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    Administrative Rules Coordinator

    ​​Do you have experience working with administrative rules or statutes? Are you looking for a career opportunity where you can make a real impact?  Consider joining our dedicated team as an Administrative Rules Coordinator in the Department of Workforce Development's Office of Legal Counsel.

    ​​The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) offers interesting and meaningful work with an employee-friendly and inclusive work environment, work-life balance, a casual office environment, flexibility, and many opportunities to grow your skills. The State of Wisconsin offers an exemplary benefits package with:

    ​​Generous paid time off, including at least 3 1/2 weeks of vacation/personal time, nine paid holidays, and ample sick time that rolls over each year with no cap.

    ​​Excellent and affordable health insurance options (starting at $34/month for single and $83/month for family coverage).

    ​​Other great insurance options (dental, vision, life, and more).

    ​​A top-notch retirement program and optional tax advantaged 457 retirement savings plan.

    ​​A Well Wisconsin program, offering wellness tools and rewards to employees and spouses.

    ​​A free and confidential employee assistance program that offers employees and their household members tools, resources, and professional consultation services.

    ​​Public service is rewarding! This position may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Apply now to find out why there's so much to love about working for Wisconsin.

    ​​It is anticipated that this position will work a blend of remote (up to 80%) and in-office work at our downtown Madison location (201 E. Washington Ave.). High speed internet access is required to meet the needs of remote work. Our office is located near a wide variety of restaurants and food carts, live music and events, the farmer's market, B-cycle rentals, lakefront parks, the Capital City bike path, and multiple bus routes.

    ​​This recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies (permanent, project or Limited Term).

    ​​Position Summary

    ​​This position is works closely with Department of Workforce Development (DWD) attorneys and program staff on the administer the rulemaking process and assists in responding to public records requests. Duties and responsibilities include implementing recommendations for department rule promulgation, updating internal policies related to the rule-making and public records process, drafting and editing the department’s proposed rules, maintaining a system for tracking proposed rules, preparing responses to public record requests, tracking public record requests and responses, and drafting and submitting legal documents as requested by DWD Legal Counsel. This position reports to the DWD Chief Legal Counsel in the Secretary's Office. To learn more, please review the full position description.

    ​​Salary Information

    ​​Starting salary is between $62,400 and $86,902 per year depending on qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits.

    ​​The classification title for this position is Administrative Rules Coordinator (schedule 07, range 03). A 12-month probationary period will be required. This position is not represented in a collective bargaining unit and is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    ​​Pay will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment. Starting pay may vary for current state employees.

    ​​Job Details

    ​​​Criminal histories: we also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Finalists for this position may be required to allow DWD to conduct a background check or other checks to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled. For positions with access to sensitive federal tax information, FBI fingerprinting may also be required.

    ​​Eligibility to work in United States: applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e. a US citizen or national or a lawful permanent resident) at the time of appointment. DWD does not sponsor visas and is not an eligible OPT employer for those with F1 visas. This is not a contract position. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

    ​​Disabled veterans: qualified veterans with a 30% or more service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment to permanent positions in classified civil service under s 230.275 WI Stats. Email the HR contact listed in this announcement for information on how to apply under this provision.


    ​​Qualifications marked with an asterisk (*) below will be evaluated in the first step of the selection process. Additional qualifications may be evaluated in subsequent steps.

    ​​You need to have the following experience:

    ​​*Implementing and maintaining processes for complex policies or legal requirements.

    ​​*Drafting, editing, and/or revising administrative rules, legislation, or statutes.

    ​​Communicating with individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and goals.

    ​​Any of the following experience would be nice to have:

    ​​*Working with Wisconsin's rule promulgation process.

    ​​*Drafting public records responses or requests.

    ​​*Interpreting and applying Department of Workforce Development rule chapters or programs such as unemployment insurance, worker's compensation, equal rights, vocational rehabilitation, or employment and training.

    ​​*Serving as a subject matter expert or liaison to stakeholder groups, external partners, and/or upper management.

    ​​Editing legal documents following specific procedures and rules of style.

    ​​How to Apply

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    ​​To apply, click "Apply for Job" to start the application process. That will prompt you to access your existing account or create a new account. You will be asked to attach a resume and a letter of qualifications as part of the application process. It is important that these materials clearly illustrate how your qualifications relate to the qualifications of this job. Additional guidance on developing your resume and letter of qualifications (including a template) is available at this link.

    ​​If you encounter issues submitting your on-line application (e.g. signing in or uploading a resume), please contact the Wisc.Jobs Help Desk at (608) 267-1012 or (Monday - Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm).

    ​​Please note that once you submit your application, you will not be able to update your materials.

    ​​What happens next? A panel will review your application materials to determine your eligibility for further consideration in the selection process. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process, which is typically a virtual interview.

    ​​If you have questions, please email

    ​​DWD is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

    ​​Deadline to Apply

    ​​Application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM (central standard time) on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

    Location = Madison/Hybrid/Remote