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Timber Sales Forester (Nrs2)

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Washington State Colville , WA 99114

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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 Sales Forester

Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2/NRS1 In-Training)

Recruitment # 2018-09-3166


(NRS2) $3,592 $4,832 per month
(NRS1) $3,185 $4,275 per month


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


Colville, Washington


19 September 2018.

Note: Recruitment may be extended after September 19 depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.


The Department of Natural Resources is looking for a Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2) to join our team in Northeast Region. The NRS2 will be a project lead for Timber Sales preparation, contract administration and other assigned projects. This position will also assist with silvicultural activities, provide assistance to other foresters, and will work closely with other agencies, private forest industry personnel and the general public.

Some of the primary duties and responsibilities of the Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2) will include serving as the project lead on timber sales and silvicultural activity proposals and contracts, evaluate, classify and delineate stream and wetland RMZ's and WMZ's to ensure streams and wetlands are typed correctly, identify and address soil erosion and mass wasting concerns, ensure all boundaries are clearly identified and marked, as well as examine and select for inclusion, treatment areas by analyzing ecological concerns to assure units meet environmental objectives, are economically feasible and are compliment with long-term program objectives.

The Department of Natural Resources offer rich benefits packages to our employees, a welcoming work place environment, along with a variety of learning opportunities that will assist in your professional growth within the agency.


Natural Resource Specialist 2:

  • Forest management objectives, timber management planning.

  • Forest practices rules, forestry laws and practices. Current forest management planning and associated agency policies and rules.

  • Logging and forest road construction equipment and use.
    This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved with:

  • A bachelor's degree in forestry or a closely related natural resource field;


  • A two year associate degree in forestry or a closely related natural resource field and two years of professional experience;


  • Four years of experience as a professional forester.

Natural Resource Specialist 1 In-Training:

  • Demonstrated regard for safety in all aspects of the working environment.

  • Ability to learn the principles and practices of the forestry profession as applied to the Northwestern United States (i.e., fundamentals of silviculture of Northwest species, sales layout, logging methods, engineering, reforestation and intensive forest practices).

  • Understanding of forest management objectives and timber management planning.

  • Ability to learn Forest Practices rules and other forestry laws and practices.

  • Ability to correctly using topographic maps, aerial photos and compass.

  • Knowledge of forest mensuration techniques and forestry tools.

  • Experience with computers and computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel Outlook, UNIX, ArcView, ArcGIS, and specialized forestry equipment including GPS systems.

  • Proven ability to make decisions in a dynamic and sometimes stressful environment.


  • Knowledge of Contract Development and Administration for Timber Sales, Road Construction, Reforestation, Thinning or other Silvicultural Practices.

  • Skill in supervision, leadership, and management of people.

  • Experience supervising wildland firefighting personnel.

  • The desire and ability to be trained to a NWCG "Red Card" qualification level of Task Force Leader/Strike Team Leader.

  • Effective written and verbal skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Proven ability in computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Timber cruising and forest inventory experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of Eastern Washington forest ecology, succession, disturbance regimes, forest entomology, forest pathology, and forest mensuration.

  • Forest fire prevention and suppression techniques.


  • Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.

  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel.

  • 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.
    Supplemental Information

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


  • To be considered you must apply online at (

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  • 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.

Note: Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record issued from all states in which they have held a license during the past 3 years.

Questions? Please contact Tony Flanagan at , 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 or . DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.

Salary: $38,220.00 - $57,984.00 Annually

  • Location:* Stevens County Colville, WA

  • Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent

  • Department:* Dept. of Natural Resources

  • Job Number:* 2018-09-3166-08895

Closing: 9/19/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Agency:* State of Washington

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Timber Sales Forester (Nrs2)

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