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Forester


  • Douglas County Forestry Department
  • 02/22/19
  • Solon Springs, WI
  • 54873
  • $49,129.60 – $56,139.20 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Are you interested in starting or furthering your career in forestry and the outdoors? Heres a great opportunity to join the progressive team of dedicated professionals managing the largest and one of the most diverse County Forests in the State of Wisconsin. The Douglas County Forestry Department is currently seeking a full-time Forester position with a strong forest management background and an enthusiastic, positive attitude to join its team of dedicated professionals. This is a great opportunity to work within all aspects of a very active and dynamic, large-scale commercial forest management program promoting high production of timber, wildlife, and outdoor recreation throughout 280,000 acres of public forest land in Wisconsins great northwoods.

Position provides a wide variety of services including establishing, administering, and evaluating timber sales, developing forest management plans, planning reforestation and other forest improvement program needs, collecting and analyzing stand-level inventory data, monitoring forest health, planning and managing access management, providing customer service, and assisting with forest recreation and wildlife habitat planning and development. Position is primarily field based and works as part of a team and cooperatively with other department programs and partnering agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Establish timber sales; including reconnaissance, prescription development, sale layout, road design, cruise design, timber marking, timber sale write up, and reforestation planning.
2. Administer timber sale contracts with logging contractors; including compliance checks, monitoring records and payment activities, communicating performance expectations, and identifying corrective actions.
3. Ensure compliance with SFI and FSC forest certification program standards.
4. Conduct forest compartment and stand level forest inventory.
5. Plan forest regeneration and forest improvement activities and assist with contract administration.
6. Monitor forest health.
7. Assist with the development of land, forest, and resource management plans, including the development of standards and guidelines.
8. Evaluate forest management program effectiveness and efficiency and make recommendations.
9. Develop and maintain accurate forest records and reports.
10. Assist in forest recreation and wildlife habitat planning and development.
11. Manage motorized recreational access and assign road and trail use designations.
12. Assist in evaluating, planning, and negotiating access permits and other forest use permits for County lands.
13. Enforce County ordinances, policies, and regulations. Make reports to the Forest, Parks, and Recreation Committee.
14. Provide customer service to the public regarding Department programs and functions, forest management activities, land-use policies, and recreational offerings.
15. Prepare materials and present at conferences, meetings, school/local functions. Partner and coordinate with State, Federal, and other agencies to achieve maximum program objectives.
16. Assist in the standard maintenance of Department facilities, vehicles, and equipment.
17. Assist with wildfire suppression and prescribe burning programs.

The ideal candidate will have effective communication skills, excellent customer service skills, positive enthusiastic attitude, passion for forestry, and strong relationship building skills with colleagues, partners, contractors, and the general public. We are looking for a highly motivated team player with a drive for success and a desire to make a lasting contribution to the Douglas County Forest.

To apply, go to:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/douglascountywi/jobs/2360397/forester-forestry-department?&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


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