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As a benefit to SAF members, the Northwest Office maintains a free listing of forestry and natural resources positions available in the Pacific Northwest. For jobs available elsewhere in the United States, please visit SAF’s Career Center.

Salary: $94,390.40 – $122,636.80 Annually

Location: Portland, OR

Job Type: Regular, Full Time

Closing Date: 6/24/24

The Position

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7am – 3:30pm, alternate schedule may be available after probation.

Work Location: Hybrid- 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201. Remote work must be performed within Oregon or Washington. For more information, https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employee-behavior-expectations/hrar-4045-employee#toc-geographic-work-location.

Benefit: 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 https://www.portland.gov/bhr/class-comp/language-pay-differential-overview for qualifying employees.

Application Material: Please click APPLY 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.

Position Summary:

The City of Portland is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Planning and Development Supervisor with a focus in Urban Forestry. This role is essential in ensuring the effective application and interpretation of the City of Portland’s https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/66002 to private property development and associated public works situations to manage the City’s urban canopy. This position requires skill in working with a variety of people, negotiating complex permitting and regulatory situations, and providing innovative program oversight. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of municipal tree regulations, and the ability to promote workplace diversity and a positive work environment.

What you’ll get to do:

• Understand, interpret, and apply ISA Best Management Practices and Tree Code regulations to private property development projects.

• Develop and implement program improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of tree regulatory processes in private development.

• Research and apply complex codes to develop compliance solutions, working collaboratively with the public, outside agencies, and other relevant parties.

• Analyze, assess, and generate detailed reports using database software systems to support decision-making and project management.

• Interact with the public and outside agencies, providing clear and concise information and resolving issues related to tree regulations in private property development.

• Lead, oversee, and assess the successful performance of staff, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

• Promote workplace diversity and create a positive, inclusive work environment for all employees.

• Interpret site plans, architectural drawings, and other development-related documents to ensure compliance with city regulations and standards.

About the Bureau:

Portland Permitting and Development is dedicated to ensuring the sustainable and continued growth of the city. We provide comprehensive services related to building permits, land use, inspections, urban forestry, and code enforcement to enhance our urban landscape.

Our mission is to foster a vibrant, safe, and sustainable Portland through effective regulation and support of construction and development activities. We strive to balance growth with environmental stewardship, historic preservation, and community welfare.

Due to the upcoming change in the government structure at the City of Portland, the responsibilities and oversight of certain functions are being realigned. Consequently, the position for which you are applying, though currently listed under Portland Parks and Recreation, will be transferred to https://employees.portland.gov/spa/about-single-permitting-authority-project effective July 1st, 2024.

What This Means for You:

• Current Hiring Process: The hiring process will continue to be managed by Portland Parks and Recreation.

• Transition: If you are selected for this role, your employment and job responsibilities will transition to Portland Permitting and Development starting July 1st, 2024.

• Job Duties: The core duties and responsibilities of the position will remain consistent despite the departmental change. You will be provided with comprehensive support to ensure a smooth transition to your new department.

About 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. Portland is a Tree City USA for 45 years, a Tree City of the World, and the Urban Forestry program is accredited by the Urban & Community Forestry Society.

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.

June 13, 202412:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86249045837

Meeting ID: 862 4904 5837

Have a question?

Contact Information:

TroyLynn Craft

Senior Recruiter

troylynn.craft@portlandoregon.gov

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

• Experience managing a diverse workload that applies the principles, theories, and methods of urban forest management and municipal tree regulation, including tree risk assessment, permitting, and the application of ISA best management practices.

• Experience as a lead or supervisor practicing employee supervision, including training, scheduling, performance evaluation and promoting a safe, equitable workplace.

• Experience working independently, exercising initiative and independent judgement to oversee and manage the day-to-day program functions and work of a municipal urban forestry development focused program.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; present information, reports, and recommendations clearly and persuasively; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, staff, and external stakeholders.

• Experience interpreting site plans for development projects, reviewing arborist reports and the ability to use modern permitting management systems to accurately track data, generate reports, and manage workflow.

