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DNR IT Supervisor

Wisconsin DNR

Location: Madison, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 06/11/2024
Deadline to Apply: 06/24/2024
Payrate: $83,200 to $108,000 annually
More Information: DNR IT Supervisor

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) IT Executive Program, is recruiting to fill an IT Supervisor vacancy. This position would be stationed at our DNR Headquarters Madison, WI office. Telework is available for up to 60% of the week.

What We Offer: This is an excellent opportunity to start a meaningful and rewarding career with the DNR. Our employees have access to an excellent comprehensive benefit and compensation package, that includes paid time off so you can truly have a work/life balance! If you have student loans and work full-time in a public service job (like this one!) you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. To learn more about the state’s complete compensation package, please visit Employee Trust Fund’s Total Rewards Calculator!

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 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.

Position Summary

This position serves as the supervisor for the GIS Data, Analysis and Integration Section in the DNR IT Executive Program. This position leads GIS and analytics service delivery to DNR programs and manages permanent staff, limited‐term employees and contractors who perform this work.

For a detailed Natural Resources IT Supervisor position description click here

Salary Information

The classification title for this position is IS Supervisor 2. The starting salary is between $40.00 and $51.92 per hour ($83,200 and $108,000 annually), depending on qualifications. The pay schedule/range is 70-02.

Pay on appointment will follow the provisions of the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan.

This position includes an excellent benefits package, including health care, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits. A 12-month probationary period may be required.

Job Details

The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants prior to job offer. 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.

The Department of Natural Resources does not sponsor work visas at the time of hire or anytime during employment. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required Employment Eligibility Form I-9 form upon hire.


Please make sure to describe the following qualifications within your resume and/or letter of qualifications. 


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience creating technical IT/GIS solutions and cartographic products.
  • Experience developing IT/GIS work plans, goals, best practices, and procedures.
  • Experience leading other IT/GIS professionals. (e.g., leading performing work tasks and projects, planning, and monitoring tasks, negotiating work tasks, etc.)

Well-qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience working in a supervisory role (e.g., hiring, disciplining, dismissal/promotion of employees, evaluating performance, maintaining productivity, supporting training and development, etc.)
  • GIS project management experience (e.g., documenting project charter plans, managing timelines/resources, planning and monitoring projects for application development, overseeing and managing project life cycles, etc.)
  • Experience performing spatial and non-spatial analyses. (e.g., identifying/clarifying questions and objectives with stakeholders, identifying relevant datasets, analyzing design, cleaning/reformatting data, etc.)

How To Apply

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Both a resume and letter of qualification are required.  If both documents are not submitted during the application process, your application will be disqualified.  Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application at DNR and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. View instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your DNR application and what should be included in these materials. 

Submitted materials will be evaluated by one or more subject matter experts and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

The State of Wisconsin is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to applicants of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Veterans with at least a 30% service-connected disability rating should contact the HR Specialist listed in this posting regarding eligibility for consideration under the non-competitive appointment process. For a list job categories that match our positions, see our Military Crosswalk to match your skills.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process to apply.