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Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« on: January 27, 2012, 03:41:27 pm »
TWO POSITION PARTIALLY RELATED TO FORESTRY IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN

Questions can be directed to the individual counties. 
 
PRICE COUNTY (northern Wisconsin)
Forest and Parks Administrator
 
The Price County currently has an opening for the position of Forest and Parks Administrator.  This is a full time exempt, non-represented high level management position in the Forestry and Parks Department and is responsible for the administration, direction and supervision of all policies, budgets, programs, functions and staff of the Forestry and Parks Department.  This position is also expected to be a working supervisor who spends a significant portion of their time in field work.
 
The primary focus of this position is the Forest programs for sustainability to provide revenue for Price County Government while also satisfying ecological and social-economic needs of the present and future generations of Price County residents.  The secondary focus of this position shall be the County Parks programs and recreational trails within Price County.  Starting annual salary for the position is $48,609 - $54,163.
 
Minimum Qualifications for this position are:
 
Possess a high-school diploma, GED or equivalent
Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry with minimum of four to seven years’ experience in forest administration and management
At least three years’ supervisory experience in personnel management
Experience in preparing, monitoring and adhering to Departmental Budget
Experience in park and recreational trail management to include design and maintenance
Experience in building relationships with various groups of people
Experience in Public Speaking
Class D Driver’s license and CDL or the ability to obtain CDL within 6 months of employment
Access to a reliable, insured vehicle meeting Price County Coverage Standards
 
The selection process for this position may include an employment history evaluation, a personal interview and a pre-employment physical, including drug screening. 
 
PLEASE NOTE:  A Price County Application Form must be fully completed and must be received, along with a resume, by application deadline in order to be considered for this position.  Application materials are available:
 
·         In person or by mail from the Price County Personnel Department, Price County Courthouse 126 Cherry St., Phillips, WI  54555
·         By phone at (715)339-6404 – Please leave message with spelling of name and address.
·         By email at payroll@co.price.wi.us
·         Online at www.co.price.wi.us
·         Fax number (715) 339-6434
 
 
Completed applications must be received by the Price County Personnel Department
no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd, 2012.
 
Price County is an equal opportunity employer
 
________________________________________________________________ _______________
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
PARKS SUPERVISOR I
RUSK COUNTY LAND AND FORESTRY DEPARTMENT (northern Wisconsin)
Nature of Work
     Performs various County parks and Recreation, Forestry Field and Office Tasks and does related work as required.  This position will require weekend and holiday work activities in the parks program.
     This employee will be responsible for a number of varied management and administrative duties relating to Parks, to Land and Forestry work and is expected to exercise good judgment in the application of prescribed procedures and regulations to routine matters.
 
Examples of Duties:
Responsible in assistance of the supervision of the County Parks & Recreation program
Assist in the Direct Supervision of the following:
·         Forestry Technician
·         Seasonal Employees
·         Wisconsin Conservation Corp. Activities
·         CE-Wep and Workfare Activities
·         Any other part-time help
 
2.       Assist in the administration of the Snowmobile Maintenance Program.
·         Inspection of snow-trails
·         Billings from local snow-clubs
·         Application and reimbursement for state program funding
 
3.      Assist in the timber sale program.
·         Timber sale establishment
·         Forest cultural project establishment
·         Timber Sale Administration
 
4.      Assist in the development of annual budgets and work plans.
 
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
1.  Education/Training:
- REQUIRED -  Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from an accredited college or university that is affiliated with the Society of American Foresters.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Approximately 75% of the shift is spent standing or walking with around 15% is spent sitting, climbing, reaching and feeling with 10% and less climbing using legs or arms for support (trees, ladders, etc.) and bending or twisting to reach objects or move materials.
Approximately 50% of the shift is spent using near vision and 25% is spent using far vision and talking.
Approximately 75% of the shift is spent carrying objects weighing 10 pounds or less and 25% is spent doing low lifting (10 pounds or less) and manipulating objects such as basic tools and machinery.
Very heavy (100 lbs or more) lifting must be done on occasion.
 
