Customer Service Leader (Former Employee) – Oshkosh, WI – January 13, 2018
I worked 12 years until I retired for the DNR. Our office had 60 employees and it was wonderful working with all of them I was a customer service lead and worked in my department with 2 other people. We were front line for all dealings with anyone and for anything in our building. We provided licenses and registrations for all sports vehicles and hunting and answered questions pertaining to all aspects of wildlife, water regs, laws, fishing, forestry, and remediation. We were busy but in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere .My co workers were great and we still see each other after we all have retired.
Everything, benefits, people, work ethic, environment
Wastewater Engineer (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – November 6, 2017
It was a bit of a dull work environment for a millennial. While I think corporate paintballing parties and bean bags in the office are a bit hokey, the DNR seems not to be doing anything to attract a young work force. Seems like people sign up here for the benefits, and you do get to tour around the state a lot and meet with other departments. I just found the 9 story brutalist building sucking the life out of me. The management was cool, and if you have any type of social skills you'll get along with everyone.
Program Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – October 28, 2017
I enjoyed my job at the DNR. The benefits I received were very good. I had consistent work hours, and I enjoyed the position and my supervisor. I left this position for a promotion with another agency.
Natural Resources Customer Services Representative (Current Employee) – Antigo, WI 54409 – September 5, 2017
Working at the WDNR is a decent job. The people are great to work with but the job can be stressful at times. I feel there is very little option for career advancement. Wage raises is pretty much non-existent.
Processed peoples registraiton information on boats, ATV/UTV's, and snowmobiles through Go Wild.
Registration Processor/Office Associate (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – July 25, 2016
A typical day is I come in to work and I get started on processing registrations, meta tagging through Share Point, or organizing and sorting applications. I work with people close to my age and we pretty much work quietly. The hours are very flexible as long as you let your supervisor know when you can and can't work.
LTE Laborer (Former Employee) – Trempealeau, WI – October 20, 2015
Worth doing the manual labor for a short time, but it is a very repetitive job. Great learning experience, but hard to get motivated to go back seeing as how in Wisconsin funding for Natural Resources and primarily state parks is being cut. Hard to move up in the working colony of the specific park. Having the right supervisors is key, most of the people in the Park Ranger lifestyle are pretty laid back anyway.
Stormwater Specialist (Current Employee) – Baldwin, WI – May 21, 2015
A typical work day consists of application review, site inspections and compliance. The hardest part of the job is the preconceived misconception the public has of the DNR. The most enjoyable is protecting the beautiful natural resources of this state.
Experieances of the day to day law enforcement officer
Forest Ranger (Current Employee) – Woodruff, WI – August 5, 2013
Every day when I started my day I would always be ready for the unexpected. That came to light on July 1,2009 when I was staring my shift when I was notified of a wanted person. This person was wanted for the murder of his wife. With in hours myself and other law enforcement officers had the person in custody. I can say my career of 31 years of law enforcement has been so rewarding that its time to continuing to help others in a different way. I have had so many experiences and have met so many people and traveled many miles in the north and the state of Wisconsin I would like to continue to help others,
Doing things that people wait their entire life I do everyday!