Water Resources Management Specialist: Wisconsin

Agency
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location
Ashland, Superior, Plymouth, or Green Bay
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$18.96/hour
Start Date
05/19/2021
Last Date to Apply
10/19/2021
Website
https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=104661&jobid=104175&org=370&class=55971&index=true
Description
The Department of Natural Resources is hiring 3 LTE - Water Resources Management Specialists. One will be located in either our Ashland Service Center (2501 Gold Course Road, Ashland, WI) or our Superior Service Center (1701 N. 4th Street, Superior, WI). The other two will be stationed at our Plymouth Service Center (1155 Pilgrim Road, Plymouth, WI) and Green Bay Service Center (2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI). The DNR is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse work force that is demographically and racially representative of Wisconsin residents. DNR leadership is committed to honoring diverse experiences, perspectives, and unique identities, while fostering work environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. Position Summary: Ashland/Superior: LTE - Water Resources Management Specialist This position will primarily assist the southern Lake Superior basin AIS Response and Pathway Coordinator with response and pathway efforts. Response monitoring of new AIS discoveries will occur in lakes, rivers, streams, near-shore areas, and wetlands in the Lake Superior basin in accordance with the Department's Response Framework. The position will be expected to assist in the management of AIS data on Department databases (i.e. SWIMS). This individual will follow and promote the Department's decontamination policy. This position will also work to stop AIS pathway spread through public awareness, communication, and training through existing AIS partnership networks. This half year full time position (mid-May through mid-October). 70% - AIS Monitoring and Data Management: Work closely with AIS project and permanent staff to conduct AIS response monitoring in lakes, rivers, streams, near-shore areas, and wetlands in the Lake Superior basin, as directed. Work will be completed in accordance with standardized AIS monitoring and response protocols and manual codes. Help develop pathway management approaches as instructed by AIS Response and Pathway Coordinator. Assist with AIS identification and photo documentation for vouchers. Enter monitoring results into the statewide database (SWIMS). 30% - AIS Communication: Assist AIS Response and Pathway Coordinator in providing information and training to partners and Department staff. Support implementation of an AIS response plan for new AIS discoveries within the Lake Michigan basin. Provide support during new AIS response efforts. Attend public events and provide AIS informational materials to help educate the public. Attend and actively participate in AIS partnership meetings, team meetings, and AIS program meetings. Plymouth/Green Bay: LTE - Water Resources Management Specialist This position will primarily assist the Lake Michigan basin AIS Response and Pathway Coordinator with response and pathway efforts. Response monitoring of new AIS discoveries will occur in lakes, rivers, streams, near-shore areas, and wetlands in the Lake Michigan basin in accordance with the Department's Response Framework. The position will be expected to assist in the management of AIS data on Department databases (i.e. SWIMS). This individual will follow and promote the Department's decontamination policy. This position will also work to stop AIS pathway spread through public awareness, communication, and training through existing AIS partnership networks. This half year full time position (mid-May through mid-November). 70% - AIS Monitoring and Data Management: Work closely with AIS project and permanent staff to conduct AIS response monitoring in lakes, rivers, streams, near-shore areas, and wetlands in the Lake Michigan basin, as directed. Work will be completed in accordance with standardized AIS monitoring and response protocols and manual codes. Help develop pathway management approaches as instructed by AIS Response and Pathway Coordinator. Assist with AIS identification and photo documentation for vouchers. Enter monitoring results into the statewide database (SWIMS). 30% - AIS Communication: Assist AIS Response and Pathway Coordinator in providing information and training to partners and Department staff. Support implementation of an AIS response plan for new AIS discoveries within the Lake Michigan basin. Provide support during new AIS response efforts. Attend public events and provide AIS informational materials to help educate the public. Attend and actively participate in AIS partnership meetings, team meetings, and AIS program meetings. Special Notes: This is a limited term (LTE) position. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employment, but this position does offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin. LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin. Non-residents may apply, but must meet residency requirements upon hire. Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire. The DNR is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse work force that is demographically and racially representative of Wisconsin residents. DNR leadership is committed to honoring diverse experiences, perspectives, and unique identities, while fostering work environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. How To Apply: Please mail (or email) your resume and cover letter, and a list of references to: Cherie L. Hagen 810 West Maple Street Spooner WI 54801 Re: Job Code 14487 (Superior) and 14488 (Ashland) Rebecca Fedak 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Milwaukee, WI 53212 Job Code 14489 (Plymouth) and 14490 (Green Bay)
Qualifications
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: - Ability to learn water quality/biological sampling including collection of aquatic and wetland plants, invertebrates, and fish. - Ability to learn how to handle power boats and kayaks/canoes, trailers, and sampling equipment. - Ability to learn how to identify aquatic, wetland, and riparian invasive species (and similar native species) common in Wisconsin. - Ability to be trained on use of standard Microsoft Office software products Preferred Qualifications: - Ability to participate in swimming/snorkeling activities. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. - Ability to be trained in the use of GPS and GIS software and equipment.
Contact Person
Rebecca Fedak or Cherie Hagen
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