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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Laura L Stremick-Thompson

Location: Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville, WI 53139

Telephone Number: (920) 387-7876

Hourly Rate: $12.260 per hour.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 12, 2021

Job Description:

LTE - Fisheries Technician - Adv

This Fisheries Technician will be stationed at the Richard Bong Recreation Area (RBRA), located in Kansasville, WI. Lead-worker mentoring/training will be provided by the RBRA Fisheries Technician-Advanced and Fisheries Biologist. Job duties include identifying, measuring, and counting fish species. The Fisheries Technician will assist in stream and lake survey projects, including fyke netting and electrofishing. Additional duties include collecting, reading and analyzing fish structures such as spines, scales and otoliths for age and growth determinations and entering fisheries data into spreadsheets and database programs. The position will also be responsible for operating and maintaining trucks, trailers, boats, and outboard motors. Some evening and weekend work will be required for this position.

60% - Conduct fisheries assessments in lakes and streams throughout the work unit. With proper training and as directed, conduct electrofishing, fyke net and seining surveys. Determine the appropriate areas to deploy, operate and retrieve gear. Collect appropriate biological data as directed by the assigned fisheries technician or biologist.

25% - Process aging materials, enter data into statewide database, compile and analyze data, prepare written documentation or reports.

15% - With proper training and as directed, independently construct or maintain equipment. Assist with land management activities, as needed. Other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of fishery survey methods.
- Ability to conduct fieldwork with minimal supervision, and under a variety of conditions (including inclement weather).
- Knowledge and skills relating to the taxonomy and identification of Wisconsin fishes.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and use of e-mail.
Ability to work some evening and weekend work

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience operating trucks, boats and trailers.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2021

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Laura L Stremick-Thompson
N7725 Highway 28
Horicon, WI 53032
RE: Job Code 14372

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

Last revised: 4/15/2021