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Natural Resources, Department of

Runoff Management Grant Program Manager 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02316

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Runoff Management Grant Program Coordinator

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $28.50- $33.50/hour ($59,280 - $69,680 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 07-03. 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 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 Runoff Management Grant Program Manager within our External Services Division based in our Central Office located 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. 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:   This position serves as the principal, statewide expert and coordinator for the Targeted Runoff Management (TRM) Grant Program and the Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water Management (UNPS) Grant Program. This position develops or revises administrative codes (chs. NR 153, 154, and 155, Wis. Adm. Code) for both grant programs. Duties include developing grant application materials, soliciting, compiling, and scoring TRM and UNPS grant applications; and serving as program liaison to the Bureau of Community Financial Assistance (CFA) in issuing grant awards. The position is also responsible for tracking and evaluating the effectiveness of the TRM and UNPS Grant Program policies and procedures and developing and implementing necessary revisions. All work requires a high degree of judgment to ensure that statutes, administrative codes, and approved criteria are properly interpreted and applied to the facts of each application.

The full position description can be found 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:
- Interpreting and applying state/federal laws, Administrative Code, or policies
- Coordinating an environmental program
- Developing program guidance, policies, or procedures

Preferred qualifications include experience:
- Practices related to nonpoint sources
- Grant or fiscal administration
- Leading the implementation of a project or process

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.

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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