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Assistant Forest Practices Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)

  • ... Spokane County , Other, WA, Western Australia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 67380 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Assistant Forest Practices Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)   

JOB TITLE:

Assistant Forest Practices Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Spokane County , Other, WA Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Assistant Forest Practices Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)
Recruitment #2024-3-5698
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location: Northeast Region- Deer Park, WA

Salary: $4,174.
00 - $5,615.
00 Monthly


Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Want to work with a great team in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State? Join the Northeast Region of DNR as one of ourAssistant Forest Practices Foresters, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2).
We have an open full-time position, based out of Deer Park.
The position will cover Spokane, Pend Oreille, Southern Stevens, and parts of Lincoln County.


This position assists Forest Practices Unit Foresters in evaluating harvest proposals, stream crossing structures, and protecting Washingtons public resources.
This is accomplished by possessing a working knowledge of the Washington State Forest Practice Rules and evaluating and approving/disapproving proposed Forest Practice applications.
Assistant Forest Practice Foresters also help facilitate interdisciplinary teams of natural resource professionals when evaluating proposals.
Responsibilities:
Review and close out all classes of Forest Practices Applications/Notifications (FPA/Ns)

  • Review and close out expired Forest Practice Applications (FPA) by conducting site visits and documenting compliance with RCW 76.
    09 and WAC 222 (Forest Practice Rules).
    This position may take part in monitoring, tracking, and data entry associated with FPAs.
    When enforcement documentation is issued, will assist in gathering and compiling information.
    Assists in the coordination and implementation of the compliance monitoring program for the Forest Practice District.

Review class 2/3 Forest Practices Applications (FPAs)

  • When assigned, reviewing less-complex class 3 FPAs for completeness, and determining whether they can be accepted for review as Class 3 FPAs, based on established parameters.
    If, based on established guidelines, the FPA exceeds their delegation of authority for class 3 FPAs, the FPA will be handled by a Forest Practices Forester or with Forest Practices Forester oversight.
    They will independently solicit input from TFW cooperators.
    They will independently be making approval and conditioning recommendations at their discretion, based on their knowledge of the forest practices rules.
    Disputed final approval or conditioning decisions will be referred to the appropriate Forest Practices Forester with recommendations for approval.
  • Independently reviewing class 2 FPAs for completeness, and determining whether they can be accepted for review as class 2 FPAs, based on established parameters.
    Independently soliciting input from TFW (Timber Fish Wildlife) cooperators.
    Independently making approval and conditioning decisions at their discretion, based on their knowledge of the forest practices rules.
    Disputed final approval or conditioning decisions will be referred to the appropriate Forest Practices Forester with recommendations for approval.

Compliance of Forest Practices activities

  • Independently conducting compliance on class 2 FPAs.
    Independently taking initial-level enforcement actions (i.
    e.
    Stop Work Orders, Notices to Comply, and Notices of Conversion to Non-Forest Use) at their discretion, based on their knowledge of the forest practices rules and broad, region-level guidance.
    When enforcement actions get appealed, they may be directed to participate in a team that represents the Department.
    In this situation, they would receive specific direction from their supervisor.

Substitute for Office Technicians

  • Independently review FPAs for completeness.
    This includes using computerized screening tools.
    Using their discretion, this employee will either accept and classify the applications or forward them to a supervisor to make that decision, based on narrowly established guidelines and parameters.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Responding to public concerns.
    Attending staff meetings, trainings, and participating in various ad hoc region or program-wide committees.
    Participating in trainings offered to forest landowners, peers, and other agencies as a member of the training cadre.
    Participate in public speaking and community outreach engagements.
    May participate in Wildfire duties as requested by the Wildfire Program and approved by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors or associate degree in forestry or other natural resources-related field.
  • One or more years of professional natural resource management experience.
  • Basic skills and knowledge in the use of computers, GIS, and forestry measuring tools.
  • Knowledge of timber harvesting and forest road construction practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence
Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:
  • The positions assigned duty station is in Deer Park.
    The Large majority (70%) of fieldwork is performed in isolated, unimproved natural areas.
    Incumbent must be able to traverse steep, uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • Position requires a large majority (60%) of time in the field traveling alone between forest practice sites.
  • A valid unrestricted drivers 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 Washington State Forest Practices rules and forest management practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Administration of timber sales, road construction, reforestation, thinning, or other silvicultural practices.
  • Skill in supervision, leadership, and facilitation in a group setting.
Dont 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.
Dont hesitate to apply!Application Requirements:

  • Apply online:at www.
    careers.
    wa.
    gov (Click on the APPLY button above).

    Letter of interest:describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.

    Resume:that details your experience and qualifications.

    References:at least three professional references with current telephone numbers you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.

    Important:Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.
    ).
  • Attach a copy of your college degree certificate or an unofficial copy of your transcripts.
    If you have questions regarding attaching this document please contactdnrrecruiting@dnr.
    wa.
    gov
    .
    If you do not attach your college degree certificate or an unofficial copy of your transcript your application will not move forward in the application process.
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.
    com
    with interview information/scheduling instructions.
    Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.
Questions?

Please contact Bernard Jones at Bernard.
Jones@dnr.
wa.
gov
/509-995-7971 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.
wa.
gov


dnr.
wa.
gov/about-washington-department-natural-resources\">About the Department of Natural Resources
(DNR).

At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washingtons lands and communities through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our VisionOur actions ensure a future where Washingtons lands, waters, and communities thrive.

Our MissionManage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washingtons lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Our Core Values:

  • Safety and Well-Being Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees.
  • Public Service We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve.
  • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving We solve our states most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision.
  • Leadership and Teamwork We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.
DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of which include:Additional Information:

This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.


