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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - FISHERIES TECHNICIAN

Contact: Bradley A Ray

Location: Bayfield DNR Office, 141 S Third Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

Telephone Number: (715) 779-4036

Hourly Rate: Between $11.50 - $12.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 1, 2018

Job Description: Fisheries Technician-LTE

This position is responsible for assisting the biologist/technician on all aspects of fisheries surveys for Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior, and associated tributary streams. Activities would include deployment of a variety of assessment gear and collection of biological data on target fish species, and accurately tabulate, enter, and summarize biological data.

65% Conduct multiple assessments in different geographic areas simultaneously. Act as crew leader for other LTEs when independently conducting electrofishing, fyke net, gill net, and seining surveys. Determine the appropriate areas to deploy gear, operates and retrieves gear and is responsible for collection of appropriate biological data as directed by the fisheries technician or biologist. Assist with data tabulation and summarization as directed.

30% As directed, independently construct and/or maintain equipment, assist with age interpretation of a variety of structures for different fish species, make preliminary investigations and report to biologist, assist other fisheries biologists in the region.

5% Other duties as assigned

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Must be able to accurately identify common Lake Superior fish to species name.
- Must have good oral and written communication skills.
- Must be able to work independently with limited supervision.
- Must be willing to work in inclement weather.
- Must be willing to work early morning and late evening hours according to an assigned schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:
- A well-qualified applicant will have taken numerous fisheries coursework in college and have volunteer or work experience in fisheries.

Please submit application materials electronically via email to Brad Ray. Click on his name and his email address will appear. Include in cover letter reason for applying for the position, any course or training in fisheries, and any volunteer and paid work experience in fisheries.

This position will require some evening and weekend work. Must be able to travel to multiple locations.

This job announcement is one of two Lake Superior Field Technician position announcements. Applicants can apply ONCE using the Form 9100-162, but make sure to list all the Jobs and Job Codes you want to be considered for. Interviews will be held in conjunction with other LTE vacancies at the Service Center the week of February 19, 2018.


Application Deadline: February 14, 2018

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

Bradley A Ray
141 S 3rd St
Bayfield, WI 54814-0589
RE: Job Code 11740

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: 5/27/2018