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Forestry Technician

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • 08/14/19
  • Rhinelander, WI
  • 54501
  • 17.29 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
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Forestry Technicians play a vital role in WI DNR and work side-by-side with Foresters to protect and manage our forests so that they last for years to come. It's an important job, and it takes a special kind of person to do it. A love of forests, physical work, heavy equipment operation and maintenance, and firefighting are essential! Yes, you need some basic knowledge or experience in each of the components of the job, but we'll provide significant on-the-job training to help you succeed.

We currently have job opportunities in the following locations:
Winter Ranger Station
Medford Ranger Station
Keshena Forestry Center
Prentice Ranger Station
Barnes Ranger Station
Rhinelander Ranger Station
Wisconsin Rapids Service Center

Interviews are anticipated to be held during the week of September 23 in Rhinelander and will only be conducted in-person. Successful candidates are anticipated to begin working on November 11, 2019. Mark your calendars!

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Position Summary:
Forestry Technicians are responsible for fire management activities (i.e., fire suppression, pre-suppression and prevention); serving as a certified forest fire equipment operator; operating specialized/complex forest fire control equipment including tractor/plows and engines; issuing permits; implementing forest fire prevent projects; and assisting in performing fire inspections.

Forestry Technicians also assist with all aspects of the forest management program, which may include forest reconnaissance, management plans, timber sale establishment and administration, timber stand improvement, reforestation and afforestation, forest road development and maintenance, and/or property management.

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