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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Timothy E. Lizotte

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

Telephone Number: (262) 364-7581

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

Duration: Job starts approximately April 1, 2018

Job Description: Wildlife Biologist - LTE

This position will assist the Wildlife Public Land Specialist in the administration of over 500,000 acres of Wildlife lands and game species habitat management. This position works under the direction of the Public Land Specialist. This position collaborates with several internal DNR programs as well as federal and state agencies, constituent groups, conservation organizations, and the media on all aspects of the public lands program.

30% Assist with the management of public lands databases, including the land management system, WisFIRS (habitat types), pesticide reporting and accomplishment reporting. These databases track infrastructure, habitat inventory, and habitat accomplishments. Assist with updating policy, handbooks, and manual codes relating to public land administration and management

25% Coordinate partnership initiatives on public lands; Adopt a Wildlife Area program, Wildlife Area Friends groups, partnership agreements, etc. Administer volunteer training, recognition, and appreciation. Develop policy and procedures for volunteer training and work in coordination with other land management programs; legal, safety, etc. Help document, market and promote these activities in coordination with communication staff.

25% Assist with the review and updating information on over 200 wildlife areas presented on agency website including maps associated with wildlife properties, closed areas, and leases. Annually update any static maps of key wildlife land resources utilizing GIS software. Assure that these data are properly transferred to appropriate web based displays, administrative rules and plans.

20% Assist with coordinating and supporting interdisciplinary alignment implementation teams for habitat management and property management. Develop systems for tracking accomplishments. Represent the Wildlife program on habitat based teams such as invasive species prioritization, habitat monitoring protocols, farming, and others as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of wildlife and public land management principles and terminology
- Attention to detail with proven organizational skills
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Suite applications
- Experience that demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- B.S. in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Management or closely related field
- Experience with mapping and analysis using ESRI ArcGIS software
- Experience with public land management activities
- Experience writing in different formats; public communication, meeting summaries, planning documents etc.

***NOTE*** This position is being hired in conjunction with LTE Program and Policy Analyst position (Job ID 11815). If interested apply for both positions.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2018

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

Timothy E. Lizotte
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11814

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