The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wilson State Nursery in Boscobel, WI, is hiring up to 25 individuals to work in the spring tree seedling distribution program! Wisconsin's forest nursery program has been a leader in the stewardship of natural resources since 1911, producing over 1.5 billion tree and wildlife shrub seedlings. Reforestation efforts utilizing state nursery stock improve wildlife habitat, prevent soil erosion, conserve energy, and provide aesthetic beauty. Annually, between 3 to 5 million seedlings are produced for reforestation projects on state, county, industrial, and private lands. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!
Nursery Laborers are responsible for a variety of duties including lifting, grading and packing tree seedlings. Laborers will also be responsible for assisting with inventory/stock care such as weeding and facilities & equipment maintenance. These are temporary jobs (3 to 5 weeks) anticipated to start in mid-late March.
This recruitment will be posted until the positions are filled. Please apply as soon as possible.
This is a limited term (LTE) position. Limited term positions do not automatically lead to or have the same benefits as permanent employment, but this position does offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin. LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.
Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.
Candidates minimally qualified for these positions must be dependable, have great attention to detail, and work well in a team environment. Due to physical responsibilities of the job, candidates must have the ability to stand in one location for extended period of time, to work in variety of weather conditions, and to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.