Urban Forestry Coordinator

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry

The Urban Forestry Coordinator develops, administers and implements the urban forestry assistance program in partnership to maintain or increase public and private urban forest canopy that will supply the full array of benefits. This position is the technical expert and thought leader for the Division in this Urban Forestry service area, setting the pace for the Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and transfer of knowledge.

The Urban Forestry Coordinator is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, interdivisional teams, and partner groups. This position maintains cutting-edge knowledge and expertise by staying abreast of current research and maintaining an effective professional network to increase the capacity of partners to provide urban forestry services. The customer base for this position is Wisconsin communities, urban forestry-related professional, nonprofit and private sectors and Division staff, including three central office bureaus and four districts, as well as colleagues throughout the Department and key partner groups.

The Urban Forestry Coordinator represents urban forestry within the assigned area, and is responsible for establishing, directing and implementing program policy and procedures, advising on critical issues, providing service to clients, and developing working relationships with other urban resource management functions. The position contributes to statewide urban forestry policy development and implementation.

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