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Natural Resources, Department of

Fisheries Biologist 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00325

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Fisheries Biologist

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is between $48,880.00 and $57,200.00 annually ($23.50 - $27.50 per hour). Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. Please contact the HR Specialist for more information. This position is in Pay Schedule/Range 15-03.
Rebecca Rupnow, Human Resources Specialist, 608-261-6447,
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Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Applications must be complete and finalized before 11:59PM CST on the deadline date. Once you finalize, you cannot make changes to your application.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is recruiting for three Fisheries Biologist- Senior positions.  There is one position opening located in each of the following cities: Bayfield, Milwaukee, and Woodruff.    For general information about the selection process, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions tab.  We may use the list of applicants generated for this recruitment to fill future Fisheries Biologist- Senior positions throughout the state.  If you are interested in these current vacancies OR future vacancies you should apply now..

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 fund raisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Additionally, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program! Click here, for additional information about State Government positions.

Position Summary:   

The Fisheries Biologist- Senior position plans and implements a professional, diverse fisheries management program to protect and improve sport (and commercial fishing if applicable) on all lakes, streams, flowages, rivers and ponds within the assigned geographical area. 

The Milwaukee and Bayfield positions have a Great Lakes focus.  The Woodruff position has an inland fisheries focus.  To view the complete position description, click hereThe example shown is for the Woodruff position; however, all three positions have the same position description.

Special Notes:   

The successful candidate for this position will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to appointment.

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.

Qualifications:   Required Qualifications for the position include: 

Knowledge of Fisheries Management, Fisheries Science, Fish Ecology, Biology or related field.

Knowledge and experience in fish species interactions and relationships between fishes and their abiotic environment.

Experience collaborating and communicating with diverse customers and stakeholders.

In addition to the Required Qualifications, Preferred Qualifications include:

Experience budgeting, work planning, and project implementation policies and procedures.

An earned doctoral degree in Fisheries Management, Fisheries Science, Fish Ecology, Biology, or related field.

How To Apply:   

If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main Wisc.Jobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account:

Log in and view Job Announcement 1900325.
Click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to customize your job narrative cover letter & resume to the qualifications of this position.
Click the “Apply Now” button located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Review your job application, make any necessary updates and then click “Continue”.
Complete the Job Preferences screen and then click “Continue”.
Attach your job narrative cover letter and resume when prompted.
Read the Instructions page and then answer the question that follows.
Click “Save and Finalize Assessment” to submit your application.

If you are interested in future position openings for a Fisheries Biologist- Senior, you should apply now.

Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job.

For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter and what should be included in these materials, click here.

You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. We will also correspond via e-mail for assessment results and potentially interviews.

Current permanent classified state employees outside of the DNR or former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement must apply through WiscJobs.


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