Pay is between $28.00 - $30.00/ hour ($58,240 - $62,400 annually). This position is in Pay Schedule / Range 15-03. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees eligible as a transfer will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. Contact the HR Specialist for more information.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hiring a Natural Resources Scientist - Senior to work within our Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, located at the Science Operations Center in Madison (2801 Progress Rd).
This is a project position, with an anticipated timeline of approximately 4 years.
In addition to many appealing benefits, the DNR offers a fun, casual work environment, flexible scheduling (depending on the position), 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 fundraisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
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This project position provides operational leadership to Snapshot Wisconsin, the Department’s volunteer-based, statewide trail camera wildlife monitoring program. This position ensures effective operation and integration of a large Snapshot Wisconsin research team working on the volunteer program, communications, science support and technology support; this person has the interest and skills to operate at a big picture level to move Snapshot Wisconsin most effectively into the future and works on the fine scale details to ensure that daily activities of the project run smoothly.
Specific responsibilities include: (1) Direct and manage the daily operations of Snapshot Wisconsin as it has expanded statewide and to allow enrollment on public lands (2) Seek and develop internal and external networks to facilitate wildlife decision support through innovative and value-added scientific collaborations (3) Manage the Snapshot Wisconsin volunteer program including application, acceptance, training and retention of volunteers and coordinate with University of Wisconsin – Cooperative Extension and other entities to do this most effectively (4) Provide exceptional customer service to Snapshot Wisconsin volunteers by organizing the intake and processing of volunteer communications and striving to continually improve the volunteer experience through technological solutions, staff training and other avenues (5) Create regular Snapshot Wisconsin communications including blogs, newsletters and social media posts and collaborate on Snapshot Wisconsin communications with Office of Applied Science Communications Team (6) Work with research scientists to find creative solutions to use Snapshot Wisconsin data for wildlife decision support and share Snapshot Wisconsin data with the public (7) Interface between Snapshot Wisconsin and Office of Applied Science research scientists on wildlife population science with a primary goal of using Snapshot Wisconsin outputs in meaningful and productive ways (8) provide leadership to Snapshot Wisconsin staff teams
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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.
Required skills include experience with all of the following: - Natural Resources conservation principles, including collecting scientific data and applying the results to make Natural Resources management decisions - Leading a citizen-science or other large scale volunteer based project - Communicating between internal and external customers to maintain project timelines and goals
Best-qualified applicants will also have experience in the following preferred criteria: - Master's Degree or higher in a Natural Resources field - Team leadership, management, or supervision - Experience with data management, such as data analysis, creating data visualizations, database management, etc.
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