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!
The Fisheries Technician will be stationed at our St. Croix Falls fish hatchery. DNR fish hatcheries and other facilities produce young fish for stocking to re-establish formerly self-sustaining populations, to provide research data on the effectiveness of stocking and other related practices, and to expand fishing opportunities for Wisconsin's anglers. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
This position will be assigned to work at the St. Croix Falls Hatchery; assisting and performing a variety of duties with the other hatchery staff. The technician will be responsible for fish rearing duties; conducting weigh counts and fish inventories, cleaning screens, aerators and rearing tanks, feeding fish and constructing rearing equipment. This position will also assist with fish distribution duties such as, fish loading, transporting fish, off-site stocking of fish, and assisting with seining, weighing and inventorying fish. The technician will also perform grounds maintenance such as lawn mowing, snow removal, tree and bush cutting as needed. At times this position may assist at the nearby Osceola Hatchery.
Note - This position will be required to work a weekend rotation independently with limited or no supervision. Most work days are 8 hours, but occasionally a longer day is required along with weekend rotation.
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: - Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate with the visiting public and provide hatchery tours when needed. - General knowledge of common Wisconsin fish species. - Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and punctual. - Repeated lifting of 50-60lbs of feed bags is required. Position will function primarily outdoors in inclement weather situations. - Experience operating small engine equipment or power tools (i.e. lawn mower, weed trimmers, snow blowers, hand held power tools, etc.)
Qualified candidates must meet the minimum standards to operate a state owned vehicle: Must have a valid operator's license, Must have minimum of two years licensed driving experience, and Must be eighteen (18) years of age. If your driving record reflects any of the following conditions you may not drive a state vehicle: Three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents in the past two years, an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation within 12 months, or Suspension or revocation of driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications: - Education or training/experience in Fisheries or related Natural Resource field.
Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.