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Salary: $47,688.00 – $64,092.00 Annually

Location: South Puget Sound Region- Little Rock, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: Continuous

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 5/2/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The South Puget Sound Region is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to fill vacancies for our Forest Crew Supervisor- Corrections Facility positions at Cedar Creek Correction Center located in Little Rock WA. While being highly demanding these positions are also highly rewarding to those who want to truly make a difference within a diverse and unique work group. The tangible rewards of this job come from helping DNR meet its strategic obligations to the community and from the transformation of Incarcerated Individuals, who traditionally have minimal job skills and poor work ethics into hard-working individuals with employable skills. Developing Incarcerated Individuals is a critical function of this position. Successful applicants will need to develop incarcerated individuals with limited skills into a highly functional 10-person team. Cedar Creek Crews have a commitment to hard work in arduous conditions on wildland fires and in various forest health operations.

Duties

Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities of these positions are the training, productivity, and safety of Incarcerated Individuals who engage in wildland firefighting and forest crafts operations. During fire season, the position will require assignments to remote fire camps for extended periods. During fire season, applicants can expect workdays that routinely exceed the normally scheduled 10 hours per day and may include weekends and holiday assignments.
The successful applicant will be trusted to primarily recruit, mentor, and train incarcerated individuals in forest craft skills while supervising a 10-person adult male offender crew. These skills will be used to help protect communities, manage DNR State lands assets, and help incarcerated offenders develop job skills that can be used when they are released from incarceration. The successful applicant will be trusted to foster and maintain an interactive relationship with DOC to ensure that incarcerated individuals are effectively managed across both state agencies according to WACs, RCWs, and interagency agreements. The key to this position will be the applicant’s ability to communicate, problem-solve, manage, and lead cooperatively with peers and supervisors.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience in some or all of the following forest crafts which includes: Forest seedling planting, forest plantation, vegetation management, pre-commercial thinning, recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance, chainsaw use and maintenance, hand tool use and maintenance and wildland fire suppression,
    OR technical/professional forestry knowledge and skills which are acquired through the completion of a 2 or 4-year degree in forester management or closely related field, program, or study.
  • Six months supervisory experience either in an adult/juvenile correctional environment or a professional production-based business.
  • Supervisory experience in a diverse work setting that is centered on safety and security.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Possess the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing using common technology.
  • 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.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • FCSs typically work in various outdoor settings such as forested areas, wildland-urban interface areas, desert basalt, and scabland settings. Must have the physical ability to traverse all uneven terrain. Must be able to work in all weather conditions. Must be able to work in and on DOC institutional grounds. Must be able to abide by all DNR and DOC policies.
  • Must be able to operate a 12-person dual, four-wheel drive vehicle on improved roadways, and off-road settings. Drive time may exceed 1 hour each way, with occasional drive times up to 10 may be required during emergency response. Must be able to tow trailers that vary in length from 12’ up to 16’.
  • A valid unrestricted 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.
  • Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of this position, an NCIC Background Investigation will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Applicants must live within a one-hour commute of the workstation.
  • During the first year of employment, successful candidates must attain the level of FF2 by passing guard school in which S-130, S-190, S-212, and L-180 are taught.
  • During the second year of employment, employees must attend and pass the S-131 FF1 class and work towards completion of the FF1 task book.
  • Upon Completion of the FF1 task book, employees are expected to work towards IC5 certification and Single Resource-Crew Boss certification.
  • Must pass arduous work capacity test annually that consists of carrying a 45-pound pack three miles in under forty-five minutes.
  • Maintains valid First Aid, CPR, and AED card.
  • Attend any offered trainings, pass trailer towing training, and maintain or stay current with all requirements pertaining to this position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Wildland fire Suppression
    • Forest data collection
    • Natural resource management methods, practices, and techniques
    • Use of equipment and tools
    • Maintaining safe working conditions in outdoor work environments
    • Supervision of adult incarcerated individuals
  • Work experience that demonstrates:
    • Leadership skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Interpersonal communication skills
    • Professionalism
  • Experience in:
    • Wildland fire suppression
    • Silvicultural work (tree planting, vegetation management, and pre-commercial thinning
    • Recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance
    • Operating a vehicle on forest roads
    • Supervision of adult incarcerated individuals
    • Microsoft Suite
  • Technical / Professional knowledge, skills, and licenses:
    • Current pesticide applicator license in Washington State including Laws and Safety, Right of Way, Agricultural Weed, and Aquatics endorsements (or the ability to obtain)
    • Red Card Qualification of any Single Resource Boss, (preferably Crew Boss)
  • A 2 or 4-year college-level course of study in natural resources, fire science, or other applicable fields

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Forest Crew Supervisor-Correctional Facility
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Bob Pickens at bob.pickens@dnr.wa.gov/360-359-4051 or Shane Calvert at shane.calvert@dnr.wa.gov/360-359-4053 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $84,247.00 – $98,261.00 Annually

Location: King County – Enumclaw, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 4/30/2024

Positions with permanent duty stations in King County receive an additional 5% added to their monthly base salary. The salary listed in this announcement reflects the additional 5%.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our South Puget Sound Region (SPS). This position is responsible for the recreation program on more than 350,000 acres of trust lands and conservation areas managed by DNR in the SPS Region. This work is accomplished across 8 counties in western Washington. This position oversees recreation planning, provides program guidance, and helps set priorities for maintenance and operations.  

Duties

Responsibilities:
The Recreation District Manager position works with the State Lands Assistant Region Manager to oversee the program’s budgets and lead recreation staff in efforts to secure and administer grants for the development and maintenance of sustainable recreation infrastructure and capital funding. This position will represent the DNR’s interests to Tribal partners, user groups, businesses, governmental officials, and the public where there is involvement in complex, sensitive issues affecting the district or programs. A central role of this position is to communicate DNR’s current and future plans with user groups, volunteers, adjacent landowners, tribes, the general public, and other government entities.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in forest management, recreation, ecology, business, or natural resource management or a closely related field,
    OR a combination of education and/or experience equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience managing forest land and/or natural resource recreation to include 2 years of personnel management experience.
  • Professional Experience in:
    • Tracking budgets including grant-funded projects
    • Project management
    • Managing personnel and directing the activities of a diverse, professional staff.
    • Maintaining a safe working environment by prioritizing, communicating, and demonstrating safe practices.
    • Trust land management and principles, DNR’s Habitat Conservation Plan, forest practice rules, and the Policy for Sustainable Forests.
    • The State Environmental Policy Act, recreation on public lands, and Washington’s Multiple Use Act
    • Facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and conflict resolution
    • Setting performance standards and expectations, training, developing, evaluating, coaching, and documenting performance.
    • Demonstrated ability to motivate and hold staff accountable using performance-based recognition.
  • Position Specific Competencies:
    • Effective communication skills (both written and oral)
    • High level of ethics and integrity
    • Documented history of commitment to safe work practices
    • Relationship-building skills
    • Tact and diplomacy
    • Understand, interpret, and implement broad department mission, goals, and policy
    • Integrate and direct the output of managers and supervisors in a collaborative manner
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Both indoors and outdoors work, with the majority in an office setting (70%). Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. The position is eligible for telework.
  • Occasional travel statewide happens several times a year.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated professional progression in leadership responsibilities in areas of land, resource, recreation, and personnel management.
  • Practical experience with agency policies, practices, procedures, and tasks.
  • Competent with computer software, including word processing and spreadsheet; project planning and oversight; familiar with multiple forestry tools and systems, including equipment and applications that enhance field productivity (GPS, GIS, and modeling systems).

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at South Puget Sound Recreation District Manager, WMS1 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Lori Price at Lori.price@dnr.wa.gov/206.920.2253 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $56,676.00 – $76,188.00 Annually

Location: South Puget Sound Region – Belfair and Shelton, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 5/1/2024

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our South Puget Sound Region. Are you someone who loves the outdoors, and is passionate about becoming a Unit Forester working for Washington State? If you love working in the outdoors, appreciate a remote natural environment, have good forest management skills, a working knowledge of timber harvesting methods, and enjoy being a part of a high-functioning team, then this job might be for you. The Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region is looking for a Unit Forester to join our Belfair and Shelton units.

Duties

Responsibilities:
These positions are responsible for forest management within the Units including:

  • Plan, lead, organize, and manage the workload performed by Unit staff to ensure all deliverables are met while being respectful of the environmental, economic, and social authorizing environments in which we operate. Ensure all activities are compliant with all laws and regulations and all agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ensure staff resource allocations are appropriately managed to accomplish deliverables and assignments. Key deliverables are making the unit timber sales cut to achieve district volume deliverables. Work with the District Manager to balance region volume deliverables by trust and quarterly targets. Deal with highly sensitive resource issues. Work collaboratively with agencies, tribes, environmental groups, industry, local government, and the general public.
  • Supervision: Enhance the effectiveness of employees through timely evaluations. Provide professional developmental opportunities and training that will enhance unit staff’s personal and professional growth in preparation for their professional career goals. Mentor staff and provide a positive working environment where people are respected and valued professionally. Maintain and develop positive and effective supervisory relationships with staff, including completing evaluations, responding appropriately to disciplinary situations, representing and supporting staff to resolve conflicts, and handling routine personnel issues. Make decisions for balancing career development with production obligations.
  • Plan, lead, organize, and control the work performed by the unit. Assure appropriate and optimum use of the organization’s resources. Maintain the highest standard of professional/personal and ethical conduct to support the State’s goals for a diverse workforce. Work collaboratively with region management to achieve common goals and positive results.
  • Support effective and positive communication throughout the organization. Provide recommendations regarding issues involving state land management. Act as liaison between the region and programs for which you are responsible and the public. Work to collaboratively share staff and resources between state lands units, recognizing there are no hard unit geographic lines to achieve the deliverables as a region. Work to ensure this message is communicated to your staff and they understand the message is about the team and success as a whole, not as individuals.
  • Work to resolve sensitive resource issues with a variety of partners. Develop and foster collaborative partnerships with diverse internal and external stakeholders to find creative and innovative solutions. Represent the Department’s interests when interacting with private operators, purchasers, businesses, government officials, and the public where there is involvement in sensitive complex issues in the District, Region, or Agency.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field; AND two years of professional forestry experience.
    OR An associate degree in forestry or a related field; AND four years of professional forestry experience.
    OR A combination of equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Experience in applying theory, policy, principles, and practices of the forestry profession as applied to the Northwestern United States (i.e., fundamentals of silviculture of Northwest species, markets and economics, cruising methods, sales layout, logging methods, engineering, plant nutrition, propagation and weed control, reforestation and intensive forest practices, recreation, multiple use, inventory, water quality, watershed management and basic principles of fisheries management.).
  • Professional experience in the application of forest management objectives and timber management planning.
  • Experience preparing and/or managing timber sales contracts.
  • Experience with ground and cable logging systems, and forest road construction.
  • Experience with, and understanding of Forest Practices rules, natural resources law, and practices.
  • Experience with computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience with GPS technology and GIS mapping products.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of current forest management plans, Habitat Conservation Plan, and associated agency policies and procedures.
  • Strong Facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to assign work and set performance standards and expectations.
  • Ability to provide performance feedback and coaching.
  • Ability to provide training and development.
  • Dedication to a Safe Workplace: Demonstrates leadership in the maintenance and
    development of a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Communications Effectiveness
  • Team Leadership: Actively takes steps to build a cohesive and results-oriented team.
  • Customer Focus: Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the Product Sales Program offered by the organization. 
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The position’s assigned duty station is a district work center. A large percentage (45-50%) of work is performed alone in isolated managed forest areas. Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Office work is completed in a climate-controlled building.
  • The position requires large amounts of time in the field traveling alone between timber sale activities and the region office.
  • A valid unrestricted 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in forest management, forest operations, or silviculture specific to forestry in the Northwest USA.
  • Three years of professional forestry experience.
  • Experience practicing forestry and silviculture tasks involved in the management of State trust lands.
  • Supervisory experience of at least 6 months which demonstrates an ability to promote team building skills, assign work, coach, and evaluate the work product of other staff.
  • Experience with timber marketing and financial appraisals.
  • Knowledge of employment rules and regulations as they apply to DNR employees.
  • Experience with forest growth and yield simulators.
  • Knowledge of the Incident Command System.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Natural Resource Specialist 3 (NRS3) 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Nathan McReynolds at Nathan.McReynolds@dnr.wa.gov/253-381-2015 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $44,400.00 – $59,616.00 Annually

Location: Mason County – Belfair, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 5/12/2024

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our South Puget Sound Region. Are you interested in a rewarding career in Washington State managing the state’s forests for multiple objectives? We are seeking a Non-permanent Forester (Natural Resource Specialist 1) to help manage State Trust Lands to achieve the Agency’s mission and goals by implementing ecologically sound forest management to meet trust obligations. The State Lands Forester works under the guidance of the Habitat Conservation Plan, Forest Practices Rules, the Policy for Sustainable Forests, the Sustainable Harvest Calculation, the Endangered Species Act, and all other applicable laws, rules, regulations, and agency policies, procedures, and guidelines to accomplish the Agency’s objectives. This position works in the Belfair Unit which contains approximately 40,000 acres of DNR Trust Lands located in the Tahuya and Green Mountain State Forest within Mason and Kitsap County.

Duties

Responsibilities:
This position serves as an entry-level forester working with a forest engineer under the supervision of the Belfair Unit Manager. The chosen candidate will work independently and as part of a team, with regular interaction with other foresters, forest engineers, other natural resource professionals, as well as other agency/organization members, stakeholders, and the public. The position’s responsibilities are split between timber sale layout and compliance. During timber sale layouts the successful candidate will be responsible for the field design of timber sale proposals, including reconnaissance, harvest unit design and implementation, initial road location, and selection of harvest methods. Work includes completion of presales documentation packets containing maps created using ArcGIS, informational reports, and environmental documents. The successful candidate will also eventually serve as a contract administrator for timber sales and road plan contracts. Contract administration duties include working to ensure all road and timber sale contract requirements and payments are met, and ensuring all harvest and road-building activities comply with applicable policies and laws. The candidate may respond to public and other agency requests relative to State Lands management within their respective unit in the Hood Canal District.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • An Associate’s 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.
  • 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.
  • Being empowered to identify, resolve, or mitigate observed safety concerns.
  • 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.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to develop and achieve department and project goals.
  • 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.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Incumbent works from an assigned duty station (see above). A majority (70%) of the work is performed in isolated unimproved natural forestry settings. The individual must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Office work requires the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g. desks, files, cabinets, computers, telephones, fax machines, copy machines, etc.).
  • Incumbent is expected to schedule their own time within a 40-hour workweek unless otherwise approved for overtime. The incumbent is occasionally directed to work overtime hours during fire season.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, which includes coursework in silviculture and mensuration.
  • One year of professional forestry experience.
  • Knowledge of Policy for Sustainable Forests, Habitat Conservation Plan, and related agency policies.
  • Experience with inspecting, instructing, and working with camp and contract crews to ensure silvicultural prescriptions are met.
  • Knowledge of Forest Practice Rules and SEPA process.
  • Experience using GIS and ArcGIS products.
  • Experience in young stand establishment and maintenance practices and treatments.
  • Experience with logging and forest road construction equipment.
  • Experience with the timber sales process and contract administration.
  • Obtain and maintain a WSDA Pesticide Applicator License.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at State Lands Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 1 (NRS1)
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact John Coble at John.Coble@dnr.wa.gov/360-801-6915 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $50,088.00 – $67,380.00 Annually

Location: Yakima County – Yakima, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 5/5/2024

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Forest Resilience Division/Federal Lands Program. Are you someone who loves the outdoors, and is passionate about implementing restoration work on our natural landscapes in Washington State? If you love working outdoors in the sunshine and the rain, appreciate a remote natural environment, enjoy assisting the public, can think creatively, and have good practical forestry skills with a proven ability for working independently and as part of a small team, then this is the job for you! The DNR’s Forest Resilience Division is seeking motivated individuals to join the Federal Lands Program – a team of expert restoration specialists focused on project implementation across National Forest Lands and Bureau of Land Management lands throughout Washington.

