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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Anne H Reis

Location: Pike Lake Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest, 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, WI 53027

Telephone Number: (608) 266-5463

Hourly Rate: Between $14.00 - $16.40 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately February 4, 2018

Job Description: Wildlife Technician Advanced - LTE

This position works as Public Access Liaison for the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) within the wildlife program. The objective of the Wisconsin VPA-HIP is to provide public access for wildlife-dependent recreation including hunting, fishing, and trapping through voluntary lease agreements with private landowners. Technical assistance will be offered to landowners who enroll in the program to facilitate wildlife habitat management on their property.

25% Work closely with local WI DNR staff, Farm Bill Biologists and conservation partners to identify properties adjacent to existing Public Hunting and Fishing Areas to target for enrollment into VPA-HIP. Visit potential sites to determine their wildlife habitat and recreational potential. Contact and meet with interested landowners to discuss VPA-HIP information.

25% Provide technical assistance to VPA landowners for wildlife habitat improvements, including conservation farming, grassland restoration, and forest management.

20% Administer lease agreements for enrollment into VPA-HIP, including utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) to digitize enrolled property boundaries and cover types.

20% Post VPA property boundaries utilizing GPS, topographic/aerial maps, ATVs, and 4x4 trucks.

10% Monitor VPA property usage, survey users, and report success of program to VPA Coordinator.

Knowledge Required: Knowledge of wildlife biology & wildlife habitat management techniques; knowledge of local plant and wildlife communities; knowledge of Farm Bill Conservation Title programs, GPS and GIS skills including the capability of developing and reading maps; previous experience using Microsoft Office Suite Products; ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, private landowners, and the public.

This position works independently and with general direction from the VPA-HIP Coordinator as well as WDNR Wildlife Biologists. Travel will be required throughout many counties across the state. May require using a personal vehicle and receiving reimbursement for mileage. May require working in inclement weather. Requires occasional weekend and evening hours.

***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the LTE Wildlife Technician position (11678). If interested, please apply for both openings.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

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

Anne H Reis
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11679

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

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

Last revised: 4/22/2018