EQUIPMENT:
In order to perform the essential functions of this job the following equipment is normally used.
A.    Basic office equipment; typewriter, calculator, copy machine, computer terminal and printer equipment.
B.    Technical equipment; camera, measuring devices, compass, scale sticks and other forestry tools.
C.    Tools; hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and the like, power tools, chainsaws, shovel and brooms.
D.    Transportation vehicles; automobile, truck and boat.
E.    Maintenance equipment; mower and snow plow.
F.    Medical equipment; first aid equipment
G.    Personal Protective Equipment; steel tip boots, hearing and eye protection and hard hats.
H.    Farm equipment; tractors.
I.      Required knowledge of any other equipment and software needed to perform essential duties.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Approximately 75% of shift is spent working outside and as such is subject at times to extreme temperatures, wet or humid conditions and prolonged exposure to radiation from the sun.
Approximately 25% of the shift is spent exposed to possible hazards from working around fast moving vehicles and about 10% working with mechanical equipment.
 
Supervision and Guidance Received:
     This employee is under the immediate supervision of the County Forest Administrator with final responsibility to the Land and Forestry Committee.  Employee’s work schedule will be determined in consultation with immediate supervisors to accommodate varying workload demands.
 
        QUALIFICATIONS
      Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from an accredited college or university that is affiliated with the Society of American Foresters.
 
 
 



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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 10:36:18 am »
FEE LANDS FORESTER - FOREST COUNTY POTOWATOMI

Closes 18 October 2012
 
Job Description at www.fcpotawatomi.com under the jobs-government tab.
 
Questions?  Contact Al Murray [Al.Murray@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov
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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 10:08:10 pm »
WISCONSIN DNR FORESTERY JOBS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is hiring Foresters! 
 
Statewide locations are available. The required exam is posted at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=63310&jobid=62825&index=true   

State of Wisconsin
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
101 S. Webster Street
Box 7921
Madison WI  53707-7921

Foresters
(Various Locations Statewide)
 
Turn your passion for forestry into your life’s work by becoming a part of a nationally recognized forestry program. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry is seeking up to ten (10) Foresters of all skill and experience levels at various statewide locations. 
 
These forester positions reflect different combinations of duties that are based on forest type and fire risk landscapes.  Duties encompass the following four integrated program areas: state lands management, private lands management, county forests management, and fire management.  Foresters provide a wide range of services that include; developing, administering, and evaluating forest management programs for county, state, and private forestlands; establishing and administering timber sales on department-managed forestlands; administering forest tax law programs; performing fire preparedness, suppression, prevention, and training.  As a matter of routine, foresters work cooperatively with other department programs, co-operating foresters, state, county, and federal agencies.
 
The ideal candidates will have effective communication skills, excellent customer service skills, effective decision making, and strong leadership skills in dealing with colleagues, partners, customers, and the general public.  We are looking for people with a drive for success and a desire to make a lasting contribution to their community.  Candidates are required to have a four-year SAF accredited degree in forestry (or equivalent as determined by the Chief State Forester).
 
Starting salary for foresters is between $22.026 and $28.170 hour, depending on qualifications, plus a comprehensive benefits package.  A required application and examination is posted at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=63310&jobid=62825&index=true .  Application deadline is Sunday January 6, 2013 by 11:59 p.m. Applicants that pass the exam will be contacted and invited for a brief phone interview, the week of February 4, 2013.  The candidates who best meet our qualifications after the phone interviews will be contacted the week of Feb 11, 2013 to schedule a face to face interview.  In person interviews are conducted as part of an assessment center which will be held the week of March 4, 2013 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  The anticipated start date for employment will be May 20, 2012. 

