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Natural Resources, Department of

Engineering & Construction Management Section Chief - Career Executive 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00295

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Engineering & Construction Management Section Chief

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $81,120 - $93,870 annually ($39.00 - $45.13 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 81-02. A 2 year career executive trial period may be required.
Kayla Weisensel, HR Specialist, 608-266-6831,
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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.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring an Engineering & Construction Management Section Chief in the Natural Resources Program Manager classification within our Internal Services Division.  This position will be stationed in 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. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fundraisers for charities. 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:   The main responsibility of this position is the management of the Department’s engineering and construction management program operations. This includes planning, directing and managing staff in the engineering and construction management section and coordinating all activities with section staff, department leadership, and staff within inter-department programs. This position will advise and lead these Department programs in the establishment and administration of integrated, long-range goals and objectives for the program and assist with the development of short and long range comprehensive project development plans.

For a complete position description, please click 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:   Required skills for this position include all of the following:
   - Supervisory or leadership experience, such as assigning work or projects, leading a multidisciplinary team, reviewing the work of others and/or participating in the hiring process, etc.
   - Experience working on engineering and construction projects
   - Public speaking or presentation experience

Additionally, best-qualified applicants will have the following preferred skills:
   - Experience working on engineering and construction projects that are relevant to the work performed at the DNR (e.g. trails, recreational areas, parks, roads, sewers, septic systems, boat ramps, piers, small buildings, etc.)
   - Experience with Engineering software such as AutoCAD, Civil3D, or similar
   - Possession of Professional Engineer, Architect, or Landscape Architect license

How To Apply:   Current state employees with Career Executive status should apply through Wisc.Jobs. 

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.  

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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