$32,856.00 – $43,392.00 Annually
Stevens County – Colville, WA
Job Type
Full Time – Permanent
Dept. of Natural Resources
Job Number
6/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Forest Practices Office Tech 2, Natural Resource Technician 2 
Recruitment #2021-06-5946
This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Our Forest Practices office staff of the Northeast Region of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a new member to join our team. The Forest Practices Division of DNR serves as the regulatory authority of forestry activity on all on non-federal public and private lands through the Forest Practices Act.

Our ideal candidate will be someone who possess great communication skills, enjoys working with a variety of people, has good attention to detail and has a passion for Washington State’s Natural Resources.  The Natural Resources Technician 2 will serve as the first point of contact for the public regarding Forest Practices Applications.  This position assists landowners over the phone or in person at the NE Region Headquarters Office with completing the necessary forms, making sure they have a good understanding of the Forest Practices Act and what is required of their proposals.  This position is also responsible to process and distribute the Forest Practices Applications to the appropriate foresters and/or industry partners, as well as maintain the region’s Forest Practices files.



  • Representing the agency in a positive manner while assisting land owners with questions and concerns regarding forestry activities.
  • Working with landowners submitting Forest Practices Applications (FPAs) and related documents to insure they are complete and accurately represent the activity.
  • Recommends appropriate classification of forest practices activity and distributes FPAs and related documents to team members and industry partners.
  • Maintains the region’s Forest Practices files.
  • Alerts supervisor of complaints, procedural or sensitive issues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or GED and 4 years’ experience in a business environment with heavy customer interface.
  • Demonstrated experience using computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and Abode Acrobat.
  • Ability to function as a member of a diverse, multi- disciplinary team.
  • Ability to learn Forest Practices RCWs and WACs, DNR policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to respond to difficult, stressful or sensitive interpersonal situations in a way that reduces or minimizes potential conflict and maintains good working relationships among internal staff and external applicants and other stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural science, or a related field.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a natural resource related field.
  • Experience reading and understanding maps.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment such as scanners, printers, and integrated phone systems.
Supplemental Information

One of the world’s most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Colville. For more information on this area visit, 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected for most office activities. When approved to return, staff are expected to report to their assigned duty station for work activities or may be approved for telework based on DNR’s telework policy.

About the Department of Natural Resources
Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.

DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:

  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Work/life balance
  • DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
  • Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
  • Leadership that empowers and supports employees
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Educational and career development aid
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
  • A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit for more information.

How to Apply: 
To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.

Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email

Application Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Complete all supplemental questions.

Additional Information:
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.

Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.  We thank you and are grateful for your service!

Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or by email at  Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or

DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

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