Under the direction of the Field Ecologist, plan, schedule, and work independently or with a crew on all aspects of on-going field projects related to property management and stewardship of state lands. These projects include, but are not limited to, vegetation surveys, natural community restoration, habitat assessments and inventories for rare and listed flora and fauna, and infrastructure maintenance (e.g., fencing). This position requires an ability to travel throughout assigned work area and work irregular hours, including occasional evenings week-ends, and occasional work away from home work area for up to 5 days (1-2 times/year). A willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions is required.
55% Inventory and restore natural communities on State Natural Areas within assigned working area.
15% Plan, schedule, and complete evaluations of current property management techniques, develop grant applications and write reports.
15% 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.
5% Help lead field trips and provide presentations to groups or the general public.
Applicants should have an understanding of the principles of restoration ecology & management techniques, including college level training.
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) experience with MS office and GIS
4) excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The ability to communicate effectively with project supervisors, co-workers, contractors, internal and external partners, and the public is critical.
***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the LTE Wildlife Technician - Advanced position (Job ID 11547). The ideal candidate will be hired onto both positions for 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both openings.