$ 22.18-$ 32.69 hourly, $ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually
Date Posted:   09/26/2012 
Closing Date:   10/05/2012 
Position End Date:   10/31/2015 
Working Title:   SWAP Revision Planner 
Hiring Agency:   Natural Resources Dept 
Division/Bureau:   Ecological & Water Resources 
Location:   St. Paul 
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers 
Posting Number:   12DNR000676 
Employment Conditions:   Limited, Full-time  
Work Shift:   Day Shift 
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM  
Travel Required:   yes 
Job Grouping:   General Administration 
Classified Status:   Unclassified 
Job Description:   **This is a limited, unclassified position expected to end 
on October 31, 2015.** 

This position exists to guide and manage the revision of Minnesota?s State
  Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) which addresses the conservation needs of rare,
  declining and stewardship wildlife species. The revision of the Plan will
  include collaborating with internal and external partners at the state,
  regional and national level, implementation of national best practices,
  developing conservation priorities and writing the resulting wildlife action
Minimum Qualifications:   * Bachelor?s degree is required, preferably in 
wildlife conservation, ecology, conservation biology or planning. 

* Three years of professional experience in planning or biological or natural
  resource science fields or a combination of these is required. Experience
  must include work on at least one significant planning effort. 

* An understanding of species and habitat conservation, including complex
  ecological processes (biodiversity, climate change, geology, and hydrology)
  and human environment interactions, that influence species and habitat
  distribution and persistence. 

*Experience in team-building, group process facilitation techniques, and
  meeting design. 

*Writing and report organization skills sufficient to write draft and final

*Communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead
  discussions about specific aspects of planning processes. 

*Ability to develop, select, and use procedures sufficient to solve problems
  and interpret results. 

*Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams. 

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders,
  ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which
  involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary
  in carrying out job duties. 

Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross
  vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license.
  Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination
  weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.  
Preferred Qualifications:   * Advanced degree 

*Ability to motivate and organize sufficient to direct and manage planning

*Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams. 

*Experience in using maps and statistical information including some
  experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and databases. 

*Ability to edit and review diverse technical information into final planning
  and/or administrative reports. 

*Experience in developing and producing professional report layouts. 

*Understanding of statistical methodology sufficient to apply to the planning

* Training or certification in project management.  
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching 
process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against 
the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required 
skills for this position, the department may contact you. 
How to Apply:   Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their resumes to 
the database through the online Resume Builder at 
<>. Search for posting #12DNR000676. You may 
copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for 
you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or 
experience change. You may apply by checking the Apply For This Job box found 
near the bottom of this announcement. 
OR, If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a
  completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota
  Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street,
  St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job
  (12DNR000676) on your application. The paper application is available on the
  State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by
  calling 651-259-3637. 

Effective July 1, 2009, new legislation provides that the top five
  "Recently Separated Veterans" who apply and meet the qualifications
  for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a Recently Separated
  Veteran, you must meet all of the following criteria. 
-Have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed
  forces of the United States; 
-Have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full
  period ordered to active duty OR have separated by reason of disability
  incurred while serving on active duty; 
-Be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 
-Have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11,
  2001, as shown on your form DD-214. 
To be considered for this position under the terms of this legislation you
1) Be a current employee of the MN Department of Natural Resources; 
2) Meet all of the Minimum Qualifications for this position identified above;
3) Meet all of the above criteria for a "Recently Separated
  Veteran". Please note that it is your responsibility to submit a copy of
  your form DD-214 by the closing date of the posting to Deneen Clemons, by
  e-mail at, or by FAX, to 651.296.6494. Failure to 
submit your form DD-214 by the closing date will affect your consideration for 
an interview under the terms of the new legislation. 
PLEASE NOTE that all vacancies are filled in accord with applicable union
  contract provisions. We must meet our contractual obligations prior to
  considering ?Recently Separated Veterans? and other applicants.  
Contact for More Information:   Jane Norris, 

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