This position independently performs assigned Forest Engineering work in the field and office, designing forest transportation and harvesting systems; and administration of construction/maintenance contracts for the Coast District of the Olympic Region. Responsibilities include communication and coordination with District and Region Staff to provide engineering support and expertise in timber sale design, road layout, road maintenance and abandonment; Public Works projects; and preparation of road plans for Timber Sales. The primary focus for the position is to provide engineering support for the State Timber Sales Program and State Lands engineering needs within the District.
The Civil Engineer 1 (In-Training) candidate has: Required: • Bachelors or Advanced Degree in Forest or Civil Engineering or related field. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Training plan completion required for advancement to CE 2 grade
Civil Engineer 2 candidate has: Required: • All requirements associated with the above Engineering 1 position. • Knowledge of theory, policy, principles and practices of the forest engineering profession as applied to Northwestern United States (i.e. fundamentals of: markets and economics, sales layout, logging methods, road engineering, water quality, watershed management, fish passage design. • Knowledge of current forest practices rules, forestry laws and practices. • Knowledge of logging and forest road construction equipment and use. • Experience with timber sales road plan preparation and administration. • Facilitation and negotiation skills. • Experience with current forest practice rules plans and associated agency policies and WAC's. • Experience with timber sales road plan preparation and administration. • Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. • The incumbent in this position is required to travel. • Must have three 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. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
Desired: • Experience with forest engineering objectives and timber harvest planning. • Ability to use GIS software to create maps and manage data. • Knowledge of road design and drafting software such as RoadEng and AutoCad. • Ability to navigate in the field using maps, compass, ad orthophotos. • Ability to write professional correspondence and technical documents. • Familiarity with current software used in word processing, spreadsheets and forestry applications. • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
This may be filled as an in-training. The training plan is up to 12 months. If you complete all elements of the training steps in a shorter amount of time, we may waive the remainder of the time required. Candidates will be considered as Civil Engineer 1 or Civil Engineer 2, depending on qualifications.
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 house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary
source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. 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 wi...ldfire 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.