As part of this Division and Program, you will work alongside a talented cadre of professional planners, scientists, and implementers providing service to state and federal partners to increase the resiliency and health of Washington’s forests. In this position, you will be a part of a skilled team of specialists focused on increasing the pace and scale of federal restoration work, primarily on the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest, while supporting other program staff statewide. Working independently and as a team, this position will work under the supervision and guidance of a Unit Restoration Specialist. You will complete a broad variety of tasks from non-commercial thinning (fuels reduction) layout and compliance, commercial (timber sale) project presales, and associated contract development and administration, to aquatic and terrestrial habitat work, as well as forest road projects focused on reducing impacts to resources. Through extensive use of the Good Neighbor Authority, the Federal Lands Program works in coordination with department staff, federal partners, and other state and local partners to plan and effectively implement projects that bolster critical restoration needs in these forested landscapes.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of commercial and non-commercial federal restoration projects as a Restoration Specialist within the Federal Lands Program.
  • Perform project layout, including unit boundary establishment, road design, timber marking, and cruising, according to program objectives and relevant state and federal laws.
  • Develop and review restoration project contracts and packets for advertisement and auction.
  • Perform compliance of commercial and non-commercial restoration projects while coordinating with state and federal partners.
  • Utilize other natural resource professionals’ expertise in planning management activities to help identify resource protection measures that may be required.
  • Review, interpret, and comply with federal design criteria from NEPA and other relevant state and federal law.
  • Assist other Federal Lands Program personnel with restoration projects statewide.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or other applicable natural resource field;
    AND 1 year of experience applying theory, policy, principles, and practices of the forestry profession – (i.e., fundamentals of silviculture of northwest species, markets and economics, cruising methods, sales layout, logging methods, engineering, plant nutrition, propagation, weed control, reforestation, intensive forest practices, recreation, multiple-use, inventory, water quality, watershed management, and basic principles of fisheries management.);
    OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Experience with fieldwork in the outdoors.
  • Experience and competency in ArcGIS; and Office Suite.
  • 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.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The position will work remotely. The large majority (70%) of work is performed alone in isolated unimproved natural areas. Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Driving on unimproved forest roads is required with this position and long travel on highways or state routes. Work is also conducted in an office setting where sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time may be required to accomplish work.
  • The position requires a large majority (75%) of time in the field traveling alone between project activities and duty station. Overnight stays are expected when working on restoration projects outside of central Washington or at far distances from the position’s duty station on the frequency of 1-4 nights per month, possibly more.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience:
    • 1-2 years of demonstrated contract compliance experience in the form of timber sales, pre-commercial thinning, fuels management, or other projects typical of forest management activities;
    • Experience in logging road construction and design; and
    • Prior experience implementing Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) projects.
  • A Working Knowledge of:
    • Environmental planning principles, techniques, current trends, environmental laws, policies, and programs concerning all phases of State resource development;
    • Governmental administrative structure at local and State levels;
    • Environmental, social, and other problems affecting the development of local and State environmental resource programs;
    • NEPA process and requirements; and
    • Methods and objectives of urban and natural resources planning.
  • Ability to:
    • Accept responsibility for assigned tasks and activities;
    • Develop work plans, think conceptually, observe and interpret trends, analyze data, identify key relationships, and draw logical conclusions;
    • Maintain effective working relationships with governmental officials;
    • Provide a consistent message and provide a positive attitude about the program’s development and program projects;
    • Interpret federal policy and procedures;
    • Frequently communicate with federal employees through their agency policies and procedures;
    • Address large groups and write effectively; and
    • Work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of federal policies and procedures implemented under the USFS and other federal agencies, including the National Environmental Planning Act (NEPA), the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 U.S. Farm Bill), and other federal policies typically associated with the implementation and planning of federal projects.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Federal Lands Restoration Specialist 2, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2) 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Tom Frantz at Tom.Frantz@dnr.wa.gov / (360) 890-6831 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

Salary: $95,050.00 – $110,861.00 Annually

Location: Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 5/12/2024


Location flexibility may be available and considered: Olympia, WA 
Work Hours and Partial Telework flexibility may be available and considered
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 4/25/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Product Sales and Leasing Division. Are you interested in a career that will allow you to lead DNR’s statewide timber sale program which generates over $200 million in non-tax revenue for school construction, health and social services, and local government services every year? Are you excited to bring your entrepreneurial talents to bear in a position that influences the strategic and operational direction of this program? DNR manages over 2 million acres of forestland in Washington to generate revenue for trust beneficiaries.   These sustainably managed lands directly benefit rural communities while providing clean water, climate mitigation, and other ecosystem services. The Assistant Division Manager for Product Sales oversees a staff of twelve professionals in our Olympia headquarters and coordinates with our six regions to ensure that we meet our sustainable harvest volumes while delivering operational excellence. To be successful at this position you not only need an understanding of the forest products business, but you also need to showcase outstanding leadership and customer service skills. This position will consistently represent the agency when speaking to purchasers and the general public and will have to be able to adapt to those audiences. If you want to make a difference and have an impact on rural communities, help shape the health of our forests, and build a massive support network, this job is for you.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, lead and organize the work performed by the Timber Sales section of the Product Sales & Leasing Division.
  • Maintain the highest standards of safety, personal/professional, and ethical conduct, and support the State’s goals for a diverse workforce.
  • Strategic and tactical oversight of the timber sales program statewide, including preparation/presentation of sale proposals to the Board of Natural Resources (BNR);
  • Tracking forest product market conditions/trends and developing strategies/standards/procedures to maximize revenue potential on forested State Trust Lands while meeting sustainable harvest targets and related Board and department objectives;
  • Continually evaluating timber sales process/tools and working with program/region staff to adjust as necessary to improve operational excellence and minimize risks to trust assets;
  • Creating and maintaining productive working relationships with internal program/region staff and external stakeholders including regulators, purchasers, other agencies, tribes, and others;
  • As one of four members of the division’s leadership team responsible for setting program strategic direction, overseeing the implementation of program and department priorities, as well as identifying division and program challenges, and working with the leadership team, region, and other program staff to determine and implement solutions.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree involving a major study in forestry or natural resources; AND at least 5 years experience to include: forest operations and forest products marketing;
    OR a combination of education and/or experience equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to foster and preserve constructive working relationships with internal agency staff as well as regulators, purchasers, and other interested stakeholders.
  • Successful working experience in forest products marketing and/or forest management;
  • Expertise in wood utilization and the collection and analysis of forest resource information;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Expertise in designing successful workflow processes for highly complex, multiple goal-orientated projects;
  • Proficient use of computers and agency software; this includes standard programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Assigned duty station is the Natural Resources Building in Olympia; the majority of the time (~85%) will be spent indoors. The building environment consists of a cubicle workstation with a computer in an open area that is subject to loud noises from nearby conversations, telephones, ventilation, and “white noise”. Occasional travel (~15%) to the various regions is required, which may include field settings. Teleworking is an option for a work setting and requires the approval of the Division Manager.
  • The position requires a minor amount of traveling (~15%) from Olympia to one of the six regions of the state or meeting locations within Olympia or adjacent cities/towns. Overnight travel is required in this position when visiting some region offices and fields due to long travel distances. Agency vehicles are available for use.
  • A valid unrestricted 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in business, forest management, forest economics, or related field;
  • Five or more years of forest products marketing experience;
  • Expertise and practical working knowledge of negotiating, forecasting, budgeting, trend analysis, and sawmill operations
  • Experience working under Washington’s Forest Practices Rules, and familiarity with the DNR State Lands Habitat Conservation Plan
  • Ability to use stakeholder satisfaction as a key measure of success;
  • Ability to view the success of the organization and team as more important than individual achievements;
  • Ability to be accessible and responsive to stakeholder’s needs by phone and email;
  • Ability to be receptive to new ideas and adaptable to change.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: Assistant Division Manager – Product Sales, WMS2 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Michael Kearney at Michael.kearney@dnr.wa.gov/360-902-1088 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $65,748.00 – $88,416.00 Annually

Location: Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 4/25/2024


Location flexibility may be available and considered: Natural Resources Building- Olympia, WA. 

Flexible Work Hours and Partial Telework may be available and considered
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
 

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources Product Sales and Leasing Division is seeking a professional, motivated candidate who can lead the Agency’s timber presales operations into the future. Timber harvest revenue from our forested state trust lands contributes to county incomes for junior taxing districts, school construction funds, and other trust beneficiaries. We pride ourselves on reducing the tax burden for Washington citizens through the sustainable harvest of our timber resources while following strict environmental protection regulations across the state.

If you are self-motivated, ethical, and committed to using your time effectively and efficiently every day for the organization, your years of cruising and log marketing experience and knowledge can contribute to our overall success. In this position, you will be part of a team committed to sustainable forest management and timber and revenue production. This role is an integral piece to ensuring timber sales make it to public auction and revenue production. Your duties as Presales Operations Manager could take you to every corner of Washington to work with and train staff in presales methods and operations. Working with Agency staff, stakeholders, and customers will also require excellent communication skills.

Duties

Responsibilities:
As the DNR’s presales expert, this position is the agency expert for all timber sale planning and preparation, including document standards and maximizing timber sale revenue through appropriate market timing. This position also ensures the program consistently implements Agency policies and standards as well as meets requirements in State law before the Board of Natural Resources approval and public auction.

This position provides the leadership of the DNR timber sales presales program by proactively developing, expanding, and improving tools for DNR staff to complete planned sales for auction. In addition, this position expands the linkage to DNR’s timber customers and business partners. As a primary timber presales trainer, this position should be able to motivate and guide personnel within the division and regions to achieve Product Sales goals and objectives.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Forestry, Natural Resources, or a closely related field AND 5 years experience in the forest industry
    OR equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Experience creating and modifying highly complex spreadsheets or datasets to meet different project needs.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience providing expectations and feedback for others, following a formal performance & development plan outline.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Office position with occasional field work. The position will need to work in all types of weather and terrain.
  • Approximately monthly; frequency and length depend on seasonal needs.
  • A valid unrestricted 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Business Administration, or a closely related field.
  • 10 years of experience with timber sale design, paperwork, and contract compliance, with at least 5 years experience reviewing others’ timber sales.
  • Key Knowledge:
    • Detailed knowledge of DNR timber sale layout and paperwork standards
    • Familiar with forest products industry manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest
    • Familiar with industry-standard practices for timber appraisal and valuation methods
    • Knowledgeable about capabilities, limitations, and general costs of timber harvesting and forest road-building equipment.
    • Laws related to DNR, timber sales, and contracts.
    • Employee Performance Management cycle, and applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs).
    • DNR business practices, organizational structures, and agency policies. 
    • DNR’s legal responsibilities as a trust manager, and specific trust mandate components. Familiar with the requirements of
      • Policy for Sustainable Forests (PSF),
      • DNR’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP),
      • Criteria for formal forestry certification programs (SFI ® and FSC ®).
  • Skills / Abilities:
    • Effective written and verbal English communication skills, including effective review and editing of others’ writing.
    • Excellent interpersonal relationship development & maintenance
    • Effective records maintenance & organization, to be able to efficiently organize and access key timber sale documents
    • Effective presentation skills, with experience developing presentations and presenting to groups of varying sizes in formal and informal situations
    • Full competence and capabilities with standard office computer programs (Microsoft Suite and Adobe)
    • At least mid-level knowledge and experience with operating GIS applications
    • Intermediate-level or better skills using GIS mapping systems
    • Intermediate-level or better skills using the Land Resource Manager (LRM) application
    • Detail-oriented; ability to identify discrepancies and inconsistencies in spreadsheets and written documents.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply!  

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: Presales Operations Manager, NRS5 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Padraic Callahan at padraic.callahan@dnr.wa.gov/360.749.0685  or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $76,032.00 – $88,681.00 Annually

Location: South Puget Sound Region-Littlerock, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 4/18/2024

Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our South Puget Sound Region. We are currently seeking a Natural Resource Camp Manager. The Natural Resource Camp Manager’s responsibilities include management of all functions and staff related to the DNR Camp at Cedar Creek Corrections Center. This position fosters positive working relationships among the Department of Corrections, Region Fire Staff, State Lands Staff, Tribes, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, State Parks, Washington State Department of Ecology, Conservation Districts, and others. The position represents the Department’s interests in private operations, business, government officials, and the public where there are complex and sensitive issues, providing input and recommending actions. The highest priority for this position is to create a culture of safety in the camp operation. The position is responsible for both professional and technical staff including hiring, training, and corrective action. The position is accountable for achieving all program deliverables, managing the camps program region budget, coordinating with appropriate Wildfire Division staff regarding program implementation, and resolving issues in support of DNR’s mission and guiding principles. They also work closely with the other Camp Managers and the Camp’s Program Manager.

Duties

Responsibilities:
Administration of the DNR operations at Cedar Creek Corrections Center in partnership with the Department of Corrections. This includes managing the operations to provide valuable and quality services to the agencies and organizations whom the camp’s programs are intended to benefit; silvicultural work on state trust lands, fire suppression on lands protected by the DNR and their partners, and working with other agencies for the benefits of the stewardship of public resources. This position is the primary contact for Department of Corrections management staff at Cedar Creek Correctional Center.

Monitors the budget for the Cedar Camp program, and provides input on appropriate and optimum Region allocations. Collaborates with the Divisions and the Assistant Region Manager to meet the core business and deliverables for each program. Assists the Assistant Region Manager with developing budget requests for these programs as needed. Allocates resources to the program staff. Develops and implements plans, and ensures resources are available to meet division deliverables and Region objectives.

Supports Department and Region safety efforts, including accountability, and emergency preparedness.

Plans, leads, organizes, and oversees the work performed by the Cedar Creek Camp organizational unit. Implements a robust safety program. Ensures appropriate and optimum use of the organizational unit resources. Develops and maintains effective communications throughout the organization. Develops and fosters collaborative partnerships with diverse internal and external stakeholders to find creative and innovative solutions. Represents the Department’s interests when interacting with private operators, purchasers, businesses, governmental officials, and the public where there is involvement in sensitive, complex issues in the Region or Agency. Works to resolve sensitive resource issues with a variety of partners.

Directly supervises an Assistant Camp Manager and two Equipment technicians and is the second line supervisor for nine Forest Crew Supervisors. Enhances the effectiveness of employees through timely evaluations and professional development opportunities. Provides developmental opportunities and training that will enhance Region staff’s personal and professional growth in preparation for their professional career goals. Mentors staff and provides a positive working environment where people are respected and valued professionally. Maintains and develops positive and effective supervisory relationships with direct reports and staff, including completing evaluations, handling routine personnel issues, representing and supporting staff to resolve conflicts, addressing performance and behavior issues; and implementing appropriate corrective action. Making decisions for balancing career development with production obligations.

Responsible for timely submission of complete and detailed invoices/receipts for purchases made on behalf of the Department, to include at a minimum: legible name, program to be charged, (and if pertains to vehicle) vehicle number. Invoices/receipts will include the vendor’s name and phone number. Documents such as leave slips, TARs, and travel vouchers must be fully completed, signed by the employee and supervisor, and submitted on time. Property will be received, transferred, and/or returned using a signed transfer form.

Assures appropriate and optimum use of the organization’s resources in the region. Maintains the highest standards of professional/personal and ethical conduct and supports the State’s goals for a diverse workforce. Supports staff, representing region and staff interests, concerns, and issues at the region and state level. Works collaboratively with the South Puget Sound Region Management team to achieve common goals and positive results.

Supports effective and positive communication throughout the organization.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management or Natural Resource Management AND Three years of experience with a demonstrated progression in leadership responsibilities in the areas of land and resource management and/or personnel management;
    OR An Associate’s Degree in Forest Management or Natural Resource Management AND Five years of experience with a demonstrated progression in leadership responsibilities in the areas of land and resource management and/or personnel management;
    OR A combination of equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Minimum of one year of team leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated work experience prioritizing, assigning, and tracking work assignments.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse range of internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, accurately, and effectively in writing and orally with clients ranging from field staff and foresters; to customers, stakeholders, and other agency counterparts.
  • Working knowledge of forestry, including basic knowledge of forestry fundamentals as they relate to performing silvicultural work and forest fire suppression, such as reading maps, sampling techniques, and understanding of silvicultural objectives.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Work both indoors and outdoors, with the majority of the hazards in the field;
    evaluating and assuring income production and habitat development outcomes. This
    position can be exposed to herbicides, paint, or chemicals commonly found in
    auto/small engine shops. While in an office setting the position does not come in
    contact with any hazardous chemicals other than standard surface cleaners,
    adhesives, and copier toner.
  • Occasional travel to Olympia and statewide happens several times a year. The
    employee is eligible for per diem and lodging costs when in travel status, except
    when provided.
  • Must pass Criminal Justice Records Check. Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of this position. Background Investigations will be conducted on successful candidates. Background checks will be completed during employment as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), currently required to be completed at a minimum of every 5 years.
  • Ability to perform the duties of this position outdoors in all terrain and all weather conditions,
  • Establish and maintain residency within 1 hour of duty station at Cedar Creek Camp.
  • This position is expected to work extended shifts during Washington State’s active fire season, typically June-October every year.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Washington State correctional system, and laws and practices governing custody of offenders.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of personnel management principles, merit system rules, and employee union agreements.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of agency policies practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of forest management objectives, timber management planning, and silvicultural principles.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Washington SEPA process, Forest Practices rules, laws and practices, and associated agency policies.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of logging and forest road construction practice.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of wildland fire suppression tactics.
  • Skills in staff month and dollar budget development.
  • Skills in assessing training needs, and developing, delivering, and tracking trainings.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Natural Resource Camp Manager, WMS1 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Bruce Meyer at bruce.meyer@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $44,400.00 – $67,380.00 Annually

Location: Olympic Region- Forks, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 4/24/2024


Relocation Compensation may be available and considered

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 seeking a Forester (Natural Resource Specialist 1 in training or Natural Resource Specialist 2) to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.  

