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NR Forestry Regional Specialist - Fire

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

New Ulm ,  Minnesota

The Forestry Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking candidates for a permanent, full-time Regional Staff Forester position located in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Job Summary:  Provide leadership for the Resource Protection Program for Southern Minnesota. Work with DNR Divisions and a variety of outside organizations to provide leadership and assistance related to wildfire, prescribed fire and open burning issues in DNR Southern Region.  Provide training to DNR staff and fire departments. Administer tree and brush disposal site permits. Serve as statewide railroad fire liaison. Serve as main Forestry contact at the MNDNR Southern Region office.

Qualifications:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Science/Management (or a closely related natural science field of study) from a university program accredited by the Society of American Foresters, or comparable accrediting institution OR current Society of American Foresters Certified Forester status.

Two years advanced level professional experience equivalent to the NR Forestry Specialist SENIOR class OR four years intermediate level professional experience equivalent to the NR Forestry Specialist, Intermediate class. Additional qualifications listed in the posting. 

How to Apply: Deadline for applications is August 4, 2017.  Qualified applicants should prepare resumes and apply via the State of Minnesota careers website at:  Scroll down to the External Applicants heading. At the Job Search page, enter “NR Forestry Regional Specialist” into the keyword box and click on the search button. Click on the link to get to the online job posting for the New Ulm Regional Staff Forester position. Click “Apply” at the bottom of that page and submit an application/resume that describes how you meet the qualifications listed in the posting.  Contact for more information or questions is

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