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Now hiring: Regional AIS Coordinator


Immediate Job Opening:  Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

The position has split offices in Green Lake and Westfield, Wisconsin.  Primary focus will be in Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and Waupaca Counties but may require travel and work throughout Portage, Marathon, Wood, and Taylor counties. This position will work with the AIS Coordinator whose primary focus is Portage, Marathon, Wood and Taylor Counties.

The position will complete grant requirements, as well as continue, develop and grow the projects already in place.

The term of this position is approximately one year with continued employment dependent upon performance and availability of grant funding.


Project Summary: For the past decade, Golden Sands RC&D has been working to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by monitoring and documenting populations and increasing awareness through outreach and education activities. As more is learned about the distribution of aquatic invasive species in central Wisconsin, focused attention is needed on early detection, and preventing the spread of new aquatic invasive species. This project will use DNR’s proven prevention and control strategies that concentrate on early detection and response to pioneer populations of aquatic invasive species.

Locating pioneer populations of invasive species, following DNR protocol to report them, educating the public on monitoring, identification, and removal methods are important parts of this program.


Position Description

Title: Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

Type of Employment: Full Time (38hrs/week)

Salary: Starting pay is between $14 and $17 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Mileage is reimbursed at the Federal Mileage Rate.

Benefits: Health insurance stipend, Life/STD/LTD/ADD, paid sick time, paid vacation and holidays.

Location: Green Lake/Westfield, WI

Primary Duties Include:

  • Conduct AIS inventories using protocol approved by Wisconsin DNR

  • Document and map infestations of invasive species

  • Develop summaries, reports and maps about the presence or absence of aquatic invasive and native species using DNR approved protocols

  • Present summarized results to Lake Groups and County partners at meetings

  • Lead boat wash station development efforts in partnership with Green Lake County, Green Lake Sanitary District and other local partners

  • Coordinate with lake groups to educate and train volunteers for AIS monitoring, Clean Boats Clean Waters, hands-on identification, and removal methods of invasive species

  • Coordinate purple loosestrife biological control program

  • Provide technical assistance to partners and other organizations

  • Track work progress on lakes and contacts via online databases

  • Conduct workshops and presentations at fishing events and other water recreation events and for organizations involved in water resource issues.

  • Participate in Statewide led efforts: DNR’s “Draining Campaign”, Bait Dealer Initiative, Landing Blitz, Stream monitoring, Waterfowl Hunter Outreach

  • Collaborate with county, state, and local organizations to meet goals

  • Document grant match for volunteers and equipment for reporting purposes

  • Assist in the writing of grants for project funding

  • Develop press releases and newsletter articles related to AIS

  • Contribute photos and information to the Golden Sands RC&D website and Facebook page


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources field, or sufficient professional experience to substitute

  • One or more years relevant work experience preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in building networks and coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders; experience and skills with conflict management beneficial.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude

  • Strong time management skills, ability to self-start and  work independently without close supervision

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences orally and in writing

  • Willingness to travel throughout the project area and attend evening/weekend events

  • Familiarity with aquatic invasive species and local land/water conservation issues preferred.

  • Aquatic Plant identification experience.

  • Ability to plan, implement and teach educational programs, including translating technical information

  • Skillful in building and maintaining professional work relationships and networks

  • Adept in Google Sheets, Docs and Slides

  • Must possess or obtain a valid Wisconsin drivers license

  • Provide proof of auto insurance coverage

  • Must have reliable personal vehicle

  • Ability to operate motorized and/or non-motorized watercraft

  • Boater Safety required (this can be taken online through WDNR)

HOW TO APPLY:

To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017 8:00 AM and include all of the following:

Cover letter (one page) that summarizes how you meet the qualifications of this position. Please note that your response will be evaluated for content and written communication skills.

Professional resume, including related education, professional work history, and volunteer experience. Contact information for three (3) professional work references, including at least one person who has been your immediate supervisor. For each reference, please indicate the nature of your professional relationship and include the person's title, email address and telephone number.

Application materials that do not comply with these instructions are incomplete and will not be considered.  Background checks of final candidates required.


Interviews will be held March 13th, 16th & 17th, with a start date of April 3, 2017


Send application materials to: Chris.Hamerla@goldensandsrcd.org

For more information contact Chris Hamerla at 715-343-6215



Now hiring:  Two (2) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Technicians/Watercraft Inspectors


Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (RC&D) is seeking two (2) limited-term AIS Technicians for the summer of 2017. Employment will run from approximately May 22nd to approximately Labor Day. 40% of this position will be inspecting watercraft entering or leaving the water body and offering educational materials to boaters. 60% of the position may include, but is not limited to, assisting with aquatic invasive species monitoring, collecting purple loosestrife biocontrol beetles, training volunteers on invasive species identification and removal techniques, giving presentations, designing educational material, maintaining field supplies, distributing equipment to volunteers, recording new invasive species, collecting data to be reported to WDNR and reporting on various activities.


Golden Sands RC&D staff will provide training on aquatic plant identification, aquatic invasive species identification, and proper watercraft inspection procedures following the WDNR’s Clean Boats, Clean Waters program protocols. Prior experience with these topics is beneficial, but not required. The technicians will be required to attend one or more regional or statewide paid training events. Technicians must be able to work independently and in a team setting.  Must have good communication skills.  Must be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  Must be comfortable working in and around water, from shore and by various watercraft.  Boater Safety will be required. (Boater Safety courses are available online through WDNR.)


Reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance is required for this position.  Mileage from the primary office to the work sites will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate of $0.54 per mile.


Position Details

  • Position #1:  Primary office in Stevens Point and will focus on Taylor, Marathon, Wood and Portage Counties.

  • Position #2:  Primary offices in Green Lake and Westfield and will focus on Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and Waupaca Counties.


Each position will cover a four county regional area with potential overlap, working 35 hours per week for 16 weeks.  


Both positions will pay $10.00/hr, with a potential $560.00 end of season bonus, contingent on hours worked and satisfactory completion of all reporting requirements. Employment will run from approximately May 22nd to approximately Labor Day. The AIS Technicians will be expected to work most weekends throughout the season, including part of holiday weekends (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day).


HOW TO APPLY:  

To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017 8:00 AM and include all of the following:

Cover letter (one page) that summarizes how you meet the qualifications of this position. Please note that your response will be evaluated for content and written communication skills.

Professional resume, including related education, professional work history, and volunteer experience. Contact information for three (3) professional work references, including at least one person who has been your immediate supervisor. For each reference, please indicate the nature of your professional relationship and include the person's title, email address and telephone number.

Application materials that do not comply with these instructions are incomplete and will not be considered.  Background checks of final candidates required.


Interviews will be held March 13th, 16th & 17th, with approximate start date of May 22, 2017.


Send application materials to: Chris.Hamerla@goldensandsrcd.org

For more information contact Chris Hamerla at 715-343-6215



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