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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - FISHERIES TECHNICIAN (2 Positions)

Contact: Alan D. Niebur

Location: WI Rapids Service Center, 473 Griffith Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Telephone Number: (715) 355-8017

Hourly Rate: Between $11.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately May 13, 2018

Job Description: Fisheries Technician - LTE

This position is responsible for assisting the biologist/technician on all aspects of fisheries surveys, trout stream habitat restoration projects, and equipment maintenance for the Wisconsin Rapids and Wausau fisheries staff (Marathon, Portage, Wood, Adams, and Juneau Counties). Activities would include construction of a variety of trout habitat development structures; deployment of a variety of assessment gear; collection of biological data on target fish species; and accurately tabulate, enter, and summarize biological data.

50% Implementation of fisheries habitat development projects. Perform streambank or habitat improvement projects or independently develop projects including determining location of bank covers, brush bundles, riprap, fish cribs and other material. Build and install stream habitat improvement structures and conduct finish work such as hand seeding, mulching and grading streambanks.

30% Assist fisheries biologists and technicians with fisheries surveys as requested. Determine the appropriate areas to deploy gear, operates and retrieves gear and is responsible for collection of appropriate biological data. Assist with data tabulation and summarization as directed. Independently construct and/or maintain equipment, assist with age interpretation of a variety of structures for different fish species, make preliminary investigations and report to biologist, assist other fisheries biologists in the team.

10% Assist fisheries technician in maintaining a safe, clean and organized shop facility an in maintaining, disinfecting, modifying, and fabricating equipment and gear needed to perform habitat work or fish community surveys.

10% Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Ability to work independently, be self motivated and punctual
- Must be willing to work inclement weather.
- Must have a valid driver's license.
- Must have good oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- A well-qualified applicant will have taken numerous fisheries coursework in college and have volunteer or work experience in fisheries.


Application Deadline: February 25, 2018

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Alan D. Niebur
5301 Rib Mountain Drive
Wausau, WI 54401
RE: Job Code 11834

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.


Last revised: 2/21/2018