Lakes/Aquatic Invasive Species Tech, Woodruff, WI

Employer: Carol Warden ( (she/her/hers), UW Trout Lake Station (TLS) 715-356-9494


The successful applicant will work with WI DNR personnel in Woodruff and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology (CFL) TLS, Vilas County WI, and will involve Aquatic Invasive Species Work. This will involve field work (on lakes), at boat landings and some office work entering data. Work will be carried out in Vilas, Oneida, Langlade, Lincoln, Florence, and Forest Counties. Position will include some weekend and holiday work and will require the use of a personal vehicle (and will be eligible for reimbursement).


The applicants will be expected (training provided) to:

  • talk to and distribute literature to boaters at boat landings about aquatic invasive species
  • record data for plant surveys and other field work
  • assist with TLS and WI DNR programs as needed with water quality sampling, shoreland assessments, woody habitat assessments, aquatic plant sampling, Citizen lakes Monitoring Network
  • enter data as needed


  • work outdoors
  • work hours that can be long and irregular
  • work in various weather conditions
  • be comfortable in and on the water
  • work weekends and holidays
  • valid driver’s license which meets UW Risk Management standards is required


  • Number of positions: 2 – Filled
  • Start date: Mid to late May 2020
  • End date: Late August 2020
  • Pay:  $11.25-no experience; $11.50-some experience; $11.75-very experienced

 Location and Housing:

These positions are located at the Center for Limnology’s Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction, WI in northern Wisconsin, about 10 miles from Woodruff.  Dormitory style housing (not food) is provided free of charge. Enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, biking and shoreline campfires while gaining valuable research experience!

How to apply:


The CFL is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to an inclusive and positive working environment for all.