Wisconsin – Foresters and Forestry technicians (multiple positions)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry is recruiting for multiple forester and forestry technician positions throughout the state.  These are full-time positions with a starting pay of $22 to $27/hour for foresters and $16.61/hour for forestry technicians. The application deadline for these positions is February 18, 2018 with an anticipated starting date of May 29, 2018.

About the positions

Depending on the location, the forester positions include a mix of duties that could include forest management assistance on private lands, state lands and county forests, providing advice and assistance to landowners, property managers and other partners, and fire management within the assigned area.

Forestry technicians are responsible for technical, administrative and paraprofessional fire management activities and also provide technical, administrative, and paraprofessional forest management assistance on state, private or county lands when not assigned to fire duties.

Significant on-the-job training is provided.

About Wisconsin DNR

The Department of Natural Resources excels at protecting and managing Wisconsin’s natural resources while supporting the economy and the well-being of the citizenry. Within DNR, the Division of Forestry works in partnership to administer programs that protect and sustain the 17.1 million acres of forested lands throughout the state, combining technical and financial assistance, planning, research, technology, education, and policy to help meet the many demands on the forest both today and for many years to come.


Applicants for the forester positions must have a Bachelor’s degree in forestry from a four-year program accredited by the Society of American Foresters and forestry experience.  For a complete list of qualifications, a position description and details regarding how to apply, visit:


Forestry technicians

For questions about the application process, contact Human Resources Specialist Julie Jaksa, 608-266-0520.