LTE - Fisheries Technician

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Rhinelander, WI, USA
  • Sep 30, 2018
Temporary Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Research

Job Description

Job starts approximately November 25, 2018

Job Description: Fisheries Technician - Creel Survey LTE 

This position will conduct an angler creel survey on Lac Vieux Desert Lake, Vilas County. The position will start with training in late November and regular duties will begin on December 1 or when fishable ice forms. This position will work four 10-hour days per week including all weekends and holidays and two randomly-scheduled weekdays. The successful candidate will report directly to the assigned lake and will be required to provide transportation. Weekend hours get an additional $.60 per hour; evening hours after 6:00 pm get an additional $.45 per hour; holidays hours are paid at time and a half. Actual miles driven or the equivalent mileage from the home station (whichever is less) will be reimbursed at the current state rate. 

70% A. Independently or under general supervision perform creel survey clerk duties and collect fish information on designated waters. 
A1. Count all anglers on the designated waters at pre-scheduled times. 
A2. Interview anglers. 
A3. Measure, and identify fish caught. 
A4. Record data per standard procedures. 

20% B. Compile and analyze data and prepare written documentation and/or reports. 
B1. Proof, compile and file data sheets. 
B2. Prepare written summary reports in a standardized format, based on data collected. 

10% C. Lead other LTE Fisheries Technicians performing creel survey duties. 
C1. Train and advise newer LTE creel clerks about standard procedures and special situations.

Knowledge Required

1. Able to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public; 
2. Able to operate and maintain a snowmobile; 
3. Willing to work outdoors in inclement weather; 
4. Willing to work a variable schedule (including all weekend and holiday days); 
5. Able to identify common Wisconsin fish species 
6. Able to record required data accurately; 
7. Able to work independently, be self-motivated and punctual; 
8 . Must have passed snowmobile safety training. 

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


Between $11.35 - $12.50 per hour depending on experience and training.