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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE - FORESTRY TECHNICIAN-ADV

Contact: Dustin R Bronson

Location: Rhinelander Service Center, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Telephone Number: (608) 469-6680

Hourly Rate: $16.000 per hour.

Duration: Job starts approximately April 29, 2018

Job Description: Forestry Technician - LTE

The Wisconsin DNR will be hiring a forestry technician within the Division of Forestry, Forest Economics and Ecology section. The applicant hired for this position will work on a variety of research projects including studies on amphibian use of ephemeral ponds, control of oak wilt, cedar regeneration, and a study on the effects of deer browsing on planted seedlings. Work will include forest understory assessments, tree basal area measurements, plant species identification, and study plot establishment. The successful applicant should plan to spend most days working outside, working in a wide range of weather conditions. The successful applicant should be in good physical condition, able to handle daily hiking with gear. Preferred start date is mid-April, but there is some flexibility in the start date depending on the availability of the qualified applicant. The position will be based out of the Wisconsin DNR Forestry Headquarters in Rhinelander, but will require extensive travel across Wisconsin. A well-qualified applicant would have interest in pursuing a career in the field of natural resources. Applicants should have some experience in forest cruising and identification of tree species native to northern Wisconsin. Additional preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with GPS navigation and ArcGIS. Applicants will be expected to work independently and have experience with Excel and basic Windows programs.

80% A. Field data collection.
A1. Timber cruising for tree basal area by species
A2. Assessment of tree saplings and seedlings by species
A3. Herbaceous plant assessments
A4. Establishment of research infrastructure

20% B. Office work.
B1. Establish cruise points in mapping software
B2. Data entry, quality assurance and control

Knowledge Required: A well-qualified applicant would have interest in pursuing a career in the field of natural resources. Applicants should have some experience in forest cruising and identification of tree species native to northern Wisconsin. Additional preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with GPS navigation and ArcGIS. Applicants will be expected to work independently and have experience with Excel and basic Windows programs.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2018

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

Dustin R Bronson
107 Sutliff Avenue
Rhinelander, WI 54501
RE: Job Code 11898

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: 6/20/2018