Washington Departmemt of Natural Resources

In 1957, the legislature created the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to manage state trust lands for the people of Washington. Under the elected leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, DNR manages seven specific trusts to generate revenue and preserve forests, water, and habitat. DNR now manages 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic, and commercial lands for more than $200 million in annual financial benefit for public schools, state institutions, and county services.   Our mission: In partnership with citizens and governments, the Washington State DNR provides innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life.

Washington Departmemt of Natural Resources Cle Elum, WA, USA
Jun 18, 2018
Full time
POSITION PROFILE:   This Teanaway Community Forest Specialist is an excellent opportunity to experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders including other agencies and the public to implement sound ecological management for all types of uses in the Teanaway Community Forest. Under the supervision of the North Alpine Unit Manager, the position supports the mission and goals of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by implementing sound ecological forest, range and recreation management to meet the goals of the Teanaway Community Forest Plan The position will assist with recreation needs throughout the forest in collaboration with other Recreation staff and coordinates work with partnering stakeholders and volunteers. It entails a variety of duties including, contract compliance, data collection/interpretation, and implementation of treatments to improve forest health and sustain or enhance habitat while working with the community, other agencies, and internal staff.   This position may be filled at the NRS 1 In-Training level and upon succesful completion of an In-Training plan will be promoted to the NRS 2 level.  Qualifications NRS 2 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Knowledge and experience with eastside forest management objectives and silvicultural practices Knowledge of Agency policies and Forest practices requirements for wetland and stream delineation for eastern Washington Proficient at using GPS equipment to map unit boundaries and road layouts Knowledge of contracting procedures Harvest unit and forest road layout experience Ability to work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks. Ability use a personal computer and software including word, excel, outlook, and ArcGIS; Required completion of the Forester 1 Training Book and supervisory assessment/approval of knowledge and skills to meet the NRS2 level.   This level of knowledge and skill is   typically   achieved with: A Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management or closely related field and one year of professional experience; or A two year Associate Degree in Natural Resource Management or a closely related field and two years of professional experience.   NRS 1 In-Training REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Knowledge of DNR's timber sales and  silviculture programs; Knowledge of forest practices requirements for eastern Washington; Knowledge of contracting procedures; Experience in harvest systems and forest road layout; Ability to use GPS equipment to map unit boundaries and road layouts; Experience with computer based GIS programs such as ArcGIS; Ability to work independently or as part of a team on assigned tasks; Ability to use Microsoft Office software programs including Word and Excel.   This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved with: A Bachelor's degree in Forestry or a closely related Natural Resource field and two years of professional experience; or A two year Associate Degree in Forestry or a closely related Natural Resource field and four years of professional experience.     DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:   Professional experience in Washington's eastside forests. One year experience in eastside timber cruising. Familiarity with agency approved cruising software. Proven experience with Forest Vegetation Simulator. Training in eastside Silviculture prescription development. Training in timber sale preparation and documentation. Training in GPS and GIS. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com