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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - FISHERIES TECHNICIAN (2 Positions)

Contact: Cheryl A Masterson

Location: Sturgeon Bay Service Center, 110 S Neenah Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Telephone Number: (414) 550-1831

Hourly Rate: $14.740 per hour.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 12, 2021

Job Description:

LTE - Fisheries Technician

The Fisheries Technician - Creel Survey Clerk will assist in the Creel Survey program. This position will collect fish information on designated waters, measure, weigh, and identify fish caught, interview anglers, and record data. Additionally, this position will compile information, analyze data, and prepare written documentation and/or reports for the program. This position will require some evening work and will require working all weekends and holidays. Candidates must be able to work through October 31st.

70% - Independently or under general supervision perform creel survey clerk duties and collect fish information on designated waters. Measure, weigh, and identify fish caught; Interview anglers and Record data.

20% - Compile and analyze data and prepare written documentation and/or reports.

10% - Lead other LTE Fisheries Technicians performing creel survey duties. Assist with other fisheries sampling as needed.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Able to accurately identify common Lake Michigan fish to species name.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Able to work independently with limited supervision.
- Able to approach anglers where they commonly fish - this includes piers and breakwaters, rocky shorelines, open sand, cobble beaches, and along streams and rivers over uneven terrain.
- Able and willing to work in inclement weather.
- Able and willing to work early morning and late evening hours according to an irregular assigned schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Completed fisheries coursework in a higher education facility
- Experience either volunteering or working in fisheries
- Experience with data entry and analyses in Excel and Access.


Application Deadline: March 14, 2021

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

Cheryl A Masterson
600 E Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204
RE: Job Code 14398

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