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Natural Resources, Department of

Brownfields, Policy, & Outreach Section Chief - Career Executive 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-01324

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Brownfields, Policy, & Outreach Section Chief

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $27.36- $42.50/hour ($56,908 - $88,400 annually). Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. Please contact the HR Specialist for more information. This position is in Pay Schedule / Range 81-02. A 24-month Career Executive trial 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 central 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 a Brownfields, Policy, & Outreach Section Chief in the Natural Resources Program Manager classification within our Environmental Management Division.  This position will be based 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 fund raisers 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:   This position leads, directs and administers all policy, personnel, and budget activities as part of the program areas within the Brownfields, Outreach and Policy Section in the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program, Environmental Management (EM) Division. Section chief positions within the EM Division are expected to perform their duties in service to the entire Division and with the full scope of the RR Program in mind. This position is responsible for developing, directing, coaching, mentoring and supervising permanent and LTE staff. This position serves on management teams and is expected to be an active contributor. Customer and partner groups may include DNR staff, citizens, citizen groups, industry leaders, tribal governments, and representatives from academia and all levels of government.

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:   Required qualifications include:
- Experience in redevelopment of contaminated properties or public outreach and communications
- Supervisory experience

In addition, preferred qualifications include:
- Experience gained in a regulatory setting
- Experience in public policy development
- Experience in budgeting or process improvement

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.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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