Local recruitment: LTE Water Resources Management Specialist-Senior and NR Program Coordinator - Senior Water (Green Bay)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Green Bay, WI, USA 🇺🇸

Brown County, WI, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 8821

Location: Brown County;Green Bay

Agency: Natural Resources

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary


We are dedicated to working with Wisconsinites while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.

The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE – Water Resources Management Specialist and LTE Natural Resources Program Coordinator located in Green Bay, 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, 

Water Resources Management Specialist Senior

This position coordinates and collaborates with DNR staff, local, state and federal partners for implementing watershed restoration practices to improve surface water quality in the East District. This position will be responsible for facilitating development of additional watershed plans (9Key element) leading to implementation of best management practices in TMDL areas. Develop land use and pollutant models (STEPL, SNAP Plus) for estimating baseline pollutant loads and for establishing projected reduction loads for proposed best management and conservation practices for non-point source pollution abatement. The position will collaborate with Water Quality staff, other DNR programs, and partners for planning, evaluating, tracking, and reporting on implementation progress. The position will be responsible for developing and implementing surface water quality monitoring plans in collaboration with Department biologists and external partners and will assist with data collection, data analysis and interpretation in targeted areas. 

40% – Watershed Restoration Implementation
Support county staff, local government and partner ‘s with implementing practices in 9KE plan areas. Support implementing Lake and Watershed practices through various means.  Identify funding sources and assist partners with grant applications.

40% – Watershed Restoration Implementation Reporting
Develop evaluation metrics and report implementation progress. Gather data from partners and ensure proper tracking and reporting. 

15% –  Watershed Restoration Planning and Development
Support counties and others developing 9 Key Element plans with interpreting TMDL, pollutant load and water quality data to support plan development. Identify funding sources and assist counties, NGOs and other and local organizations with grant applications, project scopes and other items needed to support plan development. 

5% – Perform other position-related duties as assigned

Position 2,

Natural Resources Program Coordinator Senior

The position will coordinate the existing citizen monitoring program in the Upper/Lower Fox and Wolf River TMDL areas of East District and work to develop a citizen monitoring program within the Lakeshore TMDL areas. Responsibilities include recruiting, training, educating and assisting volunteers to accomplish the volunteer monitoring program goals. These goals include the collection of accurate and reliable water quality data; engaging the public in citizen science and bringing awareness of water quality issues throughout the area; assisting the biologists and TMDL coordinators evaluate long-term effectiveness of the implementation within the TMDL areas of East District; and delivering information about management practices that are most beneficial to water quality.

35% – Coordinate the surface water volunteer monitoring programs in the Lower Fox, Upper Fox, Wolf by recruiting, training, and educating citizen volunteers.  Manage program to ensure consistent, accurate, and reliable data is collected to support TMDL education and implementation efforts.

30% – Develop and then coordinate a surface water volunteer monitoring program within the Lakeshore TMDL area.  Manage program to ensure consistent, accurate, and reliable data is collected to support TMDL education and implementation efforts.

20% – Develop and provide outreach materials regarding the various citizen monitoring programs, TMDL Implementation, and water quality conditions to various groups.  Provide presentations, news articles, social media posts, etc….

10% – 4. Prepare annual reports with water quality results and develop educational materials that support the growth of the program and demonstrate the successes of the TMDL program.  

5% – Perform other position related duties as assigned

Salary Information

These positions pays between $18.00-$20.00 per hour and are in pay schedule and range 15-03.

For current and eligible former State employees, compensation will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan. 

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 (wi.gov) 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.


– Knowledge of principles of water chemistry, hydrology, aquatic habitat and quality assurance of data collection
– Ability to establish and maintain effective team working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, public officials, advisory committees and members of the general public
– Skill in project Management experience in leading, initiating and managing projects with minimal supervision
– Skill in written and oral communication including using social media and other forms of media to communicate with diverse Audiences

– Knowledge and experience with implementing watershed projects and NPS BMPs, agriculture management and urban runoff and watershed planning.
– Knowledge of federal Clean Water Act requirements for Total Maximum Daily Load development and implementation of Nine Key Element Plans.
– Knowledge of Wisconsin’s agricultural and urban management program as it relates to the development and implementation of TMDLs
– Knowledge of data entry, retrieval, and management in the SWIMS and WATERS Database

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For any position-related questions, please feel free to contact Andrew.Hudak@wisconsin.gov.

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Deadline to Apply

Applications must be received by 11:59pm, Central Time, on January 23, 2023 in order to be considered.




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