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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Dreux J. Watermolen

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

Telephone Number: (608) 266-8931

Hourly Rate: Between $16.00 - $17.50 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately June 23, 2019

Job Description: LTE Research Scientist

This position serves as an assistant project scientist for various social science and human dimensions studies. The researcher will be responsible for the day-to-day aspects of social science survey administration. Efforts include tracking survey returns and entering and managing survey data in a database. The position will provide assistance with data analysis and help prepare response summaries. The results of these studies will inform resource management plans and regulations.

70% Administer surveys: obtain necessary supplies, manage printing and mailing, receive completed survey questionnaires, track survey responses and prepare follow up mailings, enter questionnaire data into a database, and help document and analyze the data.

10% Conduct qualitative social science research: prepare literature reviews, summarize emerging trends, conduct telephone and in-person interviews, and organize focus groups.

10% Help prepare scientific/technical reports and manuscripts and present research findings to agency managers, planning staff, and agency partners.

10% Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
A basic understanding of social science and its application to natural resources issues (human dimensions). Working knowledge of quantitative social science research techniques, including survey design and administration. Applicants must possess solid organizational skills and be able to prioritize tasks, set milestones, sequence activities, establish realistic time frames, and deliver products and services in a timely manner, with limited direct supervision. Superior attention to detail. Solid communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Positive attitude and customer service orientation. Ability to coordinate with other team members and to have a flexible work schedule.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to:

Dreux J. Watermolen
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 13248

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

Additional Information:

In order to be appointed to this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin. Non-residents may apply, but must meet residency requirements upon hire.

**** 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.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Last revised: 9/16/2019