State of Washington
Description Service, Science, Sustainability \u00a0Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public's interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them. \u00a0 DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices. \u00a0 The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $245 million and has over 1300 permanent employees with approximately 500 additional staff hired during the summer fire season. \u00a0We have some of the most talented people in the industry. We honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by visiting our\u00a0. Duties Hoquiam Forest Practices Forester Natural Resource Specialist 2 Recruitment # 2018-03-2214 \u00a0 SALARY RANGE: $3,522 \u2013 $4,737 per month TYPE OF POSITION: Permanent, Full-time. This position is represented by the WPEA.\u00a0 Important Note: Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.\u00a0 LOCATION: Hoquiam, Washington\u00a0 CLOSES: March 20, 2018 Note: Recruitment may be extended after March 20, 2018 depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.\u00a0 POSITION PROFILE: \u00a0 This position supports the Forest Practices Team in Olympic Region and implements the forest practices rules on the southwest side of the Olympic Peninsula. The geographic work area includes portions of Jefferson and Grays Harbor Counties. The duty station is in Hoquiam Washington. The position is responsible for review and compliance of forest practice applications involving timber harvest, road construction, and hydraulic projects on private and state forest lands. The incumbent also reviews water typing and alternate plans using the interdisciplinary team process. This is done by engaging stakeholders and landowners through the Timber Fish and Wildlife process. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or a related Natural Resources discipline AND 2 years of professional forestry\u00a0experience OR An Associate's Degree in Forestry or a related Natural Resources discipline AND 3 years of professional forestry experience OR Three years of experience as a or equivalent professional forestry experience. Knowledge of forest practice statutes and rules; and general theory in forest management. Proficient computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe, and ARC-GIS, with aptitude for learning new software programs Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to resolve conflicts, write effectively, and communicate with diverse groups both internal and external. Experience proofreading, correcting documents and accurately documenting information Knowledge of timber harvesting and forest road construction practices and logging equipment systems \u00a0 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to analyze complex documents (Watershed Analysis, HCP, RMAPS, etc.) Experience reviewing and analyzing forest practice activities assuring compliance with the Forest Practice Act. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the forestry profession as applied in the Pacific Northwest Understanding road construction techniques involving hydraulic projects Knowledge of silviculture techniques Understanding of the SEPA Process and documents Demonstrated ability in prioritizing and completing multiple assignments within required timeframes Ability to work independently in remote areas Demonstrated ability to lead a team in a positive and constructive manner Demonstrated ability to take initiative, accomplish tasks independently in a timely manner and take responsibility for quality of work. Experience with the Washington State Forest Practice Rules Presentation and public speaking skills Experience with wildfire organization and suppression techniques. \u00a0 SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. The incumbent in this position is required to travel. Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements.
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