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Limited Term Forester

Douglas County Forestry Department
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Solon Springs
Job Description:

   The Douglas County Forestry Department manages 270,000 acres of public forest lands in northwest Wisconsin. Limited-Term Foresters perform forest reconnaissance, regeneration surveys and take part in special inventory projects as needed. This position is also responsible for assisting foresters in timber sale establishment, scaling and administration, detection of invasive species, forest insect and disease monitoring and general forest sign and equipment maintenance. This is a limited-term, non-represented position for the Douglas County Forestry Department located in Solon Springs, WI. Two openings anticipated to be filled for late May or early June and extending through August or December 2019, depending on availability. There is potential to extend the position, but not to meet or exceed one year, depending on performance, workload and funding. This position has previously been used as an academic internship and has reliably led to full-time, professional job placement in the forestry field. For questions, please contact Keb Guralski at the Forestry Department; 715-378-2219, or Douglas County Human Resources; 715-395-1249. No fringe benefits 


   Graduated or enrolled in an accredited curriculum with course work toward a degree in Natural Resources or a related field, or an equal combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Forest measurement abilities should include use of: compass and pace, clinometer, increment borer, diameter tape and basal area prism. Also, knowledge of; Dendrology, Silviculture, plant identification, habitat typing, aerial photograph interpretation, land navigation and map reading are essential to perform the duties of this position. Ability to work in varied terrain and adverse weather conditions. Must possess a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years of age. 


   Perform forest reconnaissance and regeneration surveys using highly accurate GPS units and electronic data recorders. Stand Examination information obtained would consist of forest cover type, tree species, tree diameters, tree heights, stand age, basal area, soil type, timber volumes, habitat type, site index, invasive species identification, insect and disease damage, tree growing stock status and deer browse damage. Other forestry related duties include timber sale establishment, timber marking, assisting in establishing private harvest boundaries, scaling and active harvest administrative assistance, Emerald Ash Borer trapping and timber stand improvement. These job duties will be performed both independently and as part of a team. 

How to Apply:

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   For questions, please contact Keb Guralski at the Forestry Department; 715-378-2219, or Douglas County Human Resources; 715-395-1249.