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Forest Products Specialist (Two Positions)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Description:

   This position collaborates with businesses, organizations, inter-agency teams, and other external and internal stakeholders to support and grow Wisconsin’s forest products industry. Each position specializes in one or more aspects of the forest products industry, such as forest products utilization and marketing; domestic, international and emerging forest products market and business development; renewable energy and woody biomass; and manufacturing process improvement. 
   Forest Products Specialists provide technical assistance to the forest industry, including the introduction of new technology and manufacturing practices. In addition, the position assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of training sessions and also collaborates on the development of policies related to emerging issues, such as labor availability, transportation, life cycle analysis, ecological services (e.g. carbon markets), renewable energy, woody biomass, and invasive species impacts on wood markets 
   There are currently two job opportunities that are located in: 
    • Rhinelander or Tomahawk; and 
    • Spooner or Hayward 


   Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position: 
    • Forest products industry experience 
    • Business management experience 
   Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications: 
    • Experience providing consultation services to businesses or organizations 
    • Experience developing policies 
    • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, wood science, paper science, or business management