Washington State Forest Crew Supervisor 2-Wildland Fire Crew Supervisor in Other, Washington


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.


Wildland Fire Crew Supervisor Forest Crew Supervisor 2 Recruitment # 2016*-10-0383-10136*


$2,602 – $3,369 per month

Note:Overtime is paid at the rate of time and one-half in excess of 40 hours worked. For purposes of overtime administration, the agency work week begins at 0001 Monday morning and ends at 2400 Sunday night.

For all hours worked under the Incident Command System, two dollars ($2.00) is added to an employee's regular hourly rate of pay.


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.


Deer Park, Washington


October 31, 2016 Note: Recruitment may be extended after October 31 depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.


This position assists the Fire Suppression Forester 1 with fire suppression, regulation, prevention, fire and incident investigation, and training within Northeast Region, Arcadia District. The primary role of the Crew Supervisor is to coordinate and supervise 7 wildland fire engine modules consisting of approximately 26 employees. Arcadia District encompasses parts of Spokane, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Lincoln counties. The district averages 180 wildfires a year in diverse forest ecosystems that vary from dry Ponderosa Habitat types to wet Hemlock/Western Red Cedar habitat types. Fire suppression often occurs in the Spokane urban interface (population approximately 600,000) and almost all fires are interagency fires with a unified command structure. Arcadia also averages approximately 500 burn permit requests a year, requiring interaction with multiple jurisdictions and interagency partners. The Crew Supervisor assists in burn permit review and approval.



  • Knowledge of forest fire suppression techniques
  • Experience conducting Wildland Cause and Determination investigations
  • Water delivery mechanics, pump and chain saw operation and equipment use
  • Knowledge of the DNR Burn Permit Regulation, Smoke Management, and Fire Prevention programs
  • Regulatory education and enforcement
  • General forestry skills
  • Proven ability to communicate with a variety of groups to include subordinates, superiors, the public, and other partner organizations both written and verbal, especially in stressful situations.
  • Proven efficient organizing skills
  • Planning and assigning work, including setting performance standards and expectations


  • A Bachelor or Associates Degree in a Natural Resource field
  • Ability to perform as a team player in a demanding work environment
  • Knowledge of employment rules and regulations as they apply to permanent, career seasonal and seasonal DNR employees.
  • Experience in supervising wildland firefighting personnel.
  • The desire and ability to be trained to a NWCG "Red Card" qualification level of Task Force Leader and Incident Commander Type 4 or higher, and use / maintain that level of certification.
  • Knowledge of the Incident Command System.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • Forest Warden or Police Powers Commission.
  • General forestry background, education or experience
  • Proven ability in computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Excel Spreadsheets, etc.


  • Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel occasionally.
  • Must pass Criminal Justice Records Check. (For Limited Police Powers certification.)
  • Current trainee as Single Resource Boss NWCG qualification as one of the following: Crew Boss, Engine Boss, Felling Boss, or Heavy Equipment Boss.
  • Passing the work capacity test at the arduous level or within 30 days of being hired.
  • 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. Supplemental Information

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


  • 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 states in which they have held a license during the past 3 years.

Questions? Please contact Robert Boles at (509)710-8128or 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.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10-0383-10136

Department: Dept. of Natural Resources

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $31,224.00 - $40,428.00 Annually

Location: Spokane County – Other, WA