To apply, go to http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=63310&jobid=62825&index=true .   If you have any questions or have problems accessing the exam, please contact Jamie O’Donnell at (608)266-9236 or jamiee.odonnell@wisconsin.gov.
 
Join the many men and women dedicated to the protection and sustainable management of Wisconsin’s forests.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 10:21:37 pm »
WISCONSIN DNR JOB OPENING – Forest Products Services Team Leader
 
The Division of Forestry – WI DNR, is recruiting for a new team leader position.  Please share the following job announcement with your organizations and peers. To apply, submit examination materials via the instructions at: https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=63596&jobid=63111&index=true (Job announcement code: 12-03090)
 
Closing date is January 14, 2012.
 
Below is a more detailed description of the position.
 
Thank you and happy holidays!
 
Rebecca Diebel (Gass)
Staff & Partner Services Section Chief
Division of Forestry
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 266-9261
Website: dnr.wi.gov
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIDNR

 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hiring the Forest Products Services Team Leader.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is seeking a Team Leader to direct and administer policy, personnel, and budget activities for the Division’s Forest Products Services Team statewide. Specific program areas the Team Leader supervises are: forest products utilization, domestic and global marketing, forest products manufacturing, emerging renewable energy systems, and inventory and analysis of rural and urban forests.

The Team Leader provides leadership and management to the program, talent development, performance management, and supervision to program specialists statewide (up to seven employees). This position serves as the technical expert and thought leader for the Division in forest products industry issues, setting the pace for the Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and program communications. We are seeking a leader that excels at developing healthy partnerships based on open communication and collaboration which lead to achieving the Division’s broader, long term goals.

Salary for Forest Products Services Team Leader will range between $28.00 to $36.34 per hour, dependent on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also provided. The position is located in Madison, Wisconsin. A required examination is posted at https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=63596&jobid=63111&index=true (Job Announcement Code(s): 12-03090) and is due January 14, 2013. All applicants – including transfer applicants – are required to complete the examination process.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Jamie O’Donnell at 608-266-9236, or JamieE.Odonnell@wisconsin.gov.
Questions regarding the duties of the position can be directed to Rebecca Diebel at 608-266-9261, or Rebecca.Diebel@wisconsin.gov.



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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 12:38:16 pm »
RE:  WISCONSIN DNR FORESTRY TECHNICIAN VACANCIES

Forestry Technician Exam is now an on-line exam posted to wisc.jobs.  Application deadline to apply is June 2, 2013 by 11:59 p.m.
 
The direct link to the exam on the wisc.jobs site is http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=66373&jobid=65888&org=370&class=90770&index=true
 
Forestry Technician
(Various Locations Statewide)
 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking several service oriented forestry technicians to fill vacancies around the state.  This is an opportunity to join the many men and women dedicated to the protection and sustainable management of Wisconsin’s forests and become part of a nationally recognized forestry program.

These positions reflect different combinations of duties that are based on forest type and fire risk landscapes. Duties encompass the following four integrated program areas: public lands management, private lands management, county forests management, and fire management.  Forestry technicians provide a wide range of services that include: prepare timber sales, prepare and recommend reforestation plans; control insect and disease attacks; provide technical services in support of forest tax law programs; perform fire preparedness, suppression, prevention, and training; operate and maintain fire control heavy equipment.

Starting salary for a forestry technician is $16.273 per hour plus an excellent benefits package.  A 12 month probationary period is required.  A required application and examination is posted at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=66373&jobid=65888&org=370&class=90770&index=true

Application deadline is Sunday June 2, 2013 by 11:59 p.m.  In-person interviews are conducted as part of an assessment center which will be held in July in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. The anticipated start date for employment will be August 2013.
 
