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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Ben Benninghoff

Location: Milwaukee Service Center, 2300 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Telephone Number: (414) 263-8576

Hourly Rate: Between $15.00 - $17.25 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately June 11, 2018

Job Description: Watershed Management Specialist - LTE

This position will provide assistance and support for the implementation of NR 151 and the EPA 9 Key Element Plans (or equivalent) in those approved watersheds/basins in Water District South (East and West), and in other areas of the state, as needed and directed.

45% Assist with the coordination of grant activities, and provide technical assistance to potential applicants and grantees. Provide technical or project management assistance for grants obtained by watershed partners, including assistance with work plans, deliverables, reimbursements, modifications, and reporting, for watershed projects in 9KE plan approved areas. Coordinate Targeted Runoff Management and Notice of Discharge grant activities in conjunction with county Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) staff and other partners. Provide assistance to watershed partners to leverage funding for implementation of 9KE plans, including local, state, federal (non-319) and nonprofit/NGO funding sources. Organize and host workshops/training sessions pertaining to implementation of the 9KE plans.

45% Assist with implementation of NR 151 and complaint response in 9KE approved plan areas, and where appropriate, issue NR 151 Notice of Noncompliance, NR 243 Notice of Intent, Notice of Discharge (NOD) letters, and Notice of Violation (NOV) and coordinate as appropriate with County LWCD staff. Track progress of BMP installation, NR 151 implementation, and water quality status in databases, including GIS based systems. To improve NR 151 implementation, assist with modeling, as identified in the 9KE plan implementation strategy, to determine pollutant reduction from BMP or project installation using appropriate models, such as Snap Plus, STEPL, and EVAAL. Analyze information related to NR 151 and nutrient management implementation, and coordinate with County LWCD staff, as appropriate.

10% Participate in Nonpoint program meetings, conference calls and workshops/trainings/discussions.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Education, knowledge, training, or experience in natural resources management, land/water management or planning, water resources/watershed management.
- Experience/expertise/training with agricultural best management practices, water resources management, watershed planning, and analytical tools (computer based).
- Ability to work with a partner organizations and groups, including facilitating meetings
- Ability to travel to watershed meetings and conduct field assessments
- Ability to work with a wide variety of people (agency staff, farmers, local officials)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience and training/eduacation in conducting watershed/nonpoint source assessments using various analytical tools (ie GIS, EVAAL, Snap Plus), including possible field work/assessments.
- Knowledge in and experience with watershed planning, including facilitating meetings and working with farmers, local and state agency staff.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2018

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

Ben Benninghoff
2300 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53212
RE: Job Code 12259

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: 3/19/2019