50% Inventory and restore natural communities on State Natural Areas, restoration activities include the use of prescribed fire;
15% plan, schedule, and complete evaluations of current property management techniques, develop grant applications and write reports;
15% conduct site inspections and other property infrastructure work;
10% complete habitat assessment for rare and listed species found on State Natural Areas and submit reports to the Natural Heritage Inventory;
10% complete other Natural Heritage Conservation program duties as assigned.
Applicants should have an understanding of the principles of restoration ecology & management techniques, including college level training. Applicants must meet and maintain physical fitness standards required by the Department for employees involved in prescribed fire. This includes passing the Work Capacity Test at the MODERATE (Field Test) level. Employment is contingent upon passage of this physical fitness requirement annually.
A well-qualified applicant will have:
1) A bachelor's degree in botany, wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field.
2) Expertise in Wisconsin's remnant plant communities, rare and listed plants and animals.
3) An ability to communicate effectively with project supervisors, co-workers, contractors, internal and external partners, and the public.
***NOTE***This position will be half-time (20 hours per week over the course of a year). This position is being filled in conjunction with the Wildlife Tech position #11389. One person could be hired to fill each job, but you must apply for both.
To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:
Dean G Edlin
PO Box 88
Alma, WI 54610-0088
RE: Job Code 11391
Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
**** 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.