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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Kathleen A Harris

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

Telephone Number: (920) 559-2447

Hourly Rate: $13.000 per hour.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 15, 2018

Job Description: Assistant Naturalist Guide LTE

The responsibility of this position is to conduct interpretive and education programs to interpret property natural and cultural resources, teach outdoor skills, and encourage resource stewardship. This includes developing programs, displays, exhibits and other presentation methods for visitors, school groups and other community/volunteer associations.

60% Prepare and conduct property interpretive and environmental education programs for park users, including nature hikes and weekly shoreline kayak tours, utilizing a variety of presentation methods and techniques.

20% Staff the Nature Center, including light maintenance and cleaning; provide direction of Nature Center volunteers in the absence of the FTE Natural Resource Education.

10% Assist with maintenance, cleaning and development with Nature Center displays.

10% Keep and maintain accurate records and reports relating to interpretive services provided.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Understanding of environmental concepts
- Basic understanding of interpretive methods and techniques related to program planning and delivery;
- Basic understanding of Wisconsin flora and fauna (specific knowledge of Door County and/or Peninsula State Park helpful)
- Ability to research for accurate information
- Must exhibit excellent customer service skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Must be willing to complete online DNR boater safety course

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in conducting education programs
- Degree, coursework, or education program in natural sciences or related area
- The candidate must be willing to conduct programs for children and enjoy working with families

***NOTE*** Housing is available on the property,

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

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 11769

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: 12/16/2018