Applicant must also possess:

• ISA Certified Arborist – For more information about this certification https://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/Types-of-Credentials/ISA-Certified-Arborist

• ISA TRAQ – required prior to end of probationary period. For more information about this certification, http://www.isa-arbor.com/Credentials/ISA-Tree-Risk-Assessment-Qualification#:~:text=ISA%20offers%20the%20Tree%20Risk%20Assessment%20Qualification%20%28TRAQ%29,a%20training%20co

• A valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

The Recruitment Process

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:

• 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 resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.

• Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the https://www.oregon.gov/boli/workers/pages/equal-pay.aspx 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 July 1, 2024

• An evaluation of each applicant’s training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.

• Your resume 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 https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-301-recruitment-processes#toc-examination-review 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 July 8, 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): August

• 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: Early September

Step 6: Start Date:

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

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Additional Information

https://www.portland.gov/bhr/career-center/recruitment-policy for additional information regarding the following:

• City of Portland Core Values

• Recruitment Process – Work Status

• Equal Employment Opportunity

• Veteran Preference

• ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

To apply, please visithttps://apptrkr.com/5303500

Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 per year

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: June 3, 2024 (open until filled)

ABOUT TACOMA TREE FOUNDATION
TTF is a growing non-profit organization committed to educating, empowering, and supporting community members in neighborhood-based greening. Tacoma Tree Foundation deeply values the diversity of the greater Tacoma community and is committed to being an anti-racist organization with an institutional culture grounded in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Together we can grow a greener, healthier, and more connected Greater Tacoma area. More information is available at www.TacomaTreeFoundation.org.

General Expectations
The Planting Director is the leader of the tree planting program and should embody the following expectations and characteristics:

  • A collaborative and inclusive approach
  • Compassion and respect for others, including an attitude of cultural humility
  • Willingness to learn and to contribute
  • A commitment to service and community
  • The ability to work in and create a positive team environment
  • Interest and experience working with trees, greening, and environmental sustainability
  • A grasp of public policy, specifically as it relates to urban forestry, climate change, and
    environmental justice.

Essential Job Functions

  • Initiate, plan, and implement projects, managing and collaborating with our growing
    team of 5–10 full-time and part-time program staff
  • Identify tree planting opportunities and direct projects, sharing resources related to
  • trees and greening and assisting community members with planting and maintenance
  • activities.
  • Direct a program of culturally sensitive and place-based outreach, identifying
    community contacts, communicating with community members and leaders about
    their priorities, helping to implement projects to meet community interests, and
    leading neighborhood-based meetings when appropriate.
  • Communicate with the public about TTF programs and topics related to tree planting,
    maintenance, and preservation through face-to-face contacts and other media.
  • Communicate frequently with key partners, such as City of Tacoma, Washington
    Department of Natural Resources, and American Forests.
  • Work with Executive Director to apply for and manage planting-related grants and
    contracts and assist with hiring new staff members.
  • Lead plant acquisition and care efforts at shared nursery facility
  • Lead watering program to ensure establishment of designated trees
  • Supervise delivery of technical trainings for community members (e.g., Tree Stewards
    and Tree Captains)
  • Oversee and maintain equipment, such as truck, trailer, and other tools
  • Make purchases and track expenses related to the planting program
  • Participate in advocacy and education programming as needed.
  • Monitor and track quantitative and qualitative data to assess and report progress to
    partners and constituents.
  • Attend board meetings and contribute to staff reporting as needed.
  • Assist with organizational development efforts, such as fundraising, creating staff
    policies, etc
  • Required Skills & Experience
  • 2–3 years of project management experience
  • Passion for the social and environmental implications of urban forestry, including a
    clear understanding of tree coverage as an environmental justice issue.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
    (JEDI) at all levels of operations.
  • Planning and project management, with ability to make decisions about priorities and
    deadlines on multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking (multilingual
    preferred).
  • Computer skills and familiarity with various computer-based tools, such as email,
    calendars, spreadsheets, etc., (especially Google suite and Zoom).
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, including ability and desire to build relationships
    with local residents, businesses, community groups, political leaders, and other
    partners.
  • Substantial technical knowledge of trees, plant identification, etc., and desire to learn
    more.
  • Willingness to learn new theories and principles related to trees, sustainability, land
  • use, public policy, and equity.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate productive team meetings and community conversations
    around social and environmental issues related to urban forestry.
  • Keen interest in working with a young and diverse staff team.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and conduct other physical motions related to transporting and planting large potted trees)
  • Valid driver’s license
    Preferred Skills & Experience
  • 2–3 years’ experience managing multiple projects and/or programs
  • 2–3 years’ experience applying for and managing grants and/or contracts from public
    and private funding sources
  • Knowledge of and personal connections within Greater Tacoma’s neighborhoods and
    communities
  • Background and/or interests in plant biology, urban forestry, sustainability, education,
    advocacy, and environmental policy
  • College degree in a related discipline
  • Experience leading community engagement and managing volunteers
  • Fluency in a language other than English
  • Experience driving a truck and trailer (commercial driver’s license preferred)
  • Arborist certification from the International Society of Arboriculture
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Base salary of $65,000–$75,000, depending on experience
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 28 days paid time off (interchangeable sick and personal time)
  • Health insurance
  • Enrollment in a retirement plan, with a 3% match contribution provided by TTF, to begin in second calendar year of employment
  • Technology stipend of $50/month, for work-related expenses such as personal
    computers, phones, and data services.
  • Additional paid time off for bereavement, parental leave, jury duty, or other extenuating circumstances
  • Paid family leave per Washington state law
    To Apply
  • For full consideration, please e-mail a cover letter, resume with phone and email info, and contact information for three references to info@tacomatreefoundation.org before June 2 at
    11:59 p.m. Applications received after that time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, until the position is filled. The same email can be used for questions related to the job description or application process.

