State of Washington
Description Service, Science, Sustainability \u00a0Under 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. \u00a0 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. \u00a0 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. \u00a0 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\u00a0. Duties Elbe Unit Recreation Manager Natural Resource Specialist 2 Recruitment # 20 18-03-3096 \u00a0 SALARY RANGE: $3,522 \u2013 $4,737 per month TYPE OF POSITION: Permanent, Full-time. This position is represented by the WPEA.\u00a0 Important Note: Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.\u00a0 LOCATION: Elbe, Washington \u00a0 CLOSES: 25 March 2018 Note: Recruitment may be extended after 25 March depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.\u00a0 POSITION PROFILE: \u00a0 This position manages the recreation and public use programs in the Elbe Unit of the Rainier District and is responsible for the following: Develops and maintains community partnerships and public involvement, as well as playing a key role in environmental education. Plans, organizes and supervises activities for recreation trails, facilities, roads and dispersed recreation use. Develops planning strategies to manage recreation as it relates to other forest management activities, such as timber sales, throughout the Elbe Unit. Determines business needs and supervises a Natural Resource Specialist 1 and Equipment Operator 1. Independently performs the assigned duties of directing recreation related contracts, RCO grants, and volunteer activities on DNR managed lands. Ensures compliance with and enforce appropriate laws, rules, regulations, and policies administered by the department. Reports to a District Manager (DM) and must interact with region and division staff within the DNR, other public agencies, and the general public. Work is generated by district staff, division staff and external customers. Special projects are assigned by the DM. Generally determines how the work will be accomplished. Work is performed consistent with State Trust Lands authorities, agency rules, polices & procedures, Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP); SEPA; other federal and state laws and regulations; and applicable collective bargaining agreements. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: \u00a0 Duties of this position require demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety of recreation management skills, tools, and methods. Communicating effectively in writing and verbally in both small and large group settings is required. Familiarity with the principles and practices of recreation management, and how public involvement fits into the landscape, is crucial.\u00a0Skill competencies include: Highly developed planning, writing, oral communication, and public presentations skills including the ability to present information for grants, community groups and effective public contacts Fluency in current word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software The skills and technical competencies described above are demonstrated through the ability of the incumbent to work under the general guidance of a State Lands District Manager. The supervisor typically reviews outcomes and provides advice or direction as needed. Assignments normally involve making decisions and judgments within established precedents. This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved with: a Bachelor's degree in public use, recreation, natural resources, forestry, or closely related field with two year's professional experience applying public use techniques to complex landscapes involving many stakeholders OR by completing two years as a Natural Resource Specialist 1 with emphasis in recreation or community outreach.\u00a0 Other natural resource related degrees or additional relevant, professional recreation experience may be considered in lieu of degree. \u00a0 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in public use, recreation or natural resources Familiarity with Washington State Department of Natural Resources recreation, natural areas and trust land management responsibilities and practices Prior experience in managing large landscapes with complex levels of recreation and interest Additional education specializing in recreation or public use \u00a0 SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS This position requires both outdoor and indoor work during all weather conditions. You will conduct field review in forested settings requiring hiking on and off trails. Work hours will be flexible. Evening or weekend meetings will occur. Frequent driving is required, both to evening meetings and field operations throughout the Region, and occasionally statewide. Ability to learn to mountain bike and\/or hike trail conditions of at least a moderate level will be required. The incumbent in this position is required to travel. Completing the department's basic law enforcement training (limited police powers) within 3 months of employment Completing the department's off road vehicle (ORV) safety training within 3 months of employment 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 at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
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