Are you someone who is looking for a rewarding career in the outdoors? Do you want the opportunity to serve the citizens of Washington? 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.

Duties

Responsibilities:
This position serves as a lead forester working with a team of foresters under the supervision of the Unit Coordinator. This position works independently part of the time but has regular interaction with foresters, civil engineers, other natural resource professionals as well as other agency/organization members and the general public. This position has split responsibilities within the Presales program between timber sales layout and compliance.  During timber sales layout, this position is responsible for the field design of timber sale proposals including harvest unit design, initial road location, and selection of harvest methods. Work includes the completion of presales documentation packets, containing maps, informational reports, and environmental documents. The position will also serve as a contract administrator for DNR timber sales and road plan contracts.  The position also must respond to public and other agency requests relative to state lands management within the district.

  • Develop and implement all timber sales assigned from a 5-year harvest schedule to achieve assigned harvest levels within an assigned geographical area in the Coast district.
  • Contract Administrator on timber sales ensuring all contract requirements and payments are met. Ensure harvest activities are compliant with the HCP, Forest Practice rules, and all other policies and laws.
  • Road/Infrastructure Monitoring of all forest roads and transportation system structures within the unit and recommend routine and emergency maintenance.
  • Support other foresters within the District by covering Contract Administration and Timber Sales Layout duties during fire program-related absences. Voluntarily, may participate in the wildland fire program.
  • Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to work center facility maintenance, vehicle maintenance, providing training to others outside the unit, preparing and leading tours and meeting with interest groups, and functioning as acting Unit Coordinator when delegated.

Qualifications

This 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):

  • Knowledge of all laws, policies, and practices related to timber sales programs.
  • Knowledge of timber and land management planning and practices.
  • Knowledge of timber sales contract preparation and administration
  • Knowledge of theory, policy, principles, and practices of the forestry profession as applied to Northwestern United States (i.e., fundamentals of silviculture of Northwest species, markets and economics, cruising methods, sales layout, logging methods, engineering, plant nutrition, propagation and weed control, reforestation and intensive forest practices, recreation, multiple use, inventory, water quality, watershed management and basic principles of fisheries management.)
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Facilitation and negotiation skills. 
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

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

  • One year of professional forestry experience.
  • Experience with forest management objectives and timber management planning.
  • Experience with current forest management plans and associated agency policies and rules.
  • Experience with timber sales contract preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of theory, policy, principles, and practices of the forestry profession as applied to Northwestern United States (i.e., fundamentals of silviculture of Northwest species, markets and economics, cruising methods, sales layout, logging methods, engineering, plant nutrition, propagation and weed control, reforestation and intensive forest practices, recreation, multiple use, inventory, water quality, watershed management and basic principles of fisheries management.)
  • Knowledge of current forest practices rules, forestry laws, and practices.
  • Knowledge of logging and forest road construction equipment and use.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • 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.

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The position’s assigned duty station is the Olympic Region office in Forks. This is a field forester position with approximately 60% of the work performed outdoors, alone, and in remote areas. Must have the ability to perform arduous work while traversing steep, rugged terrain under a full spectrum of environmental conditions is necessary. Approximately 30% of the work involved is performed in a typical office setting. The remaining 10% is operating a motor vehicle.
  • Travel outside the region for training sessions and wildland fire incidents is necessary, but not exceedingly different than the normal field and office settings described. The employee is eligible for per diem and lodging costs when in travel status, except when provided. A commute will be required to reach most job sites and trainings. The use of an assigned vehicle will be the primary mode of travel. However, the use of specialty vehicles and pool vehicles will be used when specific tasks or efficiency dictate.
  • The ability to perform arduous work while traversing steep, rugged terrain under a full spectrum of environmental conditions.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management or related field.
  • 2 years as a Pre Sales Natural Resource Specialist 1 in the Department of Natural Resources.
  • Demonstrated competence in timber harvest planning, preparation, contract administration, and Pacific Northwest silviculture.
  • Familiarity with current software used in word processing, spreadsheets, and forestry applications. 

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: State Lands Lead Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)/NRS1 In-Training 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Erik Camacho-Roldan at Erik.camacho-Roldan@dnr.wa.gov/ (360)640-9165 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $47,688.00 – $64,092.00 Annually

Location: Northeast Region – Airway Heights, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Non-permanent

Closing Date: 5/8/2024


Full-time, Non-Permanent, Represented position

Anticipated Non-Permanent employment is 6 months

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 4/23/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

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 currently seeking a highly motivated individual to temporarily fill a 6-month vacancy as a Forest Crew Supervisor-Corrections Facility position at Heights Camp located at the Department of Corrections facility in Airway Heights, WA. While being highly demanding, this position is also highly rewarding to those who want to truly make a difference within a diverse and unique work group. The tangible rewards of this job come from helping DNR meet its strategic obligations to the community and from working with incarcerated individuals, who traditionally have minimal job skills and poor work ethics, and transforming them into hard-working individuals with employable skills.  

Developing incarcerated individuals is a critical function of this position.  The successful applicant will need to develop incarcerated individuals with limited skills into a highly functional 10-person team.  Heights crews have a commitment to hard work in arduous conditions on wildland fires and in various forest health operations.  The primary responsibilities of the position are in the training, productivity, and safety of the Heights crews who engage in wildland firefighting and forest crafts operations.  During fire season, the position may require assignments to remote fire camps for extended periods and can be expected to have workdays that routinely exceed the normally scheduled 10 hours and will require working weekends and holidays as needed for assignments.  

The successful applicant will be trusted to primarily recruit, mentor, and train incarcerated individuals in forest craft skills while supervising a 10-person crew comprised of incarcerated adult males. These skills will be used to help protect communities, manage DNR State Lands assets, and help incarcerated individuals develop job skills that can be used when they are released from incarceration. The successful applicant will be trusted to foster and maintain an interactive relationship with DOC so that incarcerated individuals are effectively managed across both state agencies according to WACs, RCWs, and Interagency Agreements. Additionally, the successful applicant will be trusted to have a productive professional relationship with the Assistant Camp Supervisor. The key to this relationship will be the applicant’s ability to communicate, problem-solve, manage, and lead cooperatively with peers and supervisors.

Duties

Responsibilities:
Leads, supervises, instructs, and evaluates incarcerated individuals on how to safely and effectively participate as a member of a “Hand Crew” to engage in Initial Attack and Mop-up operations to suppress wildland fires.

  • Supervises and leads crew members in wildfire suppression ranging from the initial attack, fire line construction, mop-up, gridding, and repair.
  • Communicates all directions and objectives to crew members that are given and ensures that they are met safely, efficiently, and on time.
  • Ensures that all crew members are fire line qualified and maintains crew readiness for emergency incident response.
  • Assess the crew’s physical condition and correct any issues when they arise.
  • Communicate and document any needs of crew members to the Camp Manager, DOC personnel, or the liaison if one is assigned to a project incident.

Provides essential supervisory and security functions while supervising incarcerated individuals’ work crews.

  • Takes custody of incarcerated individuals at check out from the institution.
  • Monitors incarcerated individual’s movements at close range or from a distance.
  • Visually monitors all security areas including job sites, and works on emergency incidents.
  • Enforces DNR/DOC rules and policies.
  • Initiates corrective or disciplinary action as required.
  • Adheres to established staff safety practices for themselves, the crew members, and the public.
  • Attends annual DOC trainings and refreshers to include PREA, Escape Protocol, Key and Tool Control, and Manipulative Awareness.
  • Uses de-escalation skills during stressful situations.
  • Seize or direct seizure (by notifying DOC and Camp Manager) of dangerous items, evidence, contraband, and controlled or unauthorized substances and ensure proper evidence handling is maintained.  
  • Writes reports based on observations regarding occurrences that may require action by supervisor or DOC staff.

Trains, instructs, and supervises incarcerated individual work crews to safely, effectively, and efficiently conduct work on silviculture and forest health work projects.

  • Supervises silviculture activities such as planting, pre-commercial thinning, vegetation management, riparian habitat enhancement, and stream restoration.
  • Demonstrates and teaches safe use and maintenance of power equipment and hand tools such as chainsaws, wood chippers, wood splitters, and fire line tools.
  • Teaches crew members plant and tree identification.  
  • Supervises and ensures that all prescriptions given by contractors are adhered to.
  • Teaches proper timber felling techniques to crew members.

Complete necessary administrative and transportation-related tasks required for the position.

  • Maintains daily job card documentation that includes formal incarcerated individual counts per DNR/DOC inter-agency agreement, job information, and hours worked on the job that day.
  • Maintains crew member payroll and enters pay daily in the ITAR computer system.
  • Communicates with incarcerated individual’s assigned counselor and conducts frequent evaluations for each individual assigned to their crew.
  • Maintains an open line of communication with the Camp Manager, DOC, and assigned counselors.
  • Completes, maintains, and submits records of Mileage Equipment Reports (MERs) and Time and Activity Reports (TARs).
  • Must be able to operate a 10-12 passenger vehicle safely in off-road situations, and in inclement weather.

Trains and directly supervises incarcerated individual work crews to safely and efficiently work on public recreation projects for DNR and other approved agencies.

  • Supervises, Teaches, and Instructs crew members on recreational maintenance such as trail maintenance and building, fence building, fence removal, and constructing footbridges.
  • Instruct crew members on the safe and proper use of unique tools required to conduct these jobs such as skill saws, jig saws, concrete mixers, fence stretchers and menders, hammers, ladders, drills, shovels, tape measures, and string levels.
  • Ensures that DNR Risk Assessments and Task Hazard Analysis procedures are followed to mitigate hazards.
  • Maintains direct supervision of incarcerated individuals.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience in some or all of the following forest crafts which includes: Forest seedling planting, forest plantation, vegetation management, pre-commercial thinning, recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance, chainsaw use and maintenance, hand tool use and maintenance and wildland fire suppression,
    OR an Associate’s Degree in forest management or a closely related field of study,
    OR a combination of education and relevant experience in Silviculture, Correctional Facility, or wildfire equivalent.
  • Six months supervisory experience in a diverse work setting that is centered on safety and security, either in an adult/juvenile correctional environment or a professional production-based business.
  • Possess the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing using common technology.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Typically work is in various outdoor settings such as forested areas, wildland-urban interface areas, desert basalt, and scabland settings. Must have the physical ability to traverse all uneven terrain. Must be able to work in all weather conditions. Must be able to work in and on DOC institutional grounds. Must be able to abide by all DNR and DOC policies. 
  • Must be able to operate a 12-person dual, four-wheel drive vehicle on improved roadways, and off-road settings. Drive time may exceed 1 hour each way, with occasional drive times up to 10 may be required during emergency response. Must be able to tow trailers that vary in length from 12’ up to 16’.
  • Must live within a one-hour commute of the workstation.
  • During the first year of employment, successful candidates must attain the level of FF2 by passing guard school in which S-130, S-190, S-212, and L-180 are taught. 
  • During the second year of employment, employees must attend and pass the S-131 FF1 class and work towards completion of the FF1 task book. 
  • Upon Completion of the FF1 task book, employees are expected to work towards IC5 certification and Single Resource-Crew Boss certification. 
  • Must pass arduous work capacity test annually that consists of carrying a 45-pound pack three miles in under forty-five minutes. 
  • Maintains valid First Aid, CPR, and AED card. 
  • Attend any offered trainings, pass trailer towing training, and maintain or stay current with all requirements of this position.
  • A valid driver’s license and 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.
  • Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of this position, an NCIC Background Investigation will be conducted on successful candidates.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in:
    • Wildland fire Suppression
    • Forest data collection
    • Natural resource management methods, practices, and techniques
    • Use of equipment and tools
    • Maintaining safe working conditions in outdoor work environments
    • Supervision of adult incarcerated individuals
    • Silvicultural work (tree planting, vegetation management, and pre-commercial thinning
    • Recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance
    • Operating a vehicle on forest roads
    • Microsoft Suite
  • Work experience that demonstrates:
    • Leadership skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Interpersonal communication skills
    • Professionalism
  • Technical / Professional knowledge, skills, and licenses:
    • Current pesticide applicator license in Washington State including Laws and Safety, Right of Way, Agricultural Weed, and Aquatics endorsements (or the ability to obtain)
    • Red Card Qualification of any Single Resource Boss, (preferably Crew Boss)
    • A 2 or 4-year college-level course of study in natural resources, fire science, or other applicable field.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply!  

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: Forest Crew Supervisor, Correctional Facility 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
    References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Noah Messing at noah.messing@dnr.wa.gov, (509) 640-8394 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

Salary: $72,742 – $109,113 Annually

Location: Castle Rock, WA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 4/21/2024

Description

Weyerhaeuser is searching for a Operations Specialist to join our St. Helens operations team in Castle Rock, Washington. As the Operations Specialist you will be responsible for assisting with the planning and management of activities associated with the execution of the Transportation Logistics Initiative (TLI) as well as assisting the St. Helens harvesting team in the management of company and contract logging, with an emphasis on logging contract administration. Additionally, you will collaborate with the broader Lower Columbia Region serving as a technical expert for trouble shooting TLI technical issues and training new operators on the use of this technology. The primary key focus area of this role will be supporting the harvesting operations team; however, you will also be expected to flow to work in the silviculture and engineering disciplines on an as needed basis and to collaborate with regional log quality, planning, and land use program when needed. 

This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Lead Harvest Manager, with salary level dependent on skills and experience.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation for company and contractor activities
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals
  • Work with the employees and contractors to ensure they are trained and able to use the new technology efficiently
  • Build and maintain positive relationships necessary to influence, collaborate and coach those involved in the new program and processes
  • Serve as a change agent and educate users on advantages of the program
  • Seek and provide feedback to TLI implementation team
  • Analyze various performance data and provide feedback to the operations teams
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives
  • Effectively inspect and validate logging operations compliance with all laws and company safety policies
  • Understand key value drivers for core customers and check log quality on landings to verify bucking prescription, log quality and sorting execution
  • Participate in various harvesting focused meetings with execution on routine follow up items identified for harvesting team as directed by Harvesting Lead/Area Manager
  • Employ experience, education and leadership skills in the planning and field implementation of engineering, harvesting and silviculture activities
  • Represent the region on project teams as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree (or higher) in Forestry or other relevant field; will consider strong relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • At least five years of leadership experience in the forestry industry
  • People and leadership skills, including time management, effective decision making, conflict resolution, and a results-oriented mindset
  • Conscientious and detail oriented with good observation, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Highly motivated, and a self-directed team player
  • Ability to effectively interact with state and federal forest practice regulators
  • Experience negotiating and administering contracts and agreements
  • Proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems are highly desirable
  • Willing and able to perform occasional weekend work due to operational timing or weather constraints
  • Valid driver’s license, as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year)

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $72,742 – $109,113 based on your level of skills, qualifications and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers a cash bonus targeting 7% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.

Benefits: When you join our team, you and your dependents will be offered coverage under our comprehensive employee benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.  We offer a pre-tax Health Savings Account option which includes a company contribution.  Other benefit options are also available such as voluntary Long-Term Care and Employee Assistance Programs. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.

Retirement: Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.

Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with 3-weeks of paid vacation to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 holiday hours.

To apply, visit: http://weyer.jobs/20949         

Salary: $86,742 – $130,250 Annually

Location: Aberdeen, WA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 4/28/2024

Description

Weyerhaeuser’s North Washington Region is searching for a Harvest Manager on the Aberdeen operations team, located in Aberdeen, Washington. This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Area Manager with salary level dependent on skills and experience.

Key Functions

The role is responsible for management of safety, environmental stewardship, quality, production, and costs associated with the company and contract harvesting operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the harvest plan execution in compliance with the regional and area harvesting strategy and the annual budget plan
  • Manage hourly IAM employees adhering to labor relations principles and abiding by the guidelines outlined in the collective bargaining agreement
  • Educate and confirm employees are adhering to the SFI standards and safety policies
  • Contract administration; negotiate, prepare, supervise, monitor compliance, payment management
  • Developing and tracking budgets and key harvesting metrics
  • Ensure log quality specifications for raw material at all customer markets and how log characteristics affect delivered raw material and standing timber values
  • Assist with forest engineering activities around planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, cable/ground-logging systems, and harvest unit layout
  • Forecast harvesting projects and expenditures
  • Advocate, model and inspect for safe work practices
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals
  • Collaborate with others on the area and region teams to ensure alignment with goals and objectives

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Forestry or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • Preference: Bachelor’s degree or (higher) + at least two years’ experience working with logging systems, technology and equipment
  • At least two years of experience leading employees and/or contractors of processes
  • Willingness to abide by established safety standards
  • General knowledge of state and federal forest practice rules/statutes
  • Team building, communication, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems
  • Ability to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines with occasional extended work periods and weekend work
  • Experience in project management and contract administration
  • Willing to work independently in an office setting and travel to destinations in the woods.
  • Willing and able to spend a minimum of 50% of work time in the field, working on steep or broke ground covered with slash and brush, and in all weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s license is required, as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year)

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $86,742 – $130,250 based on your level of skills, qualifications and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers a cash bonus targeting 5% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.

