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Technical Program Coordinator - Emerging Contaminants - Deadline Extended
Job Announcement Code: 1900132

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  RR Technical Program Coordinator
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $48,630 -$79,352 annually ($23.38 - $38.15 per hour). 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 15-03. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. Contact the HR Specialist for more info.
Kayla Weisensel, HR Specialist, 608-266-6831,
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Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was January 22. The previous deadline date was February 12. All materials must be complete and finalized by 11:59 pm CST on the deadline date. Once you have finalized, changes can not be made to your application.

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Natural Resources Program Coordinator in the Remediation and Redevelopment Program.  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 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:   The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the development of statewide, science-related initiatives in the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program, particularly related to emerging contaminants (EC), including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This includes leading the RR program’s statewide EC team and co-chairing the EC external advisory group. This is a technical position in which the candidate must have detailed knowledge of geology and hydrogeology, chemistry, soil science, remedial system design, and biology relating to environmental remediation.

As the Technical Program Coordinator for EC, this position will represent the RR program on inter- and intra-department, multi-disciplinary teams. Further, this position will be the team leader for the RR program’s EC team and will co-chair the program’s EC external advisory committee. This position will be responsible for developing technical guidance on analyzing, investigating, remediating, monitoring and approving the cleanup at sites with EC, such as PFAS. As such, this position will work daily with department and other state and federal scientific and policy staff on development of technical and procedural guidance and environmental standards associated with EC and monitoring the efforts of other states, federal government and private sector in advancements in EC investigations and cleanups.

Special Notes:   Employment will require the selected candidates 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 all of the following:
   - Education or experience in geology, hydrogeology, chemistry, soil science, or closely related field
   - Experience analyzing federal or state policy or administrative code
   - Leading a team (e.g. coordinating meetings, developing agendas, directing team members, etc)
   - Writing and editing technical documentation

Well-qualified applicants will also possess the following preferred skills:
   - Experience in the assessment, investigations, and/or clean up of contaminated media
   - Experience analyzing policy related to environmental contamination
   - Leadership in the full-cycle development of environmental policy documents
   - Developing technical public policy recommendations for review by decision makers
   - Experience with Wis. Stats. Ch. 292 and/or Wis. Admin. Code NR 700-754

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.