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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Robert J. Fahey

Location: Fitchburg Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Telephone Number: (608) 275-3251

Hourly Rate: Up to $15.00 per hour depending on experience and training. You will be paid at time and one half for any hours worked on holidays.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 8, 2013

Job Description: This is an entry level, on-site heavy equipment operator with South District's Fisheries Operations Team in Fitchburg. This position will assist SD's trout habitat restoration crew. Some manual labor is included but mainly related to heavy equipment projects. Hired candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License. Duties include, but are not limited to assisting with development, construction, rehabilitation, restoration, installation and maintenance of the following; coldwater trout streams, warmwater streams, fish rearing ponds, ditches, earthen dams, dikes, parking lots, roads, water control structures, culverts, fishing piers, recreational trails, stream crossings for cattle and machinery, cattle watering areas, springs, landscaping, silt traps, stream bank repair and rip rapping, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, wildlife food plots, wildlife game trails, shoreline stabilization and protection, land clearing, logging, brush removal, mowing, razing and burying of buildings, snow removal, building site preparation, erosion control and all other land and property development and maintenance requiring heavy equipment. 85% - Heavy Equipment Operation: Drive trucks of all sizes and types including multiple rear axles with manual transmissions. Operate end loaders of all types including track driven, rubber tire articulate steer and wheel tractor type. Perform daily service and safety inspections on heavy equipment units. Load properly and safely secure, flag and transport all heavy equipment on semi-tractor trailer unit or truck trailer units. Participate in training on how to safely operate excavators, crawler dozers, semi-tractor trailers, dump trucks, motor graders and any necessary equipment to accomplish assignments. 10% - Administer field repair and maintenance to trucks and heavy equipment as necessary. Operate, maintain and repair power and hand tools including chain saws, water pumps, generators, brush saws, drills, electric saws, cutting torches, etc. Manual labor including assembling water control structures, culverts, shoveling, hand placing rock, installing geoweb, installing filter fabric, constructing and placing boat landing plank, cleaning up equipment, applying mulch and seeding construction sites, logging, brushing, laying pipe, fencing, carpentry, painting, etc. 5% - Assist in the spawning, rearing, harvesting and stocking of cold and warm/cool water fish and the sampling of fish populations using nets, traps, seines or electrofishing equipment, and control of undesirable fish populations with either mechanical or chemical techniques. Assist with facilities and grounds maintenance and repair. Assist other governmental agencies as required.

Knowledge Required: Applicants must have sufficient training and experience to demonstrate that, upon appointment, the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the tasks have been acquired. Successful applicant will be required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and use of e-mail. Ability to work independently is self-motivated and punctual. Must be able to work on a variety of tasks with little supervision. Good organizational skills and ability to work independently while exercising sound judgment. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and public. Willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions. This position requires operation of trucks, pumps, mowers, string trimmers, snowblowers and hand tools. Applicant must be a self-starter who is punctual and can work independently.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013

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

Robert J. Fahey
3911 Fish Hatchery Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711
RE: Job Code 7967

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

Additional Information: Typical hours will be from 6:45 to 5:15 Monday - Thursday. This position is for a maximum of 1043 hours. This job may require overnight travel. Must be able to travel to multiple locations. The position is supervised by the SD Fisheries Operations Supervisor and works primarily from April - October. Must be able to drive fish stocking truck. May require heavy lifting. May require working in inclement weather.

Last revised: 2/20/2018