Silviculture Support Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2
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 Northeast Region. We are seeking a Silviculture Support Forester to join our State Lands Team and assist in the Forest Health and Reforestation program. This position assists the Intensive Management Forester by implementing sound ecologically based forest management activities that meet the agencies trust obligations. The Silviculture Support Forester Forester will enjoy the opportunity to work throughout the entire Northeast Region and explore state lands by truck, ATV, snowmobile, and on foot.
This position will help coordinate the planning and implementation of non-commercial activities with the Region Intensive Management Forester, District Managers, District Silviculture Foresters, and other region staff in prioritizing and implementing forest health treatments and other silviculture projects. Duties include preparing contracts, monitoring budgets, spending, and allocations in addition to performing professional forestry duties including planning, prioritizing, and implementing state lands forest management activities within Northeast Region.
- Experience with Forest management objectives and silvicultural practices.
- General knowledge of Agency policies and Forest Practice Rules for reforestation requirements.
- Knowledge of contracting procedures.
- General knowledge of logging and forest road construction equipment and use.
- Ability to work independently, or as part of a team on assigned tasks.
- Ability to use computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Position’s assigned duty station is the Northeast Region Office in Colville, WA. A majority (51%) of the work is performed alone in isolated unimproved areas. The remainder (49%) of the work is performed in an office setting. Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
- Position requires occasional travel throughout the region for temporary assignments, meetings, training sessions, and fire assignments. Travel outside of the region may also be required. 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 will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
- DNR Core Competencies:
- Personal Accountability
- Value Others
- Compassionate Communication
- Inspire Others
- Commitment to Excellence
All employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccination status will be verified at the time an offer of employment is made. An accommodation may be available for individuals who have a sincerely held religious belief or a medical reason for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.
Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or a closely related Natural Resources field and one year of professional experience.
- Professional experience in eastern Washington forest management and silviculture.
- Technical experience in eastside Washington timber cruising and sampling.
- Experience with computer applications such as Super Ace and Forest Vegetation Simulator.
- Proven experience with computer based ArcGIS.
- A desire and ability to acquire a NWCG “Red Card” qualification of Single Resource Boss rating.
- Knowledge of Incident Command System.
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, https://www.colville.wa.us/
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 (DNR).
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 http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.
How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). 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.
- Complete all supplemental questions.
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 DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. 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 www.washingtonrelay.com.
DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
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Questions? Please contact Phil Anderson at 509-685-2734, Phil.Anderson@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov
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