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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - CONSERVATION WARDEN (6 Positions)

Contact: Darrel J Waldera

Location: Statewide

Telephone Number: (608) 266-2425

Hourly Rate: up to $16.000 per hour depending upon qualifications

Duration: Job starts approximately May 15, 2012

Job Description: Deputy Conservation Warden - Water Guard - Water Guard Community Liaison Officer (Non-Credentialed) - 60% This position provides assistance to the Regions under the direction of the Warden Supervisor in the education and enforcement of the natural resource laws pertaining to aquatic invasive species and aquatic diseases. This position is responsible for working with Department of Natural Resources wardens, watercraft inspectors and Clean Boats, Clean Water volunteers around the state inspecting boats, trailers, and boating equipment prior to launching into Wisconsin waterways. Enforce aquatic invasive species and aquatic disease laws in an assigned area. Conduct routine inspections of boats and trailers at public boat landings ensuring compliance with aquatic invasive species and aquatic disease laws. Conduct follow-up investigations pertaining to complaints of violations from watercraft inspectors, Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers and the public. Provide assistance to individuals, groups, municipalities, counties, federal and other state agencies as directed by the Warden Supervisor. 30% Plan and prepare exhibits, tours, printed matter, news releases, talks and radio television appearances which are designed to acquaint and educate the public on aquatic invasive species and aquatic disease issues. Serve as a resource for external partners, such as sportsman's clubs, local units of government, etc. providing them assistance on Aquatic Invasive Species related activities they are engaged in. 5% Attend the annual spring watercraft and inspection training workshop. Credentialed Water Guard Deputy Wardens will receive recertification training; participate in Region and Team instruction, specialized training, firearms, defense & arrest tactics, and emergency vehicle operations course. 5% Maintain manual and computer records. Comply with all state laws relating to records and meetings. Document investigative activity utilizing the Department investigative reporting system. Compile information concerning resource issues and public concerns, suggestions, etc. which assist the Department in developing new initiatives, laws and regulations, etc. to better carry out its responsibilities. Currently there are positions located in Sturtevant and Waukesha; the remaining four vacancies are in various locations around the State that are yet to be determined. **Please contact GREG STACEY for additional infomation at (608) 576-9123.

Knowledge Required: Applicants for credentialed positions must have at least 60 credits from an accredited college or university. All applicants must posess a valid driver's license; Be at least 20 years of age; Have NO unpardoned felony convictions or convictions of domestic violence laws. Applicants must be in excellent health, free from any physical, emotional and mental condition. Be a Wisconsin resident at time of hire. **Individuals fluent in Hmong and/or Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply**.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

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

Darrel J Waldera
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 7352

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

Additional Information: Background records checks, including a criminal history check, and reference checks will be completed on the candidate being offered the position. Water Guard frequently asked questions: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/enforcement/waterguardfaq.htm


Last revised: 4/16/2014