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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - FISHERIES TECHNICIAN (2 Positions)

Contact: Bradley A Ray

Location: Bayfield DNR Office, 141 S Third Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

Telephone Number: (715) 779-4036

Hourly Rate: Between $12.00 - $15.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 11, 2021

Job Description:

LTE - Fisheries Technician

These positions are responsible for assisting the biologist/technician on all aspects of fisheries surveys for Lake Superior and associated tributary streams or Inland waters of Ashland and Iron County. Activities would include deployment of a variety of assessment gear and collection of biological data on target fish species, and accurately tabulate, enter, and summarize biological data. These positions will require working outside in potential inclement weather conditions.

65% - Conduct multiple assessments in different geographic areas simultaneously. Act as crew leader for other LTEs when independently conducting electrofishing, fyke net, gill net, and seining surveys. Determine the appropriate areas to deploy gear, operates and retrieves gear and is responsible for collection of appropriate biological data as directed by the fisheries technician or biologist. Assist with data tabulation and summarization as directed.

30% - As directed, independently construct and/or maintain equipment, assist with age interpretation of a variety of structures for different fish species, make preliminary investigations and report to biologist, assist other fisheries biologists in the region

5% - Other duties as assigned

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Able to accurately identify common species of Wisconsin fish.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Able to work independently with limited supervision.
- Able and willing to work in inclement weather.
- Able and willing to work early morning and late evening hours according to an assigned schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Completed fisheries coursework in an institution of higher learning
- Have prior volunteer or work experience in fisheries.
- Experience with data entry and analyses in Excel and Access.


Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to:

Bradley A Ray
141 S 3rd St
Bayfield, WI 54814-0589
RE: Job Code 14387

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.

**** 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: 4/20/2021