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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - FORESTER-SENIOR

Contact: Colleen F. Matula

Location: Statewide

Telephone Number: (715) 685-2911

Hourly Rate: Between $19.50 - $22.47 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 1, 2018

Job Description: Forest Ecologist - LTE

This position will be based out of the Forestry Headquarter in Rhinelander office or GEF2 in Madison. The position will include travel within the state. Independent travel in state vehicles is required so the successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license. This job may require overnight travel and occasional evening or weekend work hours.

The Forest Ecology Specialist with the Applied Forestry Bureau, Forest Economics and Ecology Section serves as an expert on forest ecology issues for the Division and the Department. This position develops technical publications, including forest management guidelines, handbooks, publications, and other documents, as well as related trainings. Duties include conducting literature reviews, synthesizing existing information, and preparing reports. Topics are varied and include developing guidance or information on managing forest-associated wildlife, forest types, and harvest systems, such as biomass harvesting. Duties will include developing and testing questionnaires, implementing surveys, compiling and analyzing data, supporting policy review teams, preparing written reports, and providing oral presentations.

75% Gather, compile and integrate information from various sources, including literature, maps, GIS layers, databases and experts on geology, soils, hydrology, vegetation, land use, and natural disturbances, to include in the Silviculture Handbook, management guidelines and other publications.

15% Develop communication materials and trainings for internal staff and external partners. Regularly review, revise and update related Division of Forestry web-pages.

10% Coordinate project meetings with internal staff and external partners , develop time lines and goals, participate and take notes to share with project team members and partners.

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of silviculture and forest cover types in Wisconsin.
- Experience working on a project team and independently.
- Knowledge of customer service concepts and strategies with strong problem-solving skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently while exercising sound judgment.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and facilitate decision making in a group context.
- Must be detail oriented and perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Degree or coursework in Forestry or related field


Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Colleen F. Matula
2501 Golf Course Road
Ashland, WI 54806
RE: Job Code 11822

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.


Last revised: 2/17/2018