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Apply now Job no: 97553-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Geology/Cartography, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Position Summary:

Provide professional support for the implementation of an externally funded project focusing on a coastal hazards mapping community of practice (CoP). Duties include outreach, training, support and collaboration with stakeholders throughout Wisconsin to successfully demonstrate shared creation and management of critical datasets needed by multiple agencies for coastal hazard applications. The project will demonstrate the potential of the coastal hazard CoP to provide technical assistance to local communities to develop policies that incorporate coastal hazard awareness. This position will collaborate closely with a GIS Research Specialist also being hired for this project, who will develop and test a technology-based collaborative support environment (CSE) with CoP participants to share data, documentation, workflows and methods, and best practices. A major focus of this project is a statewide shared culvert database to be used for hydrologic modeling and flood hazard assessment. This position will report to the State Cartographer and will interact with staff from the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA). This position involves some travel within Wisconsin and requires strong project coordination, interpersonal and communications skills.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology and Water Management, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Hands-on experience with geospatial data and GIS software through coursework, internship or project. Experience with Esri software. Familiarity with LiDAR data and derivatives.
2. Strong project coordination skills. Demonstrated ability in office practices and procedures for project planning and scheduling. Experience scheduling and planning meetings and project activities.
3. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience, both verbally and in written form (including conference calls, webinars, presentations, reports, web posts, and email).
4. Meeting facilitation skills. Familiarity with adaptive management techniques to facilitate group decision-making. Ability to effectively lead group discussions and meetings, and capture relevant decisions and action items.
5. Broad knowledge of Great Lakes physical systems and water resources, including major laws and regulations to protect them.
6. Collaborative skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals.
7. Experience with needs assessment and analysis methodologies desirable.
8. Proficiency with office productivity software such as Google documents, Excel, Word, email, etc.
9. Ability to plan, think strategically, be creative, and self-motivated.

Additional Information:

This is a fixed-term position that is due to end with the completion of the project, however, there is a chance that this position may be extended or become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing position and has the available funding.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 13 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $42,250 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

How to Apply: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position contact: please email Howard Veregin,

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Jacqueline Wild
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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