Wildlife Biologist – LTE, Merrill – Wisconsin

WI Department of Natural Resources
Merrill, WI
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***There are two dual positions listed for one total position, in the application, state that you are applying for both*** This position will serve as the Young Forest Wildlife Biologist, working with private landowners and on public land to improve forest habitat for young forest species: create and manage contractor list for alder mowing; schedule and direct alder mowing; assist with NRCS eligibility determinations; schedule and direct contractors on USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife projects to meet DNR in-kind obligations. This position will also serve as the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Wildlife Biologist: coordinate outreach and educational programming within the targeted CWD surveillance area; draft press releases, informational materials, newsletter articles; coordinate information transfer between the Department and interested groups of the public; collect deer tissue samples in the targeted surveillance area to achieve annual surveillance quotas. Other duties include: conduct wildlife survey efforts; respond to nuisance and injured wildlife calls; support the DMAP program within the 2-county work area; conduct habitat management operations in forest and wetland habitats; mow trails and openings; inventory, spray and mow invasive plants; maintain and operate small power equipment, chain saws, and mowers.
Required Qualifications: - Knowledge and experience with wildlife ecology and habitat management. - Good organizational skills, ability to work independently and with a team in office setting or under adverse field conditions. - Effective verbal and written communication skills. - Valid driver's license - Knowledge or experience of habitat improvement projects and strategies - Experience operating and maintaining chainsaws, tractor/mower, ATVs, and small power tools - Experienced or certified in pesticide application Preferred Qualifications: - Education, training or experience in a natural resources field - Experience working independently with minimal supervision - Education or training in wildlife management or closely related natural resources field - Experience with public speaking and developing programs, news releases, and social media. - Experience field-dressing deer, collecting biological samples. - Experience using Microsoft Office products.
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Chuck McCullough
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