Minnesota – 3 positions

Website Minnesota DNR

Job Announcement for Intermediate and Senior Field Foresters

Job ID Job Title Location Education Requirement Required Forestry Experience Salary Range Supervisor e-mail Application Deadline
58534 Forestry Specialist Intermediate Orr, MN BS in Forestry or SAF Certification 2 years entry level $49,319 – $71,932/year dave.sopoci@state.mn.us September 6,


58529 Forestry Specialist Intermediate Onamia, MN BS in Forestry or SAF Certification 2 years entry level $49,319 – $71,932/year peter.willis@state.mn.us September 6,


58535 Forestry Specialist Senior Mankato, MN BS in Forestry or SAF Certification 2 years journey level or 3 years entry level $54,580 – $80,137/year taylor.schenk@state.mn.us September 6,


To apply go to https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/, click “Search open positions” and enter Job ID from table above.  Open the posting and click “Apply for Job”.

Intermediate and senior-level foresters spend a lot of time in the field suppressing wildfires, setting up and administering timber sales, implementing silvicultural prescriptions, conducting forest inventory, assisting private landowners, and identifying native plant communities.  Intermediate and senior foresters also spend some time in the office, leading and implementing program and subprogram work for their area including the wildfire, timber, silviculture, lands, roads, invasive species, forest inventory, private forest management, forest health, enforcement, and ecological classification programs.  Program assignments vary and are subject to change.  Contact the supervisor to find out more about a specific job or location.

During fire season foresters must work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays and occasionally have to travel and work overnight to assist neighboring areas.

Applicants must also possess knowledge of forest management and policies; have excellent leadership, organization, and human relations skills; the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly; the ability to resolve conflicts; have an unrestricted driver’s license; and the ability to become a State-certified Forest Officer.

These are union jobs represented by MAPEHealth, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; MSRS pension and pre-tax retirement account investment opportunities set State of Minnesota jobs apart.  Compensation beyond an employee’s paycheck including insurance, retirement, Medicare, and Social Security benefits is worth an additional 30% of an employee’s annual salary.

To apply for this job please visit mn.gov.

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