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Natural Resources, Department of

Field Operation Director, Remediation & Redevelopment  - Career Executive 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-01373

Brown, Dane, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Oneida, Washburn
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Field Operations Director, Remediation & Redevelopment

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $42.84 - $48.15/hour ($89,107 - $100,152 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 81-01. A two year 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:
56850 -  086  NAT RES MANAGER 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Field Operation Director for the Bureau of Remediation & Redevelopment in the Natural Resources Manager classification within our Environmental Management Division.  This position may be based in Eau Claire, Fitchburg, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Rhinelander, or Spooner.

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 assists the Program/Bureau Director as a leader and strategist in developing and ensuring consistent implementation of a comprehensive statewide remediation and redevelopment program. This includes assuring that state and federal remediation and redevelopment laws are met. This position oversees the implementation of all policy, planning, personnel and budget activities associated with the RR program’s field activities. This position monitors statewide program metrics relating to field activities and ensures that those metrics are being achieved or corrective measures are taken to address shortcomings. In the absence of the Program/Bureau Director, this position represents the Department in external contacts with the Governor’s Office, the legislature, local government leaders, federal agencies such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), regional and national remediation and redevelopment-related organizations, and a wide variety of public groups, private businesses, and associations. This position directly supervises the RR program’s field supervisors statewide.

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 a brownfields, remediation, or redevelopment related field
- Supervisory experience

In addition to the required qualifications, preferred qualifications include:
- Degree related to natural resources management, environmental science, or engineering
- Experience in a regulatory setting
- Experience in process improvement/streamlining and performance metrics
- Experience managing relationships with external stakeholders and/or partnerships
- Experience  implementing processes or programs to develop consistency across multiple groups of personnel

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.


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