney 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 LTE position provides legal counsel to Department Water Programs, particularly on Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permitting questions and program guidance. Additionally, this position will provide representation in contested case hearings and Petitions for Judicial Review of Wisconsin Pollution Elimination System (WPDES) permits. This is an entry level attorney position that will primarily support the Water Quality Program. Applicants must must obtain a Wisconsin law license by August 1, 2018. Experience practicing in the field of environmental law is preferred; demonstrated interest in the topic, including appropriate legal or non-legal coursework is required.

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:
- Law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
- License to practice law in the State of Wisconsin by August 1, 2018.
- Course work or experience related to the field of environmental law.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience practicing environmental law.
- Current license to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.
- Superior writing and analytical skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with a strong team of professional staff.

How To Apply:   

Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application , resume, cover letter, references, and a legal writing sample of two or more pages, authored solely by the applicant to the contact below via email or mail:

Cheryl Heilman
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: JAC 1800115

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


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