For more information, visit: https://mcusercontent.com/edb4e8017993d1d5fca53c2da/files/ed5800f9-0208-0980-c69b-b104ec537695/TTF_Planting_Director_Job_Posting_2024.pdf

Salary: $43.32 – $55.46 Hourly

Location: Castle Rock, WA

Job Type: Part-time

Basic Function

This is a part-time, overtime eligible and AFSCME represented position.  

Under the direction of the Deputy Parks & Recreation Director, the incumbent in this position will be responsible for the coordination of contractors, volunteers, employees, and management of resources for urban forest management. The work involves tree inspections, risk analysis, tree removal and replacement; plan, direct, and administer urban forest operations and services; supervise contractors; negotiate and administer contracts; develop and implement preventative maintenance programs and assist with management and oversight of projects within urban forests, natural resource areas, and rights-of-way.

To view the entire job description including the essential job functions, knowledge, skills and abilities, and job requirements, please click here:

Representative Duties

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban forestry, Natural Resource Management, Forest Resource Management, or related field.
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience. 
  • At least three years of experience specific to grant and volunteer management and management of critical areas, including wetlands and natural habitat restoration. 

OR

  • A combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the job.

Required Education and Experience

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License. A three-year driving abstract must be submitted prior to hire. 
  • Successful applicants must pass a physical capacity test and a physical examination.

Preferred:

  • Certified Forester or ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist, preferred.

How to Apply:
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to complete the following:

  • an online application at: Urban Forester
  • respond to the supplemental questions.
  • submit a resume.

Salary: $61,400 – $109,100 per year

Location: Castle Rock, WA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 6/14/2024

Description

Weyerhaeuser’s Lower Columbia Region is searching for a Forest Engineering Specialist on the St. Helens operations team, located in Castle Rock, Washington. This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Area Manager with salary level dependent on skills and experience. As a Forest Engineering Specialist, you will plan and manage field engineering activities, which requires active involvement in harvest unit and road layout, road construction and road maintenance activities and harvest unit scheduling/planning. 