Benefits: When you join our team, you and your dependents will be offered coverage under our comprehensive employee benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.  We offer a pre-tax Health Savings Account option which includes a company contribution.  Other benefit options are also available such as voluntary Long-Term Care and Employee Assistance Programs. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.

Retirement: Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.

Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with 3-weeks of paid vacation to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 holiday hours.

To apply, visit: http://weyer.jobs/20952

Salary: $80,558.40 – $114,982.40 Annually

Location: Portland, OR

Job Type: Regular, Full-time

Closing Date: 4/29/2024

Job Appointment:  Full-Time
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri. 7am-3:30pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Work Location: Hybrid/work location: Urban Forestry, 10910 N Denver Ave., Portland, OR 97217. There is an opportunity for limited telework. Remote work must be performed within Oregon or Washington. For more information, click here.
Benefits: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position
Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.
Union Representation: This classification was recently recognized as represented by a new labor union, City of Portland Professional Workers (CPPW). Terms and Conditions are currently being negotiated as part of a new CPPW collective bargaining agreement. To view this labor agreement, please click here
 
Application Material: Please click here to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume. If requesting Veteran’s preference, please attach your Veterans’ documentation.  

Position Summary:
Join us as the Urban Forestry (UF) Contractor Development Coordinator. In this role, you’ll play a crucial part in achieving the goals of The Equitable Tree Canopy (ETC) program by coordinating our tree planting contractors and workforce development efforts. Funding for this position is provided through the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF), as part of a historic investment in expanding tree planting and promoting climate justice in Portland. 

We’re seeking an urban forestry advocate with expertise in business development to expand our community of contractors. You will create and implement strategies to build a diverse pool of skilled contractors completing up to $3M annually in contract work to plant, maintain, and grow 10,000 trees. 

In this role you will reach out to contractors to promote contract opportunities, provide information, and answer questions about the program. You will attend outreach events, collaborate with our tree planting team on contractor training, respond to contracting inquiries, and review contract documents. You will lead training programs for contractors, guiding them through the process of working with the City of Portland throughout their contract duration. Spanish speakers are highly encouraged to apply. 

As the Urban Forestry Contractor Development Coordinator, you will:  

  • Develop and implement a plan to promote opportunities for tree planting, maintenance, and nursery growing contracts, with a focus on reaching COBID certified firms, and/or supporting contractors through the COBID certification process.
  • Perform outreach with a focus on promoting equity and diversity among contractors. Conduct outreach prior to opening of request for proposals, liaise with professional associations, conduct field visits and site tours, and provide resources. 
  • Develop and implement trainings in coordination with Urban Forestry staff for non-profit and for-profit contractors conducting tree planting, watering, and pruning. Trainings include adherence to safety standards, following scope of work and specifications, and adhering to quality standards.  
  • Collaborate with and develop close working relationships with Urban Forestry team members, PCEF staff, other City of Portland representatives, community-based organizations, culturally specific chambers of commerce, organizations serving people of color and women-owned businesses, and others to support contractor diversity goals. 
  • Provide support to contractors and contract managers, such as resources, training, guidance, and problem solving to ensure success of contracts.  
  • Represent Urban Forestry in external forums focused on advancing contractor equity in the tree care and maintenance sector. Includes delivering presentations, developing training materials, and producing reports to share program design successes and lessons learned with colleagues and partners. 

Who you are:

  • Equity Focused: You use an equity lens to ensure that projects deliver equitable outcomes.  
  • Community Engagement Superstar: Your work is rooted in equitable outcomes, community-led models, and community-driven priorities. 
  • Coach and Mentor: You are a source of information, support, and encouragement in the workplace as well as the community. 
  • Flexible and Innovative: You have an aptitude for continuous improvement and thrive in a collaborative, and evolving team environment.  
  • Project Manager: You can keep timelines and push projects forward while utilizing strong communication to collaborate with all parties.  
  • Collaborative Team Member: You help to foster an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.  

About Urban Forestry and Portland’s Forest:
Urban Forestry‘s mission is to manage and ensure Portland’s urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest is valued at over $6 billion and comprised of over 1.2 million park trees, 218,000 street trees and 2.9 million private property trees. The Urban Forestry team is responsible for the overall management, stewardship, and improvement of this essential infrastructure system. Urban Forestry’s work includes delivery of sustainable and equitable forest services to all Portlanders; establishing and enacting best management practices, plans, policies, and technical standards for tree care and protection and urban forest expansion; implementing, enforcing, and proposing improvements to the City’s tree regulations; providing tree maintenance services including 24/7 response to tree emergencies on City properties and public streets; tree planting and expansion of urban forest services; measurement and assessment of urban forest coverage, health, and services; offering community education and stewardship programs; and oversight and support of the City’s volunteer advisory tree board. Portland is a Tree City USA for 46 years, a Tree City of the World and the Urban Forestry program is accredited by the Urban and Community Forestry Society (formerly the Society of Municipal Arborists).

About the Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity 

Come meet the hiring manager and the senior recruiter! We’ll be talking about the position duties and responsibilities, day to day life in the role, review the announcement, discuss how to apply, and answer questions you may have about the position.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83082373447

Meeting ID: 830 8237 3447

Have a question?
 Hannah Zeilenga, Senior Recruiter
Hannah.Zeilenga@PortlandOregon.gov

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding contractor development in tree planting and/or landscaping. 
  1. Ability to develop, lead, and evaluate strategies to grow Urban Forestry’s pool of contractors and to include more BIPOC and women-owned businesses. 
  1. Experience leading projects, including developing work plans, coordinating with stakeholders, and evaluating outcomes. 
  1. Experience conducting outreach, networking, and relationship building with diverse audiences. 

Applicants must also possess: 

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check upon offer of employment.  
  • A valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record. 

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between April 8th – April 29th, 2024 
 Required Application Materials: 

  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

  • If you would like to request Veteran’s Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.) by the closing date of the recruitment.

Application Tips:

  • The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes once per month.  If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on this posting.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis:  Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application.   It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach any additional documents.
  • Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.    

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of April 29th, 2024

  • An evaluation of each applicant’s training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of May 6th, 2024

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): Mid-May

  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: Late May

  • Successful candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to their start date. 

Step 6: Start Date: TBD

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Salary: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Location: Portland, OR

Job Type: Contract

Closing Date: 4/26/2024

Start/End Dates: July 7, 2024 – March 7, 2025

Medical Insurance provided upon request

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

* A personal vehicle is required for this position. 

Position Description: 

The urban & community forest health specialist will be an interdisciplinary staff position on the State, Private & Tribal Forestry team for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Regions. This position will help provide technical assistance and support for urban forest health-related issues such as climate-resiliency, invasive species, pests, and diseases impacting urban forests and community watersheds. This position will play an important role supporting a wide variety of urban & community forestry projects, climate resiliency, as well as other forest health-related issues, many of which focus on disadvantaged communities and help advance agency priorities under the Equity Action Plan.

Responsibilities:

  • The urban & community forest health specialist is an interdisciplinary staff position on the State, Private & Tribal Forestry team for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Regions. 
  • This position will help provide technical assistance and support for urban forest health-related issues such as climate-resiliency, invasive species, pests, and diseases impacting urban forests and community watersheds. 
  • This position will work closely with internal Forest Service teams and external partners and stakeholders, including working groups, councils, and municipalities. 
  • Potential projects could include developing and sharing resources, best practices, and training related to urban forest health, pest management, and climate-adapted tree and plant species.

Qualifications:

Major studies relevant to this position include a Master’s degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree with appropriate coursework in fields such as Urban Forestry, Entomology, Pathology, Forestry, and Environmental Studies.

  • Specialized experience in urban forest health-related issues such as climate-resiliency, invasive species, pests, and diseases impacting urban forests and community watersheds. Ideal candidates may have different majors, but we prioritize individuals with specific coursework and relevant work experience
  • Possess strong writing and communication skills
  • Be comfortable working in both collaborative, team environments and independently, demonstrating initiative to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Outgoing and comfortable working with people, particularly in outreach and engagement efforts
  • Committed to advancing equity and environmental justice

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship. DHA status enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans’ preference, and “rule of three” procedures. For more information, please click HERE.

To apply, visit: Urban and community forest health specialist 

Salary: $44,400.00 – $59,616.00 Annually

Location: South Puget Sound Region- Lacey, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: Continuous

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 4/11/2024. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
South Puget Sound Region is actively seeking a Regulation & Prevention Technician (Wildland Fire Management Supervisor) for the Capital Fire Unit. This position is based out of Lacey, WA. The district consists of diverse fuel types that range from grass, shrub, timber understory, timber, timber litter, and slash blowdown. The unit ranges from agricultural fields to commercial and public land. The commercial timber and state land primarily consists of Douglas fir, hemlock, and some cedar forests with varying understory growth depending on the age of the stand. Agricultural land, in the lowlands, consists more of grass and shrub fuel types intermixed with timber.

South Puget Sound Region as a whole provides wildfire prevention and firefighting efforts on 1.9 million acres of state and private forestland. The Capital Unit is responsible for wildfire suppression, prevention, and regulation on all or parts of Thurston County and East Grays Harbor County, including around sixty-five thousand acres of state trust land. The Capital Unit conducts suppression actions on an average of 70 fire starts annually in the unit and assists two other units in the South Puget Sound Region. The unit processes burn permits for Thurston and East Grays Harbor Counties for industrial and public landowners and provides NWCG-level training courses to our local cooperators. A large part of the Capital Unit is located in the Wildland Urban Interface of the greater Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and their surrounding rural areas. Interagency cooperation occurs in the majority of the wildland fires and fire training courses in the Capital Unit. Interagency cooperation includes working with local fire districts, and state and federal partners and is a key function of the position.

Duties

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Assistant Fire Management Officer for Regulation & Prevention, the Regulation & Prevention Technician position has great influence on the quality, image, and message delivered to the general public of Washington State. This position works closely with stakeholders and other agencies and plays a leadership role in fire suppression activities.  

The majority of the duties will include administering and approving burn permits, interpreting/applying fire regulations and IFPL restrictions, performing wildfire-ready neighbor structure assessments and community events, conducting wildland fire Training, and fire suppression. The Regulation & Prevention Technician works closely with fire suppression resources to suppress and prevent the spread of wildland fire.  

Other duties will include but are not limited to being a lead and/or unit instructor for NWCG fire courses for wildland fire training and leading and participating in wildland fire prevention activities. The Capital Unit is a fast-paced, team-oriented, and complex work environment that requires an individual who will communicate effectively and work within the team’s goals and dynamics to be successful.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Single Resource Boss NWCG qualifications of one of the following; Engine Boss, Crew Boss, Felling Boss, Heavy Equipment Boss, Helicopter Manager OR the ability to obtain one of the qualifications listed above within one calendar year of employment and NWCG qualified as an Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5).
  • Knowledge of and experience with firefighting techniques, practices, terminology, equipment, and other resources for wildland fire management including support needs, communications, and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of wildland fire regulatory practices, burn permit process and experience conducting Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination investigations.
  • Experience in supervising wildland firefighting personnel.
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office software.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience professionally communicating with a variety of groups including subordinates, superiors, the public, and other partner organizations both written, verbal, and face-to-face, especially in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining cooperative, effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Team effectiveness- understanding and ability to increase team effectiveness by focusing on situational awareness, communication skills, teamwork, task allocation, and decision-making within a framework of standard operating procedures.
  • Employee Empowerment.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Field and Office: The position’s assigned duty station is the Capitol Fire Work Center in Lacey, WA. Work is performed in an office setting (30%) and alone in isolated unimproved natural areas within the unit (70%). Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • The position requires travel (50%) to the field for project work, fires, or supervision, attend meetings or various trainings. Frequent overnight travel is required for trainings, meetings, and fire assignments.
  • Must pass work capacity test annually at the arduous level required by current red card qualifications.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Two or four-year degree in forestry from an accredited college or university or two years of wildland firefighting experience with one year of experience supervising wildland firefighters.
  • Meeting NWCG qualifications as a Task Force Leader, Strike Team Leader, and ICT 4.
  • Completed FEMA ICS courses 1-100, 1-200, IS-700, IS-800.
  • Skilled In supervision, leadership, and management of people.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Capitol Suppression and Regulation Technician, Wildland Fire Management Supervisor (WFMS) 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Myles Reed at Myles.reed@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $44,400.00 – $67,380.00 Annually

Location: Northeast Region: Colville, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 4/17/2024

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as one of the region’s timber cruising specialists.
  • Review planned sales for possible problems in stand management objectives and operational impacts and recommend adjustments to district staff.  
  • Ensures timber cruises meet all agency policies and guidelines.
  • Verifies that sale acreages needed for accurate volume determination are correct.
  • Independently performs timber cruises on timber sales (scale, lump sum, and tonnage).
  • Understands different cruise methods (i.e., 100%, variable plot, ITS, 3P, tariff, etc.) and applies appropriate methods to each sale cruised.  
  • Determines cruise pattern, grades, and measures trees for gross and net volume by species.  
  • Delineate project treatment boundaries that ensure feasible operations that comply with all policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Evaluate, classify, and delineate stream and wetland RMZs and WMZs to ensure streams and wetlands are typed accordingly and all boundaries are of the correct size and are clearly marked.
  • Conduct compliance on timber sale contracts and contract clauses ensuring contractual obligations are clearly understood by the contractor or purchaser.  
  • Develops a harvest plan of operation using recon info, consultations with specialists, and other foresters that ensures the economic and operational viability of a timber sale or silviculture activity; and provides appropriate resource protections identified in DNR policies, procedures, and forest practice requirements.
  • Independently recommend changes to project layout and design using professional experience of logging systems and equipment limitations including contractual constraints to reduce environmental impacts and minimize financial burdens to the State.
  • Assist in the appraisal and evaluation of timber harvest or silvicultural proposals utilizing the residual value (RV) application accounting for current ecological conditions, rules, regulations, and other potential impacts.

Qualifications

This 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):

  • A season (or internship) of entry-level forestry experience, or forestry-related college courses, with experience involving forest inventory.
  • Experience using GPS equipment.
  • Knowledge of logging and forest road layout.
  • Experience using computers and programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of cruising and forestry.
  • 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.
  • Proven written and verbal skills.
  • Knowledge of forest management objectives, timber management objectives, and silvicultural practices.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks, and adapt to changing needs.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

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

  • Associate degree in a natural resource field AND two years of cruising and forestry knowledge and experience at the entry-level, with primary duties involving forest inventory collection and statistical analysis OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Experience using GPS equipment and ESRI GIS program to map unit boundaries and road layouts.
  • Logging and forest road layout experience.
  • Demonstrated Experience using computers and programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • 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.
  • Proven written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks and adapt to changing needs.
  • Knowledge of contracting procedures.
  • Knowledge of Cruising Principals and Theory; application of cruise design and method; statistics and analysis; cruising software applications; log scaling methods and principles.
  • Knowledge of eastside forest management objectives, timber management objectives, and silvicultural practices.

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The position’s assigned duty station is the Colville, WA work center. The small amount (5%) of work is performed in an office setting, with the remainder (95%) of the work being performed in the field. Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • The position requires approximately 20% of time traveling alone between timber sale activities and work centers, and other locations for training and meetings. The position also requires approximately 30% time in overnight travel away from the assigned duty station.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Forest Management, silviculture, and forest mensuration or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Experience must include forest inventory collection and statistical analysis as primary job duties.
  • Experience with contract development and administration for timber sales, road construction, reforestation, thinning, or other silvicultural practices.
  • Previous wildland firefighting experience, prescribed fire implementation, burn plan development, and hazardous fuels treatment prescription implementation.
  • Knowledge of employment rules and regulations as they apply to permanent, seasonal career, and seasonal DNR employees.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Timber Cruiser and Small Sales Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)/NRS1 In-Training 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Jake Culp at Jake.Culp@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $56,676.00 – $76,188.00 Annually

Location: Northeast Region- Loomis, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 4/21/2024

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 4/10/2024. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Northeast Region.  Are you someone who loves the outdoors, and is passionate about becoming a natural resource forester working for Washington State? If you love working in the outdoors, appreciate a remote natural environment, enjoy working with a professional staff, and have good practical silviculture and forestry skills with a proven ability to work as part of a team, then this is the job for you.

We are looking for a Silviculture Unit Forester (Natural Resources Specialist 3) to join our team, this position will be located out of our Loomis, WA Work Center. This position performs professional-level forest management, planning, and supervision under the direction of the West Uplands District Manager. This position supervises 1 permanent and up to 3 non-permanent staff, works independently, and has regular interaction with Foresters, Forest Engineers, other Natural Resource Professionals as well as other agency representatives, business partners, and the general public.  

