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Nutrient Trading Administrator

RES is currently accepting applications for the WI Nutrient Clearinghouse Program Administrator. The Nutrient Clearinghouse will be the lead location in Wisconsin for proposing, approving, reviewing, and facilitating the nutrient trading market. The person in this position will be responsible for providing the planning of nutrient trades, operational oversight, and reporting as it relates to the Wisconsin Nutrient Trading Clearinghouse. You will be participating with State & County agencies, attending conferences and trade group meetings to share information about the Nutrient Clearinghouse and encourage participation. This position will be the point of contact for RES with the Nutrient Clearinghouse development.

What your day-to-day might look like?

50% of your time will be spent on Clearinghouse program development - Serve as a point of contact for Clearinghouse with interested buyers and sellers. Manage credit generator process and credit buyer process utilizing web portal for the Clearinghouse to keep an updated registry of credits for buyers and sellers to access. Support processes for Clearinghouse management with relevant regulatory, accounting, legal, and IT teams including development of best practices and guidance documents.
30% of your time will be spent on Clearinghouse program integration - Work with RES project management team to maximize utilization of WQT practices and support RES development of new credits by engaging in market demand analysis and opportunities. Engage with key stakeholders that can provide a network of credit sellers & buyers. Attend RES meetings with regulatory managers, accountants, and others to communicate and ensure financial/budgetary needs and expectations of Clearinghouse are being met.
20% of your time will be spent on Clearinghouse program administration.  This will include miscellaneous administrative tasks as assigned. You will participate in ongoing training to stay updated on changes to existing and new regulations and inform RES Regulatory Manager on State, Federal and regional policy and regulatory issues and initiatives.


We would love to talk to you if you have many of the following:
  • BA/BS Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Agricultural Science or similar Science
  • At least 5 years of experience with relevant environmental regulations and permits/approvals.
  • Advanced understanding of restoration design principles, approaches and supporting technical information such as engineering design plans, functional calculations, and ecological data. Strong ability to communicate this information through written project deliverables with support from the project team.
  • Advanced experience reading and interpreting project maps and design plans and the ability to extract information from these documents to support permitting/regulatory deliverables. Familiarity with GIS capabilities and functions.