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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Kevin B. Wallenfang

Location: GEF2 DNR Central Office, 101 S Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703

Telephone Number: (608) 261-7589

Hourly Rate: Between $15.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately March 18, 2018

Job Description: Wildlife Biologist - LTE

This position serves as the assistant deer ecologist in the Bureau of Wildlife Management under the supervision of the Big Game Section Chief. This position works directly with the Deer and Elk Ecologist and coordinates and collaborates with other staff including the Administrative Code Specialist, Licensing and Law Enforcement staff, and Research staff to accomplish deer management program objectives. This position requires knowledge of deer population biology, deer harvest management alternatives, deer population modeling, hunting traditions, hunter behavior, and deer hunting interest groups, Chippewa Treaty Rights, deer harvest management statutes and administrative code, deer survey techniques, data base management and analysis, and technical report writing procedures.

65% Administer the deer management program including: reviewing, developing, interpreting and writing report on deer population and harvest data; serving on interdisciplinary committees to design or modify deer harvest regulations, permitting processes, harvest quotas, and permit levels. Respond to internal and external customer questions and concerns about the deer harvest management program. Summarize information and data for County Deer Advisory Councils.

15% Support the Deer Management Assistance Program by answering internal and external customer questions, maintaining database records, leading landowner workshops, developing publications and outreach materials, and coordinating data collection.

10% Prepare public information fact sheets, maps, brochures and press releases related to deer management issues and deer biology. Develop, print, and distribute educational materials, newsletters and forms related to deer biology.

10% Promulgate deer harvest management rules. Provide technical expertise and training in deer population harvest management to internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of deer population biology, deer harvest management strategies, deer population modeling, hunting traditions, hunter behavior, and deer hunting interest groups.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with PC and Microsoft Corp products.
- Knowledge of deer management state statutes and administrative code, database management, web page programming, and technical report writing.

***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the other LTE Wildlife Biologist position (Job ID 11775). The two positions will be paired to provided year round job placement. Candidates are encouraged to apply for both announcements.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

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

Kevin B. Wallenfang
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11774

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: 1/20/2019