Key Functions

  • Employ professional engineering skills in the planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, cable/ground-logging systems, and harvest unit layout
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes
  • Fully participate in the management of expense and capital budgets
  • Negotiate, prepare, and administer contracts
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives
  • Strongly advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree (or higher) in Forest Engineering or Forest Operations; Bachelors degree (or higher) in a comparable field (e.g. Civil Engineering) along with forest operations experience will also be considered
  • At least two years of forest engineering experience is desired
  • Candidates with northwest regional field experience will be strongly considered
  • Highly motivated, self-directed team player
  • Familiarity of northwest forest practices rules and permitting processes
  • Ability to interact with state and federal forest practice regulators
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong analytical skills, with proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are highly desirable
  • Valid driver’s license, as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year)
  • Willing to occasionally work weekends, which may be required due to operational timing or weather constraints

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $61,400 – $109,100 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 5-7% 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/21183

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

Location: Weaverville, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 6/30/2024

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us. We are a third-generation family-owned company that has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the United States. Our more than 6,000 employees are proud to work at our state-of-the-art sawmills and other facilities, including: manufacturing, custom wood-framed windows, fabrication, millwork, veneer, cogeneration, trucking, forestry, and other operations.

Our more than 2.4 million acres of timberland in the Western United States are sustainably managed by professionals in our Forestry Division. Currently, Our Forestry Division, Weaverville District, has an opening for a qualified District Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Trinity, Shasta, and Humboldt counties. This position will involve all aspects of resource management within this diverse District and will be located out of our Weaverville, California office.

About The Position
• Prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THP’s), including research, field work, mapping, and writing
• Administer contracts for field operations including logging, road construction, professional services, and miscellaneous agreements
• Conduct botanical, wildlife, archeological, road, 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 qualify for, take, and pass the RPF exam after qualification through a combination of educational and/or work experience
• Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules and fieldwork involved in THP preparation
• Basic understanding of logging, road construction, and reforestation operations
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivated, and strong work ethic
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member
• Current valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and safely navigate 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
no later than June 30th 2024 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:  https://spi-ind.com/Careers/Details/3788006032024

Salary: $85,000 to $150,000 per year

Location: Fortuna, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 6/28/2024

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us. We are a third-generation family-owned company that has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the United States. Our more than 6,000 employees are proud to work at our state-of-the-art sawmills and other facilities, including: manufacturing, custom wood-framed windows, fabrication, millwork, veneer, cogeneration, trucking, forestry, and other operations.

Our more than 2.4 million acres of timberland in the Western United States are sustainably managed by professionals in our Forestry Division. Currently, our Coast Forestry District has an opening for a qualified District Manager to help oversee the management of the Company’s timberlands in Humboldt county. This position will be based out of our Fortuna, California office.

About The Position
• Manage District forestry program including all aspects of forest resource management including wildlife, botanical, and hydrological resources as well as timber resources
• Effectively balance issues associated with safe and sustainable forest management, commercial and environmental interests, community relations, and public trust resources
• Plan and implement programs that ensure the effective use of resources to meet the current and long-term objectives of sustainable forest management including fuels reduction, and fire suppression efforts in conjunction with State and Federal agencies
• Plan, direct, and administer timberland management activities including timber harvest operations, insect and disease control, road construction and maintenance, facility upkeep, recreation, grazing, and watershed restoration
• Effectively hire, train, supervise, and mentor foresters and other resource specialists as well as coordinate, assign, monitor and review work of team members
• Represent the Company’s interests while working directly with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies
• Annually budget for District expenses and negotiate contracts to best accomplish goals and outcomes
• Maintain globally recognized forest sustainability certification
• Promote at all times a positive company image, educate key community groups, and engage in local issues advocating approved policy positions of importance to SPI
• Participate actively in the local community as a representative of the Company

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or closely related discipline
• California Registered Professional Forester, preferred
• Extensive experience in CA sustainable forest management and THP preparation as well as reforestation, harvest scheduling, contract negotiations and administration
• Thorough working knowledge of local, State, and Federal political/regulatory processes
• Demonstrated skill in leadership, effective communication, motivation, and people management
• Ability to build collaborative working relationships within an organization
• Proven to be a reliable self-starter with strong work ethic and safety conscious

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
Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
(866) 378-8001

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at:  https://spi-ind.com/Careers/Details/3776906032024

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

Location: Lewis County – Chehalis, WA

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 6/23/2024

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 6/5/24. 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 has an exciting opportunity within our Aquatic Resources Division. Help us manage state-owned aquatic lands so that our aquatic resources thrive, businesses grow, waterfront public access is provided, and salmon are preserved in perpetuity.

