Forest Engineer – State of Washington, Forks, WA

This position is the supervisory Engineer for a work group that includes three Forest Engineer 2 positions and one Engineer 1 position. The position reports to the Coast District Manager and is required to perform Engineering Services for timber sales, construction management, road designs, timber harvest systems and road maintenance within the Coast District of the Olympic Region. The primary focus for the position is to provide engineering support for the State timber sales program and other State lands engineering needs within the District. The annual cut is approximately 57 mmbf consisting of Variable Retention Harvests and Variable Density Thinnings.

Natural Resource Engineer 3 –  Coast District Engineer

Recruitment # 2015- 06-1793-06240
SALARY RANGE: $4,322 – $5,668 per month
TYPE OF POSITION: Permanent, Full-time. This position is represented by the WFSE
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.

LOCATION: Forks, Washington
CLOSES: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. First review is July 7th
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner than later. Recruitment may close at any time without prior notification.

Duties:
POSITION PROFILE:
This position is the supervisory Engineer for a work group that includes three Forest Engineer 2 positions and one Engineer 1 position. The position reports to the Coast District Manager and is required to perform Engineering Services for timber sales, construction management, road designs, timber harvest systems and road maintenance within the Coast District of the Olympic Region. The primary focus for the position is to provide engineering support for the State timber sales program and other State lands engineering needs within the District. The annual cut is approximately 57 mmbf consisting of Variable Retention Harvests and Variable Density Thinnings.
Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

One year as a Natural Resource Engineer 2; OR a Bachelor’s degree in Forest or Civil Engineering and, subsequent to graduation, two years of engineering experience in harvest system design, forest transportation system design and forest construction/maintenance contract administration. 

The following substitutions may be made for the education and experience requirements in this option:

  • Registration as an Engineer-in Training will substitute for education.
  • Registration as a Professional Forest Engineer or Civil Engineer in the State of Washington or another State based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington will substitute for either the education or experience requirements.

Key Knowledge and Skills

  • Forest Engineering principles, techniques and application such as: Logging systems, harvest system design and road transportation design
  • Knowledge of Forest Practice standards, laws and rights-of-way.
  • Contract Administration, compliance and construction management.
  • Use of Engineering equipment, tools and software.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic structure design.

Key Supervisory Knowledge and Skills
In addition to content area expertise, this position requires the incumbent/candidate to have the following knowledge and skills in order to perform supervisory tasks described in the essential functions above.
Employee Recruitment and Selection

  • Planning and assigning work, including setting performance standards and expectations
  • Evaluating and documenting performance
  • Performance feedback and coaching
  • Training and development planning
  • Employee motivation and performance based recognition
  • Corrective action tools and strategies

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Must have a valid license, two years of driving experience and provide an employment/commercial driving record issued from all states a license has been held in during the past 3 years.
Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
WHO MAY APPLY
This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.
Supplemental Information:
APPLICATION PROCESS
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above)
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 – do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment.
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.
You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.

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

Questions? Please contact Bill Wells at 360-640-3066 or bill.wells@dnr.wa.govor e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

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). The DNR is an equal opportunity employer. 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) 902-1097. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) by dialing 711. 

July 9, 2015