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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Susan Graham

Location: Fitchburg Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Telephone Number: (608) 275-3329

Hourly Rate: $15.000 per hour.

Duration: Job starts approximately May 13, 2018

Job Description: Water Resources Management Specialist - LTE

Under the direction of the South District Lake Management Coordinator and lead Lakes Program LTE, assist with management, monitoring, planning, and education to monitor, protect, and restore water quality and habitat in South District lakes. Coordinate monitoring to collect samples; communicate and coordinate citizen volunteers, and; conduct outreach to local lake groups. Assist with outreach and education of aquatic invasive species decontamination guidelines for resource professionals, contractors, utilities, and recreational users.

60% * Schedule and conduct long-term trend lakes monitoring following current protocol; preserve water samples and submit for analysis; press plant specimens to submit for official identification and documentation; manage data.
* Assist with aquatic invasive species monitoring following protocol by collecting water samples, snorkeling, and documenting findings.
* Maintain, organize, and purchase sampling equipment, as directed.

20% * Coordinate with Citizen Lake Monitoring Network volunteers to ensure baseline monitoring is completed on the specified schedule.
* Assist with administering the aquatic plant management program according to NR 107 and NR109, Wisconsin Administrative Code, including assessing aquatic plant communities, evaluating lake and pond problems, and data entry.
* Respond to public inquiries about status of lake water quality and aquatic invasive species.

20% * Prepare lake information as necessary for response to general questions from the public, internal partners, other state or federal agencies, and other groups.
* Respond to general requests for information on lake and pond management.
* Assist with preparing written information and presentations.
* Conduct watercraft inspections at fishing tournaments and public access sites.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Self-motivated, ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Good personal communication, writing, and organizational skills, capable of multitasking.
- Have a good working knowledge of aquatic ecology and the impact of aquatic invasive species on lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands.
- Must have motorboat operation and trailering experience.
- Must be able to perform physical labor, including bending and twisting and to work in inclement weather.
- Possession of a valid driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
- Experience using SWIMS database.
- Ability to identify Wisconsin aquatic plants.

***NOTE*** This position is for 20 hours/week. We plan to hire one person to fill both this position and the Water Resources Management Specialist position (Job ID 12036) which is also for 20 hours/week. Therefore, the successful applicant will work full time. If interested, please indicate in your cover letter that you are interested in only one or in both. If you are interested in both, then you only need to submit one set of materials.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2018

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

Susan Graham
3911 Fish Hatchery Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711
RE: Job Code 12035

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

Interviews will be conducted on a day during the week of March 26th.

**** 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: 3/19/2018