Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Contact Name: Jody Flynn

Company/Organization/Agency: Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Address: 1111 Washington St SE, MS: 47033, Olympia, WA 98504 United States

Email Address: jody.flynn@dnr.wa.gov

Contact Phone: (360) 902-1350

Job Title: Snoqualmie Unit, Recreation Crew Member

Job Description: Snoqualmie Unit, Recreation Crew Member
South Puget Sound Region, North Bend
Recruitment # 2019-05-7775,7776

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
South Puget Sound Region is actively seeking two Recreation Crew Members, Natural Resource Technician 3 (NRT3) positions for the Snoqualmie Unit Recreation Program. These are project, full-time positions, anticipated appointment at this time is July 2019 thru November 2020 with possible funding thru 2022. The duty station is in North Bend, Washington. The Snoqualmie Corridor encompasses approximately 55,000 acres of DNR-managed state trust lands and natural areas. This includes working forests such as Tiger Mountain and Raging River State Forests, which provide a stream of revenue to public schools and other trust beneficiaries through timber harvest and other forest products. Natural Areas include the Mount Si, Middle Fork Snoqualmie, West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCAs) and the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, which provide protection to some of the state's most scenic landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rare plant and animal habitats.

These positions will work as team members of a four-person crew with on the ground implementation of new recreation trail development, support recreation facility renovation and construction projects, and periodically assist with recreation maintenance efforts in the popular Snoqualmie Corridor. The Snoqualmie Corridor includes approximately 160 miles of non-motorized trails, 13 recreations sites and over 1 million annual user visits per year. This position is part of a team developing some of the most exciting and heavily visited new trail systems in the state, with over 70 new trail miles opening to the public since 2012.

What will we trust you with?
Must be able to work within a team culture and safety-first environment
Highly organized with dedication to quality and detail.
Willingness to adjust to and an ability to cope with frequent operational changes and priorities.
Daily field operations for new trail development with periodic maintenance of recreation infrastructure.
Periodic tasks instruction of a Washington Conservation Corps Crew and volunteers.

Why work for DNR?
At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork.

Our Why
At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. But managing lands is only half of our story. We house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.

We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations.

The 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 North Bend.

What makes DNR a great place to work?
Transitioning to a modern work environment
Mobile work
Infants at work program
Commitment to organizational health and wellness
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
Leadership that empowers and supports employees
Work/life balance
Leadership development opportunities
Educational aid and career development stipends
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
Opportunities to stretch your professional skills
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.

Why do people choose to work for DNR?
"I enjoy the clients I support and there are a ton of smart, fun, passionate people in this agency that I have the privilege of interacting with and learning from. DNR is a great place because of the people who are here. They are passionate, hard-working, loyal, intelligent, kind, and FUN! The aspects of the agency that speak to me are how diverse the work is that we do; from forests to grass lands, from mountain tops to under water, the composition of the agency made up by various different responsibilities makes it so interesting."

"I am committed to this agency's purpose, the Washington Geological Survey is an amazing place full of innovative, creative, and open-minded people, and I get great satisfaction from serving Washington's residents. I love it here because this place loves me. I like how I am made to feel valued, appreciated, and I feel that my skills are constantly being broadened. I am generally my only limitation."

"The idea of managing the resources in perpetuity really speaks to me. I like that the work DNR does tries to strike a balance between business and conservation and that I don't have to compromise one for the other because I am expected to do both. We are expected to be good stewards of the resources and the decisions we make mean something...in perpetuity." 

Required Qualifications: 
The right candidate has:
1 year minimum experience using hand tools to do laboring or construction related activities.
Experience gathering data, using GPS and GIS technology and writing reports using Microsoft Office products, or similar.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for developing and maintaining recreation trails and facilities.
Familiarity with the principles and practices of recreation management and how public involvement fits within the landscape.
High School graduation or equivalent.
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
Must be available to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings and most weekends.
Must be able to cover reasonable distance on foot per day in the field on moderate to difficult terrain.
Must be able to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements.
Must be able to drive a stick shift vehicle.
Must be able to back up with a loaded trailer on narrow forest roads or be able 10 complete. Trailer Training class with in the first 6 months of employment.
Must be able to maintain and operate one or all of the following chainsaw, brush cutter, or power wheelbarrow.
Must be able to hit up to 75 pounds.
Ability to communicate and work well with a diverse group of people.
Ability to independently perform and/or lead a crew of up to four laborers and experience working with or as a volunteer.
Ability to learn how to operate a mini excavator trail-digging machine proficiently and safely within 6-months of hire.
This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved with:
A Bachelor's Degree involving major study in natural resource, recreational management or related field; OR An Associate's degree in natural resources and two (2) years of technical experience in land management. OR Two (2) years of experience as a Natural Resource Worker, Natural Resource Technician 2, Crew Supervisor, Forest Technician, Engineering Aide 1 or equivalent similar class or higher class. OR Three (3) years of experience as a general repairer or equivalent. Examples include, but are not limited to: previous experience as a trail maintenance, development, and operations crewmember, wildland fire prevention and protection with experience supervising crews and resources, recreation/public use crew member with experience in trail construction and maintenance of recreation facilities. OR experience in education and enforcement.

Desirable Qualifications:
At least 2 years of natural resource-related labor experience such as trail maintenance. or recreation maintenance.
At least 1 year experience operating grip hoist cable systems and mini excavators or similar equipment.
Understanding of current recreation management plans and associated agency policies procedures and rules.
Knowledge of DNR and USFS trail design standards: maintenance standards and various maintenance activities associated with recreation facilities including trails, trailheads and day-use facilities and methods and practices of construction activities.
Strong outdoor skills, as well as mountain bike riding skills and motorized ORV riding skills
Wilderness Medical Training (WFR, WAFA, WFA).
Must be able to read maps and use a GPS to navigate forest roads and trails.
Previous experience performing trail work including maintenance and building new trails and trail bridges.
Previous experience leading assigning and complying work to crews, volunteers with various skills and contractors.
At least 4-years of driving experience.

To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above)
You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
You must attach the following:
A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements. 
A resume including the names of three to five professional references
Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire online application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.

Application Status – once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring managers directly. 

Questions? Please contact Dyson Fowler at 425-890-1978, dyson.fowler@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

Job Start Date: 7/1/2019

Application Deadline: 6/23/2019

Additional Information: Washington State Department of Natural Resources Job Opportunity-
Snoqualmie Unit, Recreation Crew Member
South Puget Sound Region, North Bend


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