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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Gregory G Sass

Location: Spooner Service Center, 810 W Maple Street, Spooner, WI 54801

Telephone Number: (715) 891-1875

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

Duration: Job starts approximately April 1, 2018

Job Description: Research Technician - LTE

Assist with all aspects of fisheries research conducted at the Spooner Service Center, 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 a 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 Spooner fisheries research team boats, vehicles, trailers, nets, and fisheries and limnological related equipment. Assisting with fisheries research related to propagation at the Governor Thompson hatchery.

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, and limnological sampling.

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 resume, cover letter and references to:

Gregory G Sass
3110 Trout Lake Station Drive
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
RE: Job Code 11827

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: 1/16/2019