Career Opportunities at the DNR: Accepting Applications for Two Urban Forestry Regional Coordinator Positions

We are currently recruiting to fill two positions. The successful candidate for the position in the Northcentral region may choose a work station in either Wausau or Rhinelander. The successful candidate for the position in the West region may choose a work station in either Eau Claire, La Crosse or Spooner.

The application deadline is Tuesday, September 14 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Position Summary

Urban Forestry Coordinators develop, administer and implement the urban forestry assistance program in partnership to maintain or increase public and private urban forest canopy that will supply the full array of benefits. This position is the technical expert and thought leader for the Division in each Urban Forestry service area, setting the pace for the Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and transfer of knowledge.

Urban Forestry Coordinators are key internal and external consultants for staff, leadership, interdivisional teams, and partner groups. These positions maintain cutting-edge knowledge and expertise by staying abreast of current research and maintaining an effective professional network to increase the capacity of partners to provide urban forestry services. The customer base for these positions is Wisconsin communities, urban forestry-related professional, nonprofit and private sectors and Division staff, including three central office bureaus and four districts, as well as colleagues throughout the Department and key partner groups.

Urban Forestry Coordinators represent urban forestry within their assigned areas, and are responsible for establishing, directing and implementing program policy and procedures, advising on critical issues, providing service to clients, and developing working relationships with other urban resource management functions. The positions contribute to statewide urban forestry policy development and implementation.

Salary Information

Starting pay is $61,360 to $65,520 annually ($29.50/hour to $31.50/hour). Note that the range originally posted has been corrected. Pay for current State employees may vary based on the State of WI Compensation Plan, which requires additional DPM approval to offer a pay increase to transfer candidates.

These positions include an excellent benefits package, including health care, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess the following required qualification to be eligible for these positions:

  • Professional work experience related to urban forestry

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications:

  • Experience developing, maintaining or repairing partnerships
  • Experience managing a program, including planning or program evaluation
  • Experience developing or presenting training programs
  • Experience leading or playing a key role in partnership development & facilitation that involves multiple partners or other complexity
  • At least two years of professional work experience related to urban forestry
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher related to urban forestry (e.g., Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, etc.)

How to Apply

Apply through Wisc.Jobs (Job ID: 2792). You may use this direct link to learn more about these positions and submit an application.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Julie Jaksa (julie.jaksa@wisconsin.gov). For help with technical issues, please contact the Wisc.Jobs Help Desk or (608) 267-1012.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be part of a great team of urban forestry professionals!

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