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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - ASSISTANT NATURALIST GUIDE LTE (6 Positions)

Contact: Judy K. Klippel

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI 53209

Telephone Number: (414) 527-0232

Hourly Rate: Between $10.50 - $11.50 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 16, 2018

Job Description: Assistant Naturalist Guide - LTE

Naturalists at Havenwoods conduct nature programs for local school classes, day care centers, youth organizations, families, and adults. They assist with developing activities and teaching materials, and perform other tasks related to the operations of a nature center. One of the naturalists will be conducting our children's gardening program during the summer months.

75% Conduct outdoor nature field trips for school classes and youth groups on weekdays. Develop and conduct weekend nature and outdoor skills programs for families and youth organizations. Provide care for captive herps used in the property's education programs. Design and develop interpretive materials, such as Powerpoint programs, interactive displays, and publications. One of the naturalists to be hired will conduct the summer kids' gardening program and maintain the kids' gardens in June through August.

15% Deliver visitor services by providing information about natural history, the property, and programs; selling park stickers; and checking out learning materials for loan. Orient volunteers to Havenwoods, train them in what to do and how to do it safely, and occasionally work with them.

10% Assist with invasive plant control, nature center cleaning and minor maintenance, and grounds clean-up as needed.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Training in interpretive methods and program planning.
- Experience working with children's groups, families, and adult audiences.
- Degree or coursework in natural resources or natural sciences.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- *For naturalist who leads gardening program - must have strong knowledge and experience with organic vegetable gardening.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Prior work experience conducting outdoor nature programs.
- Knowledge of native and invasive plant species.
- Skill in developing teaching materials


Application Deadline: March 12, 2018

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

Judy K. Klippel
6141 N Hopkins Street
Milwaukee, WI 53209
RE: Job Code 11844

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: 12/11/2018