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GIS/Conservation Technician

Forest County

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Location: Crandon, WI
Type: Limited Term
Posted: 06/26/2019
Deadline to Apply: 07/19/2019
Payrate: $16.00 - $18.00/hr
More Information: Forest County Employment Page

Job Summary:

Forest County is seeking applications for the full-time GIS/Conservation Technician position with the Land Conservation-Land Information/GIS Department.


  •  Provide on-site evaluation of PLSS survey corners and monuments, establishes and
    creates systems to report on condition and needs for updates, collects GPS data related to
    corner and monument locations, schedule work on corners and monuments and complete
    contracting options for data collection and re-monumentation
  • Perform field surveys utilizing sub-meter GPS units; locate survey markers and generate
    digital location data for markers, integrate data into the GIS parcel fabric to improve data
  • Maintain, improve and expand County GIS and GPS systems
  • Maintain and evaluate County Mapping website, recommend and pursue required updates
    and improved data and services
  • Evaluate and recommend new programs for use in County GIS and GPS
  • Maintain and update County data sets.
  • Maintain survey databases; update parcel boundaries, update tie-sheet access for public
  • Implement strategic plans for data storage and delivery.
  • Provide data to vendors, contractors and the public.
  • Collect and compile available data from landowners and public entities.
  • Upload data into GPS Units for use in the field.
  • Expand current data sets to accommodate current needs.
  • Assists with preparation of program documentation, including, but not limited to: annual
    grant applications, quarterly grant reporting forms, etc.
  • Prepares regular, written reports to County Land Conservation-Land Information
  • Learn new programs and assist with land conservation, working forest programs, and
    zoning departments as directed.
  • Obtain and retain State certifications for inspection of POWTS and Soil Testing.


  • Minimum level of education- Associate’s degree or higher in cartography, geographic information systems, surveying or natural resources (forestry, soils, water resources) from an accredited Technical College, College or University with verifiable experience with GIS and GPS systems. Current students enrolled in the above programs are encouraged to apply, at the discretion of the LCC-LI Committee an internship program with multiple seasons of employment may be considered for a qualified applicant.
  • Experience utilizing ArcGIS 10.1 or higher to create digital data, generate maps and reports is a mandatory requirement. Microsoft Excel, CAD and Microsoft Access experience is highly recommended.
  • Good communication skills (writing, public speaking, working with individuals of all ages)
  • Ability to read various types of maps (aerial, topography, soils) and locate and navigate through remote forested properties independently is a requirement. Familiarity of Forest County and the Nicolet National Forest is a bonus.
  • Familiarity with basic surveying concepts, equipment, and coordinate based parcel mapping as related to PLSS.
  • Ability and willingness to assist County Conservationist and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff with conservation planning, project completion, county regulation compliance and inspections.
  • Ability and willingness to assist County Zoning and Recycling staff with program administration and inspections.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurable under the Forest County standard automotive insurance policy
  • Must be able to pass a background check

To Apply:

For an application contact the Forest County Clerk at 200 E. Madison, Crandon, WI 54520, Ph. 715-478-2422, Fax 715-478-5175, or download an application from our County website at Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application.