Overview

Unit Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 3 (NRS3)
Recruitment #2024-6-3720
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position

Location: South Puget Sound Region – Belfair, WA
Work Hours flexibility may be available and considered
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
Salary: $4,865.00 – $6,539.00 Monthly

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our South Puget Sound Region. Are you someone who loves the outdoors, and is passionate about becoming a Unit Forester working for Washington State? If you love working outdoors, appreciate a remote natural environment, have good forest management skills, a working knowledge of timber harvesting methods, and enjoy being a part of a high-functioning team, then this job might be for you. The Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region is looking for a Unit Forester to join our Belfair Unit.

(See official listing for full details.)

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field; AND two years of professional forestry experience.

OR An associate degree in forestry or a related field; AND four years of professional forestry experience.
OR A combination of equivalent education and/or experience.

  • Experience in applying theory, policy, principles, and practices of the forestry profession as applied to the Northwestern United States (i.e., fundamentals of silviculture of Northwest species, markets and economics, cruising methods, sales layout, logging methods, engineering, plant nutrition, propagation and weed control, reforestation and intensive forest practices, recreation, multiple use, inventory, water quality, watershed management and basic principles of fisheries management.).
  • Professional experience in the application of forest management objectives and timber management planning.
  • Experience preparing and/or managing timber sales contracts.
  • Experience with ground and cable logging systems, and forest road construction.
  • Experience with, and understanding of Forest Practices rules, natural resources law, and practices.
  • Experience with computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience with GPS technology and GIS mapping products.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice practices.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $58,380.00 – $78,468.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: In person