State Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Madison, WI, US

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Environmental Management is recruiting to fill the State Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator position in Madison, Wisconsin. Other DNR locations statewide may be considered based on space availability and managerial approval.

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.

This position will require travel statewide and across states at least 3-4 times per year. Also, regular travel to Madison will be required if not stationed in Madison.

The DNR excels at protecting and managing natural resources while supporting the economy and the well-being of our citizenry. Click here to see what working for the State of Wisconsin is all about!

The successful candidate will be required to work remotely for an indefinite period of time upon hire. A laptop will be provided, however a high-speed internet connection will be essential for this position.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for leading a statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) team and directing the state program efforts to prevent the introduction of AIS into Wisconsin waters, limit the spread of established population of AIS and abate harmful ecological and economic impacts of AIS. This position will also serve as the Department’s liaison and spokesperson on AIS issues with local, regional and federal agencies.

We encourage you to review the full position description by clicking here.

Salary Information

Starting pay for is $50,606 to $73,569 annually ($24.33 – $35.37 per hour).

Pay on appointment for current or former state employees is based on the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases.

This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 15-03. A 12-month probation period is required.

Job Details

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.


Please describe the below qualifications in your resume and/or letter of qualifications to be considered:

Minimally qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience managing a project (e.g., leading a team, evaluating results, delegating work, etc.)
  • Experience developing policy, rules, procedures or similar
  • Experience with aquatic invasive species in relation to the threats they cause, prevention or control of them

Well-qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience managing projects related to aquatic invasive species
  • Experience or training in several different kinds of invasive plants and animals
  • Experience or training interpreting laws related to aquatic invasive species
  • Degree in natural resources, aquatic sciences, biology, or similar

How To Apply

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Your letter of qualifications 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 letter of qualifications 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 below. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Megan Crary in Human Resources at [email protected].

Current permanent classified state employees and former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement must apply through Wisc.Jobs.

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.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm Central Time on May 2, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.




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