Forest Practices Engineer, Civil Engineer 3 – WVDNR – Olympia, WA (2)

Forest Practices Program Engineer/Civil Engineer 3
Recruitment #2021-12-7338   |  This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.


Location:  Your office will be located in Olympia

First review of applications on 12/27/2021. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference? Want to apply your forest-civil engineering expertise in a unique job? This job is different than most and is a real catch. Would you describe yourself as a designer of forest roads and fish passable stream crossings? Do you want to connect with the natural environment in your work? Got the PS&E blues? Not looking forward to the next season of construction management? This is your opportunity to do a one-eighty. If you are a forest engineer, great! If you are not, in this job you can become one.  Begin enjoying your work again.

You should apply for this one if YOU:

  • Want to manage a diverse portfolio of short-duration review projects. Enjoy working independently and having “your own” truck.
  • Are up for being part of forest stewardship through state government regulation. If you really dig the idea – even better.
  • Are willing to critique others’ work and provide constructive feedback.
  • Would like to support regulatory foresters scattered across the state with your engineering expertise so they are able to make sound permit decisions, and build constructive and helpful working relationships with them so they rely upon you to regularly help them.
  • Can explain the wonders of engineering to non-engineers and their eyes don’t glaze over.Enjoy teaching others so they are able to understand why engineering matters.

Want to be part of protecting our natural resources unique ecosystems so that future generations are able to enjoy clean water, fish and wildlife in Washington.
Come join a small team within the Forest Regulation Division’s Operations Section where your engineering skills, land ethic, and people skills will be valued and supported as a Forest PracticesEngineer. This position provides statewide engineering review support to our Forest PracticesForesters (FPF’s – regulatory foresters) in the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) six statewide Regions.