All Forestry Technician candidates must meet medical and physical fitness standards, possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, meet requirements to operate a state vehicle, and travel independently and on a timely basis.  Obtain and maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) within the first 6 months of employment. Complete details on medical and physical fitness requirements and testing procedures will be sent to candidates that are invited to interviews. Forestry Technician positions with fireline responsibilities require that job holders meet and maintain annually the physical requirements of this position as a condition of employment.  Some positions with fireline responsibilities are required to respond, when directed, within 30 minutes to the work station for emergency situations.
 
Qualified candidates will possess a combination of technical and interpersonal skills. These positions require knowledge with applied forestry management techniques and practices including: forestry data collection, tree and site identification, forest regeneration assessment, forest aesthetics, silvics, and pest identification and control procedures.  Knowledge of basic forest fire management and suppression skills including: map reading, legal descriptions, safety procedures, suppression tools and use.  Techniques and skills needed to conduct maintenance on fire suppression equipment and facilities, and radio communication, equipment, and generally accepted procedures.  These positions also require effective communication skills, excellent customer service, effective decision making, and strong leadership skills in dealing with colleagues, partners, customers and the general public through individual correspondence, one-on-one meetings, and group presentations. We are looking for people with a drive for success and a desire to make a lasting contribution to their community.
 
If you have any questions or have problems accessing the exam, please contact Jamie O’Donnell at (608)266-9236 or jamiee.odonnell@wisconsin.gov.
 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
 
 
Kari Mulhern
Hiring & Training Specialist
Staff & Partner Services Section
Division of Forestry
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouces
107 Sutliff Ave, Rhinelander WI 54501
715-365-8931 (office)
715-490-0134 (cell)
715-365-8962 (confidential fax)
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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 05:12:01 pm »
RE:  FORESTER VACANCIES - WISCONSIN DNR
[Different than the 4 November email for forestry technicians]

Foresters
(Various Locations Statewide)
 
Turn your passion for forestry into your life’s work by becoming a part of a nationally recognized forestry program. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry is seeking Foresters of all skill and experience levels at various statewide locations. 
 
These forester positions reflect different combinations of duties that are based on forest type and fire risk landscapes.  Duties encompass the following four integrated program areas: state lands management, private lands management, county forests management, and fire management.  Foresters provide a wide range of services that include; developing, administering, and evaluating forest management programs for county, state, and private forestlands; establishing and administering timber sales on department-managed forestlands; administering forest tax law programs; performing fire preparedness, suppression, prevention, and training.  As a matter of routine, foresters work cooperatively with other department programs, co-operating foresters, state, county, and federal agencies.
 
The ideal candidates will have effective communication skills, excellent customer service skills, effective decision making, and strong leadership skills in dealing with colleagues, partners, customers, and the general public.  We are looking for people with a drive for success and a desire to make a lasting contribution to their community.  Candidates are required to have a four-year SAF accredited degree in forestry (or equivalent as determined by the Chief State Forester).
 
Starting salary for foresters is between $17.072 and $28.00 hour, depending on qualifications, plus a comprehensive benefits package.  A required application and examination is posted at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=69999&jobid=69514&org=370&class=55132&index=true

Application deadline is Sunday 24 November 2013 by 11:59 p.m. Applicants that pass the exam will be contacted and invited for a brief phone interview, the week of 16 December 2013.  The candidates who best meet our qualifications after the phone interviews will be contacted the week of January 6, 2014 to schedule a face to face interview.  In person interviews are conducted as part of an assessment center which will be held the week of 24 February 2014 in Wisconsin.  The anticipated start date for employment will be 19 May 2014. 

To apply, go to http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=63310&jobid=62825&index=true .   If you have any questions or have problems accessing the exam, please contact Jamie O’Donnell at (608)266-9236 or jamiee.odonnell@wisconsin.gov.


