Forestry GIS Application and Data Specialist

Wisconsin DNR

  • LTE/Temporary
  • Madison, WI
  • Application deadline: 2022-04-24

The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE – Forestry GIS Application and Data Specialist located at our central office in Madison, Wisconsin.

This dual LTE appointment is comprised of two 20-hour positions for an expected work schedule of 40 hours per week. The intention is to hire one candidate on both positions. See below for more information on the positions.

Position 1, Forestry GIS Application Specialist

Under general review, the Forestry GIS Application Specialist works under the guidance of the DNR GIS Infrastructure, Development and Support Leader to develop, maintain and support custom forestry applications for Division of Forestry (FR) operations. The GIS Application Specialist will be responsible for the development and support of forestry GIS applications developed in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms and support custom GIS applications for multiple DNR divisions. The position will work independently on complex assignments and requires comprehensive knowledge of GIS principles and agency wide practices and policies.

Position 2, Forestry GIS Data Specialist

Under general review, the Forestry GIS Data Specialist works under the guidance of the DNR GIS Infrastructure, Development and Support Leader developing and managing GIS vector and raster data to meet needs of 500+ Division of Forestry (FR) employees, as well as support custom applications used by multiple internal division partners, external partners, and the public. The position works independently on assignments including researching needs, creating GIS products, performing complex analyses, and supporting custom applications used by multiple divisions and partners (Wisconsin Field Inventory Reporting System- WisFIRS, Independent Forest Fire Reporting System- IFFRS). The position requires comprehensive knowledge of GIS technologies and concepts, agency practices and policies, as well as strong data management skills.

Salary Information

Between $28.00 – $31.56 per hour depending on experience and training.

Job Details

This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.

LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours per position within a twelve-month period.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

To apply for this job please visit wj.wi.gov.