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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - NAT RES RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (3 Positions)

Contact: Gregory G Sass

Location: WI Limnology Lab, 3110 Trout Lake Station Drive, Boulder Junction, WI 54512

Telephone Number: (715) 891-1875

Hourly Rate: Between $12.00 - $14.14 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately May 27, 2018

Job Description: Research Technician - LTE

Assist with all aspects of fisheries research conducted at the Escanaba Lake Research Station, including data collection, data entry and analysis, and writing reports. The job requires office and field work and situations in which the incumbent will serve as crew leader.

30% Compile, tabulate, and analyze fisheries data; conduct routine statistical analyses of fisheries data, and assist research scientist and fisheries research team leader with related report writing.

30% Maintaining the station and grounds and interviewing anglers at the Escanaba Lake Check Station in order to conduct the compulsory creel census.

30% Conducting field research aimed at understanding the life history of various fish species, including but not limited to: age and growth, diet, habitat, ecological requirements, population size and structure, mortality rates, and angling harvest, using standardized sampling techniques, including electrofishing, fyke netting, gill netting, seining, gastric lavage, and creel census.

10% Age fish from scales, fin spines, and otoliths. Analyze fish diet contents and zooplankton community composition.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of fish identification, fisheries biology, fish sampling and statistics, and limnology.
- Willingness to work in inclement and variable weather conditions.
- Ability to communicate with the public on a frequent basis.
- Work shift flexibility and working weekends/holidays is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with boat operation and trailering boats.
- Experience with electrofishing, fyke netting and various methods of fish tagging.
- Experience with tracking fish using radio telemetry.
- Experience analyzing zooplankton and macroinvertebrate sampling.
- Experience with common statistical methods to analyze fish data.


Application Deadline: February 19, 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 11826

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: 8/17/2018