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Natural Resources, Department of

Water Quality Monitoring Technical Lead - Wetlands 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-03474

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    Water Quality Monitoring Technical Lead - Wetlands

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $47,673 and $70,720 annually ($22.92 - $34.00 per hour). Pay on appointment for current or former state employees based the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 15-03. A 12-month probation period is required.
Megan Crary, HR Specialist-Senior, 608-266-2197,
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Assessment Information:
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The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Water Quality Monitoring Technical Lead for Wetlands in the Division of Environmental Management. This position will be stationed in the DNR Headquarters located at 101 S. Webster Street in the heart of downtown Madison.

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. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Click here, for additional information about State Government positions.

Position Summary:   This position plans and ensures implementation of Wisconsin DNR’s water quality monitoring and assessment activities for wetlands. The position provides key leadership for statewide problem-solving for wetlands monitoring-related issues. Duties for this position include utilizing statistically valid experimental designs, efficient and accurate field methodologies, high-level statistical analyses, high-quality program guidance and publications, as well as providing effective formal and informal communications and presentations within DNR, to partners, and to the public.

 We encourage you to review the full position description by clicking here.

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:   Minimally qualified candidates will have:
• Training and/or experience in wetland ecology, botany, soils, hydrology, or similar
• Experience collecting field data and performing statistical analysis on data collected
• Experience using or interpreting GIS data for topography, hydrography, soils, vegetation or similar
• Project management experience

Well-qualified candidates will have:
• Advanced degree (masters or higher) in wetland ecology, botany, soils, hydrology, or similar
• Experience collecting field data and analysis involving assessing the functions and/or biological condition of specific wetlands
• Experience performing statistical analysis on field data collected on a Wetland related issue or project
• Experience using or interpreting GIS data on a wetland related issue or project
• Project management experience on a wetland related issue or project
• Experience participating in wetland conservation activities, such as wetland rehabilitation and re-establishment, control of invasive species, vegetation management or water quality management
• Experience applying for and administering grants

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, click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this recruitment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Add the new documents to your account before applying. 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 other steps in the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Qualified veterans with a 30%-or-more service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment to permanent positions in classified civil service under s. 230.275, WI Stats. For information on how to apply under this provision, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed above. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Current permanent classified state employees and former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement must apply through Wisc.Jobs.


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