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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 02:16:34 pm »
RE:  FLORENCE COUNTY (WI) FORESTER POSITION

http://www.florencecountywi.com/departments/?department=ebe79870c91c

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 2013
POSITION TITLE: FLORENCE COUNTY FORESTER/ RECREATION OORDINATOR
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: FULL TIME (40 HOURS PER WEEK)
SUPERVISION: FLORENCE COUNTY FORESTRY AND PARKS ADMINISTRATOR

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
 
This is a professional position under the direct supervision of the Florence County Forestry and Parks Administrator. This position will assist with forest management activities on 36,000+ acres of county forestland. This position will also direct recreational activities undertaken by the Forestry and Parks Department.
 
DUTIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
 
A. Recreation, Forest Roads, and Wildlife- 50% of time
1. Operate equipment necessary to construct and maintain County Forest and Parks roads, trails, and facilities. Coordinate with Highway Department on maintenance and development projects.
2. Construct and maintain hunter/walking trails including: gating, berming, signing, mowing and clearing.
3. Coordinate county wide snowmobile and ATV programs. Typical duties may include: brushing, signing, inspecting trails, developing new routes, and attending club meetings. Grant writing for ATV, Snowmobile, boating, County Conservation aides…
4. Coordinate Wildlife Project work.
5. Investigate and report problems within the county forest to the Forestry and Parks Administrator and/or sheriff’s department (e.g. theft, insects and diseases, illegal deer stands, dumping, off-road vehicle/ATV damage, damage to county facilities and property, etc).
 
B. Forestry- 35% of time
1. Assist the Assistant Administrator with timber sale activities such as: cruising, marking, establishing property lines and timber sale boundaries, mapping preparing timber sale documents, WisFIRS, etc.
2. Conduct timber sale administration as needed. Typical duties may include: scaling, checking contract compliance, communicating with loggers, truckers, and private land owners, alerting the Forest Administrator to potential and existing problems.
3. Perform inspections on Contract requirements and Closing Timber Sale Contracts including BMP’s, Roads, Trails, Landings, Seedings, Recon Updates, Scale summaries and final billings, etc.
4. Conduct other forestry projects such as: planning, layout and design of site preparation, tree planting, regeneration and survival studies, timber stand improvement, release, etc.
 
C. Other- 15% of time
1. Assist with building, inspecting, and maintaining county parks, campgrounds, boat landings, Florence Natural Resource Center, and Keyes Peak Ski Hill.
2. Maintain a professional attitude and attend training sessions and meetings as approved by the Forest Administrator.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor Degree in Forestry (or closely related field) from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Forester required. Preference will be given to applicants who meet the educational requirement and have additional field experience.
 
Applicants should have:
1. Computer knowledge; GPS, GIS, proficient in Microsoft Office.
2. The ability, stamina and willingness to travel over long distances, over rough terrain, on foot, in all types of weather.
3. Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direct supervision.
4. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to various groups and individuals of a wide range of backgrounds.
5. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare clear and accurate reports.
6. Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
7. Ability to work cooperatively with others including: department employees, DNR employees, loggers, truckers, county employees, county officials, private landowners, clubs, organizations and the general public.
8. Ability and willingness to do occasional strenuous physical labor.
9. Live in the State of Wisconsin or will move to the State within one year of employment.
 
WORK SCHEDULE
Compensation is based on a 40 hour workweek, generally Monday through Friday. Various situations may require work times to vary and could occasionally include evenings or weekends.
 
SALARY
The hourly rate will be from $18.00/hour to $20.01/hour based on experience. Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) status is non-exempt. Thereafter, increases will be consistent with other represented county employees.
 
BENEFITS
Health, Dental, Optical Insurance, Wisconsin Retirement, Vacation, and Holidays.
A County vehicle will be available during working hours.
 
APPLICATION
The Application Deadline is 4:00 P.M., Monday December 9th. Applications can be obtained from the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department. Completed applications, resumes, and cover letters may be sent to:
 
Florence County Forestry and Parks Department
5617 Forestry Drive
Florence, WI 54121
Tel: 715-528-3207 Ext 105-Patrick Smith, Administrator
Fax: 715-528-5172 - Attn. Florence County Forestry and Parks Dept.
 
