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Natural Resources, Department of

Floodplain Mapping Program Manager 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02557

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    Floodplain Mapping Program Manager

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $27 - $30 / hour ($56,160 - $62,400 annually). 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 07-34. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. Contact the HR Specialist for more information.
Kayla Weisensel, HR Specialist, 608-266-6831,
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Deadline to Apply:
All materials must be complete and finalized by 11:59 pm CDT on the deadline date. Once you have finalized, changes can not be made to your application.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Floodplain Mapping Program Manager(IS Data Services Senior classification) within the Division of External Services.  This position will be stationed in our central office, located in downtown Madison, WI.

In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air, and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor activities.

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. 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 person in this position will be responsible for the overall management of Wisconsin’s Floodplain Mapping projects funded by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Cooperating Technical Partner grants, in cooperation with the Section Chief and Lead Floodplain Engineer. This person will coordinate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff assignments, track project schedules, manage budgets, and coordinate grant application materials.

Additionally, this person will develop appropriate systems to allow for automation of all aspects of map production and reporting responsible for ensuring compliance with FEMA’s automated floodplain mapping process through appropriate management of existing and new databases and by serving as the custodian/steward of relevant information. Management of all GIS related aspects of cooperative floodplain mapping effort with FEMA that is needed to develop Wisconsin specific flood maps is required. This includes preparation, submittal and management of detailed federal project grants related to digital map production. The position will also serve as a project manager for assigned projects.

For a detailed position description, 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 experience with:
   - Developing, installing, and/or maintaining GIS systems for map production and using ARC GIS 10.x
   - Developing and interpreting mapping guidance and standards
   - Project management (e.g. organization of a team, scheduling, progress tracking, project completion, etc.)

Best qualified candidates will also have the following preferred skills:
   - Experience utilizing FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform (MIP)
   - Experience analyzing and interpreting NR116 or CFR44
   - Experience with federal grant procurement
   - GIS Certification
   - Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

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.  

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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