Starting pay is $13.25 per hour. 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 06-13.
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 the wildlife management team in the Fitchburg Area with implementation and monitoring of oak ecosystem, prairie and wetland restoration efforts on public lands. This position will assist with the establishment and maintenance of native and introduced grasslands and wetland communities. This includes tilling and planting grasslands; maintaining dikes and water control structures; removing invasive plants and brush through mowing, manual pulling or by herbicide applications and removing brush and fencerows on wildlife properties by mowing, chainsaws and herbicide application. Additionally, the Wildlife Technician Advanced will assist with the implementation of prescribed forestry management activities, including but not limited to timber stand improvement, crop-tree release or select thinning and utilize DNR technological systems and Arc GIS to monitor and track habitat accomplishments.
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.
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.
Minimum Qualifications: - Working knowledge of wildlife management techniques pertaining to common Wisconsin habitat types. - Experience or knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance including ATVs, boats, chainsaws and tractors. - Experience or knowledge of wildlife surveys and biological monitoring techniques. - Candidates are required to have a driver's license and the willingness to acquire a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) upon being hired.