Responsibilities will include a combination of silviculture duties including contract administration for herbicide applications, tree planting, pre-commercial thinning, fuels reduction projects, and forest surveys. This position is also responsible for timber sale planning, timber sale layout, and timber sale compliance. Occasional fire suppression duties may be available voluntarily.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Planning Silvicultural/fuels reduction activities.
  • Planning and Timber sale design, including stream type determination, identification of potentially sensitive areas, boundary location and marking, reserve, and legacy tree identification and marking, identifying appropriate harvest systems, and locating roads to access landing locations.
  • Preparing documents, including SEPA, FPA, and other permits, GIS maps, pre-cruise narratives, and contract documents
  • Contract administration on timber harvests, PCT, salvage, fuels treatments, planting, and herbicide treatments.
  • Planning and doing Forest survey inventories which include: survival assessments, stocking, verifying targets, pre-commercial thinning, and forest health.
  • Managing the seedling and tree planting program in the District.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry or a closely related Natural Resource field AND two years experience with Forest Practices rules, forestry laws and practices, or similar natural resource regulatory experience;
    OR a combination of education and related experience.
  • 6 months of supervisory or lead worker experience.
  • Experience using GPS equipment and ESRI GIS program to map unit boundaries and road layouts.
  • Experience with computer applications such as Arc GIS, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks, and adapt to changing needs.
  • Knowledge of contracting procedures.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The position’s assigned duty station is the Highlands Work Center in Loomis, WA. The large majority (80%) of work is performed alone or with a small team in isolated unimproved natural areas. (20%) of work is performed in an office setting. Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • The position requires a large amount of time in the field traveling alone between timber sales, contract administration sites, fires, and work centers. Occasional travel throughout the region for meetings, temporary assignments, and training sessions.
  • A valid unrestricted 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prescribed fire qualifications – Prescribed Fire RxB 2 or 3, Incident Commander Type 4.
  • contract development and administration for timber sales, road construction, reforestation, thinning, or other silviculture practices.
  • Previous wildland firefighting experience, prescribed fire implementation, burn plan development, and hazardous fuels treatment prescription implementation.
  • Agency policies and Forest practices requirements for wetland and stream delineation for eastern Washington.
  • Knowledge of employment rules and regulations as they apply to permanent, seasonal career, and seasonal DNR employees.
  • Logging and forest road layout experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with eastside forest management objectives, timber management objectives, and silviculture practices.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Silviculture Unit Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 3 (NRS3) 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Andrew Townsend at Andrew.Townsend@dnr.wa.gov/509-429-8361 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $44,400.00 – $67,380.00 Annually

Location: South Puget Sound Region: Mineral, WA

Job Type: Various Job Types

Closing Date: 4/18/2024

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.

Duties

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.

Qualifications

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.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

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.

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • A majority (70%) of the work is performed in isolated unimproved natural forestry settings. The individual must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Office work requires the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g. desks, files, cabinets, computers, telephones, fax machines, copy machines, etc.).
  • Requires a large majority (70%) of time in the field and traveling between sites in the work unit. Occasional travel out of the work area is required.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a WSDA Pesticide Applicator License.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, which includes coursework in silviculture and mensuration.
  • Knowledge of Policy for Sustainable Forests, Habitat Conservation Plan, and related agency policies.
  • Experience with inspecting, instructing, and working with camp and contract crews to ensure silvicultural prescriptions are met.
  • Knowledge of Forest Practice Rules and SEPA process.
  • Experience using GPS and ArcGIS products.
  • Experience in young stand establishment and maintenance practices and treatments.
  • Experience with logging and forest road construction equipment.
  • Experience with the timber sales process and contract administration.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at State Lands Forester – Elbe Unit, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2) and NRS1/NRS2 In-Training 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Michael Fowler at Michael.fowler@dnr.wa.gov; (360) 819-3406 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $70,800.00 – $95,184.00 Annually

Location: Stevens County – Colville, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 4/15/2024

This position is a hybrid position. While in this position, the employee may work in the DNR Northeast Region Office and work from home under an approved telework agreement. Agency assigned vehicles may be parked at either an approved duty station or other secure parking location within 50 miles of the Colville National Forest Supervisor’s Office. 

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Forest Resilience Division and Federal Lands Section. Are you someone who loves the outdoors and is passionate about implementing restoration work across Washington State’s natural landscapes? If you want to improve our public places, can think creatively, and have good practical forestry, planning, and management skills, then this is the job for you. The DNR’s Forest Resilience Division is seeking motivated individuals to join the Federal Lands Section – a team of expert restoration specialists focused on project implementation across U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands throughout Washington.

This Northeast District Manager position serves as a senior-level program planner and the principle lead for executing the department’s GNA agreements within the Federal Lands Northeast District. Primary responsibilities include developing and overseeing biennial work plans to meet designated targets, leading and coordinating with partners who help implement these plans from project inception to completion, and providing critical strategic leadership. This position acts as a subject matter expert in the application of federal authorities under which the Federal Lands Section operates at the district and local level. Work includes overseeing the program’s commercial and non-commercial projects (including timber sale, fuel reduction, aquatic and terrestrial habitat, and road improvement work), under the supervision and guidance of the Operations Program Manager.  

As part of this Division, you will work alongside talented professional planners, scientists, and implementers providing service to state, private, and federal partners, aimed at increasing the resilience and health of Washington’s forests. You will be part of a skilled team of specialists focused on increasing the pace and scale of federal restoration work. Through extensive use of the Good Neighbor Authority, the Federal Lands Section works in coordination with department staff, federal agencies, and other state and local partners to plan and effectively implement projects that bolster critical restoration needs.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate with federal partners to develop and execute a broad and complex series of restoration activities that meet multiple state and federal objectives, to achieve both short- and long-term goals.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to a team of professional employees, to achieve program objectives and to promote professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Develop, review, and execute GNA agreements and contracts within the Federal Lands Northeast District.
  • Coordinate project layout, contracting, and compliance activities within the assigned district, and support staff in contract administration and layout as needed.
  • Serve as the Federal Lands Section’s primary contact at the local level for coordination with federal, state, and local partners, including the Colville National Forest, DNR’s region and division forest health staff, and other external stakeholders, partners, and contractors.
  • Develop and track project-level budget costs and estimates for review and approval.
  • Keep abreast of emerging forest restoration strategies and issues as they pertain to the Operations Program’s effectiveness.
  • Assist other Federal Lands Section personnel with restoration projects statewide.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field;
    AND 5 years of professional experience in natural resource, biological sciences, land use, urban, environmental planning and/or management to include experience in:
    • Application of theory and principles of Good Neighbor Authority.
    • Applying theory, policy, principles, and practices of the forestry profession, preferably in the Northwestern United States (all aspects of commercial harvest operations, contract design and administrations service contract operations, program planning including staffing resource and financial management principles, application of procedures and policies).
    • Interstate and interagency coordination and consultation on natural resource related policy and environmental planning.

             OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.
  • Demonstrated history of positive, responsive, cooperative, collaborative interaction with the public and other professionals (both inter-organizational and interdisciplinary).
  • Knowledge of planning principles associated with forest land management planning, planning and stewardship techniques, associated environmental laws, policies and programs at the state and federal level.
  • Knowledge of methods and objectives of natural resource planning.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Work is performed in a mixture of office/home office locations or field environments. Field work may require walking over steep and rugged terrain and in inclement weather. While in this position, the employee must be able to report to the Colville National Forest by the start of regularly assigned business hours.
  • Position requires travel for meetings and field visits. This requires travel to regions, national forests, and other locations statewide. Interstate travel may be required at times.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or greater) in Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field
    AND Four years of professional experience in natural resource, biological sciences, land use, urban, environmental planning and/or management within the Pacific Northwest.
  • Advanced knowledge of GNA and 3+ years of experience drafting and implementing projects under Supplemental Project Agreements including commercial harvest projects, non-commercial restoration projects such as aquatic organism passage and habitat design, hazardous fuels reduction, bridge design, transportation system maintenance, invasive species management, terrestrial wildlife habitat design, and any other restoration projects typically accomplished on federal, state, or private landscapes.
  • A Working Knowledge of:
    • Advanced environmental planning principles, techniques, current trends, environmental laws, policies and programs concerning all phases of Federal and State resource development;
    • Governmental administrative structure at the Federal, state, and local levels;
    • Current and historical environmental, social and other challenges affecting development of local, Federal and State environmental resource programs;
    • Current and historical NEPA process and requirements;
    • Methods and objectives of urban and natural resources planning.
  • Ability to:
    • Accept responsibility for assigned tasks and activities;
    • Coalesce and develop a broad array of independent work plans and long-range work plans, think conceptually, observe and interpret trends, analyze data, identify key relationships, and draw logical conclusions
    • Maintain an effective working relationships with stakeholders, agency partners, and other relevant groups engaged in federal land management.
    • Provide a consistent message and provide a positive attitude about the program’s development and program projects;
    • Interpret federal policy and procedures;
    • Frequently communicate with federal employees through their agency policies and procedures;
    • Address large groups and write effectively;
    • Work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks
    • 2 or more years of supervisory experience.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of federal policies and procedures implemented under the USFS and other federal agencies, including the National Environmental Planning Act (NEPA), the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 U.S. Farm Bill), and other federal policies typically associated with implementation and planning of federal projects.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at Federal Lands Northeast District Manager, EP4 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Brian Bailey at Brian.bailey@dnr.wa.gov/360-867-8069 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $6,901 – $10,674

Location: Salem, OR

Job Type: Full Time – Employee

Closing Date: 04/22/2024

What we are looking for:

The Deputy Division Chief provides overall direction and leadership to the State Forests Division in collaboration with other key leadership positions. The Division manages 760,000 acres of state-owned forestland located throughout Oregon. The Division employs a multi-resource, integrated approach to actively manage forests to provide for benefits to rural communities, counties, and schools. The Division creates recreational opportunities and operates an educational and interpretive program at the Tillamook Forest Center. The Deputy sets the tone for a balanced approach to forest management, integrating a range of internal experts from multiple disciplines, in an equitable and inclusive process. The Deputy interacts directly with ODF’s Leadership Team, Executive Team, and Board of Forestry which is the governing body for the Department of Forestry. In addition, as the Deputy Division Chief, you will:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with county commissioners, stakeholders, sister state and federal agencies and Oregon tribes.
  • Provides strategic direction and oversight to a team of 4 subordinate managers and 36 technical staff who develop and analyze forest management plans and policies that establish how state-owned forestlands will be managed to achieve legal mandates. The team includes technical specialists from multiple disciplines and policy analysts.
  • Work collaboratively with several key leadership positions in the State Forests Division to accomplish the mission of the State Forests Division. These positions include the State Forests Division Chief, Planning and Coordination Deputy Division Chief, Area Operations Manager, Recreation, Education and Interpretation Director, and Area Directors.
  • Manage and set strategic direction for internal Division activities which involve policy development, budgeting, monitoring accomplishments, developing, and reporting performance measures, and technical assistance in such areas as engineering, inventory, cruising/appraisal, wildlife, silviculture, contracts, real estate transactions, and fiscal activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Six years of supervision, management, or progressively related experience

OR

Three years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences/Forestry, or a closely related natural resources program.

Note:  Driver’s License Check – This position requires the operation of a state vehicle for the purpose of conducting official State business. If your license is from outside Oregon, you must submit at least a three-year court/DMV printout.  If you have an Oregon driver’s license, a record check will be conducted on the top candidate to ensure a valid license and acceptable driving record.

Desired Skills:

  • Practical knowledge of forestry operations and related natural resource policies and legal mandates.
  • Ability to make decisions regarding Division policy development, interpretation, and recommendations for Division staff organization, work planning and priority setting, direction for Board of Forestry, and technical forest management planning and methodology.
  • Ability to make recommendations on the Division’s financial situation, affordable level of implementation, and necessary strategic investments.
  • Experience with supervision which includes work planning, organizing, performance evaluation, staffing, training, motivation of personnel and delegation of responsibility and authority.
  • Ability to develop, review and coordinate materials and presentations for the Board of Forestry and other public bodies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships.
  • Skill communicating verbally and in writing with a variety of people to answer questions, give information, and give assistance on basic scientific or technical aspects of department programs or requirements.

How to Apply:

Required: Submit a cover letter, no more than two pages, describing how your work history meets the desired skill and duties of the position listed above.

  • Apply at: State Forests Deputy Division Chief
  • Please ensure the work history in your applicant profile is up to date.
  • Current State of Oregon employees – You must apply through your employee Workday account.
  • Cover letter is both required – Failure to submit the required cover letter will remove your application from consideration. Note: Your resume and cover letter may be uploaded in the Resume/CV field on the online application.

Additional Details:

  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies. This position is management service and is not represented by a union.
  • If you have questions about this position, please contact Hiring Manager: Michael.Wilson@odf.oregon.gov
  • Agency does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. 
  • Veterans – If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the qualifications, veterans’ preference points will be added to your score. After you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources
  • If you have questions about the job announcement, or need an alternate format to apply, please contact:  kathie.a.brostrom@odf.oregon.gov 

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK

Job Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 05/06/2024

What You Will Be Doing
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is recruiting for the Alaska State Forester position. This position offers an excellent opportunity to lead and shape forestry and fire management across Alaska.  The successful candidate will work closely with state and federal land management agencies, state and federal legislators, the Board of Forestry, landowners, communities, and the general public to promote sound, professional management of Alaska’s forests. The State Forester serves as the Director of the Division of Forestry & Fire Protection and provides policy direction and oversight for statewide programs in wildland fire management, forest management, forest practices, and cooperative forestry. The State Forester is a partially exempt position.
 
Mission and Culture
The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection supports forest resource management on 20 million acres and fire protection services and management on 150 million acres. The State Forester leads the Division in responsible, professional, and effective implementation of its statutory authorities. The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection’s mission is to develop, conserve, and enhance Alaska forests.
 
Benefits of Joining Our Team
The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection is a mission-driven organization, supporting a variety of programs from initial attack of wildfires and complex incident management in the wildland-urban interface to forest inventory across Alaska and old growth timber harvest in temperate rainforests. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a diverse group of dedicated working professionals across the landscape of Alaska.  
 
The Working Environment You Can Expect
The duty station may be in Fairbanks or Anchorage, Alaska
 
Who We Are Looking For
Applicants should have strong experience and skills in managing timber and forest resources, wildland fire, personnel, and budgets; leadership of an organization with offices in remote areas; and written and oral communications.  Applicants should understand state and local government processes and public process, work well with the state legislature and diverse interests and organizations, and show enthusiasm for forestry in Alaska.

To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/4449934/state-forester-division-director

Additional Required Information

The State Forester shall have:

  1. A bachelor’s or higher degree in forest management and at least three years of field experience in forestry or
  2. At least 8 years of professional work experience as a forester.  

To applyinterested applicants should email the following documents to joely.bernas@alaska.gov.

  • Cover letter.
  • Resume.
  • Three professional references.

A cover letter is required for this position.  The letter should explain how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description above.  Your cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment.

If selected for an interviewthe applicant must provide the following:

  • Valid driver’s license.

SPECIAL NOTICES

  • This position may frequently travel for meetings and fire-related activities within Alaska and the Lower 48.

Multiple Locations
This position is being recruited in both Anchorage and Fairbanks; the final location depends on the location of the most qualified candidate. There is only ONE position to be filled.  

Driver’s License Requirement
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.

EEO Statement
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal-opportunity employer.

Contact Information

For specific information about this position, please get in touch with the hiring manager at the following:
 

Joely Bernas

Administrative Operations Manager

Email: joely.bernas@alaska.gov

Salary: $86,742 – $130,250 Annually 

Location: USA-WA-Seattle

Job Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 04/27/2024

Job Description

Weyerhaeuser is searching for a Forest Operations Research Scientist to join our Quantitative Systems & Inventory team. As a member of the Quantitative Systems and Inventory Department (QSI) you will work on a diverse range of projects in the domains of harvest scheduling, quantitative silviculture, economic modeling and growth and yield modeling. As a Forest Operations Research Scientist, a focus of your role will be to develop biomathematical systems which incorporate uncertainty and consideration for the effects of climate change. This position can be located at one of many Weyerhaeuser offices across the US, with preference for Madison, GA; New Bern, NC; Hot Springs, AR; or Seattle, WA. This role has the option for a flexible/hybrid work schedule as defined by company policy, with occasional required travel to regional offices across the country.  

Key Functions

Design, develop, maintain, deploy, and support optimization, planning, and performance evaluation tools to enable the Timberlands business to optimize value-generation and investment decisionsDesign and develop innovative stochastic optimization techniques to incorporate uncertainty and risk in timberlands harvest planning and other optimization platformsCollaborate with biometricians and other teams across our business to integrate climate responsive growth and yield models into planning systemsWork as a member of the Quantitative Systems and Inventory Department to design, develop, and maintain the elements of our Biometric Platform, including:Growth and yield modelsVolume and merchandizing modelsFinancial valuation modelsRemote Sensing tools  Assist in development of forest carbon projects under the Improved Forest Management (IFM) methodologyPartner with other teams in Strategy and Technology, Inventory and Planning, and throughout the Timberlands business to perform various analyses using QSI-supported tools

Qualifications

Education:  A degree (Masters or PhD) in Forestry, Forest Operations, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, or related technical field
Experience:  We place an emphasis on our candidate’s skills, willingness to learn, and drive to achieve results. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate a deep understanding in forest operations research, the use and interpretation of growth and yield models, and forest inventory data.
Technical Skills: Experience or training in linear mixed-integer programming with commercial solvers (Gurobi or CPLEX) is required; specific experience or training in forest harvest scheduling with Remsoft Woodstock is strongly preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in R, python, and SQL is essential. Candidates with experience or training in C++ and C# programming, and economics are preferred.
Drive: We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, works well with their team, and engages with subject matter experts and business clients. As a Forest Operations Research Scientist, success in this role includes looking for opportunities to improve processes, while applying their technical expertise to ensure analytical rigor and effective implementation of our decision support tools in our Timberlands business environment.
Communication: Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for working effectively with a diverse set of internal and external clients.
Safety: We expect all team members to hold themselves and their team members accountable to a high level of safety awareness and safe behavior. Our goal is an injury-free workplace. 

