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Natural Resources, Department of

LTE Fisheries Technicians 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00090

Brown, Door, Manitowoc, Marinette, Milwaukee, Racine
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    LTE Creel Survey Fisheries Technician

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting rate of pay is $12.00 per hour.
Summer Wilson, HR Assistant, 608-261-6408,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:

Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has an excellent opportunity to be a part of researching and monitoring Wisconsin's fish population in Wisconsin in Green Bay, Lake Michigan and surrounding areas!

The Bureau of Fisheries Management is hiring six (6) LTE Fisheries Technicians stationed throughout the Lake Michigan and Green Bay area!. These positions will be stationed in the following locations:

- Sturgeon Bay DNR Service Center
- Mishicot DNR Station
- Peshtigo DNR Service Center
- Green Bay DNR Service Center
- Sturtevant DNR Service Center
- Milwaukee Great Lakes Water Institute

Position Summary:   

These positions will independently or under general supervision perform creel survey clerk duties and collect fish information on designated waters. This involves measuring, weighing, and identifying fish caught. Additionally, these positions will interview anglers and record data. The Fisheries Technicians will be responsible for compiling and analyzing data and preparing written documentation and/or reports.

Special Notes:   

These are limited term (LTE) positions. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or have 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.


Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of common Wisconsin fish species; ability to accurately identify common Lake Michigan fish to species name
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Fisheries related degree or college coursework.
- Volunteer or work experience related to fisheries.

Working Conditions:
Due to the responsibilities of the position, candidates must be able to safely to approach anglers where they commonly fish - this includes piers and breakwaters, rocky shorelines, open sand, cobble beaches, and along streams and rivers over uneven terrain. Must be willing to work in inclement weather. This position will require some early morning and evening work and will require working weekends and holidays. Must be able to travel to multiple locations. Must be able to work through October 31st.

How To Apply:   

Submit resume, cover letter and references to the contact below.

Tom Meronek
RE: Job Code 12753

This job announcement is for multiple Lake Michigan and Green Bay Creel Survey positions. Applicants can apply once for multiple locations, but make sure to list the locations you want to be considered for.

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview at the Plymouth Service Center the week of February 4, 2019.


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