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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Seeks a Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems Modeler

July 25, 2019


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Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems Modeler




Job Summary

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hiring a Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems Modeler position within the Division of Environmental Management, Bureau of Water Quality. This is a full-time permanent position located at the central office in Madison, WI.

The Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems Modeler position serves as a water resources modeler and technical consultant for the Water Quality Bureau. This is a highly technical position responsible for stressor-response modeling and statistical consultation, with a strategic focus on simulating impacts of pollution and other stressors on aquatic ecosystems, notably lakes. This position works in a small technical team, where individual roles and responsibilities may be adapted based on the distribution of skills and the needs of multiple concurrent projects. The Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems Modeler position coordinates and implements technical aspects of water quality modeling for the successful development, planning, and implementation of water quality management efforts such as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) throughout the state. This position also provides scientific leadership in assessing ecological impacts of various stressors on Wisconsin waters and evaluating management solutions, adapting/applying ecological theory to these issues.
In order to be minimally qualified for this position, Required qualifications include education and experience in:

Applying statistical methods for assessing ecological impacts of stressors in freshwater ecosystems

Limnology, biological science, or related field- including paid or unpaid experiences, courses taken, and degrees earned.

Water quality modeling skills- including stressor-response and in-stream or in-lake models. Skills including data collection and interpretation; features, strengths, weaknesses, and data requirements of commonly used models; methods for adapting existing models for new applications; and methods for summarizing model output for technical and non-technical audiences.

In addition to the required qualifications, Preferred qualifications for this position include:

Experience as a project lead for a team of scientists or engineers.

An earned PhD in limnology, biological science, or related field.
The deadline to apply is 8/5/2019. Applications must be complete and finalized before 11:59PM central on the deadline date.



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