What We Offer

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $86,742 – $130,250 based on your level of skills, qualifications and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers a cash bonus targeting 7% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.
Benefits: When you join our team, you and your dependents will be offered coverage under our comprehensive employee benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.  We offer a pre-tax Health Savings Account option which includes a company contribution.  Other benefit options are also available such as voluntary Long-Term Care and Employee Assistance Programs. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.
Retirement: Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.
Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with 3-weeks of paid vacation to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 holiday hours

To apply, visit: http://weyer.jobs/20856                        

Salary: $80,034.00 – $93,347.00 Annually 

Location: Kittitas County – Ellensburg, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 04/17/2024

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Are you passionate about prudent forest management and leading a team to achieve objectives?  The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a Forest Operations District Manager to implement the departments upland management activities on approximately 378,000 acres of state trust lands and community forest lands in Southeast Region.   This position supervises a team of foresters who plan and implement forest management activities including timber sales, silviculture, forest health and prescribed fire projects.  

To be successful in this position you not only need experience in forest management and field staff operations, but also in facilitation, project management, collaboration and supervision.  You must be a strong communicator as this position represents the agency when speaking to the public, contractors, purchasers and other organizations.  You’ll have the opportunity to coordinate and collaborate with partner organizations to find creative and innovative solutions to sensitive resource issues.  If you look forward to leading a team and making an impact on the stewardship of DNR managed lands in Southeast Region, this job is for you.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Represents the Department’s interests to private operators, business, governmental officials, and the public where there is involvement in complex, sensitive issues affecting the District;
  • Provides input and recommending action on project proposals influencing state trust lands;
  • Supervises/has responsibility for a total of 10 permanent professional staff and up to 3 project professional staff including hiring, training, and disciplinary action;
  • Manages district timber sale staff to achieve a timber sale cut of approximately 20 million board feet of timber per biennium for the Region deliverable;
  • Manages upland leases, easements, rights of ways, Land Use Licenses, and other encumbrances to the trust lands to maximize revenue production;
  • Manages the implementation of silviculture/young stand establishment projects within the district;
  • Coordinates engineering needs with engineering staff to ensure all existing and newly constructed roads are maintained and built to Forest Practice standards.
  • This position is accountable to achieve all land management, asset management, silviculture, Forest Health, and other program deliverables / standards in the district, planning and coordinating with appropriate region program leads;
  • May be the point of contact for local level government coordination, public outreach, and communication;
  • Implements the Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan;
  • Represents DNR on working groups, working interagency to accomplish planning and on the ground cross boundary projects;
  • Responsible for on-the-ground implementation of the department’s Habitat Conservation Plan for the recovery of the Northern Spotted Owl.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resource management, or related field AND five years of professional land, resource, and personnel management experience.
  • Familiarity with Trust Land management and principle, Habitat Conservation Plan, forest practices rules, Policy for Sustainable Forests, and Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards.
  • Knowledge of theory, policy, principles, and practices of the forestry profession as applied to Northwestern United States (i.e. fundamentals of: Silviculture, northwest tree species, markets and economics, cruising methods, sales layout, SEPA, logging methods, engineering, plant nutrition, propagation, weed control, reforestation, intensive forest management, recreation, multiple use, inventory, water quality, watershed management, planning, and basic principles of fisheries management).
  • Experience setting performance standards and expectations, training, developing, evaluating, coaching, and documenting performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and hold staff accountable using performance based recognition.
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Position-specific key behaviors:
    • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and environmental justice practices.
    • Effective communications
    • High level of ethics and integrity
    • Effective relationship-building skills, demonstrated by utilizing multiple stakeholders in project development
    • Tact and diplomacy
    • Integrate and direct the output of managers and supervisors in a collaborative manner
    • Influence the future direction, needs and roles of the region, agency, and district demonstrated by experience in a leadership role on creative projects
    • Negotiate solutions to complex situations demonstrated by experience solving complicated natural resource challenges.
    • Confidently use independent judgment
    • Review and oversee proprietary operations and projects
    • Maintain and develop relationships to local stakeholders within the district.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence.

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Work is performed in an office setting (70%) and alone in isolated unimproved forest/range areas within the district (30%). Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain alone in all weather conditions. Must be able to carry appropriate land management tools & equipment (up to 45 lbs.) for field assignments, as needed, to conduct assigned tasks.
  • Occasional travel throughout the state happens several times per year.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Competent in MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with harvest planning and scheduling, contract preparation and administration.
  • Competent in ArcGIS and GPS.
  • Two years’ experience using fundamental recreation management or planning principles and methods.
  • At least 2 years’ experience using fundamental eastern Washington ecology principles and methods.
  • Journeyman level knowledge of current Washington State forest practice rules and DNR’s Habitat Conservation Plan.
  • Two years’ experience in project planning and oversight.
  • Two years’ experience in tactical planning and management.
  • Two years’ experience solving issues associated with natural resource management for the trust beneficiaries, protecting resources and protecting the safety of our employees using knowledge of current laws.
  • Experience with budgets, grants and funding decision-making.
  • Experience with Washington State government legislative processes.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: Forest Operations District Manager, WMS1 
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Attach a copy of your college degree certificate or an unofficial copy of your transcripts. If you have questions regarding attaching this document please contact dnrrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. If you do not attach your college degree certificate or an unofficial copy of your transcript your application will not move forward in the application process. 
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Stephanie Margheim at Stephanie.Margheim@dnr.wa.gov/509-571-0279 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $61,056.00 – $82,056.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full Time – Permanent

Closing Date: 04/23/2024

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is searching for a Fire Regulation Specialist to assist the Wildland Fire Management Division in protecting public health and safety.  This position works directly with the DNR wildfire staff, public, timber industry, and other state and federal agencies to prevent wildfires.  To be successful in this position, you will need an understanding of existing fire regulations within the state of Washington, burn permitting processes, the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and an ability to present information to widely varying audiences.

Duties

Responsibilities:
Fire Regulation

  • Ensuring the oversight of computer systems that collect data of burning permits and emissions.  
  • Ensuring that necessary forest burning is in compliance with the Federal and WA State Clean Air Acts.
  • Assists in the development, modification, and presentation of training related to fire regulation.
  • Assists others in obtaining and issuing burn permits.
  • Assists in the development of rules, policy, or procedure with respect to fire regulations found within RCW 76.04 and WAC 332-24.

Predictive Services

  • Maintains situational awareness of the fire environment across the state of Washington including the current, historical, and anticipated fuel conditions and fire activity.
  • Provides field verification of fuel conditions such as live and dead fuel moisture sampling, greenup verification, and recent fire behavior.
  • Periodically spot check proposed and active burn units to ensure fuel loadings are reported accurately and site conditions are recorded correctly for post burn documentation.
  • Interprets National Fire Danger Rating indices and meteorological forecasts to help determine agency preparedness.  This can include participation in intelligence and fire analysis training sessions, conferences, committees and meetings.
  • When needed, may provide briefings to DNR and other agencies, and the media.

Fire Planning

  • May serve as an agency representative for any or all stages of developing Fire Danger Operating Plans (FDOPs)
  • May assist DNR Regions with the development of NFDRS subordinate plans such as staffing, preparedness, response, and public use restriction plans.

Additionally, you are encouraged to pursue and maintain Wildfire ICS qualifications and support the fire training and academy teams as an instructor if qualified, and with other logistical and support functions if not qualified to be an instructor.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in a natural resource related field AND two years of experience in wildland fire;
    OR An equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
    OR 2 years as a Wildland Fire Operations Technician 4 or other regulatory work in a natural resource field may substitute for the above education/experience requirement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.
  • The ability to work toward and maintain qualifications as a fire investigator, Single Resource, or other ICS specialty.
  • The ability to work with diverse and competing interest groups to accomplish agency program goals, ability to plan and prioritize workload to meet work deadlines with minimal direct supervision.
  • Understanding of forest rules, prescribed burning, and burn permit conditions.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • 90% Office, 10% field which includes providing and attending trainings and meetings offsite or collecting samples. When in the field, incumbent must work in uneven, unstable footing, often in mountainous terrain, while working alone. If on a fire assignment, work setting includes camping and working in remote, dusty, and smoky areas.
  • Infrequent travel to field sites, training locations, and conferences. If on fire assignment, travel could be 14 to 21 days in length for the assignment with travel to and from the home unit on both ends.
  • A valid unrestricted 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. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of programming applications.
  • Basic GIS abilities to create points, polygons and other features and create basic maps.
  • Knowledge of wildland fire, policy issues and laws, and current agency fire regulation laws and associated agency policy and rules.
  • Additional Behavioral Competencies:
    • Customer Focus
    • Relationship building
    • Communications effectiveness
    • Tact and diplomacy

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Supplemental Information

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: Fuels and Fire Regulation Specialist, WFPC1
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Vaughn Cork at Vaughn.cork@dnr.wa.gov/360-259-5797 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $56,676.00 – $76,188.00 Annually

Location: Olympic Region- Forks, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 4/21/2024

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 3/26/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
This position serves as the supervisor for a working field unit of 3 Natural Resource Specialist 2 employees. It is a working supervisor position responsible for the coordination of all activities required to produce a viable timber harvest schedule for an assigned geographical area. This includes coordination of the planning, preparation, and contract administration of an assigned timber sale volume. In meeting the assigned target, the Unit Forester is required to train, mentor, and lead employees assigned to the unit. The position also must respond to public and other agency requests relative to state lands management within the district.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of a 5-year forest management plan on an annual basis for the assigned unit, including timber sale layout and design, contract compliance, and silviculture prescriptions.
  • Management of assigned work unit to include: assigning work, reviewing sale-related documentation for accuracy and quality, forest road maintenance, conducting and directing staff in contract administration duties, and implementing public use policy within assigned unit.
  • Develop and maintain a 5-year harvest plan.
  • Supervise a work unit of 3 NRS 2s.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of the forestry profession as applied to the Northwestern United States (i.e., fundamentals of silviculture of Northwest species, sales layout, logging methods, engineering, reforestation, and intensive forest practices.
  • Experience and ability to correctly use topographic maps, aerial photos, compass, clinometer, radio, laser rangefinder, and GPS equipment.
  • Proficient computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel, and ARC-GIS, with an aptitude for learning new software as needed.
  • Knowledge of timber sale layout.
  • Experience with contract compliance.
  • 2 years of professional forestry experience.
  • Experience implementing current forest management plans, Forest Practice rules, the Habitat Conservation Plan, the Policy for Sustainable Forests, and other policies, procedures, and statutes applicable to natural resource management.
  • 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.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze, and make decisions in a dynamic and sometimes stressful environment, and work both independently and as part of a team to reach agency and region goals.
  • 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.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Office and Field (forestry setting; must be able to perform arduous work while traversing steep, rugged terrain under a full spectrum of environmental conditions
  • A commute will be required to reach most job sites and trainings. The use of an assigned vehicle will be the primary mode of travel. However, the use of specialty vehicles and pool vehicles will be used when specific tasks or efficiency dictate,
  • A valid unrestricted 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree involving a major study in forestry or a closely related field.
  • Three years of professional forestry field experience involving the design and layout of timber sales, forest roads, administration of timber sale contracts; or professional cruising.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at www.careers.wa.gov
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Michael Potter at michael.potter@dnr.wa.gov/360-640-0722 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $56,676.00 – $76,188.00 Annually

Location: Natural Resources Building- Olympia, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 4/21/2024

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 3/26/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Forest Resilience Division’s Grants Administration Team. The Forest Resilience Division (FRD) is responsible for the assessment, planning, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of forest health-related activities across all lands that work to restore and sustain ecological functions of Washington’s forested landscapes and support healthy and resilient communities. The Forest Resilience Grants Administration team is a critical element in the delivery of programmatic objectives through the administration, facilitation, and management of state and federally-funded grants and sub-awards.

This position serves as the Forest Resilience Federal Grant Supervisor and reports directly to the Grants Analyst & Administrator within the Forest Resilience Division. Under general direction from the Grants Analyst & Administrator, the Forest Resilience Federal Grant Supervisor uses independent judgment to perform complex federal-state grant analysis, and professional administration at the statewide level, and coordinates and implements the FRD grants process, including applications, awards, reimbursement, modifications, and closeout.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties associated with grant administration and compliance with the terms and conditions of federal grants for Forest Resilience including:
    • Ensure compliance with federal rules and regulations through interpretation and communication of requirements to Forest Resilience staff.
    • Providing technical advice and guidance to Forest Resilience staff on all phases of grant management.
    • Manage the application, award, modification, reporting, and close-out processes for federal grants.
    • Advise Forest Resilience staff on the preparation of grant proposals and assist with the identification of funding sources
    • Participate in complex or sensitive negotiations with funding agencies to establish terms and conditions of grant awards.
  • Supervision of the Forest Resilience Federal Grant Coordinator.
  • Manage and review monthly grant reimbursement requests, including coordination with agency finance and Forest Resilience staff to create, review, compile, and submit requests for reimbursement.
  • Manage the federal sub-award processes: application, award, and close-out including monitoring grant activities and accomplishments and ensuring compliance and fulfillment of sub-award timelines and deliverables prior to reimbursement or closing the sub-award
  • Work with Forest Resilience Grants Analyst & Administrator to research and analyze data, provide reports, and identify grant-related issues and concerns; provide solutions for grant procedures; resolve and ensure corrections are appropriately processed in a timely manner by fiscal staff; implement changes and ensure division staff are aware of changes in regulations, policies, and/or procedures.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, law, or related field; AND three years of experience in grant and/or contract administration;
    OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • 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.
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The duty station is at the Natural Resources Building on the 4th floor. Work is primarily indoors but may need to work outdoors to review site-specific activities of the agency.
  • Periodic visits to DNR facilities (region offices, work centers, cache, etc.) and lands managed or controlled by the agency may be required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Law, or an equivalent degree.
  • Five or more years of experience coordinating or managing federal grants, or applicable experience.
  • Two or more years of experience in negotiating, administering, or terminating government contracts, contract property management, contract cost or price analyses, or contract compliance administration.
  • Ability to function largely independently, making sound decisions in a complex environment. Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written. Strong negotiation, mediation, and collaboration skills. Skills and experience with interagency cooperation and negotiation.
  • One or more years of supervisory experience.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at www.careers.wa.gov
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Sydney Debien at Sydney.debien@dnr.wa.gov/360-890-6283  or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $3,376.00 – $4,497.00 Monthly

Location: Douglas County – East Wenatchee, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Non-permanent from May – October 2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Description

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has some exciting job opportunities within our Southeast Region. Are you a confident communicator, self-sufficient worker, and active listener? Do you want to develop lasting relationships with professional and volunteer emergency responders? Are you able to remain levelheaded in high-stress situations and guide people in the right direction? Then this is the job for you! This position interacts with interagency dispatch personnel as well as field personnel and the general public while supporting field resources for the Southeast Region DNR, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Duties

Responsibilities:
As a Wildland Fire Dispatcher, you are responsible for tracking personnel, equipment, and aircraft for fire suppression, as well as providing information and administrative support to the firefighters and resources on the ground. During the season, Dispatchers will be tasked with a wide variety of duties, such as mapping out possible fire locations based on reports, broadcasting via radio to field personnel, providing logistical support for field personnel, and entering fire data into intelligence gathering databases.

  • Under the supervision of a Wildland Dispatcher 4 or coordinator, communicate and dispatch via two-way radios, between field resources for Southeast Region, US Fish & Wildlife, Spokane BLM, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, other government agencies, and private contractors.
  • Complete the documentation of communications and incident activities in WildCAD-E and monitor and update resource tracking.
  • Fill resource orders in IROC, according to established CWICC procedures, as ordered by the Incident Commander or via channels of command as outlined by the incident command system (ICS).
  • Dispatch and track state and national shared resources within our area of influence, including aircraft, teams, and fire crews. As directed keeps the Northwest Coordination Center and Wildfire Division informed concerning the status of these resources on a daily basis.
  • Receive reports of incidents, evaluate and clarify the situation and location. Based on these reports, dispatch resources to incidents and support efforts of field units in managing and controlling the incident.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Suite.
  • Experience involving public contact or communication such as radio communications, receptionist, switchboard operator, or clerical office work which includes interacting with the public.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The position’s assigned duty station is the Central Washington Interagency Communication Center (CWICC) in East Wenatchee. Work is performed in an office setting (90%) and field visits (10%). Must be able to pick up and carry appropriate supplies (up to 25 lbs.), as needed, to conduct assigned tasks. Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced, and reactive environment.
  • The position requires 5% travel time for training and meetings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • One season experience as Wildland Fire Dispatcher 1, other dispatch experience, wildland fire suppression experience, or clerical experience.
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) qualified as a Radio Operator (RADO), Expanded Dispatch Recorder (EDRC), or Initial Attack Dispatcher Trainee (IADP-T).
  • Wildland fire suppression experience.

