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Land Conservation Intern

Green Lake County

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Location: Green Lake, WI
Type: Limited Term
Posted: 03/12/2018
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer

Job Summary:

The Land Conservation Intern will work under the general direction of the Land Conservation Department to assist in a wide range of conservation related programs; provide support and assistance to Soil Conservationists as they work with property owners regarding soil and water conservation practices. This is a grant funded, limited term employment opportunity.


  • Digitization of an updated water layer for the County’s GIS system.
  • Completion of a detailed inventory of the rivers and stream corridors within Green Lake County prior the prioritization of qualified acres for the Green Lake County Buffer Program.
  • Work with qualified landowners to rank the buffers using the Green Lake County Buffer Ranking Calculator
  • Assist in putting together cost-share contracts, including operation and maintenance agreements.
  • Assist in the installation of conservation practices.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



High school diploma or GED equivalency; Must have at least one year of post-secondary education and pursuing a degree in a natural resource field such as wildlife ecology, conservation, water resources, biology, or another closely related field and enrolled at a post-secondary institution for the fall 2018 semester.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle for transportation to the field (mileage for vehicle use will be compensated).
  • Basic knowledge of soil and water conservation, wildlife ecology, and agriculture.
  • Competent with computer programs such as Microsoft Office and ArcGIS. GPS literate.
  • Ability to interpret and use aerial photos, plat books, soil, and topographic maps.
  • Physically able to work in rugged terrain and inclement weather.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people ranging from youth to adult age.

Work Period:

Twelve (12) weeks, mid-May to September, forty (40) hours per week, 480 hours total.

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