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Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, Dept of

Agriculture Land Use, Zoning and Ordinance Specialist 

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00072

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  Job Working Title:
    Agriculture Land Use, Zoning and Ordinance Specialist

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay for this position is between $27.00 and $31.00 per hour ($56,160-$64,480 annually). This position is in pay schedule and range 15-03. This is a non-represented position. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary and will be based on transaction type and the provisions of the State Compensation Plan. A 12 month probationary period is required.
Madeline Erce, Human Resources Specialist, (608) 224-4764, Madeline.Erce@wisconsin.gov
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Deadline to Apply:
The deadline to apply for this position is Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:59pm.
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Are you interested in land management and conservation? Do you love Wisconsin agriculture? The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection wants you to join our team as an Agriculture Land Use, Zoning and Ordinance Specialist!

This position will be headquartered at the Prairie Oaks State Office Building in Madison, WI.

The agency works hard to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce - and you can become a part of it! We are located in the Prairie Oaks State Office Building situated on Madison’s southeast side and nestled atop a beautifully wooded and scenic hilltop venue. Our employees enjoy ample, low-cost parking at the facility. We are only minutes away from the Beltline Highway, Interstate 90 and Highway 51 for quick access to local restaurants, retail and service locations.

This rewarding full time position offers great work-life balance as well competitive pay and excellent benefits. The State of Wisconsin benefits package includes 3.5 weeks of leave time to start, 9 paid holidays, accrued sick leave, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

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Position Summary:   

This position is responsible for providing information and education related to local implementation and regulation of land use. This position works with local governments to support their efforts regarding farmland preservation planning, zoning and livestock facility siting. Duties for this position include the implementation and interpretation of law and policy, the collection and application of data, dissection of technical standards and outreach.

Wisconsin's Farmland Preservation Program helps farmers and local governments preserve farmland, protect soil and water and minimize land use conflicts. Through participation in the program:
• Counties develop farmland preservation plans
• Local governments can develop farmland preservation zoning districts
• Landowners and local governments together form Agricultural Enterprise Areas
• Landowners meet soil and water conservation standards to become eligible to claim an income tax credit

The goal of Wisconsin’s Livestock Facility Siting Program is to provide uniform local regulation of livestock facility siting and expansions. Under Wisconsin’s Livestock Facility Siting Law, local governments do not have to require permits for new or expanding livestock operations. However, if they choose to require conditional use or other permits for such operations, the livestock siting law sets standards and procedures they must use.

For a full position description, please click here.

Special Notes:   

The selected applicant must be able to occasionally adjust his or her schedule to attend offsite meetings including overnight stays.

A criminal background check will be performed on the selected applicant prior to an offer of employment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DATCP sponsorship) at the time of application.

Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver license including personal automobile insurance, or the ability to provide one’s own transportation for work purposes is required.


A minimally qualified applicant will have:

  • Experience related to land use planning, zoning or environmental management programs

  • Experience interpreting and implementing policies, laws and/or governmental programs

  • Training and/or experience with outreach techniques and administering outreach programs

In addition, a well qualified applicant will have:
  • Training and/or experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or similar

  • Training and/or experience with technical standards and management principles related to conservation and/or land management

How To Apply:   

To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions on how to create an account in WiscJobs, click here.

You will be required to upload a current resume and are also encouraged to upload a cover letter/summary of experience.
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Application materials must be submitted by 11:59pm on the deadline date listed above. Your resume and summary of experience will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Candidates who are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process where vacancies exist.

Please address questions regarding the application process to Madeline Erce at Madeline.Erce@wisconsin.gov.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration should complete the application process to apply.


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