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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


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 Silviculturist - 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 Silviculturist with the Applied Forestry Bureau, Forest Economics and Ecology Section, serves as an expert on silviculture issues for the Division and the Department. The position will assist with managing the Silviculture Handbook and handling communications, including sharing of findings with internal and external stakeholders. Developing information to include in the Silviculture Handbook and other publications is another role of this position. This position will coordinate all public and internal input and review on handbooks, manual code and other silviculture related guidance. Additional duties may include maintaining current understanding of the silviculture literature through literature reviews, preparing written reports, and providing oral presentations on silviculture topics.

50% Compile and integrate information from various sources, including literature, maps, and experts on geology, soils, hydrology, vegetation, and natural disturbances, to include in the Silviculture Handbook, management guidelines and other publications. Write and edit Silviculture Handbook, management guidelines, reports and other publications.

30% Prepare presentations, develop supporting materials, and provide training focused on forest ecology, silviculture and forest management issues, including forest types and harvest systems. Regularly review, revise and update related Division of Forestry web-pages.

15% Act as primary contact and coordinate posting of guidance, manual codes, and other documents for public and employee input for the Section. Compile comments, prepare summary documents, and coordinate posting of final materials

5% Coordinate, participate and take notes at meetings, such as the Silviculture Guidance Team, Ad Hoc Teams, Advisory Committees, and other groups. Develop project timelines 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 resume, cover letter and references to:

Colleen F. Matula
2501 Golf Course Road
Ashland, WI 54806
RE: Job Code 11821

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: 2/20/2019