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Timber Contracts Specialist

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State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98513

Posted 4 months ago


Service, Science, Sustainability

Under 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 our DNR website.


Timber Contracts Specialist 1

Contracts Specialist 1

Recruitment # 2018-8-2077


$3,420 $4,596 per month


Permanent, Full-time. This position is represented by the WPEA.


Olympia, Washington

22 August 2018

Note: Recruitment may be extended after August 22 depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.


Can't see the forest for the trees? Come to the Natural Resources Building's 4th floor where you can see all the trees from panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. The Product Sales & Leasing Division's timber sale program has an opportunity for a detail-oriented member who enjoys helping others produce high quality documents en route to generating millions of dollars in revenue for Trust beneficiaries.

This position will challenge you with questions and puzzles which can only arise from timber sale operations and administration. Your temperament will be tested between high-pressure deadlines and projects with short turnarounds to periods of lighter activity where self-direction will be key to your continual development. If you like numbers, we have ample amounts of data to research and analyze for trends or faults. Your ingenuity and agility will be ideal skills as you navigate using our current procedures while continually looking to improve on those practices.

In this position you will also use your excellent verbal and written skills to communicate and network with Agency staff from all regions, divisions, and executive management, as well as other State and Federal agents, and external stakeholders such as those from our purchasing community. Bring your can-do attitude along with your contract and timber sales knowledge to continue the success of the DNR timber sale program by adding to our efficient yet entertaining work group. And, unlike the actual forests of Washington, it's always sunny and dry here in the NRB. Qualifications


Key Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced level competence with Microsoft Office and Adobe software applications.

  • Filing, tracking and retrieving contracts and other files.

  • Knowledge of relational databases.

Customer Focus --builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction as follows:

  • Consistently demonstrates to customers an interest in solving their problems

  • Takes action to solicit feedback and assess performance with customers

  • Responds to an adverse customer reaction by developing better alternatives

  • Detail orientated and organized

Tact and Diplomacy --responds to difficult, stressful or sensitive interpersonal situations in a way that reduces or minimizes potential conflict and maintains good working relationships among internal and external customers:

  • Actively strives to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting

  • Patiently waits for others to catch up and share their views before acting

  • Uses behaviors and language in dealing with people that are appropriate for workplace situations

  • Works through difficult or awkward interpersonal situations in a positive manner

Personal Responsibility:

  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty and ethical behavior

  • Exhibits self-control and responds appropriately to feedback

  • Maintain a sense of humor; and

  • Takes responsibility for efficient, effective use of time, equipment, and resources.


  • Experience with the CT3 log management system.

  • Experience with agency timber sale contract policies and procedures.

  • Familiar with tree species of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Familiar with GIS technologies.

  • Familiar with web-based editors.

  • Timber sales layout and preparation of associated paperwork.

  • Administration of timber contracts.

  • Knowledge of the Washington State RCWs and WACs.

  • Agency proprietary software including: ATB, NaturE, PreSales System and SharePoint.

  • Experience with administrative practices and principles of the agency.


  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel.

Supplemental Information


This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.


  • 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, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.

  • Attach your Resume

  • The 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 Keith Jones at (360) 902-2911, or e-mail us at

By 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 (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1128. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.

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