We are looking for a critical thinker with proficient soft skills who is flexible in decision-making. The ideal candidate is able to work with internal and external issues in an active, respectful, and professional manner. The Aquatics Land Manager, Rivers District manages, protects, and restores 28 counties in southwestern and eastern Washington State.

The Land Manager, at this time, generally works in our aquaculture-designated service area and plays a key role in maintaining an inclusive and respectful work environment while working with internal employees, individual citizens, private industry, Tribes, government agencies, and other entities to ensure resources are managed to preserve ecological and economic viability, including clean-up, pollution prevention, habitat conservation and protection, restoration, and assessment of proper use of state-owned aquatic lands. This is accomplished primarily through aquatic land leasing.

Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and prepare land use authorizations (leases, easements, and other agreements) with a focus on aquaculture. Lessees include businesses, other government agencies, Tribes, and private citizens.
  • Ensure compliance with contract terms, perform site inspections, and resolve unauthorized uses of state-owned aquatic lands.
  • Manage or assist with special projects such as salmon recovery efforts, clean-ups, and developing management plans.
  • Build intergovernmental relationships with federal, tribal, state, and local entities.
  • Work collaboratively with other Rivers District staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s degree AND two years of work experience in natural resource management, real estate, forestry, science, engineering, land use or environmental planning, business, or other relevant field;
    OR a combination of education and/or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience managing multiple complex tasks, setting workload priorities, and completing tasks on time.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with contract, business, or property management. 
  • Experience interpreting and implementing guidelines, regulations, and laws.
  • Experience working with natural resources management/environmental protection issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate on internal and external issues in an active, respectful, cooperative, and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly, and use typical office software.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide good customer service.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment is a mix between the office and the field, with the majority of work in the office. Most fieldwork involves being on or near the water with the risk of falling in (the use of personal floatation devices is mandatory in such locations.) Most fieldwork involves driving, often on congested roads with a high volume of traffic.
  • Travel may be required to locations within the District or Olympia. Most travel is by car. Most travel required less than two concurrent nights away. Overnight travel is generally less than two nights a month. 
  • 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 and two years of experience in natural resource management, real estate, forestry, science, engineering, land use or environmental planning, business, or other relevant field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of land use authorizations (leases, easements, licenses, etc.) and other legal instruments associated with land management.
  • Experience working for or with other resource agencies, tribes, or local governments.
  • Knowledge of environmental permitting/regulatory processes and rules.
  • Experience working in commodity industries (e.g., shellfish, minerals, timber, or agriculture.)
  • Experience using business management software and/or GIS.
  • Experience with site analysis and/or sampling programs.
  • Experience negotiating contentious issues in a respectful, responsive, and informed manner. 
  • Experience working on public access, recreation, or parks issues.
  • Experience operating small motorboats.

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 Aquaculture Land Manager, Property and Acquisition Specialist 3 (PAS3)
  • 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 Jacquelyn Dent at jacquelyn.dent@dnr.wa.gov./360-669-3567or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $53,964.00 – $72,552.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type: Project (limited duration)

Closing Date: 6/16/2024

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Ready to embark on a journey where your expertise in GIS, experience with geologic mapping, and desire to learn and improve mobile workflows can make a significant impact? Join us at the Washington Geological Survey (WGS) as a Natural Resource Scientist 2 within the Geologic Mapping group. Our mission is to collect, develop, use, distribute, and preserve geologic information to promote the safety, health, and welfare of Washington, protect the environment, and support its economy. Your role will be pivotal in advancing our geologic mapping efforts through the development and management of GIS databases, refinement of mobile workflows for the team, and boots-on-the-ground fieldwork.

In the realm of geologic mapping, the accuracy and efficiency of GIS databases and workflows are paramount. As part of our team, you’ll take the lead in converting geologic mapping data to a new national schema, collaborating with state and federal agencies to refine tools and workflows for GIS-based mapping systems. Your expertise in ArcGIS software will be put to the test as you develop and maintain geodatabase templates, ensuring the seamless construction and publication of geologic maps. With an eye for detail and a commitment to quality assurance, you’ll apply best practices to all data received, ensuring the integrity and reliability of our geospatial datasets.

