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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - ASSISTANT NATURALIST GUIDE LTE

Contact: Kathleen A Harris

Location: Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Road, Fish Creek, WI 54212

Telephone Number: (920) 854-5976

Hourly Rate: $9.845 per hour, plus $0.45 per hour for evenings after 6p.m. and $0.60 per hour for Saturday and Sunday work.

Duration: Approximately May 12, 2014  to September 1, 2014

Job Description: ASSISTANT NATURALIST GUIDE LTE: 30% Conduct property interpretive and environmental education programs for users. 30% Conduct nature hikes and programs to educate users on the property's natural features, flora, fauna, wildlife and environmental issues. 10% Establish and improve PowerPoint programs, visuals hands-on displays. 15% Develop and prepare exhibits that highlight the property and participate in public relations programs. 15% Develop and/or assist in developing education/naturalist programs for the property and prepares information about the natural and human history.

Knowledge Required: Communication skills (public speaking, press releases); ability to interact positively with park visitors, staff and volunteers; basic understanding of environmental concepts; specific knowledge of Door County and Peninsula State Park helpful; basic understanding of educational methods and techniques related to program planning and delivery. Ability to research for accurate information; ability to organize, plan and evaluate interpretive nature programs; and dependability. Ability to lead kayak tours along park shoreline preferred; must be able to complete online DNR boater safety course. Computer experience preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Past experience in conducting education programs. College students who are enrolled or have completed a natural sciences and/or education program preferred. The candidate must be willing to conduct programs for children and enjoy working with families.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2014

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

Kathleen A Harris
9462 Shore Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212
RE: Job Code 8685

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

Additional Information: The candidate must be able to travel while on duty, mileage will be reimbursed. Housing is available on the property. Interviews will be held March 29. This position requires weekend, evening and holiday work. You will be required to attend an on-boarding session sometime in late April or early May, prior to your start date at the property. More information to follow related to dates and locations.


Last revised: 9/1/2014