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Patrick Smith,715-528-3207, Ext 105.
 



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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 09:24:56 pm »
Ron Scott:

I am going to graduate this semester from Humboldt State University with a Forestry degree as a soils option.

I want a job!  ;D

But seriously, my folks live in Indiana and I would love to get closer to them and find work. I have noticed that there are jobs that come up somewhat frequently in WI and Mich. I am in California and am obviously better schooled in conifer management. I do have a summers work experience working for a Forester here in CA cruising and lending a hand.

What would you recommend to a prospect employee as far as resume advise. I am not a vet, minority, and have not got my foot in the door with the forest service. It would be a dream however to get to work closer to home and I know that there are a lot of forested areas in Mich and WI.

Thanks for any insight you might have.
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 10:10:23 pm »
ashes
Ron will chime in with good advice.
From me, I'd suggest you land a job first and do well... then make the move to locate closer to home.

Also, make the Indiana contacts by visiting Purdue Univ and the various members of their staff. Talk with them face to face and see what they recommend. Play on your soils training as your trump card.

But do your best in a job you like, and try your best to not be homesick. That can ruin a lot of great careers.
And I know there are a lot of extenuating circumstances that enter in here as well. Age of parents, girl friends, etc.

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 11:32:07 pm »
Beenthere:

Thanks for the response. I am by no means homesick, have no significant other to come back to, or any other thing holding me to a particular area. :(...... ;D

What I do have is an interest in forestry, and more particularly forest soils. I did a summer with a private consulting forester here in CA last summer, and have the absolute green light to come to work when I graduate with him. That is not an offer that I take lightly by any means, and that might be a good option like you mention to build some experience that would translate better later.

I am simply questioning whether it is possible to land a job in the Midwest with my credentials, or if moving to a different forest type would be a problem because of being out competed by Midwest forestry students. I really have no understanding of the state of the game there.

And if I could get a job in the soils side of things that would be even better.

I know there are a lot of people that frequent this site that are from the Midwest, and have way more experience in everything than me.   

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 04:38:58 pm »
Ashes,

Write the best resume that you can. Of course, the more work experience that one has, the more employable they are. It helps to know the forest types in the potential work area, but I would not let not knowing them stop you from applying for a job in the Midwest or the Lake States if that is your area of choice.

With a professional forestry background, one can soon learn the vegetative types in their work area. This happens all the time to US Forest Service personnel who transfer all over the United States working in different forest types.

The Soils background is also a good one to have and should also help you in landing a job with one of the States or the USFS during this time when there is much emphasis on ecosystem management where soils knowledge is most helpful.

It is also most helpful to become a member of the Society of American Foresters and let your desires be known through their networks.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2014, 12:24:14 pm »
Ashes,
Don't forget to look into the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  You can find them on USAJobs.gov.  They are frequently looking for Soil Scientists.  Not sure what your education consists of in soils, but it is another option to explore and they have offices all over the country.  You can go on the Office of Personnel Management website (opm.gov) and find the requirements (education and work experience) for all government jobs.  It will spell out the number of credit hours needed for each job field for U.S. govt. jobs.

You can also set up your profile in USAJobs.gov for both your resume/transcripts, etc. as well as for automate job searches that will send alerts to your email as often as once a day with new jobs that match your search criteria.  Setting up your resume in the proper format (can't just upload a Word document) is a pain, but it is well worth it in the end because it is then very easy to apply for federal government jobs.

Best of luck in your search!

- Steve

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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 06:55:03 pm »
RE:  WISCONSIN DNR IS HIRING FORESTERS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is hiring Foresters! 
 
Statewide locations are available.  The required exam is posted at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=78534&jobid=78049&org=370&class=55132&index=true . This direct link to the exam is also included in the attached announcement.  Application deadline is Monday Oct 27, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.

Kari Mulhern
Forestry Hiring and Training Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
107 Sutliff Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: 715-365-8931
Cell Phone: 715-214-8086
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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 06:56:09 pm »
RE:  FOREST TECHNICIAN JOBS

The Wisconsin DNR Forestry Technician Exam is posted!  It is an on-line exam posted to wisc.jobs.  Application deadline to apply is Monday Oct 27, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.
 
The direct link to the exam on the wisc.jobs site http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=78548&jobid=78063&org=370&class=90770&index=true .

Forestry Technician (Various Locations Statewide)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking several service oriented forestry technicians to fill vacancies around the state.  This is an opportunity to join the many men and women dedicated to the protection and sustainable management of Wisconsin’s forests and become part of a nationally recognized forestry program.
These positions reflect different combinations of duties that are based on forest type and fire risk landscapes. Duties encompass the following four integrated program areas: public lands management, private lands management, county forests management, and fire management.  Forestry technicians provide a wide range of services that include: prepare timber sales, prepare and recommend reforestation plans; control insect and disease attacks; provide technical services in support of forest tax law programs; perform fire preparedness, suppression, prevention, and training; operate and maintain fire control heavy equipment.

Starting salary for a forestry technician is $16.436 per hour plus an excellent benefits package.  A 12 month probationary period is required.  A required application and examination is posted at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=69990&jobid=69505&org=370&class=90770&index=true

Application deadline is Monday Oct 27, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. Applicants that pass the exam will be contacted and invited for a brief phone interview, the week of December 01, 2014.  The candidates who best meet our qualifications after the phone interviews will be contacted the week of January 5, 2015 to schedule a face to face interview.  In person interviews are conducted as part of an assessment center which will be held the week of January 25, 2015 in Wisconsin.  The anticipated start date for employment will be May 17, 2015. 
All Forestry Technician candidates must meet medical and physical fitness standards, possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, meet requirements to operate a state vehicle, and travel independently and on a timely basis.  Obtain and maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) within the first 6 months of employment. Complete details on medical and physical fitness requirements and testing procedures will be sent to candidates that are invited to interviews. Forestry Technician positions with fireline responsibilities require that job holders meet and maintain annually the physical requirements of this position as a condition of employment.  Some positions with fireline responsibilities are required to respond, when directed, within 30 minutes to the work station for emergency situations.

Qualified candidates will possess a combination of technical and interpersonal skills. These positions require knowledge with applied forestry management techniques and practices including: forestry data collection, tree and site identification, forest regeneration assessment, forest aesthetics, silvics, and pest identification and control procedures.  Knowledge of basic forest fire management and suppression skills including: map reading, legal descriptions, safety procedures, suppression tools and use.  Techniques and skills needed to conduct maintenance on fire suppression equipment and facilities, and radio communication, equipment, and generally accepted procedures.  These positions also require effective communication skills, excellent customer service, effective decision making, and strong leadership skills in dealing with colleagues, partners, customers and the general public through individual correspondence, one-on-one meetings, and group presentations. We are looking for people with a drive for success and a desire to make a lasting contribution to their community.

To apply, go to http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=78548&jobid=78063&org=370&class=90770&index=true .If you have any questions or have problems accessing the exam, please contact Julie Jaksa at 608-266-0520 or Julie.jaksa@wisconsin.gov .

Kari Mulhern
Forestry Hiring and Training Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
107 Sutliff Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: 715-365-8931
Cell Phone: 715-214-8086
Fax: 715-365-8962
kari.mulhern@wisconsin.gov


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Re: Forestry Jobs in Wisconsin
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2015, 09:43:02 pm »
RE:  WISCONSIN DNR HIRING

Announcements posted now through Oct 30, 2015

WI DNR is looking to fill forester and forestry technician full-time positions.  The job announcements and exams are posted at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_search_list.asp?sort=4&advsrch=1&selectagency=196 now through November 30, 2015.

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