Geologic mapping isn’t just about GIS; it’s about unraveling the Earth’s history and deciphering its future. In this role, you’ll also embark on fieldwork with a mapping team lead, armed with your geologic expertise, to document rocks, deposits, and geologic structures. Whether you’re traversing rugged terrain or analyzing subsurface drilling records, each observation you make contributes to our collective understanding of Washington’s geology.

But it doesn’t stop there. At WGS, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of geologic mapping through innovation and collaboration. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside top experts in the field, refining tools, workflows, and methodologies to enhance our mapping capabilities. From developing cutting-edge GIS-based systems to deploying multi-user mobile data collection platforms, your contributions will shape the future of geologic mapping in Washington State. Join us, and together, let’s chart a course toward a more informed and sustainable future through the power of geologic mapping.

If you enjoy teamwork, love geology, and want to make a difference and have an impact on how our state and nation are able to provide foundational knowledge for decision-making about geologic conditions, this is the job for you.

This position is funded through an annual grant and we expect to continue receiving sufficient funding to continue this position for several years.

Duties

Responsibilities:
Geologic database development and management (50% of the time)

  • Uses geologic expertise analytical skills, and geospatial database (GIS) skills to convert geologic mapping data for the mapping group to a new national geologic mapping schema. Collaborates with other state geologic surveys and the U.S. Geological Survey to refine and develop new tools and workflows for completing geologic mapping in GIS-based systems, including the development and refinement of ArcGIS Online projects and ESRI FieldMap deployment for use by the entire mapping team. Also develops and maintains ArcPro layout and geodatabase templates for the construction and publication of geologic maps for the group. Applies best practices of quality assurance and quality control to all data received from the mapping group.

Geologic mapping, analysis, and reporting (50% of the time)

  • During fieldwork, independently and as part of a team, uses geologic expertise to make detailed descriptions of rocks, deposits, and geologic features. Makes deductions and interpretations from new and existing data. Locates self in the field using GPS, lidar, and topography. Uses an ArcGIS Online database for collecting geologic data. May compile existing geologic maps and data sets. Navigate forest roads, trails, and mixed terrain.
  • After completion of fieldwork, analyzes geologic data and deduces and interprets geologic patterns. Compiles and interprets subsurface borings, wells, and other drilling records to understand subsurface geology. May develop 2D cross-sections of subsurface geology. Analyzes thin sections and other laboratory data to characterize rock types. Develops technical geologic writing, including unit descriptions, interpretive text, and appendix material.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, geography, or closely related field AND 2 years of professional experience.
    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.
  • Advanced understanding and proficiency with geospatial databases (GIS), including schema conversions.
  • Ability to work in both remote and urban locations.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:

  • Field (outdoor) and office (indoor). Field work occurs in all weather conditions and will sometimes involve walking on uneven terrain, up to 10 miles in a day.
  • 50-100+ miles daily driving during data collection/mapping efforts with the potential for occasional overnight stays.
  • 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 the GeMS geologic mapping schema.
  • Ability to use Python or other language to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Experience developing and deploying multi-user mobile data collection with FieldMaps and ArcGIS Online.
  • Geologic knowledge of Washington State.

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 Mapping Assistant and Geodatabase Manager, Natural Resource Scientist 2 (NRSci2) 
  • 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.
  • Please provide a representative sample of a map on which you have worked. If the sample is not wholly or mostly your own, please identify your role.
  • For those selected to interview, there will be a one to two hour take-home test and a 75-minute interview. Top-ranked candidates may have a second interview.

Questions?  Please contact Alex Steely at Alex.steely@dnr.wa.gov/360-999-0115 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

Salary: $86,742 – $130,250

Location: Clackamas, OR

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 6/10/2024

Description

The Willamette Valley Region has an opening for a Forest Engineering Specialist. This position is based out of our Clackamas office reporting to the Clackamas Area Manager, with additional accountabilities to the Region Engineer for engineering activities in the area. This is a full-time, exempt position, with salary level dependent on skills and experience.

