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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST (2 Positions)

Contact: Tami Ryan

Location: GEF2 DNR Central Office, 101 S Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703

Telephone Number: (608) 266-3143

Hourly Rate: Between $15.00 - $17.25 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately June 10, 2018

Job Description: Wildlife Health Assistant - LTE

This position will work under the direction of the Wildlife Health Section Chief. The position will be directly involved with coordinating on projects with the Wildlife Health Section Chief, Wildlife Health Data Coordinator, Wildlife Veterinarian, Wildlife Health Conservation Specialist, and the CWD program. The position is located within the Wildlife Health Section, Bureau of Wildlife Management. This position is based at GEF2 DNR Central Office, 101 S Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703. Some in-state travel is required within the state. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

30% * Respond to and assist with reports and inquiries about wildlife morbidity or mortality from DNR staff and the public
* Assist with field work as needed
* Assist the Wildlife Veterinarian with the Animal Care and Use Committee processes and administration
* Assist with CWD Processing Center maintenance
* Assist Wildlife Health Section Chief as needed
* Other duties as assigned

40% * Respond to orphaned/injured/sick wildlife calls from the public
* Assist DNR staff with dissemination of information and provide outreach materials
* Assist with captive wildlife program administration and initiatives (e.g. Keep Wildlife Wild campaign)
* Assist with wildlife rehabilitation program administration gathering information, reviewing and providing feedback for a variety of policies and documents (e.g. data entry, prepare reports, develop directories and other documents, etc.)
* Assist with developing rehabilitation program modifications and improvements

30% * Coordinate with the Wildlife Health Data Coordinator to oversee data entry into the comprehensive wildlife health database
* Coordinate with and assist the Wildlife Health Data Coordinator in quality control data management activities
* Other data management needs as assigned

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
Background in wildlife management. Must have excellent communication skills, ability to communicate with general public, hunting community, and business owners. Possess computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and email. Possess organizational skills and ability to work independently, be a team player, self-motivated, and to work with a wide range of people and attitudes. Some in-state travel is required within the southern part of WI. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Due to travel requirements, you must have a valid Driver's license, a minimum or two years licensed driving experience and must be at least 18 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications:
Background in wildlife management related to deer and wildlife health. Ability to read and use plat maps, gazetteers, and aerial photos.

NOTE - We are looking to hire one person for this position in conjunction with the Black Earth Wildlife Biologist position, job request ID #12310. Please submit application materials for both if interested


Application Deadline: May 22, 2018

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

Tami Ryan
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 12309

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: 11/15/2018