Forest Health Specialist and Aerial Observer, Natural Resource Specialist 3
This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Forest Resiliency Division. The DNR Forest Resiliency Division is looking to add to our growing team of natural resource professionals. This position will focus on applied science to inform land management by gathering, synthesizing and reporting forest health data specific to disease and insect observations. The Aerial Detection Survey (ADS) is flown annually throughout the forested areas of Washington state. This position will act semi-autonomously and in conjunction with US Forest Service to accomplish the ADS The position participates in mission planning, flight direction, and flight communications. The employee will not be closely supervised by the direct supervisor during the actual survey, but they will receive specific training in interagency standards. Additionally, this position will work on field forestry monitoring projects and ground surveys, including trapping surveys under direction from the Forest Entomologist and in cooperation with volunteers and partner organizations.
If you are comfortable in a small plane and in the field, a graduate in forestry or a natural resource related field, have a working knowledge and strong interest in forest health issues, and are looking to apply and expand your knowledge while providing vital information to land and resource managers in a collaborative spirit to create healthy, resilient landscapes we want to hear from you!
Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:
One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Olympia. For more information on this area visit, http://olympiawa.gov.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected for most office activities. When approved to return, staff are expected to report to their assigned duty station for work activities or may be approved for telework based on DNR's telework policy.
About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:
How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.