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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Andrew M Stoltman

Location: GEF2 DNR Central Office, 101 S Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703

Telephone Number: (608) 266-9841

Hourly Rate: Between $17.98 - $22.47 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately January 22, 2018

Job Description: Forester Senior - LTE

This position serves as the Forest Inventory Specialist in the Bureau of Applied Forestry. The Forest Inventory Specialist works under the guidance of the Forest Products Services Team Leader and Urban and Rural Forest Inventory Analyst. This position will assist in analyzing forest inventory and other data sources (such a remotely sensed data) to provide information and analyses to resource managers. The work will include using databases, creating queries and reports from forest inventory datasets, and using GIS to spatially analyze these data. This position will work with US Forest Service staff to improve the database structure, queries and reporting tools for FIA (Forest Inventory and Analysis) and CFI (Continuous Forest Inventory) Evalidator databases.

This position will be responsible for consultation with internal and external WDNR clients. Occasional travel within the state is required.

70% Analyze and report on forest inventory data.
* Write queries and reports in USFS FIA and CFI Evalidator databases.
* Analyze tabular output and assess statistical validity.
* Synthesize data from varied datasets and write periodic and special topic reports.
* Utilize data outputs to assist State Forest staff in monitoring property master plan goals.

20% Perform spatial analyses using a wide variety of data.
* Collect tabular and spatially explicit forest data.
* Prepare data so that it may be analyzed with other varied data sources.
* Perform spatial analysis using ArcGIS software.
* Create maps and other visual representations to illustrate spatial data.

10% Evaluate and improve data access and reporting tools of forest inventory data in cooperation with the US Forest Service.
* Work with Forest Service Staff to create greater access to FIA Evalidator P2+ and P3 plot variables.
* Work with Forest Service Staff to increase statistical power of analyses.
* Evaluate data integrity and database structure, and recommend improvements.

Knowledge Required:

* Working knowledge of database reports and queries.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Access.
* Training in GIS or related field.
* Working knowledge of ESRI's ArcGIS technologies including experience with ESRI geo-databases, spatial analyst tools, and other data management tools.
* Knowledge of cartographic concepts, and the ability to create maps for forestry staff and the citizens of Wisconsin.

***NOTE*** This position is for 20 hours/week. We plan to hire one person to fill both this position and the Natural Resources Research Scientist-Senior position (Job ID 11661) to work a total of 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both positions.

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018

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

Andrew M Stoltman
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11660

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: 4/22/2018