Salary: $45,504.00 – $61,224.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Closing: 8/16/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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Natural Resource Operation Supervisor 1, Assistant Camp Manager
Recruitment #2021-08-7518
This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Olympic Region. We are searching for a Natural Resource Operations Supervisor 1 at Olympic Corrections Camp (OCC). The incumbent we are looking for is someone who is a proven team player, has experience in wildfire, Department of Corrections (DOC) operations, displays effective leadership, and has the ability to build and maintain team cohesion across multiple agencies.  

This position assists the Olympic Camp Manager in managing the Department of Natural Resources operations at the Olympic Corrections Center. This position is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising six Forest Crew Supervisor (FCS-CF) positions. This position also has oversite of cross agency offender recruitment, training, and management. This position contributes to the protection and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters by supporting and participating in wildland fire suppression efforts and silviculture activities. These activities ultimately contribute to the success of the agency in meeting the needs of present and future generations.

The DNR Camps program has an overarching goal of sending offender crewmen back into society with employable skills, a renewed sense of purpose, and ready to make a positive impact on the State of Washington and its citizens – – to be a true asset to their community.




  • Functions as the Assistant Camp Manager of DNR operations at the Olympic Correction Center.
  • This position is the first line supervisor of six Forest Crew Supervisors (FCS-CF) and the second line supervisor of ninety (90) to one-hundred twenty (120) incarcerated individuals.
  • Designates staff and resources to accomplish work projects, wildfire, and fire kitchen dispatches.
  • This position develops work plans and staffing models to prioritize and complete work projects identified by the WMS-1 Camp Manager and to staff dispatches to emergencies.
  • Completes necessary administrative tasks required of the position.
  • Monitors the use, inventory, security and maintenance of DNR equipment and supplies.
  • This position is required to support fire suppression efforts by filling the roles of Kitchen Manager and Inmate Crew Liaison during incidents managed under the Incident Command System.
  • Attend and/or conduct required meetings and/or trainings.



Required Qualifications: 

  • Two (2) years of experience supervising and managing work crews performing forestry related labor or fire suppression activities.
    The following may be substituted for one (1) year of the supervision and management of work crew experience: One (1) year of college education in Forestry or closely related field; OR One (1) year of professional or technical experience in the forestry industry; OR One (1) year of the above education or experience combined. 
  • Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel.
  • 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 may be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
  • Prior to 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. Currently background checks are required to be completed at a minimum of every 5 years.
  • Must maintain, at a minimum, a Work Capacity Test (WCT) at a level consistent to perform Liaison and Kitchen Manager duties. Currently that requires the Light WCT which is a 1-mile walk within a 16 minute time frame with no weight. This position is required to maintain availability for assignments during fire season. If hired before passing the pack test, failure to pass the test would result in termination of probationary employment. *Note: If the incumbent chooses to test at the arduous level for the pack test, they will be expected to take crews out during fire season for fire suppression activities when needed.
  • Duties include and not limited to lifting more than fifty pounds, running, bending, twisting, walking and/or climbing.
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence

Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:

  • Hold any single resource fire line qualification and have taken the M-410 Facilitative Instructor course.
  • Knowledge of and experience working within the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Suite.


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 Forks. 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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