Aeronautics Section Chief (Career Executive)

Employer
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 03, 2021
Closes
Aug 31, 2021
Ref
2404873508
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Position Summary

The Aeronautics Section Chief leads, directs and administers all policy, personnel and budget activities associated with the Department's Aeronautics Program statewide. The position provides leadership and management to the program, talent development and supervision to pilots located statewide, and program performance management. The position serves as the technical expert and thought leader for the Department in aeronautics, setting the pace for the Department and Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and program communications and partnerships. Customer and partner groups include forestry and non-forestry DNR staff, citizens, citizen groups, tribal governments, industry leaders, and governmental and educational representatives.

The Aeronautics Section Chief also plays a key role in aerial wildland fire fighting and conducts reconnaissance, rescue and disaster relief flights where human life is threatened.