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Burnett County
Government Center
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872
Aquatic Invasive Species Intern
This position, under the direction of the County Conservationist, works as part of the Burnett County Aquatic Invasive Species Program which includes the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" Program.  The position is responsible for public outreach and education, including assistance to lake associations for training and resource information related to aquatic invasive species management.

Job Description
  • Position:        Aquatic Invasive Species Intern
  • Time:            Seasonal - approximately May thru September (Contingent on State/Local funding up to a maximum of 550 hours per year. May be renewed for up to 3 years.)  Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required. Days off would be mid week.
  • Wage:          $11.00/hour dependent on qualifications.

For more information, please view the Position Description.


        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 
        detailed reports.

        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 
spray operations.

Protective gear and clothing such as hard hats, boots and gloves may 
be necessary.

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. 

To download and fill out, please see Aquatic Invasive Species Intern Application.

(Note the application may be filled out electronically, however it must be printed out and submitted either by mailing, faxing or dropping off at the Burnett County Land / Water Conservation Office address noted in the "For More Information" Section of this page.)

Applications reviewed upon receipt - Open until filled

For More Information
To inquire further, please contact:

Burnett County Land / Water Conservation Office
Burnett County Government Center
7410 County Road K, #109
Siren, WI  54872

You can also contact us by calling p. 715/349-2186, or fax p. 715/349-2180.

Burnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer