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Forester LTE (12 positions)- Regeneration Monitoring

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • 02/03/20
  • Madison, WI
  • 53707
  • $15.00- $17.64 / Monthly
  • Full-Time
The Wisconsin DNR will be hiring up to twelve Foresters within the Forest Products Services program. The positions will be based across the state in locations such as Ashland, Cornell, Hayward, La Crosse, Medford, Park Falls, Rhinelander, Wausaukee, or Wisconsin Rapids but will require extensive travel across Wisconsin. Please note any location preferences in your cover letter.

These positions will work on the Forest Regeneration Monitoring project measuring the effects of deer browse and plant competition on seedling trees. This position involves conducting regeneration measurements in several forest types, across multiple ownerships and contacting landowners to obtain access to private lands. The successful applicant should plan to spend most days working outside in a wide range of weather conditions, and therefore should be in good physical condition, able to handle daily hiking with equipment.

The preferred start date is May 26, but there is some flexibility in the start date depending on the availability of the qualified applicant.

80% - Field Data Collection
- Conducting plot measurements of tree saplings and seedlings by species and height class
- Entering collected data into a tablet
- Travel time to and from plots and work station

20% - Office Work
- Contacting landowners to obtain permission to access private lands
- Data entry, quality assurance, and control
- Planning plot visits and access points efficiently with maps, GIS

Knowledge Required:

Required Qualifications:
- Experience in forestry or botany
- Able to identify seedling tree species native to Wisconsin
- Experience working independently
- Experience working with tablets, Microsoft Programs (especially Excel), and Windows programs

Preferred Qualifications:
- Interested or passionate about pursuing a career in the field of natural resources
- Experience or familiarity with GPS navigation and ArcGIS

Application Deadline: February 27, 2020

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and references to:

Casey E Menick
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 13673

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