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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN

Contact: B Martinus Johnson

Location: Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville, WI 53139

Telephone Number: (262) 884-2391

Hourly Rate: Up to $13.88 per hour depending on experience and training; plus $0.45 per hour for evenings after 6 p.m. and $0.60 per hour for Saturday and Sunday work.

Duration: Approximately May 20, 2013  to November 4, 2013

Job Description: WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN to assist with habitat management operations in Racine and Kenosha Counties.
15% - Independently perform scheduled wetland flowage and grassland management on public hunting grounds- water level management, mowing of fields, and planting CRP/prairie fields.
15% - Perform management at the Tichigan Waterfowl Refuge. Practices include water manipulation, preparing field for planting (e.g., burning, mowing, spraying herbicides, etc.), maintenance dredging of pumping station and drainage swale, and pumping water into the flowage.
15%- As directed by the wildlife biologist investigate and work on encroachment issues on public hunting grounds. Tasks include obtaining deeds, creating maps, taking photos, consulting department attorneys, and contacting landowners.
15%- Perform monitoring, mapping, and treatment/removal of herbaceous invasive vegetation on public hunting grounds (e.g., Japanese knotweed, sweet clover, spotted knapweed, Giant Reed Grass, etc.). Update department herbicide database.
10% - As directed by the biologist participate in wildlife banding program- waterfowl and mourning doves.
10%- Controlled burning- participating in controlled burns, completing burn evaluations of the burn sites (pre and post burn), and updating burn records.
10%- Perform maintenance on Richard Bong managed hunt infrastructure pheasant pens and waterfowl blinds.
5%- As directed by the wildlife biologist prepare land acquisition project maps, landowner contact list and letters, and perform courthouse record searches.
5%- Provide technical and biological wildlife and endangered resource information to the public.

Knowledge Required: Training or experience in wildlife ecology, habitat management and/or invasive plant management is highly desirable. The following training and experience is necessary: some experience with farm equipment (e.g., tractor, etc.), heavy equipment (e.g., dump truck, bobcat, etc.), power tools, operation and maintenance of chain saws; and knowledge and use of pesticides. Possession of a valid Wisconsin Commercial driver's license is desirable but not mandatory. Candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in varied weather conditions (e.g., rain, snow, cold, etc.).

Application Deadline: May 9, 2013

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

B Martinus Johnson
9531 Rayne Road, Suite 4
Sturtevant, WI 53177
RE: Job Code 8272

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

Additional Information: Generally 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, however the job will require some weekend, early morning or evening hours. This position is for a maximum of 1043 hours. May require working in inclement weather. May require heavy lifting.


Last revised: 7/26/2014