Required Knowledge and Responsibilities:
Familiarity with computers and software including word processing,
spreadsheet, database, and GIS packages such as ArcGIS
Ability to identify (or learn to identify) and survey aquatic macrophytes
Ability to communicate with the general public and to establish and maintain
effective working relationships.
Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and prepare clear and
Must become familiar with the Wisconsin Administrative Codes and Statutes,
and Burnett County ordinances relating to the aquatic invasive species
and other water related programs.
Ability to conduct macrophyte surveys and water quality monitoring
on targeted lakes.
Education / Training / Experience:
At least 1 years of study towards a B.S. degree in water related
sciences, conservation, botany, biology or environmental education is
preferred. Recent or current high school student must have some
relevant course work with a natural resource education path.
Other Job Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older and possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
Normal working conditions involve regular and recurrent exposure to the
operating of equipment or adverse weather conditions such as wind, sun,
high and low temperatures, herbicides, insecticides and other chemical
Protective gear and clothing such as hard hats, boots and gloves may
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion related to rough
terrain, carrying equipment, and climbing steep banks, wading in shifting
lake/stream beds, gathering of vegetation for sampling, bending and
twisting to inspect boats and trailers.