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 fundraisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
These positions assist in pheasant production operations at the State Game Farm. Primary duties will be pheasant husbandry and flock health maintenance in the breeder/hatchery units. This includes egg collection and handling, unit sanitation, flock health monitoring, catching and crating pheasants. Laborers will also be responsible for general cleaning and maintenance of the work site.
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
Required Qualifications: - Experience working around captive animals - Knowledge and experience using hand tools and basic power tools - Ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions - Ability to bend and kneel repeatedly throughout the day - Ability to lift 50lbs unassisted to move pheasant crates - Ability to work in an enclosed area with dust and heat
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience operating a tractor or other heavy equipment