DNR does not use the E-Verify system.
For more information, please visit
uscis.
gov\">www.
uscis.
gov
.


Veterans wishing to claim Veterans 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 it.
We thank you and are grateful for your service!

Equal Opportunity Employer:The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity.
Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.
Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 522-2500 or email DNRrecruiting@dnr.
wa.
gov
.
Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the dshs.
wa.
gov/altsa/odhh/telecommunication-relay-services\">Washington Relay Service
by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.


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
.


Check us out on:dnr.
wa.
gov/\">DNRs website
| facebook.
com/WashDNR/\">Facebook
| com/waDNR\">Twitter | instagram.
com/washdnr/\">Instagram
| youtube.
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Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

67380 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710566785-cc35493d696c18cf3a853d6fd600d66f

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Spokane County , Other, WA

Job Origin:

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Assistant Forest Practices Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)
Recruitment #2024-3-5698
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location: Northeast Region- Deer Park, WA

Salary: $4,174.00 - $5,615.00 Monthly


Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Want to work with a great team in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State? Join the Northeast Region of DNR as one of ourAssistant Forest Practices Foresters, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2).We have an open full-time position, based out of Deer Park. The position will cover Spokane, Pend Oreille, Southern Stevens, and parts of Lincoln County.

This position assists Forest Practices Unit Foresters in evaluating harvest proposals, stream crossing structures, and protecting Washingtons public resources. This is accomplished by possessing a working knowledge of the Washington State Forest Practice Rules and evaluating and approving/disapproving proposed Forest Practice applications. Assistant Forest Practice Foresters also help facilitate interdisciplinary teams of natural resource professionals when evaluating proposals.Responsibilities:
Review and close out all classes of Forest Practices Applications/Notifications (FPA/Ns)

  • Review and close out expired Forest Practice Applications (FPA) by conducting site visits and documenting compliance with RCW 76.09 and WAC 222 (Forest Practice Rules). This position may take part in monitoring, tracking, and data entry associated with FPAs. When enforcement documentation is issued, will assist in gathering and compiling information. Assists in the coordination and implementation of the compliance monitoring program for the Forest Practice District.

Review class 2/3 Forest Practices Applications (FPAs)

  • When assigned, reviewing less-complex class 3 FPAs for completeness, and determining whether they can be accepted for review as Class 3 FPAs, based on established parameters. If, based on established guidelines, the FPA exceeds their delegation of authority for class 3 FPAs, the FPA will be handled by a Forest Practices Forester or with Forest Practices Forester oversight. They will independently solicit input from TFW cooperators. They will independently be making approval and conditioning recommendations at their discretion, based on their knowledge of the forest practices rules. Disputed final approval or conditioning decisions will be referred to the appropriate Forest Practices Forester with recommendations for approval.
  • Independently reviewing class 2 FPAs for completeness, and determining whether they can be accepted for review as class 2 FPAs, based on established parameters. Independently soliciting input from TFW (Timber Fish Wildlife) cooperators. Independently making approval and conditioning decisions at their discretion, based on their knowledge of the forest practices rules. Disputed final approval or conditioning decisions will be referred to the appropriate Forest Practices Forester with recommendations for approval.

Compliance of Forest Practices activities

  • Independently conducting compliance on class 2 FPAs. Independently taking initial-level enforcement actions (i.e. Stop Work Orders, Notices to Comply, and Notices of Conversion to Non-Forest Use) at their discretion, based on their knowledge of the forest practices rules and broad, region-level guidance. When enforcement actions get appealed, they may be directed to participate in a team that represents the Department. In this situation, they would receive specific direction from their supervisor.

Substitute for Office Technicians

  • Independently review FPAs for completeness. This includes using computerized screening tools. Using their discretion, this employee will either accept and classify the applications or forward them to a supervisor to make that decision, based on narrowly established guidelines and parameters.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Responding to public concerns. Attending staff meetings, trainings, and participating in various ad hoc region or program-wide committees. Participating in trainings offered to forest landowners, peers, and other agencies as a member of the training cadre. Participate in public speaking and community outreach engagements. May participate in Wildfire duties as requested by the Wildfire Program and approved by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors or associate degree in forestry or other natural resources-related field.
  • One or more years of professional natural resource management experience.
  • Basic skills and knowledge in the use of computers, GIS, and forestry measuring tools.
  • Knowledge of timber harvesting and forest road construction practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence
Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:
  • The positions assigned duty station is in Deer Park. The Large majority (70%) of fieldwork is performed in isolated, unimproved natural areas. Incumbent must be able to traverse steep, uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • Position requires a large majority (60%) of time in the field traveling alone between forest practice sites.
  • A valid unrestricted drivers 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 Washington State Forest Practices rules and forest management practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Administration of timber sales, road construction, reforestation, thinning, or other silvicultural practices.
  • Skill in supervision, leadership, and facilitation in a group setting.
Dont 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. Dont hesitate to apply!Application Requirements:

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

Please contact Bernard Jones at Bernard.Jones@dnr.wa.gov/509-995-7971 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov

About the Department of Natural Resources(DNR).
At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washingtons lands and communities through diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our VisionOur actions ensure a future where Washingtons lands, waters, and communities thrive.
Our MissionManage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washingtons lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Our Core Values:

  • Safety and Well-Being Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees.
  • Public Service We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve.
  • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving We solve our states most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision.
  • Leadership and Teamwork We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.
DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of which include:
  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Work/life balance
  • DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Womens Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
  • Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
  • 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 benefits 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.
Additional Information:

This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.

DNR does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visitwww.uscis.gov.

Veterans wishing to claim Veterans 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 it. We thank you and are grateful for your service!

Equal Opportunity Employer:The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 522-2500 or email DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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.

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