Forestry Specialist (Tax Law), Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Hayward or Mellen Wisconsin
Job Category
Full time Positions
$60,320 - $66,560
Last Date to Apply
POSITION SUMMARY: The Tax Law Forestry Specialist provides field administration, coordination, and enforcement of the forest tax laws and policy development in collaboration with the Tax Law Team Leader. The Tax Law Forestry Specialist is a key internal and external consultant for staff, leadership, inter-divisional teams, and partner groups. This position maintains cutting-edge knowledge and expertise in the forest tax laws and silviculture by staying abreast of current research and maintaining an effective professional network. The customer base for this position includes Division staff with private forestry responsibilities, as well as colleagues throughout the Department and key partner groups, including corresponding external customers (small nonindustrial private landowner and large-block non-industrial private landowners and industrial land managers), land trusts and owners of lands with conservation easements. LOCATION, GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE & TRAVEL RESPONSIBILITIES: This position’s preferred location is either Pembine Ranger Station or Peshtigo Service Center and is negotiable within the assigned geographical zone, dependent on space availability and managerial approval. The primary service area is Marinette county on the Northeast Tax Law Team. However, if assigned, the position is expected to work with their large account landowners across their land ownership statewide. Frequent travel is required throughout service area with occasional travel across the team and District and to Division headquarters with some over-night stays required.
Work experience applying the principles of silviculture to develop and implement sustainable forest management plans Forest tax law experience*, including independently completing at least one of the following: - Written a managed forest law (MFL) plan - Submitted a MFL cutting notice or MFL cutting report - Prepared a MFL Transfer of Ownership Form - Prepared MFL maps *NOTE: Similar private-landowner forestry programs in other states may be substituted.
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