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Natural Resources, Department of

Forest Tax Law Administration Specialist - $2000 Bonus! 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00718

Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Lafayette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waushara
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  Job Working Title:
    Tax Law Administration Specialist

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is $53,289 to $61,921 annually ($25.62/hour to $29.77/hour). Pay for current state employees may vary based on the State of WI Compensation Plan, which requires additional DPM approval to offer a pay increase to transfer candidates. This position includes an excellent benefits package, including health care, vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits. This position is non-represented and included in Pay Schedule / Range 15-03. A one-year probationary period may be required.
Julie Jaksa, HR Specialist, 608-266-0520,
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Assessment Information:
55140 -  020  FORESTRY SPECIALIST (Tax Law Admin Spec) 
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This is the perfect time to join our team as a Forest Tax Law Administration Specialist! We're so convinced that you'll enjoy working for the Division of Forestry that we're offering a $2000 bonus to encourage you to apply and be chosen as our next Specialist. We'll give you full details about the bonus during the interview.

Even better yet, you can choose to work at any DNR location within the counties listed at the top of this job announcement, provided there is space available and your new supervisor approves it. We'll also provide you with a lot of on-the-job training as long as you have a fundamental knowledge of forest tax law.

In-person interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 15, so mark your calendars!

Don't miss this great opportunity to add a new twist to your career and be part of team dedicated to sustainable forestry.

Position Summary:   
The Tax Law Administration Specialist serves as a primary point of contact for tax law issues relating to Managed Forest Law and Forest Crop Law, including withdrawals, transfers, correction of tax law orders, coordination of withdraw tax calculations, use of WisFIRs, and other issues. This position provides customer service to internal and external customers, such as landowners, governmental officials, local and county governments, foresters, and other customers.

We encourage you to review the complete position description by clicking here.

Special Notes:   
The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to an offer of employment.

DNR does not sponsor work visas. 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.

Applicants must possess the following required qualifications to be eligible for this position:
  •  Academic coursework or on-the-job training related to forest tax law
  •  Experience reading maps and using real estate legal descriptions to identify parcels
     on maps

Best-qualified candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications:
  •  Forest tax law experience, including independently completing the following:
       -  Written a managed forest law (MFL) plan
       -  Submitted a MFL cutting notice or MFL cutting report
       -  Prepared Ownership Change Request Form (a.k.a. transfer form)
       -  Prepared MFL maps
  •  Work experience applying the basic principles of Great Lakes States sustainable forestry
  •  Computer experience, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail
  •  Experience using WisFIRS

It’s critically important that your application materials clearly describe your education and experience related to the stated criteria so that the job experts who will evaluate your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Applicants who do not possess the required qualifications will be ineligible to continue in the selection process.

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