40% Assist with the establishment and maintenance of native and introduced grasslands, forest and wetland habitat by operating heavy equipment and ATV's. This includes tilling and planting grasslands; removing invasive plants and brush through mowing, manual pulling or by herbicide applications. Remove brush and fencerows on wildlife properties by mowing, chainsaws and herbicide application.
20% Assist with the implementation of the prescribed burning program, including maintaining and preparing equipment necessary for prescribed burning such as small engines, pumps, water tanks, hand tools, and personal protective equipment. Assist in the installation of fire breaks by operating heavy equipment, mowers, tillage implements, and coordinating contractors when necessary.
20% Assist with posting parking lots, property boundaries, and hunting regulation signs on wildlife areas. Transport and stock game farm pheasants on wildlife areas.
10% Assist with wildlife surveys including pheasant counts, grouse drumming surveys, deer body condition assessment, deer aging, carnivore tracking, waterfowl banding, and summer deer observations.
10% Maintain equipment including farm tractors, forestry mowers, skid-steers with mower attachments, chainsaws, ATV's, small engines, pumps, hand tools, and personal protective equipment.
***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 Conservation Biologist position #11391. One person could be hired to fill each job, but you must apply for both.
Knowledge and experience related to wildlife ecology and habitat management. Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently while exercising sound judgment. Possess ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and public. Must be willing to perform physically strenuous tasks and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:
Mark A Rasmussen
PO Box 88
Alma, WI 54610-0088
RE: Job Code 11389
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.