Research Technician - LTE
The Wisconsin DNR will be hiring one research technician within the office of applied science. This position will be a part of a research team evaluating linkages between forest habitat quality and deer health. The research technician will collect data that will contribute to assessing the availability and quality of deer forage throughout Wisconsin. The successful applicant will be expected to work outside in a wide range of weather conditions and be in good physical condition to handle daily hiking with gear. Applicants will also be expected to be considerate and maintain positive working relationships with landowners when private properties are accessed.
The position will be in Rhinelander, WI. Extensive travel across Wisconsin should be expected. Independent travel in state vehicles is required so the successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license. Start and end dates for these positions are flexible. Housing is not provided.
70% A. Field data collection.
A1. Identification of tree saplings and seedlings by species and height class
A2. Identification of forest stand types
A3. Interaction with private landowners
20% B. Laboratory work.
B1. Data entry
B2. Vegetation sample preparation for oven drying
10% C. Mapping
C1. Creating maps for sampling and navigation
Applicants should have professional experience or an educational background in:
- Common forestry practices
- Identification of tree species of Wisconsin
- Ability to navigate using GPS, compass, and topographic maps
- Using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Word
- A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Possess a valid driver's license
- Detail oriented
- Experience with ArcGIS
- Experience with Microsoft Access
- Experience operating trucks, trailers, and ATV's