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Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Fogarty Forestry LLC
Rumney, New Hampshire, United States (on-site)
18 days ago
Seven Islands Land Company
Ashland, Maine, United States (on-site)
22 days ago
Rayonier Operating Company LLC
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Mineral, Washington, United States
(hybrid)
11 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Salary
$44,400.00 - $67,380.00
Industry
Forestry
Min Experience
1-2 Years
Min Education
H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Required Travel
0-10%
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Area of Expertise
State Forester
Entry Level
Yes

Description

State Lands Forester- Elbe Unit, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2) and NRS1/NRS2 In-Training
Recruitment #2024-4-3288/6532
(NRS2) Full-time, Non-permanent, Represented position: Anticipated employment is April - December 2024. 

(NRS1/NRS2 In-Training) Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.
Location: South Puget Sound Region: Mineral, WA 
Partial Telework flexibility may be available and considered
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
Salary: $3,700.00 - $5,615.00 Monthly 


Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Are you someone who is looking for a rewarding career in the outdoors? Do you want the opportunity to serve the citizens of Washington? Do you want to work in one of the most scenic areas of the state and the gateway to Mt. Rainier? If you love working in a remote forest environment, value public service, possess practical forestry skills, and have a proven ability to work as an integral part of a small team, look no further.

The DNR South Puget Sound Region is seeking two Foresters to join our State Lands forest management team. Our team works under the guidance of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and agency policies, procedures, and guidelines to sustainably manage State forest trust lands for the benefit of current and future citizens of Washington.

Responsibilities:

  • Timber sale planning and layout to achieve annual volume deliverables following applicable policies, rules, and regulations. This includes performing as lead or supporting forester on harvest unit recon and layout, ensuring operation feasibility, consulting with agency specialists, document preparation and GIS mapping, and interacting with adjacent landowners, DNR recreation staff, tribes, user groups, etc.
  • Timber sale contract compliance, including regular sale inspections, ensuring purchasers and operators understand and follow contract requirements, calculating payment security and billing, monitoring and managing safety issues, and dispute resolution.
  • Working with unit forest manager and silviculture specialists to develop and adapt plantation establishment and improvement prescriptions.
  • Voluntary participation in the agency Wildland Fire program.
  • Following, exemplifying, and encouraging safety guidelines and practices at all times.


Requirements

Our Full-time, Permanent vacancy may be filled as an in-training position. This is designated as a 12-24 month training plan. If you complete all elements of the training steps in a shorter amount of time, we may waive the remainder of the time required. Candidates will be considered as Natural Resource Specialist 1 (NRS2 In-Training) or Natural Resource Specialist 2, depending on qualifications.  

Required Qualifications:


Natural Resource Specialist 1 (NRS2 In-Training)  
(Salary range: $3,700 - $4,968 per month):

  • An associate degree in forest management or related natural resource field;
    OR a combination of equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of general forest management theory (timber management planning, silviculture, appraisal techniques, timber sales, contract preparation and administration, forest fire prevention and suppression, logging and forest road construction, reforestation methods, public relations, statistical analysis).
  • Knowledge of basic mensuration, forest biology, and silviculture.
  • Computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel, ARC-GIS, and ARC-View, with an aptitude for learning new software programs.
  • Knowledge of navigating using maps, aerial photos, compass, orthophotos, clinometer, radio, laser rangefinder, GPS, and chain.
  • Experience using GPS devices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.
  • Dedication to a Safe Workplace: Demonstrates leadership in the maintenance and development of a safe and healthy work environment.
  • 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.
  • Effectively work independently and as part of a team to develop and achieve department and project goals.

Natural Resource Specialist 2  
(Salary range: $4,174-$5,615 per month):

  • An associate degree in forest management or related natural resource field; AND one year of forestry experience at the entry level.
    OR a combination of equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of general forest management theory (timber management planning, silviculture, appraisal techniques, timber sales, contract preparation and administration, forest fire prevention and suppression, logging and forest road construction, reforestation methods, public relations, statistical analysis).
  • Knowledge of basic mensuration, forest biology, and silviculture.
  • Proficient computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel, ARC-GIS, and ARC-View, with an aptitude for learning new software programs.
  • Experience in navigating using maps, aerial photos, compass, orthos, clinometer, radio, laser rangefinder, GPS, and chain.
  • Experience using GPS and ArcGIS to create maps.
  • Demonstrates leadership in the maintenance and development of a safe and healthy work environment by promoting safety as the most important consideration in all tasks and activities and fostering an environment where all employees want to contribute to a culture of safety.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.
  • Dedication to a Safe Workplace: Demonstrates leadership in the maintenance and development of a safe and healthy work environment by promoting safety as the most important consideration in all tasks and activities AND fostering an environment where all employees want to contribute to a culture of safety.
  • Being empowered to identify, resolve, or mitigate observed safety concerns.
  • Being empowered to identify, resolve, or mitigate observed safety concerns.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team to develop and achieve department and project goals.
Job ID: 72981387

Service, Science, Sustainability Under 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. DNR manages over 5 million acres of st...

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