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Department of Natural Resources WA State
Olympia, Washington, United States
13 hours ago

Description

Conservation Easement Forester, Natural Resources Specialist 2
Recruitment #2021-07-7407/7413
These positions are Full-time, Project, Represented positions.
Anticipated Project end date is June 30, 2023 with the potential for extensions as funding will allow.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Forest Practices Division. 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 assisting the public, and have good practical forestry skills with a proven ability for working as part of a small team, then this is the job for you.

The Small Forest Landowner Office has opportunities for two foresters to join a team that exists specifically to provide forestry assistance to Washington’s small forest landowners. As a team member, you would use your outstanding forestry knowledge and skills to play an important role in supporting landowners while helping conserve riparian forests along streams that provide habitat for salmon and other aquatic species through your contribution to the Forestry Riparian Easement Program (FREP) application process. The FREP is a voluntary conservation easement program that reimburses landowners for the value of the trees required to be left to protect fish habitat in areas adjacent to streams, wetlands, seeps or on adjacent unstable slopes.

DUTIES:
Responsibilities:
Meet with the landowner on their property to review their application.
Determine application eligibility.
Determine the transaction value of the conservation easement.
Authorize applicant’s requests for reimbursement of eligible expenses.
Negotiate Forestry Riparian Easement contract language with applicants.

Location:
One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Olympia on the state capital campus and minutes from downtown and the South Puget Sound. For more information on this area visit,
http://olympiawa.gov

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected for most office activities. When approved to return, staff are expected to report to their assigned duty station for work activities or may be approved for telework based on DNR's telework policy.

About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:
Commitment to organizational health and wellness
Work/life balance
DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups
Leadership that empowers and supports employees
Professional development opportunities
Educational and career development aid
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.

How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov. You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email CareersHelp@des.wa.gov.

Application Requirements:
Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
Complete all supplemental questions.
Additional Information:
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.
Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. We thank you and are grateful for your service!
Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or by email at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov
Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or www.washingtonrelay.com

DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
Check us out on:
DNR’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WordPress

Questions?
Please contact Dan Pomerenk at 360-902-1427,
Dan.pomerenk@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov



Requirements

Required Qualifications:
An Associate Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Science/Management or closely related field; or two years forestry experience.
Experience in harvest unit layout in a forested setting, or successfully completed forestry college courses that provided exposure to harvest unit layout tasks.
Experience creating a map using GIS mapping software, or successfully completed college course(s) that required creating a map using GIS mapping software, or demonstrates an aptitude for successfully creating a map using GIS mapping software.
Experience providing technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Working knowledge of business support software, Microsoft Office.
Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. The work will be split between work in an office setting (40%) and work in the field (60%). Field work will be conducted in isolated, managed forests throughout Washington State; must be able to traverse by foot in uneven terrain safely and may be exposed to inclement weather, insects and wildlife. A vehicle will be available when needed. Office work is done at an open work station (i.e., "cubicle") in the Forest Practices Division's work area at the Natural Resources Building in Olympia; this workstation is subject to background noise such as nearby conversations and "white noise" generated by the heating and air conditioning system.
The incumbent in this position is required to travel. Travel will be required with a few overnight stays a month. Field work will be accessed by vehicle, often in remote areas on unpaved road surfaces.
A valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates may be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.

Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:
Experience using timber cruise software, or successfully completed forestry college courses that provided exposure to timber cruise software, or demonstrates an aptitude for successfully creating reports using a timber cruise software.
Bachelor of Science Degree in forestry, or related field.
Experience with general forest management theory and practices including timber cruising methods and procedures; as well as measurement and marketability by species, grade, and defect.
Experience with land transaction process (title examination, valuations, closing process, etc.).
Current working knowledge of WA State forest practices statute, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and agency practices.
Working knowledge of business support software (word processing, spreadsheets, and GIS analysis).
Highly motivated toward accomplishing set goals.
Excellent public speaking skills.
Convey messages clearly and persuasively.
Experience working with small forest landowners.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57919715
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Conservation Easement Forester, Natural Resources Specialist 2
  • Company Name: Department of Natural Resources WA State
  • Job Function: State Forester
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $46,644.00 - $62,748.00 (Yearly Salary)
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