Great Lakes AOC Program Coordinator

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Milwaukee, WI, United States
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The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hiring a Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC) Program Coordinator in the Office of Great Waters (OGW). This position will be stationed in Milwaukee.

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Position Summary:   

This position will serve as the Area of Concern (AOC) Program Coordinator for the DNR Office of Great Waters (OGW). The position will lead implementation of efforts and projects identified in Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) for the Milwaukee Estuary AOC and oversee ongoing efforts to delist the Sheboygan River AOC. The position will be responsible for developing a Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) Removal Strategy for the Milwaukee Estuary AOC based on the BUI removal targets. The position will update RAPs, plan BUI assessments, coordinate with AOC stakeholders, and participate in projects that address contaminant remediation, eutrophication, habitat restoration, and other designated BUIs. The position will work with AOC advisory groups; other DNR staff; federal, state, and local governments; and other partners to develop restoration projects and delist the BUIs for the assigned AOCs.

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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 developing and implementing research projects and/or environmental monitoring plans/programs for factors such as water quality, habitat, sediment contamination, and/or fish and wildlife populations
• Experience managing projects and leading implementation of water quality, habitat, and/or fish and wildlife improvement projects in water, wetland, and/or terrestrial ecosystems
• Experience writing technical papers

Well-qualified candidates will have:
• Degree in water resources, environmental management, ecology, biology, aquatic biology, chemistry, water chemistry, geology, or related field
• Experience developing quality management and assurance plans, especially if they involved collection, handling, and laboratory analysis of water quality, sediment, and/or fish and wildlife populations sampling data
• 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.
• Experience leading and/or facilitating group planning processes, working with a diverse set of partners to reach a shared goal

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