Key Functions 

As a Forest Engineering Specialist, you will be responsible for the planning, scheduling, management, and layout of field engineering activities associated with timber harvest, road construction, and road maintenance. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Executing the engineering plan in compliance with the regional and area engineering strategy, along with the annual budget
  • Advocate, model and inspect for safe work practices
  • Develop and track budgets and key metrics
  • Contract administration; negotiate, prepare, supervise, monitor for compliance, invoice management
  • Forecast engineering projects and expenditures
  • 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 with 8+ years of experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Willingness to abide by established safety standards
  • General knowledge of state and federal forest practice rules/statutes
  • Familiarity of northwest forest practices permitting processes
  • 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 using Geographical Information Systems to generate maps
  • 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 to work at least 50% of work time in the field, working on steep or broken 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)

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 X% 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

Application

To apply, visit: http://weyer.jobs/21077

Salary: $50,000 – $65,000, with full benefits

Location: Central-central coastal Oregon. This job requires extensive time in central coastal and southern Oregon as well as some time in northern California.

Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Job Description

About Pacific Forest Trust

Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) delivers landscape-scale private forest conservation in the West and develops innovative incentives for forest conservation and stewardship at the national level. We do so in ways that reward private landowners for managing public benefits, i.e. clean water, a healthy climate, and habitat for abundant native wildlife, as well as private return. Our work sustains rural communities and restores resilient forest landscapes across ownership boundaries. PFT is recognized nationally as a leader in developing new payment systems for ecosystems services, from climate to carbon, working forest conservation easements, watershed and habitat services, and sustainable, renewable biomass energy.

PFT has led the conservation of over 350,000 acres of forestland and developed, acquired, and stewards conservation easements on 118,000 acres. PFT owns 2,100 acres and manages 14,000 acres for sustained timber, water, and habitat values. Our projects are outstanding not only for their scale, but for their landscape impacts and high standards for delivering multiple public benefits. PFT is thrice accredited by the National Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Learn more at http://www.PacificForest.org

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a talented and passionate Forestry Technician to join our team at Pacific Forest Trust, a leading forest conservation organization. As a Forestry Technician, you will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of our on-the-ground forest management across a number of our managed properties. Additionally, you will be engaged in mapping, modelling and inventory work, while also contributing to the analyses associated with both our conservation easements and fee title acquistions.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the Stewardship Forester, coordinate and implement PFT’s restoration forest stewardship programs on PFT managed forests to accelerate the attainment of our long-term ecological goals.
  • Manage/carry-out all aspects of field and operational forestry including inventory, contractor solicitation and supervision, permitting, and coordination with sub-contractors, including loggers, cruisers, road contractors, biologists, and others as needed.
  • Identify ecological restoration opportunities and help secure funding to implement projects.
  • Engage with neighboring landowners and monitor and enforce trespass issues as needed.

•    Travel frequently to the various tracts of PFT managed forests. Travel may be 60% of time

  • Be able to spend full days working in the field.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, environmental studies, or related field.
  • At least 2 years technical/field forestry experience in Oregon/California, including silvicultural practices, operational aspects and costs, log markets, and forest inventory.
  • Strong spatial and quantitative/tabular data skills as they relate to forest inventory, data management, and growth-and-yield modeling.
  • Proficient with software programs including Microsoft products, ArcGIS Pro, and forest inventory management programs such as FVS, FPS, etc.
  • Experience in implementing timber management plans.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of private working forest conservation and climate resilient management practices is a plus.
  • Familiarity with fire and the Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) community is helpful.
  • Self-motivated with passion for well-managed working forests.

If you are a motivated and dedicated individual with a passion for long-term forest management and restoration, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to make a difference in the world. As a Forestry Technician, you will have a unique chance to help advance our mission and contribute to a more sustainable future.

TRAVEL

Frequent local travel, with some regional travel required. Must own a vehicle suitable for travel on native surface forest roads and have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Applicant must be willing and comfortable working and hiking in adverse terrain and weather conditions.

LOCATION

Central-central coastal Oregon. This job requires extensive time in central coastal and southern Oregon as well as some time in northern California.

COMPENSATION

$50,000 – $65,000, with full benefits

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@pacificforest.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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/.

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

Location: Stirling Forestry District, Chico, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 6/20/24

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: $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

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 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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