WI DNR Now Hiring Foresters Across the State

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Forestry, is recruiting to fill several Forester vacancies located across the State of Wisconsin. These positions direct and provide forest management assistance on private lands, state lands, federal lands, and county forests. Forest management includes forest reconnaissance, management plans, prescriptions, timber sale establishment and administration, timber stand improvement, reforestation and afforestation, forest road development and maintenance, and/or property management. This includes providing advice and services to private landowners and DNR property managers on state-owned lands, supporting administration of the Good Neighbor Authority agreement with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, and functioning as the single point of contact or liaison to the assigned County Forest.

Most, but not all, of the Forester positions include wildland fire responsibilities. Within the assigned area, these positions are responsible for wildland fire management, which includes wildland fire preparedness, suppression, and prevention on federal, state, county and private lands. These positions may also include forestry law enforcement in the assigned area. The Forester positions with wildland fire include fire line responsibilities such as initial attack, wildfire suppression, and serving as the Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief, or as a Division Group Supervisor/Task Force/Strike Team Leader during fire suppression operations and may be responsible for planning and conducting prescribed burning activities to achieve habitat and property management. These positions also provide expert training to Fire Department personnel and other partners.

Link to application: https://wj.wi.gov/10065 Application Due: June 2, 2023