Job Description: Forestry Technician Advanced: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forest Management, Sciences Section, is hiring two seasonal forest technicians. The positions will work 40 hours a week assisting with field study establishment and forestry data collection. Duties will include forest cruising, plant identification, installing field data recorders, tree coring, soil sampling, girdling of trees using chainsaws and entering data into Excel.

Contact: Dustin R Bronson (

Location: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Rhinelander Service Center, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI 54501 Telephone Number: (715) 360-6808 Hourly Rate: $16.000 per hour. Flexible start date between May 2, and June 13, 2016

Duration: Job starts approximately May 2, 2016


80% Collect forestry related data: Cruise forest stands, collecting basal area by species. Conduct habitat type and forest understory regeneration assessments.

Establish long-term forest study plots.

15% Data management: Prepare and manage datasets using Microsoft Office products. Enter and review data generated from forest silviculture studies.

5% Literature review: Assist forest ecology team in literature reviews using online web databases, journal access and electronic library resources.

Knowledge Required: Ideal candidates will have some experience in forestry or forest sciences. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and able to work outside daily throughout a range of weather conditions. Candidates should be able to work both in a team environment and independently. Additional qualifications include tree/shrub identification and knowledge of plant communities. Finally, candidates should be proficient with map and compass along with GPS technology.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2016

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (, hard copy also available at most WDNR offices), resume, cover letter and references to:

Dustin R Bronson

107 Sutliff Avenue

Rhinelander, WI 54501

RE: Job Code 10094


Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information: Please email application materials to Dustin Bronson @

Nicole Collins

Nicole Collins

Director of Career Services at Unity College
Collins is Director of Career Services at Unity College. Her successes include increasing the amount of student career center use by over 200%, coordinating the largest environmental career fair in New England (with over 85 participating employers), supporting an increase in student internship placement by 70% and establishing a grant funded intern partnership with the White Mountain National Forest Service. In addition to her role in Career Services, Collins also instructs a 1-credit professional development course.
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