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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - NAT RES RESEARCH SCIENTIST-SENIOR

Contact: Gregory G Sass

Location: DNR Science Operations Center, 2801 Progress Road, Madison, WI 53716

Telephone Number: (715) 891-1875

Hourly Rate: Between $18.00 - $22.47 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 1, 2018

Job Description: Research Scientist - LTE

Assist with all aspects of fisheries research conducted at the Science Operations Center, with the scope of research being statewide in nature. Job duties include field work, data collection, data analysis, and writing reports and publications. The job requires office, laboratory, and field work and situations where the incumbent will work in teams and serve as a crew leader.

25% Serves as the research coordinator of ongoing and new fisheries research projects related to statewide warmwater fish species including bass, panfish, and catfish. Duties include project-specific fisheries and limnological field sampling, data management, statistical analysis, ecological modeling, and annual report writing and associated publications in collaboration with Bureau of Fisheries Management staff.

25% Conducts fisheries research in collaboration with coldwater and Great Lakes fisheries research scientists regarding inland trout fisheries, northern pike, and sportfishes of the Great Lakes. Duties include project-specific fisheries and limnological field sampling, fish aging and diet analysis, data management, statistical analysis, ecological modeling, and annual report writing and associated publications in collaboration with the coldwater and Great Lakes fisheries research scientists as well as Bureau of Fisheries Management staff.

25% Serves as the research coordinator of a long-term sentinel lakes study of the status and trends of cisco populations in inland lakes of Wisconsin. Duties include project coordination, work planning, database management, cisco gill netting and field sampling, cisco aging, statistical analysis, ecological modeling, and annual report writing and associated publications in collaboration with the Fisheries Research Team Leader and Bureau of Fisheries Management staff.

25% Serves on and provides scientific consultation to various Bureau of Fisheries Management species teams such as the bass, panfish, and northern pike teams.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of fish identification, fisheries biology and physiology, fish sampling techniques, statistics, limnology, and ecological modeling.
- Knowledge of and experience in scientific report writing, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations.
- Willingness to work in inclement and variable weather conditions.
- Work-shift flexibility and working weekends/holidays is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with boat trailering, boat operation, electrofishing, various forms of fisheries field sampling techniques, and hydroacoustics.
- Experience in standard fisheries statistical analyses and ecological modeling.
- Experience with various forms of fish age estimation.
- A M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Fisheries or related field

***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the other LTE Research Scientist position (Job ID 11825). If interested, please apply for both openings.


Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

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

Gregory G Sass
3110 Trout Lake Station Drive
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
RE: Job Code 11824

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: 5/26/2018