Description Service, Science, SustainabilityUnder the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public's interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge.
Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources.
We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services.
But managing lands is only half of our story.
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.The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $245 million and has over 1300 permanent employees with approximately 500 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.We have some of the most talented people in the industry.
We honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust.
We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by visiting ourDNR website.
Duties Program AssistantRecruitment # 2018-09-7404SALARY RANGE:$2,414 ? $3,185 per monthTYPE OF POSITION: Permanent, Full-time.
This position is represented by the WPEA.LOCATION: Olympia, WashingtonCLOSES: 30 September 2018.
Note: Recruitment may be extended after September 30 depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.POSITION PROFILE:The Office of Finance, Budget, and Economics Division of the Department of Natural Resources is seeking a Program Assistant.
This position has the responsibility of organizing/performing work related specific to the Contracts and Procurement and Purchase Card Programs ensuring daily operational functions are effectively and efficiently carried-out; interpreting agency policy/procedures, laws and regulations; and performing specialized technical/clerical duties in support of the two programs agency-wide; and working under the guidance of:Federal and State regulations;Department of Enterprise (DES) procurement and contracting related policies, rules, guidelines, processes, and best practices;Office of Financial Management (OFM) State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM);Department of Natural Resources (DNR) policies, procedures, guidelines, and tasks; and
Applicable collective bargaining agreements.
Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Key knowledge of:WA State procurement and contracting rules and regulations;Procurement methods;Contract management;Utilization and accountability;Effective communication;Customer service skills;Written English and literary skills.Strong understanding of:Audit processes;Contract development and administration;Automated procurement and supply management systems
Excel; Word; SharePoint.Demonstrate the ability to:Interpret and apply provisions of new or revised laws, rules, and regulations;Analyze accounting and audit programs;Understand, apply and interpret applicable law, rules, and regulations;Prepare complete and accurate audit summaries;Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;Devise efficient operational processes and procedures;Apply control processes;Prepare clear, concise reports;Plan, organize, prioritize and work within tight schedules and timelines;Establish and maintain working relationships with others;Participate in user committees;Respond to difficult, stressful, or sensitive interpersonal situations in a way that reduces or minimizes potential conflict and maintains good working relationships internally and externally;Embrace changing business needs and adapts his/her approach, goals and methods to achieve success in a dynamic or uncertain environment;Work creatively with others to effectively solve problems;Achieve results with little need for oversight;Accept criticism and use it in a constructive way;Develop innovative ideas that provide unique solutions to all types of organization problems;Prepare and maintain records; and
Ability to make mathematical computations.
Supplemental Information WHO MAY APPLYThis recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.APPLICATION PROCESS To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button above)You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.You must submit the following:Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and position qualifications.Attach your ResumeThe names of three to five professional references ? you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
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 Lislie Sayers at , or e-mail us at submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed.
This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff or . DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.
More than Just a Paycheck!Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket.
Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security.
That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package.
We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.Read about our benefits:The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months.Actual benefits may vary byappointment type or be prorated forother than full-time work.
Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information.Insurance BenefitsEmployees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.
There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.
Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.
Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.
To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.Retirement and Deferred CompensationState Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.
For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.Vacation (Annual Leave)You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment.
Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us.
Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year.
Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165.HolidaysFull-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays:HOLIDAYDATENew Year's DayJanuary 1Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday
Third Monday in JanuaryPresidents' DayThird Monday in FebruaryMemorial DayLast Monday in MayIndependence DayJuly 4Labor DayFirst Monday in SeptemberVeterans' DayNovember 11Thanksgiving DayFourth Thursday in November & Friday after
Christmas DayDecember 25Personal HolidayEmployee's selection each calendar year