Seasonal Wetland Field Technician in Wisconsin

Seasonal Wetland Field Technician position at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Work Location: Stevens Point, WI
Supervisor: Kennedy-Grohne Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Pay Schedule-range: $12.00/hour
Shift: Will vary based on need during the field season (March-April; May- July); must be able to work long shifts (i.e. 12-14 hours)

The project examines waterbird abundance and ecological condition of wetlands and their adjacent upland sin the Glacial Habitat Restoration Area
(GHRA) of Wisconsin. Selected wetlands will occur on state, federal, and private lands, Technicians will report to Stevens Point, WI, but extensive travel to the GHRA will be required. Field season will include spring (March-April) and summer (May-July). Main duties will include:
following secretive marshbird protocols (call-response surveys), conducting visual surveys of waterfowl pairs and broods, identifying other wetland dependent birds (point counts), and taking various measurement to assess wetland condition including vegetation surveys, macroinvertebrate sampling, and wetland rapid assessment methods. Other duties will include recording and managing data, data entry, contacting landowners, driving university vehicles, and interacting with state and federal conservation partners.
Work will be performed with a partner or group for long hours.

Required Qualifications
– Applicants should be working toward or have a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science, natural resources, ecology, or a related field
– Able to tolerate adverse field conditions including walking miles in waders through muddy and difficult terrain, exposure to low temperatures, ice, summer heat and humidity, biting insects, and irritating plants (e.g. nettles and wild parsnip)
– Strong work ethic
– Good interpersonal skills
– Flexible schedule
-A satisfactory driving record as defined by UW-Stevens Point Transportation Services policy 6.1-6.3. As defined by Policy 6.1-6.3, an unsatisfactory record includes, but is not limited to three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents in the past two years, an Operation While Intoxicated (OWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation within
12 months, or suspension or revocation of driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
– Previous field experience identifying wetland dependent birds and wetland plants
– Previous experience working in wetlands or for long days (>8 hours at
– Previous experience using a GPS in the field

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application.  To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system.

Please refer to the following website about how to apply for this position:

Anticipated Appointment Date: March 19, 2018

Terms of Employment: This is a seasonal, temporary, University Staff Temporary Employee position, non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
This is a grant-funded position. Technicians will report to Stevens Point, WI but extensive travel to the Glacial Habitat Restoration Area will be required. Work will be performed with a partner or group for long hours.

Deadline To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day on February 22, 2018. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Required Materials
Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:
– Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
– Resume
– Contact information for three professional references

Position Contact
For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:
Jacob Straub
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Phone: 715-346-3323

Human Resources Contact
If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:
Anna Golackson
Phone: 715-346-2606

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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