$60,636.00 - $81,516.00 Annually
Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Full Time - Permanent
Dept. of Natural Resources
5/13/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Are you skilled in the development and maintenance of GIS and other databases? Are you interested in improving the data resources available for conservation of native species and ecosystems in Washington State? We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated candidate to serve as the Data Manager with the Washington Natural Heritage Program. In this role, you will develop information products and manage data that are used to conserve species and ecosystems throughout Washington State, including decisions on land-use and species protections. The Data Manager with the WNHP manages the most comprehensive database of Washington's rare plant species and rare and high quality ecosystems, as well as develops and maintains other databases, web applications, and technical solutions for the program.
As the Data Manager, you will provide expertise in spatial and non-spatial data capture, use and analysis; QA/QC of spatial data; development and maintenance of web applications to provide geospatial and tabular data to stakeholders; analysis and recommendations of optimal data structure; and determine appropriate hardware, software, and network specifications. You will effectively communicate and network with staff from the Natural Heritage Program, other DNR programs throughout the state, other state, federal, and local agencies, non-profit organizations, and others. This is a permanent, full-time position represented by the WFSE.
What will we trust you with?
Why work for DNR?
At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork.
At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. 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.
We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations.
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 on the state capital campus and minutes from downtown and the South Puget Sound.
What makes DNR a great place to work?
Why do people choose to work for DNR?
"I enjoy the clients I support and there are a ton of smart, fun, passionate people in this agency that I have the privilege of interacting with and learning from. DNR is a great place because of the people who are here. They are passionate, hard-working, loyal, intelligent, kind, and FUN! The aspects of the agency that speak to me are how diverse the work is that we do; from forests to grass lands, from mountain tops to under water, the composition of the agency made up by various different responsibilities makes it so interesting."
"I am committed to this agency's purpose, the Washington Geological Survey is an amazing place full of innovative, creative, and open-minded people, and I get great satisfaction from serving Washington's residents. I love it here because this place loves me. I like how I am made to feel valued, appreciated, and I feel that my skills are constantly being broadened. I am generally my only limitation."
"The idea of managing the resources in perpetuity really speaks to me. I like that the work DNR does tries to strike a balance between business and conservation and that I don't have to compromise one for the other because I am expected to do both. We are expected to be good stewards of the resources and the decisions we make mean something...in perpetuity."
The right candidate has:
Application Status – once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring managers directly.
Questions? Please contact Andrea Thorpe at 360-902-1690, firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy/parental status, genetic information, military status, political affiliation, criminal history or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability. 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) 902-1128. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.