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Natural Resources, Department of

Agricultural Runoff Section Chief - Career Executive 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02527

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Agircultural Runoff Section Chief

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $76,960 and $93,870 annually ($37.00 - $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. 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 two-year career executive trial period may be required.
Julie Jaksa, Human Resources Specialist - Senior, 608-266-0520,
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Deadline to Apply:
Previous deadline was Wednesday, September 18
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring an Agricultural Runoff Section Chief based in Madison, Wisconsin. This position will supervise program staff in a newly-created section and provide technical expertise related to agricultural runoff.

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 has primary responsibility for managing agricultural runoff which includes Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) permitting at large farms and agricultural nonpoint pollution abatement at non-permitted farms. This program manager is responsible for the establishment of policy, standards, and procedures to ensure statewide consistency of program activities for the CAFO and nonpoint areas. This position oversees activities that include permit drafting, permit compliance inspection and enforcement protocols, nutrient management plan review, hydrogeology assessment and engineering reviews, and nonpoint planning and grants management. This position is responsible for administrative rule and guidance development, legislative testimony, public hearing activities, general budget, and related information technology. The position also has supervisory responsibilities for the policy and support staff assigned to the Agricultural Runoff section.

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. 


Required qualifications:
- Experience managing agricultural runoff
- Developing technical documents

Preferred qualifications:
- Building relationships with external partners and stakeholders
- Leading a project or process with multiple programs or stakeholders through implementation
- Mentoring and training less experiences staff in a water related field
- Drafting or reviewing nutrient management plans or facility engineering plans and specifications   

It is critically important that your application materials clearly describe your experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate assessment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the required qualifications or who do not clearly identify the required qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

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.   

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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