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The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) works hard to protect and promote Wisconsin’s agricultural industries and consumers. As an agency, we strive to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. To successfully attain these goals, we recognize our success hinges on the diverse, high quality staff we employ.

DATCP currently has an opening for a Division Program & Policy Analyst (Program and Policy Analyst – Advanced Management) position within the Division of Agriculture Resource Management. This position is located at the Prairie Oaks State Office Building situated on Madison’s southeast side. We are only minutes away from the Beltline Highway, Interstate 90 and Highway 51 for quick access to local restaurants, retail and service locations.

Telecommuting Option: This position may have the ability to telecommute up to 6 days per 2-week pay period! An approved telecommuting agreement is required before an employee may telecommute. Approval of the employee’s telecommuting agreement and work schedule will vary based on the operational needs of the Division. All DATCP employees who telecommute are required to live in Wisconsin.

This position offers the State of Wisconsin’s excellent benefits package, which includes 19.5 days of paid time off to start, 9 paid holidays, accrued sick leave, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan! Also, working for Wisconsin State Government may make you eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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This posting may be used to fill future similar vacancies.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for division-wide program planning, evaluation, and policy development and analysis for the Division of Agriculture Resource Management. The work supports high-level decision-making and includes direct input to the Division Administrator and other division managers on major initiatives, as well as national and statewide issues. As a member of the management team, this position leads or independently performs analysis related to policy issues, program operations, and organizational or management issues.
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Salary Information

This position is in schedule-range 81-03 with a starting pay of salary of $70,720-$79,040 annually, based on qualifications. This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit. A 12-month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan.

Job Details

DATCP does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the selected applicant being able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States.
A criminal background check will be performed on the selected applicant prior to an offer of employment.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.
Travel is required for approximately 10% of this position’s duties.


Minimally qualified candidates will have each of the following:
  • Experience with program assessment, evaluation, and/or planning.
  • Experience with policy analysis and development.
  • Experience with program/project management and/or formal or informal leadership.
In addition, highly qualified candidates will have one or more of the following:
  • Experience with legislative and/or administrative rule-making processes.
  • Experience with procedures and/or systems involving fiscal estimates and budget development, such as the State biennial budget process or similar.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Plant Industry, Agricultural Chemical Management, and/or Land and Water Management.