Salary: $42,696.00 – $57,324.00 Annually
Location: Clallam County – Forks, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 2023-5-7003-06022
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Opening Date: 05/03/2023
Closing Date: 5/18/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

The Olympic Region of the Washington Department of Natural Resources is actively seeking a Forest Crew Supervisor – Correctional Facility at the Olympic Camp. The duty station is in at Olympic Corrections Center, approximately 27 miles south of Forks, WA. Outdoor recreational activities here are plentiful and include fishing, hunting, cycling, mountain biking, and hiking, skiing and snowboarding, to name only a few.  Mountains and the coast are here for you to explore.

This entry-level position supports the activities at the Olympic Camp. Duties of this position include supervision of up to ten adult offenders performing pre-commercial thinning, tree planting, litter pick-up, wildland fire suppression, forest road maintenance, recreation site maintenance, and other forestry related jobs. The primary emphasis will be on leadership of the crew, providing for crew and public safety while leading and training an offender forestry crew. Travel is required during fire season and other emergency response.

What will we trust you with?

  • Leading and coaching offenders
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Diligence
  • Detail Oriented without losing site of the big picture
  • Collaboration
  • Critical decision making
  • Employee engagement

This position requires constant decision making regarding the crew’s safety. It also requires decisions with regard to crew placement and may require the Forest Crew Supervisor to make decisions regarding the quality of the work being performed. In general, decisions are made continually regarding the motivation and cohesiveness of the offender crew members.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience in some or all of the following forest crafts which includes: Forest seedling planting, forest plantation, vegetation management, precommercial thinning, recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance, chainsaw use and maintenance, hand tool use and maintenance and wildland fire suppression.
    OR, technical/professional forestry knowledge and skills which are acquired through the completion of a 2 or 4 year degree in forester management or closely related field, program or study.
  • Six months supervisory experience either in an adult/juvenile correctional environment or a
    professional production based business. 
  • Supervisory experience in a diverse work setting that is centered on safety and security.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Possess the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing using common technology.
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must live within a one-hour commute of work station. The position’s assigned duty station is the DNR Olympic Camp, located approximately 30 miles south of Forks, WA.
  • Must have the physical ability to traverse all uneven terrain. Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work in and on DOC institutional grounds.
  • Must be able to abide by all DNR and DOC policies.
  • During the first year of employment, successful candidates must attain the level of FF2 by passing guard school in which S-130, S-190, S-212, and L-180 are taught.
  • During the second year of employment, employees must attend and pass S-131 FF1 class and work towards completion of FF1 task book.
  • Upon Completion of FF1 task book, employees are expected to work towards IC5 certification and Single Resource-Crew Boss certification.
  • Must pass arduous work capacity test annually that consists of carrying a 45-pound pack three miles in under forty-five minutes.
  • The ability to perform the duties of this position outdoors in all terrain and weather conditions, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Duties include, but may not be limited to, lifting more than fifty pounds, running, bending, twisting, walking, and climbing.
  • Maintains valid First-AID, CPR, and AED card.
  • Attend any offered trainings, pass trailer towing training, and maintains or stays current with all requirements pertaining to this position.
  • A valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
  • Must be able to operate a 12 person dual, four wheel drive vehicle on improved
    roadways, and off road settings. Drive time may exceed 1 hour each way, with occasional drive times up to 10 may be required during emergency response. Must be able to tow trailers that vary in length from 12’ up to 16’.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to complete their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (be fully vaccinated against COVID-19) or be approved for a medical or religious accommodation as a condition of employment. Please note, any offer of employment is contingent and no start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. “Fully vaccinated” means the following: An employee is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen) authorized for emergency use, licensed, or otherwise approved by the FDA or listed for emergency use, or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of:
    • Wildland fire Suppression
    • Forest data collection
    • Natural resource management methods, practices, and techniques
    • Use of equipment and tools
    • Maintaining safe working conditions in outdoor work environments
    • Supervision of adult incarcerated individuals
  • Work experience that demonstrates:
    • Leadership skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Interpersonal communication skills
    • Professionalism
  • Experience in:
    • Wildland fire suppression
    • Silvicultural work (tree planting, vegetation management, and pre-commercial thinning
    • Recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance
    • Operating a vehicle on forest roads
    • Supervision of adult incarcerated individuals
    • Microsoft Suite
  • Technical / Professional knowledge, skills, and licenses:
    • Current pesticide applicator license in Washington State including Laws and Safety,
      Right of Way, Agricultural Weed, and Aquatics endorsements (or the ability of obtain)
    • Red Card Qualification of any Single Resource Boss, (preferably Crew Boss)
  • A 2 or 4 year college level course of study in natural resources, fire science, or other applicable field

Please contact Tony Imel at 360-374-2800 or e-mail us at

Application Requirements

  • To be considered you must apply online at You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
  • Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
  • Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.

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