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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Kathleen A. Gruentzel

Location: DNR Governor Dodge Park, 4175 State Road 23 N, Dodgeville, WI 53533

Telephone Number: (608) 935-2315

Hourly Rate: $10.500 per hour.

Duration: Job starts approximately May 13, 2018

Job Description: Assistant Naturalist Guide - LTE

Governor Dodge State Park has a part time Naturalist/Interpretive position available to provide interpretive, educational and environmental programs and hike for park visitors.

35% Develop educational/naturalist programs for the property; prepare information about the park's natural and human history.

35% Conduct nature hikes and programs to educate park visitors on the property's natural features, flora, fauna, environmental and wildlife issues. Conduct property interpretive and environmental education programs for park visitors.

20% Develop a schedule of weekend programs to be provided for the season including naturalist led programs/hikes and occasional guest speaker programs.

10% Promote property's interpretive and education programs through promotional materials, media releases and other outreach methods. Develop and produce a manual of interpretive program scripts and resources.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Experience developing and conducting interpretive nature programs for a variety of audiences.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:
- A background in natural resources, natural sciences, wildlife/forestry or related field recommended.
- Teaching experience preferred.
- Weekend and evening hours required, including holidays.
- Ability to work outside in various weather conditions.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Kathleen A. Gruentzel
4175 State Road 23 N
Dodgeville, WI 53533
RE: Job Code 11735

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: 2/21/2019