Career Opportunity: Seeking Applicants For Southeast WI Urban Forestry Coordinator

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Forestry is seeking applicants for an Urban Forestry Coordinator (Forestry Specialist classification). This position will be headquartered in either Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth or Waukesha counties, depending on workspace availability. Remote work is also available for a portion of the workweek after initial onboarding period.

Position Summary

The Urban Forestry Coordinator develops, administers and implements 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 this Urban Forestry service area, setting the pace for the Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and transfer of knowledge.

The Urban Forestry Coordinator is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, interdivisional teams, and partner groups. This position maintains 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 this position is Wisconsin communities, urban forestry-related professionals, 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.

The Urban Forestry Coordinator represents urban forestry within the assigned area and is 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 position contributes to statewide urban forestry policy development and implementation.

More information, including the full position description, salary information, job details, qualifications and how to apply, is available online at wisc.jobs. Search for job ID 11618.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sep. 25, 2023 in order to be considered.

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