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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Andrew T Paulios

Location: Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI 53032

Telephone Number: (608) 534-0092

Hourly Rate: Between $10.00 - $11.50 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately March 18, 2018

Job Description: Assistant Naturalist Guide - LTE

This position is located at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center and will be focused on assisting the education team with interpretive and environmental education programs centered on the Horicon Marsh. Duties will include everything from educational tours of the Horicon Marsh Explorium to conducting education programs for people of all ages and developing interpretive displays.

45% Conduct property interpretive and environmental education programs for the general public, elementary, middle and high school students educating users on the property's natural features, flora, fauna, wildlife and management issues. Assist in conducting volunteer naturalist training courses.

30% Provide educational tours of the Horicon Marsh Explorium to interested groups and visitors. The Horicon Marsh Explorium is an interactive experience that documents the story of the Horicon Marsh, from the Ice Age, all the way through the Department of Natural Resources current management.

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 with maintenance and repairs of interpretive displays at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- A working knowledge of general principles of general ecology, wildlife ecology and wildlife management
- Use of wildlife and habitat monitoring procedures and field equipment
- Knowledge of 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

Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet/data management and communication software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
- Familiarity with 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.

***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the LTE Natural Resources Educator position (Job ID 11731). If interested, please apply for both openings.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2018

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

Andrew T Paulios
3911 Fish Hatchery Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711
RE: Job Code 11736

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