LTE – Water Resources Management Specialist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

This position will assist Lake Superior Team members implement priorities identified in the Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP), Office of Great Water’s strategic plan and associated WDNR Lake Superior Action Plan. Efforts will focus on implementation of monitoring and assessment of the Lake Superior coastal and basin water resources, including evaluation of restoration and protections project. The National Coastal Condition assessment and Cooperative Science Monitoring Initiative are two projects that this position will be involved with. This position will be completing preparations for fieldwork, as well as assisting in the collection of samples. The Water Resources Management Specialist will also manage projects and special assignments as directed by the Lake Superior Supervisor.

40% – Assist the Lake Superior Sediment and Monitoring Coordinator, Lake Superior AIS Coordinator and other team members implement and conduct priority monitoring identified along the Lake Superior coastline, estuaries and water resources within the basin including tributaries, lakes and wetlands. This includes effectiveness monitoring associated with restoration and protection projects to verify project objectives are met.

20% – Management and assessment of monitoring and other data, including compilation of results and writing reports. This may involve gathering of historical data, reports, scientific literature, or other information or data on waterway impairments or restoration efforts for Lake Superior. Researching related topics; providing data quality checks; synthesizing information; and preparing summaries for use in assessing basin conditions, specific impairments, progress towards goals, etc.

20% – Developing data products to be utilized in LAMP/AOC documentation including memos, spreadsheets, graphs, reports, narrative, maps, databases, or web pages.

20% – Management of projects and other special assignments and duties as directed by Lake Superior Supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education or experience in natural resource, environmental restoration, ecology, biology, water resource management, civil engineering, water resources monitoring, fish and wildlife ecology, or other related fields
  • Experienced and familiar wit uses and methods for water resources related monitoring and analysis of environmental or natural resources data and research utilizing scientific literature and publicly available data repositories
  • Excellent organizational and data management skills
  • Experience with quality management and assurance plans (especially: collection, handling, and laboratory analysis of water quality, sediment, and/or fish and wildlife populations sampling data)
  • Experience performing scientific or technical writing tasks
  • Use of standard office software products such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in ArcGIS.
  • Experience interpreting State of Wisconsin water regulations and requirements.
  • Experience with Great Lakes Program, which may include Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Action Plans, etc.
  • Good personal communication skills.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2021

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

Cherie L Hagen
810 W Maple Street
Spooner, WI 54801
RE: Job Code 14460

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

Additional Information:

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

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.

WDNR is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse work force that is demographically and racially representative of Wisconsin residents. WDNR leadership is committed to honoring diverse experiences, perspectives, and unique identities, while fostering work environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

Contact: Cherie L Hagen
Location: Superior Service Center, 1701 N 4TH ST, Superior, WI 54880
Telephone Number: (715) 635-4034
Hourly Rate: $18.690 per hour.
Duration: Job starts approximately May 9, 2021

To apply for this job please visit dnr.wi.gov.