Employer: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Locations: Ashland, Madison, or Rhinelander, WI
Application deadline: August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm, Central Time
Term: LTE (Limited Term Employment)/Full-Time hours if hired for both positions
Position 1, Forest Silviculturist (20 hours/week):
The Forest Silviculturist with the Applied Forestry Bureau, Forest Economics and Ecology Section, serves as an expert on silviculture issues for the Division and the Department. The position will assist with managing the Forester’s Guide to Silviculture in Wisconsin (FGSW) and handling communications, including the sharing of findings with internal and external stakeholders. Developing information to include in the FGSW and other publications is another role of this position. This position will coordinate all public and internal input and review on handbooks, manual codes and other silviculture-related guidance. Additional duties may include maintaining a current understanding of the silviculture literature through literature reviews, preparing written reports, and providing oral presentations on silviculture topics.
- 40% – Compile and integrate information from various sources, including literature, maps, and experts on geology, soils, hydrology, vegetation, and natural disturbances, to include in the FGSW, management guidelines and other publications. Write and edit the FGSW, management guidelines, reports and other publications.
- 30% – Prepare presentations, supporting materials, and provide training focused on forest management issues. Regularly review, revise and update related Division of Forestry webpages.
- 15% – Act as the primary contact and coordinate posting of guidance, manual codes, and other documents for public and employee input for the Section. Compile comments, prepare summary documents, and coordinate posting of final materials.
- 10% – Participate in field site visits to collect data and implement silviculture trials and other related projects.
- 5% – Coordinate, participate and take notes at meetings, such as the Silviculture Guidance Team, Ad Hoc Teams, Advisory Committees, and other groups. Develop project timelines and goals.
Position 2, Forestry Ecology Specialist (20 hours/week):
The Forest Ecology Specialist with the Applied Forestry Bureau, Forest Economics and Ecology Section serves as an expert on forest ecology issues for the Division and the Department. This position develops ecological assessments and technical publications, including forest management guidelines, handbooks, publications, and other documents, as well as related trainings. Duties include conducting literature reviews, synthesizing existing information, and preparing reports. Topics are varied and include developing guidance or information on managing forest associated wildlife, forest types, and harvest systems, such as biomass harvesting. Duties will include developing and testing questionnaires, implementing surveys, compiling and analyzing data, supporting policy review teams, preparing written reports, and providing oral presentations.
- 75% – Gather, compile and integrate information from various sources, including literature, maps, GIS layers, databases and experts on geology, soils, hydrology, vegetation, land use, and natural disturbances, to include in ecological assessments, management guidelines and other publications. Assist in the development of policies and procedures related to ecosystem management guidance.
- 15% – Develop communication materials and trainings for internal staff and external partners. Regularly review, revise and update related Division of Forestry web-pages.
- 10% – Coordinate project meetings with internal staff and external partners, develop time lines and goals, participate and take notes to share with project team members and partners.