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LTE Fisheries Technician

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Department ofNatural Resources

Price, UT

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The Department of Natural Resources is hiring\u00a0a Fisheries Technician stationed at the Park Falls Service Center. 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! Position Summary: The Fisheries Technician (LTE) with our Woodruff area fisheries will work with other team members to complete various fisheries surveys of lakes, rivers, and streams. Record and process data, maintain equipment, and provide assistance to other work units as needed. The Technician will assist fisheries supervisor, biologists and technicians with spring, summer and fall lake and river, stream surveys in northern Wisconsin. Individual will be required to participate daily in fishery surveys using various assessment materials including fyke nets, electrofishing gear and seines. The person will maintain and operate all WDNR equipment, boats and vehicles in a safe manner according to applicable WDNR and state manual codes. The person will be required to accurately record data in the field on appropriate field forms following established WDNR protocols. This employee will also assist with various species specific surveys for walleye, muskellunge, bass, panfish, and trout, as needed. The position will be required to accurately and efficiently process data collected on paper and scale envelopes, with proper training, enter survey data into WDNR data base and as required and according to WDNR standards. Employee will also be responsible for collected and preparing scales, spines, and otoliths for age interpretation. The Fisheries Technician will perform other tasks necessary to meet project and planning needs and\/ or other duties assigned including operating Department vehicles, boats and equipment necessary to meet project needs and other duties assigned including routine equipment and supplies as well as upkeep of work area, Department properties and garage facilities. Special Notes: 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. Qualifications: Required Qualifications: - Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Willing to work in inclement weather. - Valid Wisconsin drivers license. - Knowledge of Wisconsin fish species and their management Preferred Qualifications: - Previous volunteer or work experience in fisheries - Fisheries related degree or coursework

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