Private Forestry Specialist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry

The Private Forestry Specialist leads program management and policy development for the statewide private lands forestry program and federal Forest Stewardship program for the Division of Forestry. This position is the technical expert and thought leader for the Division in private forestry, setting the pace for the Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and transfer of knowledge. The Private Forestry Specialist is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, inter-divisional teams, and partner groups. This position maintains cutting-edge knowledge and expertise by staying abreast of current research and maintaining an effective professional network.

This position is located in Madison, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Rhinelander, or Spooner with responsibilities statewide. Occasional travel within the state and nationally is required. This position works under the general supervision of the Public & Private Forestry Section Chief within the Bureau of Forestry Field Operations.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) excels at protecting and managing Wisconsin’s natural resources while supporting the economy and the well-being of the citizenry. Within DNR, the Division of Forestry works in partnership to administer programs that protect and sustain our forested lands throughout the state, combining technical and financial assistance, planning, research, technology, education, and policy to help meet the many demands on the forest both today and for many years to come.

Working for the DNR is a great life experience! You will be involved in rewarding, challenging work; interact with a variety of people in a team-oriented atmosphere; and make a positive impact on our environment and valuable natural resources. We offer a generous benefits package that includes excellent health insurance options, ample leave time, a business casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules for most positions, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote health and wellness.

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