Don’t let doubts stop you from applying for this position – If you have any questions about the required qualifications or how your past experience relates to them, please contact us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet every qualification as described in a job description. We value diversity and inclusion in our organization, and we are looking for the best person for the job. Don’t hesitate to apply! 

Application Requirements:

  • Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 3/20/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.
  • Apply online: at www.careers.wa.gov
    Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
    Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
    References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
    Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

Questions?  Please contact Just Bishop at Justin.Bishop@dnr.wa.gov, Thomas Sanford at Thomas.Sanford@dnr.wa.gov, Courtney Wilson at Courtney.Wilson@dnr.wa.gov/Dispatch Office: 509-884-3473 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $66,703 – $100,055 

Location: Springfield, OR

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 4/28/2024

Job Description

Weyerhaeuser has an exciting opportunity for a GIS Analyst to become a part of the Western Timberlands Inventory & Planning (I&P) Team in Oregon. The Inventory and Planning team is responsible for forest inventory, harvest planning, GIS data management and mapping for approximately 2.5 million acres in the Northwest. This is a full-time, salary exempt position and reports to the Oregon Inventory & Planning Manager within the Western Timberlands organization. The preferred office location is Springfield, Oregon but there may be some flexibility within the Willamette Valley. This role currently provides some flexibility to work from home up to 2 days/week (dependent on business needs), while balancing that with work in the field and reporting to an office location on regular basis to provide support and collaborate with team members. 

Background

The position is one of three GIS Analysts on the Oregon Inventory & Planning team with a primary responsibility of supporting business needs across Weyerhaeuser’s Oregon ownership. As a GIS Analyst, you will be expected to partner with team members and provide GIS support for forestry management activities on over 1.1 million acres of Timberlands throughout Western Oregon. To be successful in this role, you must possess strong organizational and communication skills and be able to work in both a team environment and individually. You must also be able to adapt to changing priorities and learn new concepts and applications quickly, as well as travel to regional field offices when required.

GIS Analysts provide the foundation for a strong timberlands inventory, and their work overlaps with the Inventory Forester role. This role will be called upon to flow to work as needed while leveraging both skill sets.

Key Functions

  • Champion and role model safe working practices, including participation in contractor safety programs to help identify improvement opportunities, and ensuring everyone makes it home safely
  • Support the maintenance and improvement of GIS spatial and tabular data accuracy
  • Support forest operations GIS users in accomplishing silvicultural treatment activities; recording forest stand treatment information in GIS database; and workflow and data management practice standardization
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive understanding of Weyerhaeuser’s forestry & engineering GIS database structure, functionality, and design
  • Champion simplifying and standardizing the data management processes, and supporting connectivity of all Weyerhaeuser Timberlands systems
  • Support ad hoc requests for GIS spatial, database analysis, and mapping
  • Collaborate with business partners in GIS upgrades, improvements & testing
  • Participate in GIS Functional Improvement Team (GIS FIT)
  • Support GPS, mobile maps, and Web GIS
  • Assist with the company’s transition to ArcPro
  • Provide front line support and occasional training sessions for other GIS users
  • Supplement Inventory Forester capacity as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in GIS, Geography, Forestry, Natural Resources with at least 5 years of related experience OR Associate’s degree in GIS, Geography, Forestry, Natural Resources with at least 8 years of related experience
  • Champion and role model of safe working practices
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS
  • Introductory knowledge of Arc Pro
  • Actively engage in database maintenance and improvement projects
  • Pursue innovative solutions for common business challenges
  • Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with operations, planning, marketing, and land use teams
  • Basic understanding of forest operations
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software programs including Word and Excel
  • Ability to travel to regional field offices, which may involve limited overnight travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • GIS Degree or Certificate
  • ArcPro experience
  • Experience working with SQL and/or Microsoft Access
  • Willingness/desire to perform limited field work with Inventory Foresters

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $66,703 – $100,055 based on your level of skills, qualifications and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers a cash bonus targeting 5% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.

Benefits: When you join our team, you and your dependents will be offered coverage under our comprehensive employee benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.  We offer a pre-tax Health Savings Account option which includes a company contribution.  Other benefit options are also available such as voluntary Long-Term Care and Employee Assistance Programs. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.

Retirement: Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.

Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with 3-weeks of paid vacation to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 holiday hours

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. 

To learn more and apply, visit:

http://weyer.jobs/20819

Salary: $24.65 – $29.16 Hourly

Location: Multiple locations, AK

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 4/15/2024

Job Description

The State of Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection seeks a professional forester to join our team, which is focused on providing technical forestry assistance to private forest landowners in the forests of Alaska. The Forest Stewardship Program works with non-industrial private forest landowners to ensure they have information to meet their forest management goals and have access to federal cost-share programs for forest management practices; provides professional forest management advice through written Forest Stewardship Plans; and provides information on emerging opportunities in forest management.
 
Under direction, this position delivers professional forest management assistance to non-industrial private forest landowners in Alaska in accordance with Federal Forest Stewardship Program National Standards and Guidelines while meeting Alaska State Forest Action Plan goals and objectives. The position conducts outreach to promulgate the Forest Stewardship Program to members of the public; conducts field assessments upon request for forest landowners to determine forest stand composition, stand density, timber volume, regeneration status, wildlife habitat, riparian zones, recreation opportunities, and aesthetic values; writes Forest Stewardship Plans describing the current and desired future conditions of each forest stand on a property along with 10-year management plan activities needed to reach those goals; and conducts special projects such as applying for or managing grant projects related to private forest management.

For more information and complete details, please see the full job listing here:

Forester 1/2 Flex – Forest Stewardship Program (PCNs 10-9425, 9814, 9867) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Applications are only accepted through Workplace Alaska.

Salary: 65,000 to $110,000 per year

Location: Sonora Forestry District, Sonora, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 5/03/24

Job Description

Our Forestry Division, Sonora District, has an opening for a qualified District Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. This position will involve all aspects of resource management within this diverse District and will be located out of our Sonora, CA office.

About The Position
• Prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THPs), including research, field work and mapping
• Administer contracts including logging, road construction, professional services, and miscellaneous sales agreements
• Conduct botanical, wildlife, archeological, roads and watercourse surveys, recommending appropriate protection measures
• Effectively and professionally represent Sierra Pacific Industries, interacting with neighbors and state regulatory agencies
• Participate in forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
• Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass, and GPS

Qualifications
• A California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license or the ability to qualify for, take, and pass the RPF exam within 3 years
• Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules and knowledge of THP preparation
• Understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
• Self-motivation, a strong work ethic and the desire to make things happen
• Excellent communication skills
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member
• Current valid drivers’ license and the ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and safely negotiate steep forest roads

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team,
please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Amy Sarti, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at: spi.careers

Salary: 65,000 to $110,000 per year

Location: Stirling Forestry District, Chico, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 4/27/24

Job Description

Our Forestry Division, Stirling District, has an opening for a District Forester to help sustainably manage the Company’s timberlands in Tehama, Butte, Plumas, Yuba and Sierra Counties. This position will involve working with California Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) and prepare harvest plans and administer harvest operations. Work will be out of the Stirling office located in Chico, CA.

About The Position
• Prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THP’s), including research, field work, mapping, and writing
• Administer contracts for field operations including marking, logging, and road construction
• Effectively and professionally represent Sierra Pacific Industries, interacting with neighbors and resource state regulatory agencies
• Conduct botanical, wildlife, archeological, roads and watercourse surveys
• Assist in reforestation activities, including planting and site preparation
• Forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
• Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass, and GPS

Qualifications
• A California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license or the ability to take and pass the California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) exam after qualification through a combination of educational and/or work experience.
• Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules, and the fieldwork involved in THP preparation
• Basic understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and strong work ethic
• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs
• Ability to successfully work both independently and as a team member
• Current valid driver’s license and ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and safely negotiate steep mountainous roads

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team,
please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Amy Sarti, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at: spi.careers

Salary: 65,000 to $110,000 per year

Location: Burney Forestry District, Burney, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 5/03/24

Job Description

Our Forestry Division, Burney District, has an opening for a qualified District Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, and Siskiyou counties. This position will involve all aspects of resource management within this diverse District and will be located out of our Burney, CA office.

About The Position
• Prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THPs), including research, field work and mapping
• Administer contracts including logging, road construction, professional services, and miscellaneous sales agreements
• Conduct botanical, wildlife, archeological, roads and watercourse surveys, recommending appropriate protection measures
• Effectively and professionally represent Sierra Pacific Industries, interacting with neighbors and state regulatory agencies
• Participate in forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
• Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass, and GPS

Qualifications
• A California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license or the ability to qualify for, take, and pass the RPF exam within 3 years
• Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules and knowledge of THP preparation
• Understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
• Self-motivation, a strong work ethic and the desire to make things happen
• Excellent communication skills
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member
• Current valid drivers’ license and the ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and safely negotiate steep forest roads

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team,
please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Amy Sarti, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at: spi.careers

Hours/FTE: Full Time, 40 hrs/week
Location: Shelton Office and Field
Supervisor: Margaret Kreder, CF
Pay Range: $65,004 – $77,268
Opening Date: February 16th, 2024
Closing Date: Open until filled; priority applications by March 15th

To learn more and apply, visit https://www.masoncd.org/employment-opportunities.html

Employment Application: Send a cover letter, resume and references electronically to: accounting@masoncd.org

Benefits: The District provides a comprehensive benefits package:
· Vacation accrual begins at eight (8) hours per month and increases based on years of service.
· The District recognizes twelve (12) holidays per year, which includes one (1) personal holiday.
· Sick leave accrues at a rate of eight (8) hours per month.
· The District currently covers 100% of employee’s health insurance, and 90% of eligible dependents’ coverage.
· The District and its employees participate in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Mason Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please let us know if you need any accommodation to participate in the application process.
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Job Summary
Join the Conservation District team and make a difference. Mason Conservation District is currently hiring one forester to support the District’s forestry program. This program provides hands-on forest management planning to communities and small landowners across the South Puget Sound region. The purpose is to improve forest health by empowering communities and private landowners to become knowledgeable and successful stewards of their forest resources.
Forests within the region cover a wide variety of natural environments and human communities. Conservation District staff work with landowners, community representatives, and other agencies and disciplines to establish, manage, protect, and restore forest resources. This position’s primary duty is to outreach to and develop working relationships with communities and small non-industrial private forest landowners to recommend sustainable forest stewardship practices.,
This position supports forestry requests in Mason, Thurston, Kitsap, Pierce, and Jefferson Counties. The geographic focus may narrow based on future funding and District needs.
This position reports to the Forestry Program Coordinator and is supported by a team that includes experts in land surveying, engineering, planning, biology, forestry, education, outreach, agriculture, and accounting.

Essential Functions
· Perform on-site visits to non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners to address their concerns and planning needs.
· Provide technical assistance and planning support to communities on forest stewardship plans, fuels reduction projects, and forest stewardship projects.
· Perform in-field review of forest lands for health and productivity. Develop and interpret data for forest planning to include: forest natural resource inventories, GIS/GPS mapping, standard forest inventory plots, identification of forest health issues such as insect, diseases, and forest fire fuel loading.
· Develop written Forest Management Plans for landowners that meet county, state, and federal standards in support of federal and state cost-sharing applications, county timberland tax programs, and state forest practice permits.
· Create appropriate maps, data, and research for use in Forest Management Plans.
· Provide wildfire home assessments for individuals and support communities interested in Firewise USA® or other wildfire preparedness activities.
· Support landowners in preparing and submitting cost-share applications and implementing funded practices. Activities include preparing cost-share applications and implementation requirements associated with local, state, and federal programs; supporting landowners with obtaining contractor estimates; providing ongoing technical assistance during and after the contract award process as needed.
· Assist with outreach and education about the forestry program to communities and NIPF landowners.
· Create media for and participate in outreach and education events, such as workshops, fairs, or Forestry Field Days by presenting and sharing information related to forest health and stewardship topics.
· Develop communications materials to market Program services, including writing fact sheets, articles, and compiling landowner testimonials.
· Assist with program activities to meet Program objectives and grant requirements on time and within budget.

Required Education, Experience, Competencies, Key Knowledge, and Skills
· Bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related natural resources degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in forestry, forest management, silviculture, terrestrial or plant ecology, botany, upland habitat restoration; or a combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. A master’s degree with a concentration in forestry may be substituted for one year of experience.
· If you are a Certified Forester® by the Society of American Foresters, you meet the minimum qualifications for this position
· Ability to perform physical work in all weather conditions and routinely work on rough and sometimes dangerous terrain and lift up to 40 pounds.
· Ability and desire to work outdoors (est. 50% field work), often alone, during all seasons to complete required field work; ability to hike over steep, uneven terrain to perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.
· Familiarity with common forest inventory equipment, maps, GPS units, and data collection methods.
· Ability to write effectively and efficiently on topics involving forestry and natural resources (Forest Management Plans, grant applications, reports, educational/promotional documents, press releases, project proposals, etc.).
· Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage conflicting demands.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, and able to learn other software programs as necessary.
· Highly organized and efficient management of tasks, projects, computer files, supplies, and time.
· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
· Strong problem-solving, inter-personal, and customer service skills.
· A commitment to safety, quality, and professionalism.
· Shares a vision and passion for natural resource management and conservation practices.
· Strong work ethic and accountability; excellent attention to detail; willingness to learn new skills.
· Currently hold or can obtain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Other Desired Qualifications
· Status as a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester® or International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.
· Knowledge of natural resource management priorities in the Puget Sound region.
· Understanding of the challenges and needs of the local NIPF landowner community.
· Familiarity with the National Resource Conservation Service and their programs such as Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
· Working knowledge of any or all the following topics: agroforestry, agriculture, riparian restoration, carbon markets, ethnobotany, Firewise USA® programming, and/or contract management.
· Experience in adult and/or youth education.
· Demonstrated ability to motivate individuals to adopt and implement resource management practices.
· Experience bringing together diverse partners and stakeholders.
· Knowledge of the conservation district system and local, state, and federal partners.

Working Conditions
This position normally works from 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. However, periodic evening and weekend work may be required, and the incumbent may occasionally be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week, or on weekends to meet deadlines or fulfill objectives. Work is performed primarily in a combination of office and field settings with partial remote work
options available. The ability to walk over steep, uneven, forested terrain under a variety of weather conditions year-round is required. This position is expected to be in the field approximately 50% of the time.


Employer: Forest Stewards Guild

Location: We prefer this position to be based in western Oregon. Other locations in southern Washington and eastern Oregon will be considered.

Application deadline: open until filled. First reviews begin February 19, 2024

Full position description and application instructions

Summary:

The full-time Pacific Northwest Region Manager will be responsible for managing the Guild’s Pacific Northwest program, budget, and membership across Oregon, Washington, and northern California. The successful candidate will help fulfill the Guild’s mission of ecological forestry by engaging with members, advancing existing projects, and expanding the program. Candidate should have strong project management skills, including grant writing and administration, knowledge and experience in field forestry and conservation, and the ability to think strategically.

Major Duties:

The successful individual will:

  • Track budgets, match, metrics, and deliverables for projects and member events.
  • Write grants and report to a variety of different funders, including private foundations and government agencies.
  • Manage project work-flow and collaborate with a team using software such as Asana, Slack, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Maintain and build relationships with diverse project partners and funders across the region.
  • Actively engage and serve current members while attracting and retaining new members through field trips, conference calls, meetings, and virtual events.
  • Represent the Guild at professional conferences or events and give presentations or participate in panel discussions.
  • Convene and facilitate collaborative and community meetings.
  • Possess the drive to strengthen and expand forest stewardship in the Northwest.

Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) is seeking seasonal field technicians for the 2024 breeding season to complete avian point count surveys from April 29th through July 19th, throughout the ecologically diverse and beautiful regions of southern Oregon, eastern Oregon, and/or northern California. Technicians will conduct work related to multiple projects including monitoring effects of oak and conifer forest restoration on species distributions and long-term monitoring on both private and public lands. Surveyors will work in northeastern Oregon conifer forests, eastern Oregon sagebrush habitat, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and/or Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Applicants should be able to identify a wide variety of western bird species as they may be working in a range of habitats including coniferous forests, mixed chaparral and oak woodlands, and shrub- steppe. 

