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LTE - Fisheries Technician - Advanced (Bayfield)

We are dedicated to working with Wisconsinites 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.

The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE - Fisheries Technician - Advanced located at our Les Voigt Hatchery/Brule Rearing Station in Bayfield, Wisconsin.

This position functions as part of the Les Voigt hatchery / Brule rearing station work unit in the NW Hatchery Group. The Bayfield/Brule River work unit produces trout and salmon for inland and great lakes stocking. Fish culture operations within the scope of this position are under the direct supervision of the Operations Supervisor for the work unit. This position will primarily be used to maintain all aspects of fish production and early rearing at LesVoigt Hatchery. This position also requires the ability to work on research vessels for the collection of eggs on Lake Superior. This position may require a rotating work schedule that includes weekends and holidays. 

50% - Spawning, Incubation, and Early Fry Rearing of salmonids- which includes cleaning of rearing tanks, sample and record egg, fry and fish sizes and condition. Maintain all rearing equipment using strict sanitary methods. 

35% - Disease Control in the Hatchery- The facility follows strict sanitary and housekeeping methods at all times. Employees will participate in the disinfection of equipment and rearing vessels, administer chemical treatments to fish as directed and maintain hatchery bio-security at all times.

10% - Grounds, Buildings and Equipment Maintenance.
Participation in the preparation, repair and maintenance of work unit equipment. Other aspects of maintenance include painting, snow removal and janitorial work. 

5% - Public Relations, Training, and Miscellaneous Activities. This position will participate in the facility outreach, tours to the public and the facilities open house event.

This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do 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 per position within a twelve-month period.
In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.
All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. 
The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change. The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants before they can be offered a position. Please note that a criminal charge or conviction on your record will not necessarily disqualify you from state employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. The 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.

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.

Required Qualifications:
- Possess a valid Wisconsin Drivers License
- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and public
- Ability to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds throughout the day
- Ability to work flexible hours during busy times of the year

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of coldwater fish culture
- Experience with mowers and lawn care equipment
- Ability to work well with others or alone

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