Lake Superior Program Coordinator

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Lake Superior Program Coordinator in the Office of Great Waters. This position will be located in Superior (Douglas County) or Ashland (Ashland County) depending on the applicant and department needs.

State of Wisconsin benefits include excellent health insurance options, ample leave time, a business casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote wellness.

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

Position Summary: The position is responsible for the development, promotion, and implementation of the Lake Superior Bi-National Program elements to address water quality, control toxicant effects on fish and wildlife, to protect and restore habitat and the ecological integrity of the Lake Superior Basin. The position coordinates and develops implementation strategies related to the Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP). This position collaborates with a wide variety of parties including Wisconsin DNR staff across all program areas, stakeholders and partner groups.

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If you have questions related to the position, please reach out to: Cherie Hagen, 715-416-4426,

Special Notes: Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. 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.

Qualifications: Minimally qualified candidates will have experience with:
• Assisting with watershed or large-scale (e.g., multiple work units, business entities, jurisdictions, etc.) planning, project development and implementation
• Collaborating with a diversity of stakeholders and partners, including federal, tribal, state and local governments, academia, not-for-profit organizations, etc.

Well-qualified candidates will have:
• Experience leading large-scale (e.g., multiple work units, business entities, jurisdictions, etc.) project development and implementation
• Experience assisting with or leading the development and implementation of a watershed or basin environmental resource management plan
• Experience or training with Great Lakes and water resources management and issues

How To Apply:

If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main Wisc.Jobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account, click “Preview Assessment” and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this recruitment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Add the new documents to your account before applying. You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. We will also correspond via e-mail for assessment results and other steps in the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Qualified veterans with a 30%-or-more service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment to permanent positions in classified civil service under s. 230.275, WI Stats. For information on how to apply under this provision, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed above. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

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