Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

In keeping with our mission, the DNR is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Madison, WI, USA
Jan 30, 2019
Full time
The   Department of Natural Resources   is hiring a Private Water Hydrogeologist position in the Division of Environmental Management. This position will be stationed in the DNR Headquarters located at 101 S. Webster Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol, the Madison Metro bus route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are tons of nearby restaurants and shopping venues. 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. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work! Click   here , for additional information about State Government positions. Position Summary:      This position   is responsible for protecting groundwater quality and public health by applying geological, hydrogeological and groundwater contaminant analysis to support implementation of  specific well construction and approval requirements in NR 812, Wis. Admin. Code.     Activities include   development of special well construction specifications to address site-specific groundwater and drinking water quality issues, to establish special well casing depth areas, and to support decisions for landfill variances, heat exchange projects, product approvals and other related approvals. This position will provide hydrogeologic, drinking water well construction, and groundwater quality expertise to department staff, and serve as a contact for the drilling industry and well owners.   We encourage you to review the full position description by clicking   here . Special Notes:     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:     Minimally qualified candidates will have: • Training and/or experience in groundwater chemistry, geology and/or hydrogeology • Training and/or experience in well construction practices Well-qualified candidates will have: • Experience analyzing, interpreting and applying environmental regulations   • Bachelor’s degree or higher in physical science, water resources, groundwater chemistry, geology, hydrogeology or related field Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Boulder Junction, WI, USA
Jan 30, 2019
Temporary
Duration :   Job starts approximately March 31, 2019 Job Description :   Fisheries Technician - LTE   Assist with all aspects of fisheries research conducted at the Escanaba Lake Research Station, including data collection, data entry and analysis, and writing reports. Job duties will assist on-station research scientists with directed fisheries research projects and participation in the Northern Highland Fishery Research Area compulsory creel census. The job requires office and field work and situations in which the incumbent will serve as a crew leader. Start dates are flexible and could range from 3/31/19 to early June 2019.  30% Compile, tabulate, and analyze fisheries data; conduct routine statistical analyses of fisheries data, and assist scientists with related report writing.  30% Maintain the station and grounds and interview anglers at the Escanaba Lake Check Station in order to conduct the compulsory creel census.  30% Conduct field research aimed at understanding the life history of various fish species, including but not limited to: age and growth, diet, habitat, ecological requirements, population size structure, mortality rates, and angler harvest, using standardized sampling techniques including electrofishing, fyke netting, gill netting, seining, gastric lavage, and creel census.  10% Age fish from scale and spine samples and analyze fish diet contents and zooplankton community composition. Knowledge Required :  Required Qualifications:  Knowledge of fish identification, fisheries biology, fish sampling and statistics, and limnology. Willingness to work in inclement and variable weather conditions. Ability to communicate with the public on a frequent basis. Ability to work independently and alone on some occasions. Work-shift flexibility and working weekends/holidays is required.  Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in Fisheries, Natural Resource Management or related field, or in the pursuit of such degree. Experience operating or participating in boom electrofishing. Experience with directed scientific research through coursework or independent studies. Experience with boat and trailer operation and maintenance. 
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Peninsula State Park, Shore Road, Fish Creek, WI, USA
Jan 30, 2019
Temporary
Duration :   Job starts approximately May 12, 2019 Job Description :   Assistant Naturalist Guide - LTE   The responsibility of this position is to conduct interpretive and education programs to interpret property natural and cultural resources, teach outdoor skills, and encourage resource stewardship. This includes developing programs, displays, exhibits and other presentation methods for visitors, school groups and other community/volunteer associations.  60% Prepare and conduct property interpretive and environmental education programs for park users, including nature hikes and weekly shoreline kayak tours, utilizing a variety of presentation methods and techniques.  20% Staff the Nature Center, including light maintenance and cleaning; provide direction of Nature Center volunteers in the absence of the FTE Natural Resource Educator.  10% Assist with maintenance, cleaning and development with Nature Center displays.  10% Keep and maintain accurate records and reports relating to interpretive services provided. Knowledge Required :  Required Qualifications:  - Excellent oral and written communication skills  - Understanding of environmental concepts  - Basic understanding of interpretive methods and techniques related to program planning and delivery  - Basic understanding of Wisconsin flora and fauna (specific knowledge of Door County and/or Peninsula State Park helpful)  - Ability to research for accurate information  - Must exhibit excellent customer service skills  - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite  - Must be willing to complete online DNR boater safety course  Preferred Qualifications:  - Experience in conducting education programs  - Degree, coursework, or education program in natural sciences or related area  - The candidate must be willing to conduct programs for children and enjoy working with families  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com