Starting pay is between $9.00-$9.50 per hour depending on experience and training. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 03-08.
The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center near Poynette in central Columbia County. The goals of the State Game Farm and the pheasant stocking program are to provide quality pheasant hunting opportunities on public and private lands, promote safe and ethical behavior in the field, and cooperate with conservation groups dedicated to promoting pheasant hunting in the state.
The DNR offers a fun, casual work environment and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fund raisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
This position will assist with the capture and crating up to 2,500 adult pheasants each morning to be stocked on State Wildlife Areas. Additional time will be spent walking pheasant pens, assessing the health of the birds and fixing pens. This position will run from October 2, 2017 through December 15, 2017.
Job duties include assisting State Game Farm crew each morning to herd, net and crate adult pheasants for stocking on State Wildlife Areas, walking through pheasant pens to assess health of birds and fix pens and assisting with the winterizing of pheasant pens once birds have been removed.
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.
**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.
Required Qualifications Include: -Ability to work in dusty, wet environments as well as inclement weather conditions -Ability to lift 50lbs unassisted to move pheasant crates -Ability to bend and kneel repeatedly throughout the work day
Preferred Qualifications Include: -Professional experience working with pheasants, other captive animals or wildlife