WA DNR – Regional Engineer (Forks, WA)

WMS 1  –  Olympic Region Engineer

Recruitment # 2014-10-7171-10282

SALARY RANGE:            $4,842 – $6,257  per month, includes a comprehensive benefit package and retirement.

TYPE OF POSITION:       Permanent, Full-time.   This position is non-represented. 

LOCATION:                      Forks, Washington

CLOSES:                          OPEN UNTIL FILLED — Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner than later


As the registered professional engineer for the Region, the Region Engineer reports to the State Lands Assistant Region Manager and is responsible for the engineering program in Olympic Region. This includes forest road maintenance, fish passage improvement, managing rock resources, heavy equipment crew supervision, right of way and easement supervision and engineering standards.

They represent the Departments interests to private operators, business, government officials, and the public where there are complex and sensitive issues, providing input and recommending actions. They are responsible for both professional and technical staff including hiring, training, and disciplinary action.

The position is accountable for achieving all program deliverables, developing region program standards, planning and coordinating with appropriate region program/district leads regarding program implementation and resolution of issues.


Education: Bachelor of Science degree in civil or forest engineering from an accredited college/university. Must have at least 10 years of engineering field experience in road structure design, construction, and compliance.

Experience with:

  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Recommending program guidelines and procedures
  • Natural resource engineering design
  • Budgets, grants and funding

Competency to:

  • Competent with computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets; project planning and oversight
  • Familiar with multiple forestry tools and systems including equipment and applications that enhance field productivity (GPS, GIS, and modeling systems).
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in relationship-building and teamwork


·         5 years supervisory experience.

Experience with:

  • State level forest practices rules
  • Facilitation, collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Landscape planning and ecosystem management
  • Broad multi-disciplinary understanding of forest management field and staff operations
  • Trust management theory and principle
  • Fundamental forest management principles and methods
  • Fundamental forest engineering principles and methods
  • Fundamental logging principles and methods
  • Laws and issues associated with natural resource management


  • Professional engineering license with forest engineering or civil engineering discipline.
  • This position requires driving as an essential function.  Essential means that driving is a fundamental, crucial part of this position and not a marginal 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.


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


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Questions?  Please contact Drew Rosanbalm at 360-374-2807/drew.rosanbalm@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

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 $187 million and has over 1200 permanent employees with approximately 300 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