Primary responsibilities will include conducting multispecies avian point count surveys and vegetation sampling along off-road transects following standard protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be assigned if time permits. Field training on protocol methodology and distance estimation will be provided at the onset of the season. Camping independently, often at undeveloped or dispersed sites, will be required for most work. A small number of sites may also require overnight backcountry camping. Experience and comfort with backpacking to sites will be discussed and agreed upon prior to the field season and is not required for every position. Several field vehicles are available for use, but it may be necessary for surveyors to use a personal vehicle to travel to work sites. If technicians are required to drive their personal vehicle, mileage reimbursement will be provided.

Qualifications
Well-qualified applicants should have at least one full season of avian point count field experience. Applicants should have a full range of hearing, be in excellent physical condition, and be comfortable working and camping independently. Required qualifications include ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, hike in steep and rugged off-trail conditions, follow standardized field protocols, collect and record meticulous data, communicate with coworkers effectively, work independently in remote forested areas, work in inclement weather conditions, and tolerate working in areas containing poison oak. Surveyors must possess good map reading, GPS, and orienteering skills and be eager to work long days in the field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and insurance.

Salary
$1528/bi-weekly, plus reimbursement for mileage at the federal rate if required to drive a personal vehicle. An additional completion bonus of $1000 will be provided at the end of the term of employment if a full season of surveys and data entry has been completed.

To Apply
Send cover letter (including dates of availability and vehicle type), a resume, and contact information for three references in a single PDF document to Tom McLaren (thm@klamathbird.org). Please mention the location you heard about the position in your email or cover letter. Hiring will be ongoing until all positions have been filled. 

It is Klamath Bird Observatory’s policy to provide a work environment free from unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, expunged juvenile record, performance of duty in a uniformed service, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance. 

Additional employment opportunities and information about Klamath Bird Observatory can be found at: https://klamathbird.org/about-kbo/careers-and-opportunities/.

The Great Basin Institute (GBI), in partnership with US Forest Service (USFS), is seeking a NEPA Silviculturist (Fuels/Fires Specialist) / Stewardship Coordinator to lead a post fire assessment and NEPA while supporting implementation of recovery efforts on the Umpqua National Forest in southern Oregon. This dynamic position supports a FS interdisciplinary resource specialist team and manages subconsultants and seasonal support staff and contractors on forest. As both a scientist/forester and NEPA team member, the successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of environmental law, public land policy, and best management practices in forestry planning and ground-based logging operations.

To learn more and apply, visit https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2023-BRF-071&type=JOBDESCR.

Duties will be both office-based (~60%), with opportunities to support with ongoing NEPA field assessments and forestry field work (~40%). Office-related work may include: data entry and verification, data organization and management, summarizing information, preparation of figures, report writing, mapping of treatment areas, and other tasks related to the completion of NEPA planning and the expedient implementation of forest projects.

Field assignments may be somewhat intermittent depending on project needs, but could involve resource monitoring; pre- and post-treatment inventory and assessment; model validation and ground truthing; imagery ground truthing; fire history sampling and dendrochronology and fire scar sampling. Stewardship oversight activities include unit lay out, stand exams, cruise, contract procurement, sale administration and harvest inspection.

In conjunction with USFS field and project supervisors, the Fuels/Fires Specialist will maintain the organization, integrity and accuracy of project data. The successful applicant will also need the skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise independent judgment to safely implement office and field tasks according to established protocols. This position will be responsible for creation and review of specific NEPA document sections, developing guidelines, design features/criteria, and instructions and oversight of the implementation phase of projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Apply understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements to determine the permitting strategy for projects
  • Perform research, strategic consultation, and prepare sections of Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), and other permitting documents
  • Analyze environmental impacts from project activities and develop written descriptions of impacts for environmental documents
  • Review and interpret technical reports on a variety of subjects primarily silviculture, forest resources/management, and fuels/fires (as well as air quality, archaeology, biology, botany, geology, historic resources, hydrology, public lands, recreation, soils, terrestrial wildlife, etc.) and summarize in non-technical language understandable to a layperson
  • Develop and implement forest restoration actions utilizing guidelines derived from NEPA deliverables
  • Manage subconsultants and forestry contractors and act as GBI’s IDT lead for a subset of the organization’s FS projects
  • Contribute to partnership development activities, including client relations and proposal development for new project work
  • Promote effective internal and external communication
  • Provide cross-program/department support
  • Perform/assist other program- or institute-level functions as needed
Contract Timeline:
Agreement is pending final signature from the USFS. Position will start between Dec 2023 and March 2024 depending on candidate pool and USFS personnel.
Position is an exempt, FT permanent for a multi-year agreement for 2-3 NEPA projects and an unknown acreage of implementation work. Minimum anticipated timeline is 3 years but could extend well beyond.

Location:
Roseburg, Oregon. The Umpqua National Forest protects 983,239 acres of forest across Douglas, Lane, and Jackson Counties. The Forest is headquartered in Roseburg and has four ranger districts: Cottage Grove, Diamond Lake, North Umpqua, and Tiller. The Forest is also the home of the Dorena Genetic Research Center and Wolf Creek Job Corps Center.  Roseburg rests within the Umpqua River Valley  and is the county seat and the most populous city of Douglas County.

Founded in 1851 (pop. 23,680), and adjoins both sides of the South Umpqua River. Roseburg’s primary industries include timber and tourism, and the region is home to many vineyards and more than 30 wineries. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife lists more than 50 areas for fishing for salmon, steelhead, bass, bluegill and trout in the Roseburg area.

Compensation and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $80k – $90k DOE. In addition to a competitive base salary, this full-time, onsite position includes comprehensive medical (100% covered by GBI for employees: zero premium), dental, and vision insurance, as well as mental health support resources, 401(k) retirement savings with up to 4% GBI match, competitive PTO accrual, paid holidays (10 per year), and family leave. Total compensation package is $88k-$98k per year, DOE. This exciting role contributes to GBI’s significant positive impacts within the fields of environmental research, education, and conservation.

Job Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree and a combination of academic and/or field experiences related to Forest Management/Forest Resources Management or Forest Resources Production and Management or Forest Sciences and Biology (with an emphasis on fuels/fires), or related field; Knowledge of the principles of silviculture, forest resources/management, and fuels/fires to collect and work with forestry and wildfire data, maintain research databases, evaluate data for accuracy, relevancy, and importance, and relate the significance of the results to the higher objectives to which the activity is related
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight, and preparation of technical reports
Willingness to learn about and assist with analysis of spatial data (e.g., home
range calculation)Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
Demonstrable knowledge and experience in forestry best practices, contracting and logging operationsExcellent critical thinking skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and creative environment
Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic
Excellent oral, writing, communication, presentation, strategic thinking, and “people” skillsPossess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads – use of ATVs could be expected in some winter conditions (training provided).
Preferred Qualifications:5+ years of experience in silviculture, forest resources/management, and fuels/fires successfully managing and preparing environmental document sections and associated technical studies; Experience with and an understanding of the environmental regulatory framework of the Northwest Forest Plan, applicable state and federal laws
and USFS monitoring protocols for the USFS Region 6NEPA experience; Experience in forestry, fuels/fires, or other related project for forest health and post-fire recovery; Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Experience in environmental consulting; Experience with conducting common stand exams, cruise, sale administration and harvest inspection

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, stand, walk, bend, and have specific vision abilities to include close and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus working with computer business equipment and other job/industry specific equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low-level. The overall nature of the position is sedentary, requiring little physical effort and
occasional light exertion. There is occasional exposure to environmental conditions such as heat, cold, and temperature changes.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Forest & Lands Technician position will be responsible for safe and responsible facilitation of Yakona’s forests and lands.

This includes:
● conduct and/or assist trails and roads maintenance, using volunteers and/or vendors as appropriate
● monitor boundaries of Yakona Nature Preserve for trespass and encroachment, refreshing signage as
necessary
● manually treat invasive species, including English Ivy, Scotch Broom, and English Holly using hand
tools
● work with and maintain a variety of tools, including line trimmers, chainsaws, and other power tools
● coordinate docent/volunteer activities on the land
● assist with implementation of Yakona’s Forest Master Plan in compliance with requirements of NRCS or other formulas
● work within Yakona’s Emergency & Safety Plan, including wildfire prevention strategies
● work independently in remote sites, including forests, tidal marshes, and behind locked logging gates
● document fieldwork and monitoring observations in YNPLC’s database and site activity log
● keep consistent records, organize and manage data and files, and communicate regularly and clearly
with staff, volunteers, and partners
● maintain a positive attitude and collaborative work environment
● other duties as assigned

To Apply
Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a cover letter describing their qualifications matching the position criteria and what they will bring to the role, along with a resume, to natalie@yakonaoregon.org.

Additional Information
More information on the Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center can be found at https://yakonaoregon.org

Desired Experience and Competencies
● demonstrated experience within natural resource management, forestry, and/or biology-related fields
● ability to work safely and independently in the field
● adept at volunteer/vendor coordination
● a productive and collaborative team player who is both self-directed and motivated
● facility to interact with the public to build and maintain productive working relationships
● strong technical skills, including but not limited to four-wheel drive vehicles, equipment, tools, and
machinery necessary for trail and habitat maintenance
● light construction skills and experience
● flexibility to work some non-standard hours, including occasional evenings and weekends

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● ability to work under physically demanding conditions, including cold/wet weather and steep/brushy terrain, and ability to push, pull, lift and/or carry 40 lbs.
● competency with standard computer software, including MS Word, Excel, video conferencing, and email (GIS experience desired)
● high ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment
● ability to maintain confidentiality with tact and discretion
● embraces, supports, and demonstrates commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
● comfortable working independently or in a team, and thrives in a quickly changing work environment
● excellent verbal and written communication skills
● ability to reason logically, take initiative, and creatively resolve issues and evaluate alternatives
● demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center

Other Qualifications
● bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Environmental Science, Biology or a related field; or, a combination of experience and skills that meet the needs of the role
● minimum of 4 years professional experience in forestry, natural resources management, trails design/maintenance, or related field
● ability and willingness to travel occasionally

The Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center seeks applicants with the necessary skills and experience relevant to the work described. Potential applicants may not have all of the experience noted above, which should not preclude anyone from applying. Candidates must have a deep connection to the natural world and
be open to learning the basic skills needed for the job.

The Stewardship Program Coordinator will work in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) Sequoia, Lassen, Plumas National Forests to provide management of collaborative stewardship projects in the Sierra Nevada. The Coordinator will plan and oversee activities associated with the numerous Forest Restoration Projects, while also supporting the Forest wide effort to reduce fuel loading associated with pine beetle mortality, blow downs from high wind events, and post fire recovery. Additional coordination activities include NEPA planning and other implementation measures, including biomass removal, mastication, machine piling and shrub control. These projects reduce fuels and promote forest health and habitat improvement/protection by removing drought- and beetle-impacted trees as well as those lost from windfall events across National Forest.

To learn more and apply, visit https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2023-BRF-009&type=JOBDESCR

Job duties are, but not limited to, the following: 

• Identify and verify the land status and environmental constraints affecting the layout of the proposed project on the ground.
• Review, compile and analyze field data for project planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.  
• Monitor and oversee cruising and marking of timber, prepare general logging plans, and verify logging system settings for project implementation.
• Utilize appropriate documents, determine sale boundaries, proper location of logging roads, acceptable marking and cutting methods, stumpage prices, and the requirements for brush disposal, erosion control, and stand improvement.  
• Prepare and ensure quality of documentation such as detailed maps, timber sale appraisals, and timber sales write up.
• Coordinate contracts with mastication and biomass removal contractors, monitor contractor compliance, and conduct quality control of implementation projects.
• Assist with monitoring, tracking, and reporting on project efforts and progress.

Contract Timeline:
• Anticipated Start Date varies by forest from ASAP to February 2024
• Full time position at 40 hours per week; available to occasionally work a varied schedule as needed, including some weekends, evenings and/or holidays.

Location:
Sequoia National Forest (SQF) is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The U.S. National Forest is named for the majestic Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees which populate 38 distinct groves within the boundaries of the forest.
SQF is one of the most iconic natural locations on the West Coast and contains over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) of road and 850 miles (1,370 km) of trails, and hosts a number of camping and recreational facilities for your enjoyment. The forest is adjacent to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

The Eldorado National Forest (ENF) is an ideal place for people seeking to escape from busy urban lifestyles. Its climate and topography offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, camping, and world-class skiing thanks to its proximity to Lake Tahoe, CA.
It is also located one hour from the metropolitan area of Sacramento which has a population of over one million people, and two to three hours driving time from the San Francisco Bay area, with a population of over six million. The Forest therefore plays a vital role in the environment, health and well being of over seven million people.

The only one of California’s 18 national Forests not crossed by a paved road or highway, the Mendocino National Forest (MNF) is especially attractive to people seeking an outdoor experience of tranquility and solitude. There are a variety of recreational opportunities — camping, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, backpacking, boating, fishing, hunting, nature study, photography, and off-highway vehicle travel.
It is comprised of 913,306 acres and is approximately 65 miles long and 35 miles wide. The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument was established in 2015 and lies on the southern part of the forest.

Compensation and Benefits:
• Hourly Rate $28-$30, Full time, 40hrs/week
• Full Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance premiums paid 100% by GBI.
• 4% 401K Matching Contribution after 90 day waiting period; 100% vested on first day of enrollment.
• 4hrs Vacation Accrued per 80 hour pay period; Accrual starting first day of employment.
• 4hrs Sick Leave Accumulated per 80 hour pay period; 40 Hours Annual Maximum Sick Leave Accumulated and Used; Accumulation starting first day of employment.
• This position is eligible for paid holidays following the GBI holiday schedule.
• Professional training and certifications may be provided as needed.

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in Forestry, Resource Management or other related natural science field, with experience (2 years minimum) that demonstrate successful application of the principles of forestry;
• Knowledge of the mixed conifer forests typical of southern Sierra Nevada mountains in California, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography;
• Experience (2 years minimum) in standard forestry mensuration, survey, and inventory protocols;
• Ability to monitor contactor compliance with contract and agreement stipulations;
• Experience with project management and coordination
• Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff;
• Experience employing and training field personnel in safety practices, low impact principles, field methods, and data management;
• Experience leading forestry crews in the field, including oversight of safety, communication, fidelity to methods, and data quality;
• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
• Experience using ArcGIS to create maps;
• Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units;
• Proficiency using a compass and topographic map to navigate;
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
• Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons;
• Willingness and ability to camp in remote, primitive sites for several consecutive days (if necessary);
• Familiarity with best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles; and
• Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the USFS.

Klamath Bird Observatory seeks highly motivated individuals to participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program. This position requires independent drive and patience for the travails of fieldwork but also affords an amazing opportunity to build practical experience in field biology and master a variety of bird monitoring and research skills in a beautiful part of the country.

Compensation: Stipend of $1000/month and accommodation
Duration: May 1st 2024 to October 31st 2024
Project Location: Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing until the position has been filled.

To learn more and apply, visit https://klamathbird.org/about-kbo/careers-and-opportunities/2024-banding-internship/.

Our bander training program blends an intensive field internship with coursework designed in accordance with North American Banding Council (NABC) standards to prepare participants for successful careers as field ornithologists. Training and duties will include mist netting and banding of passerines and near passerines; bird surveying; data quality assurance, entry, and management; and participation in public outreach and education. Non-field duties include study and discussion of banding curriculum, equipment maintenance, field station upkeep, and data entry. Accommodation is provided in shared rooms in a rustic cabin on the Upper Klamath Lake, which has potable running water, a full kitchen, internet access, a wood stove, electric space heaters, and an external bath house. Hiking and birding opportunities abound nearby, with access to bikes and kayaks. Weekly visits to remote sites will require multi-night camping trips and brief strenuous hiking carrying heavy banding equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in birds and field biology, possess a positive attitude during long days and occasionally adverse conditions (heat, cold, mosquitoes, smoke), work cooperatively and constructively toward project objectives, give priority to safety considerations, make common sense decisions about wildlife (bears, cougars, snakes), and be able to work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers. To preserve the quality and consistency of our long-term dataset, interns must also be able to precisely follow protocols and take meticulous care in collecting and recording data. Excellent communication skills are critical. Interns are required to possess a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record to use provided field vehicles for project-related travel. Preferred qualifications include outdoor skills, bird identification skills, bird handling, and banding experience. This position requires early mornings (pre-dawn), weekends, and the ability to follow a work schedule that is dependent on the changing weather and unpredictable field conditions.

Klamath Bird Observatory is hiring a full time Field Technician position. The primary responsibility of the Field Technician is to support avian long-term monitoring and applied ecology studies within the context of Klamath Bird Observatory’s mission to advance bird and habitat conservation. The applicant should be excited to contribute to the many facets of field research both during and outside of the avian field season. The Field Technician will assist with managing day to day operations of our seasonal field crews and implement avian surveys (e.g., point count, banding, nest search). The Field Technician will provide project support in data entry, data management, GIS, report writing, and other tasks. Applicants should be flexible to take on odd jobs as needed.

Please visit https://klamathbird.org/about-kbo/careers-and-opportunities/full-time-field-technician/ for more information and details on how to apply. 

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