Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement
Title: LTE - ASSISTANT NATURALIST GUIDE LTE
Contact: Bret R Owsley
Location: Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI 53032
Telephone Number: (920) 387-7874
Hourly Rate: Between $10.00 - $12.00 per hour depending on experience and training.
Duration: Job starts approximately February 10, 2014
Job Description: 45% Conduct property interpretive and environmental education programs for the general public, elementary, middle and high school students. Assist in conducting volunteer naturalist training courses. 30% Conduct nature hikes and programs to educate users on the property's natural features, flora, fauna, wildlife and environmental issues. 15% Develop and prepare information for public displays and exhibits that highlight the property. Participate in public meetings dealing with the Education Program at Horicon. 10% Assist in the development and presentation of special events to be held at the Horicon Marsh Education Center.
A working knowledge of general principles of general ecology, wildlife ecology and wildlife management; use of wildlife and habitat monitoring procedures and field equipment; childhood development and learning theories, lesson plan and curriculum development; knowledge of major environmental educational program approaches (Project Wild, Project WET, Flying WILD, etc.); outdoor education teaching techniques and principles of outdoor interpretation; word processing, spreadsheet/data management and communication software programs including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; publication layout and design, graphic design, and use of standard graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign/ Photoshop/Illustrator; ability to work independently, be a team player, and be a motivated, self-starter; ability to work with a wide range of people and attitudes.
Form 9100-162 LTE Application
(hard copy also available at most DNR offices)
, resume, cover letter and references to:
Additional Information: Candidates must have sufficient training and experience to demonstrate that, upon appointment, the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the tasks have been acquired. Prior to applying, prospective candidates should evaluate their own training and experience in relation to the tasks to be performed and the knowledge required. Applicants must have the ability to travel to other locations. It may be reduced to a half-time position and combined with the Natural Resources Educator position currently being advertised (employee could be hired into both positions and work 40 hours a week, 20 hours in each position). Apply for both positions!