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Forestry Riparian Easement Forester NRS2

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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. \u00a0 We 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 Forestry Riparian Easement Forester Natural Resource Specialist 2 Recruitment # 2018-03-7413, 7407 \u00a0 \u00a0 SALARY RANGE: $3,522 \u2013 $4,623 per month TYPE OF POSITION: 2 Positions. Project, Full-time. These positions are represented by the WPEA. They are funded until June 30, 2019 with the potential for extensions as funding will allow. Important Note: Once appointed the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.\u00a0 LOCATION: Olympia, Washington\u00a0 CLOSES: March 30, 2018. The first interviews will include the candidates that apply on or before 13 March 2018 . All other candidates will be considered for the second position. Note: Recruitment may be extended after March 30, 2018 depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.\u00a0 POSITION PROFILE: \u00a0 These rewarding positions will work with small forest landowners on their land to identify qualifying timber for proposed conservation easements under the Forestry Riparian Easement Program. These positions will be based in Olympia, WA and will work on Forestry Riparian Easement Program projects on private forest lands throughout Washington State. The Forestry Riparian Easement Program is a landowner compensation program that reimburses eligible landowners for protecting riparian habitat. Specific tasks for these positions include: Determine easement eligibility using knowledge of Washington State Forest Practices rules; Prepare and comply timber cruise contracts; Calculate easement values using data from timber cruise reports; Gather easement data and provide reports using tools in the field such as GPS and other forestry equipment; Create and maintain GIS database and maps of easements; Prepare documents for conservation easement transactions. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A two year degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Science\/Management or closely related field and at least two years' experience practicing forest management skills. Experience in general forest management theory and practices including timber cruising methods and procedures, measurement and marketability by species, grade and defect. Working knowledge and experience implementing Forest Practices Rules after 2001. Knowledge and experience managing forest land under a Habitat Conservation Plan may substitute for this requirement. Experience preparing and administering forest management contracts. These skills could be gained by timber sales contract compliance, or forest practices application review. A college class in Arc\/Info and\/or Arc\/GIS or at least 6 months work experience using cartography tools, such as Arc\/Info and\/or Arc\/GIS. Experienced user of Microsoft Office business support software (Word, Excel etc.). Ability to gather coordinates using GPS equipment in a forest setting and apply gathered data to maps using cartographic software. \u00a0 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Science\/Management or closely related field and two years of experience implementing the Washington State Forest Practices rules, policies, procedures and agency practices, including field experience with riparian management zone delineation.\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. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.

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