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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Matthew M OBrien

Location: GEF2 DNR Central Office, 101 S Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703

Telephone Number: (608) 264-9230

Hourly Rate: Between $18.00 - $30.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately March 4, 2018

Job Description: Law Enforcement Policy Assistant

This is a research and writing intensive position responsible for supporting the law enforcement policy officer with statewide regulatory policy and Administrative Code (rule) development associated with the conservation law enforcement program. The position will be responsible for engaging in legal research, analysis, and drafting related to administrative code and law enforcement policies. The position will also provide review, editing, audit, and analysis services for a variety of internal and external regulatory documents, communication materials, and other data impacting conservation law enforcement. Conservation law enforcement includes the prevention, detection and investigation of violations related to natural resources (e.g. hunting, fishing), recreational vehicles (e.g. boats, ATVs, OHMs, snowmobiles), endangered resources, environmental protection, recreational properties, and other activities regulated by the Department.

This is an administrative, non-sworn position within the Bureau of Law Enforcement.

Knowledge Required:

A minimally-qualified candidate must have all of the following to be considered:
1. Knowledge and familiarity with administrative rule promulgation process
2. Knowledge and ability to independently and effectively complete legal research, including analysis of legislative history, case law, and rule development
3. Exceptional writing skills reflecting a high attention to detail
4. Highly skilled in the advanced and efficient use of office software programs (Word, Excel, etc.)

In addition to the required qualifications, a preferred-candidate will have one or more of the following:
1. Prior experience drafting administrative rules and associated documents
2. Knowledge of laws specifically impacting the conservation law enforcement program (fish & game, recreational vehicle, etc.)
3. Significant experience with legal research and drafting, such as prior work experience as a paralegal or legal assistant

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Matthew M OBrien
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11792

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

Last revised: 1/20/2019