Property Planning GIS Analyst and Cartographer (WiscJobs ID 5698)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • LTE/Temporary
  • Madison, WI
  • Application deadline: 2022-04-28

The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE – GIS Analyst and Property Planning Cartographer located at our central office in Madison, Wisconsin. This dual LTE appointment is comprised of two 20-hour positions for an expected work schedule of 40 hours per week. The intention is to hire one candidate on both positions. See below for more information on the positions.

Position Summary

Position 1, GIS Analyst

The Property Planning GIS Analyst will work as part of the Property Planning Section to assist in the development of master plans for DNR properties. The position will provide GIS services to one or more planning teams as well as manage the digital assets for the section such as plans and maps. This position will also provide GIS data services to the Bureau of Facilities and Lands as necessary.

50% – Work with property managers and others to compile accurate property data for property planning and for other programs needing property spatial data analysis.

20% – Coordinate with the Property Planning Section staff on the management of digital assets, including maps, and large plan documents, utilizing the department’s digital asset management system.

20% – Prepare complex cartographic maps, including interactive mapping applications, that will be used primarily to engage the public in evaluating conservation and recreation opportunities for department-managed lands.

5% – Perform spatial analysis to meet master planning business needs of the Bureau of Facilities and Lands and its property holding programs in the Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Forestry Divisions.

5% – Other duties as assigned.

Position 2, Property Planning Cartographer

Under general supervision and within a team setting, this position will provide professional cartographic production services to the Property Planning Section. This position will also assist in development and implementation of cartographic and GIS process standards. This position will work in conjunction with the lead planner and Property Planning GIS lead to manage the cartographic production, spatial analysis and property research for DNR property master planning process.

50% – Creation of complex cartographic maps that will be used primarily for planning DNR owned and
managed properties. Includes both the creation of high quality, custom maps and/or mapping applications for presentation/publication and working maps for planning team use. This position will receive guidance and direction from the master plan GIS lead and lead planner. This position requires work within a multidisciplinary planning team.

25% – Work with property managers and others, to compile accurate property data for master plan maps
and other programs consuming property spatial data.

20% – Coordinate with multi-divisional staff to document and implement cartographic, database and GIS
process standards, to maintain production integrity.

5% – Other duties as assigned

Job Details

This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.

LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours per position within a twelve-month period.

In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.

The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus – COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change. The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants before they can be offered a position. Please note that a criminal charge or conviction on your record will not necessarily disqualify you from state employment. 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. The 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.

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.



  • Experience or education in utilizing ESRI ArcGIS products to develop cartographic products
  • Experience or ability to organize and manage large geospatial datasets in a manner consistent with the organization’s needs
  • Ability to complete spatial analyses described by others
  • Ability to manage digital files from multiple projects in an organized manner
  • Ability to work on a team to complete assigned projects with minimal oversight


  • Experience utilizing ArcGIS Pro to complete work tasks
  • Ability to develop spatial analyses with minimal direction to provide necessary project information
  • Willingness to learn new skills and softwares as needed for team projects
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities

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Deadline to Apply

Applications must be received by 11:59pm, Central Time, on April 28th in order to be considered.

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