Washington State State Lands Geologist-NR Scientist 3 or In-Training NR Sci 2 in Sedro Woolley, 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.
State Lands Geologist Natural Resource Scientist 3 OR Natural Resource Scientist 2 – In-Training Recruitment #*2016-10-6650-10448*
$3,721 – $5,943 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.
23 October 2016 Note: Recruitment may be extended after 23 October depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.
As part of the Earth Sciences Program that is responsible for geologic and hydrologic consultation for DNR-managed lands, this position provides scientific and technical expertise in the fields of geology and geomorphology to support State Trust Land management. The position provides consulting services to foresters, engineers, and managers responsible for executing the Department's timber sales program statewide. Primary responsibilities include conducting landslide risk analyses of proposed timber harvesting and road construction plans, communicating scientific information both verbally and in writing, and assessing the suitability of rock resources for use in various engineering applications. Work time is split between field investigations, office research, and communicating results of analyses.
Natural Resource Scientist 3:
- A bachelor's degree in geology, geomorphology, hydrology, or a closely related earth sciences field and
- Five years of experience addressing slope stability issues in managed forest settings, including experience: a) observing, mapping, and interpreting landslides and associated landforms, b) conducting site-scale landslide risk analyses of proposed timber harvest and road construction activities, c) developing harvest- and construction-related mitigation measures to reduce the potential for management-related mass wasting, and d) authoring or co-authoring "qualified expert" reports prepared in accordance with the standards specified in WAC 222-10-030.
- A master's degree in geology, geomorphology, hydrology, or a closely related earth science field will substitute for two years of experience.
- Knowledge of the scientific literature as it pertains to the effects of forest land use on physical watershed processes (erosion, sedimentation, and hydrology)
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate scientific information to various audiences both verbally and in writing
- Must be a licensed engineering geologist with the State of Washington
- Must meet the forest practices rules definition of "qualified expert" (WAC 222-10-030(5))
OR may be filled at the Natural Resource Scientist 2 In-Training:
- A bachelor's degree in geology, geomorphology, hydrology, or a closely related earth sciences field. Must meet all educational requirements to qualify for Washington State geology licensing exams. Official review of transcripts may be required prior to employment.
- Two years of experience addressing slope stability in a forested setting. A master's degree in geology, geomorphology, hydrology, or a closely related earth science field will substitute for the two years of experience.
- Knowledge of the scientific literature as it pertains to the effects of forest land use on physical watershed processes (erosion, sedimentation, and hydrology).
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate scientific information to various audiences both verbally and in writing.
- Proficiency with ArcGIS applications, slope stability modeling, and hydrologic modelling.
SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
- 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. 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 Casey Hanell at (360) email@example.com or 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: 2016-10-6650-10448
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Closing: 10/23/2016 11:59 PM Pacific
Agency: State of Washington
Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.
Salary: $44,652.00 - $71,316.00 Annually
Location: Skagit County - Sedro Woolley, WA