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Natural Resources, Department of

Sediment Team Leader 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-02172

Brown, Dane, Milwaukee
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Sediment Team Leader

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $58,240 and $70,720 annually ($28.00 - $34.00 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. A 12-month probationary period may be required.
Kelsey Scholtens, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-8173,
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Deadline to Apply:
Applications must be complete and finalized before 11:59PM CST on the deadline date. Once you finalize, you cannot make changes to your application.
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The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Sediment Team Leader in the Natural Resources Program classification within our Environmental Management Division.  This position can be stationed in Green Bay, Madison, or Milwaukee.

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 technical position is responsible for providing critical sediment related expertise in the Policy and Technical Resources Section of the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program. This person functions as an RR Program expert on assessment of sediment investigation and remediation, leading the Integrated Sediment Team, establishing clean up goals, ensuring consistent use of caps and covers to address contaminated sediment, establishing continuing obligations related to sediments, and developing policy related to all aspects of contaminated sediments.

This person develops and interprets administrative rules, guidance documents, and technical documents related to the assessment of sediments, determination of sediment clean up levels, evaluation of remedial technologies to address sediment contamination and methods for remediating sediments. This person serves as a technical resource for hydrogeologists and engineers who serve as Project Managers for contamination cleanup projects. This includes, but is not limited to: environmental repair program sites, Superfund sites, Leaking Underground Storage Tank sites, Hazardous Waste remediation cases, state funded cleanups, and hazardous substance spill situations.

This person is responsible for providing training to agency staff as well as interested external parties on determining when site investigation should extend to sediments, assessment of the nature and extent of sediment contamination and general interpretation of contaminant exposure concerns related to contaminated sediment and surface water. This person serves as a member of the integrated sediment team and has responsibility for NR 700 implementation issues related to sediment.

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:   Required qualifications include experience with:
- Investigation and remediation of contaminated sediment
- Leading a team
- Writing and updating technical documents

In addition, preferred qualifications include:
- Writing and updating technical documents related to contaminated sediment
- Communicating technical information to technical and non-technical audiences
- Interpreting state & federal laws including Wisconsin Administrative Codes
- Experience working with cross program and multi-agency regulatory requirements

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:
· Log in and view Job Announcement 18-02172
· Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to customize your job narrative cover letter & resume to the qualifications of this position
· Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen
· Review your job application, make any necessary updates and then click “Continue”
· Complete the Job Preferences screen and then click “Continue”
· Attach your job narrative cover letter and resume when prompted
· Read the Instructions page and then answer the question that follows
· Click “Save and Finalize Assessment” to submit your application
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 potentially interviews.

All current permanent classified state employees or former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement must apply through WiscJobs.


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