Wetland In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Program Specialist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Madison, WI, United States 🇺🇸

The Department of Natural Resources excels at protecting and managing Wisconsin’s natural resources while supporting the economy and the well-being of the citizenry.Within DNR, the Wetland In-Lieu Fee Program works in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to mitigate unavoidable wetland impacts by offering options to restore, establish, enhance, or preserve wetlands within the same watershed as the impact.

To help achieve our mission, we are seeking motivated and enthusiastic candidates to serve as our new ILF Program Specialist. This position includes a mix of responsibilities to keep it interesting. Training will be provided for most of the financial and administrative duties as long as you have a solid background in wetland restoration.

This position is based in the DNR Central Office in Madison with statewide responsibilities.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 4, so mark your calendars now!

We offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance, flexible working schedules for most positions, and the ability to flex hours with supervisor approval. Our 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.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to play an important role in restoring wetlands throughout Wisconsin.

Position Summary:   
The In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Program Specialist is primarily responsible for overseeing real estate, financial and contract aspects for the Wetland Conservation Trust ILF program. This position works in collaboration with the Department’s Real Estate, Finance and Accounting staff to ensure that ILF projects move forward appropriately and within budgetary expectations.

The In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Program Specialist also helps manage ILF mitigation project operations, including site reviews, project approvals, project implementation, and communication with internal and external partners.

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Special Notes:   
The selected candidate must meet the requirements for traveling and operating a State vehicle, including the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to an offer of employment.

DNR does not sponsor work visas. 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.

Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:
  •  Experience developing or reviewing wetland restoration site plans
  •  Project management experience that includes managing timelines, budgets and outcomes
  •  Work experience tracking, managing and analyzing large datasets

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications:
  •  Experience related to wetland compensatory mitigation
  •  Experience managing complex projects that include multiple partners and tasks over
     multiple years
  •  Work experience analyzing financial data, including reviewing and processing invoices
     and reconciling budgets

It’s critically important that your application materials clearly describe your experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not possess or clearly identify the required qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

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