Under the direction of the Field Ecologist, plan, design, coordinate, and perform a broad range of habitat management activities, including, but not limited to, forest management and conversion, invasive plants and brush control, and some heavy equipment operation. 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, performing physically demanding work, day after day, is required.
60% Plan, schedule, and coordinate habitat management and invasive species control activities on state-managed lands, including but not limited to the use of herbicides and various pieces of equipment (chainsaws, brush cutters, farm tractors, and other heavy equipment).
20% Maintain field equipment, complete property management reports and GIS maps, and enter accomplishments into department land management systems.
10% Plan and schedule various plant and non-game wildlife surveys within working area.
10% Assist on other Natural Heritage Conservation field projects as assigned.
Previous experience or college-level training in habitat restoration and management, or related natural resource field is required.
A well-qualified applicant will have:
1) a bachelor's degree in botany, wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field,
2) experience maintaining small engines and other tools commonly used in habitat management work,
3) experience and certifications for herbicide application and power tools (especially chainsaws), and
4) operation of heavy equipment (highly desirable).
***NOTE***This position is being hired in conjunction with the LTE Conservation Biologist position (Job ID 11546). The ideal candidate will be hired onto both positions for 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both openings.
To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:
Joseph W Henry
2984 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54313-6727
RE: Job Code 11547
Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.