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Regional Environmental Coordinator – Project Position

By July 27, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Department of Transportation

Do you have experience reading and applying enviornmental laws, rules, policies, and procedures? Join the State of Wisconsin as an Enviornmental Analysis & Review Specialist to apply your skills analyzing and evaluating environmental areas of concerns to make an impact in the North Central Region of Wisconsin!

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking an interested and qualified individual to fill a Regional Environmental Coordinator (Environmental Analysis & Review Specialist) – Project Position for the North Central Region!

This full time project position can be headquartered in either Wisconsin Rapids, WI or Rhinelander, WI.

Position Summary
This position functions as an Environmental Analysis & Review Specialist (EARS) located in the North Central Region (NCR).This position will be responsible for supporting and assisting with the review of projects and workload; advising and guiding regional staff on environmental policies, rules, regulations and guidelines for all environmental related issues; oversight of regional liaison activities with other divisions; and coordination of compliance and conflict resolution with regard to interagency cooperative agreements. This position will also assist in coordinating historical and archaeological processes, Native American resources, environmental justice, environmental documents, 4f/6f documents, and interagency agreements. This position also assists in environmental processes and issues related to wetland identification and banking, endangered species, 401 and 404 permits, hazardous materials and emergency coordination, and hazardous materials contamination. In addition, this position will assist in coordinating representation of the region on environmental committees, forums, and groups.

This position will also assist statewide bureaus, as appropriate, in developing and delivering training and guidance necessary to ensure that regional staff is trained in environmental activities and processes. This position will facilitate and promote a cohesive team relationship between regional staff and the statewide bureaus.

Salary Information
This position is in schedule-range 15-04 with an annual salary of $40,560 – $50,107, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Job Details
Wisconsin residency is required for project positions.

These project/permanent positions have been authorized  for a period of 24 months (May 2024) and could be considered for renewal for an additional 24 months. Project/permanent positions are eligible for all benefits (including paid time off) as well as civil service status.  After successful completion of the 12 month probationary period (if applicable), employees in these positions will attain permanent status and will be eligible to transfer to other permanent positions similar to other permanent employees in state service. This allows employees to be considered for other similar positions when the project position approaches its expiration date of 24 or 48 months.

Qualified applicants will have experience with all the following:

Reading and/or understanding environmental laws, rules, policies and/or procedures
Analyzing, evaluating, or documenting environmental areas of concern (wetlands, hazardous materials, archaeological and historical investigations, threatened and endangered species, natural systems, etc.)
Working as a member of a team – which may include project or committee work
In addition to having all the above, well qualified applicants will have experience with one or more of the following:

Reading and interpreting highway plans, maps, and exhibits
Preparing environmental documents in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Wisconsin Environmental Policy Acts (WEPA) regulations
Preparing and/or analyzing environmental documents for accuracy
Communicating technical information with internal and external stakeholders

Deadline to Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis until the position is filled. The first application review deadline is 11:59pm on August 7th, 2022.

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To apply for this job email your details to allison.strullmyer@dot.wi.gov

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