Civil Engineer 2 / Civil Engineer 1 (In-Trianing)
Olympia Region - Forks
This is a permanent full-time represented position.
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Olympic Region is actively seeking a Forest or Civil Engineer for the Coast District. The duty station is in Forks, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. The varied terrain and high rainfall in Olympic Region provide for many engineering challenges in forest road layout and maintenance. The successful candidate will be in charge of developing road plans for the Coast District Timber Sale Program, which will include evaluating existing roads and structures, locating new road locations, and designing new stream crossing structures. Qualifying experience for the Professional Engineer License may be signed off on for engineers with the Engineering in Training certification. The position is based in Forks, and covers the Coast District, from Lake Crescent, along the Straits, and down the coast to Grays Harbor. The community of Forks is small but vibrant. Port Angeles is only an hour away. Fishing, hunting, hiking, the mountains and the coast are in the back yard.
In this position you will interact with professionals having diverse talents and skill sets. You will have the opportunity to work frequently with other engineers, foresters, wildlife biologists, GIS professionals, geologists, and heavy equipment operators, to name a few. Collaboration is one of our agency's core goals and it is our belief you will benefit by learning while working side by side with others in these fields and other fields as they learn from you.
What will we trust you with?
Detail-oriented project work and consultation
Manage your own forest road projects from initial scoping to closing out construction
Collaborating between different stakeholders in the Region in the process of putting together road and stream crossing projects
Creating and maintaining respectful working relationships
Providing recommendations for actions on bridges, culverts, and other maintenance needs on forest roads
Providing recommendations on corrections to fish barriers
Thinking critically and strategically while also meeting project deadlines
Being part of a dynamic and energetic team.
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 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 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 Forks, WA.
What makes DNR a great place to work?
Transitioning to a modern work environment
Infants at work program
Commitment to organizational health and wellness
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
Leadership that empowers and supports employees
Leadership development opportunities
Educational aid and career development stipends
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
Opportunities to stretch your professional skills
A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.
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."
Who are we looking for?
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.
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.
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.
You must attach the following:
A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.
A resume including the names of three to five professional references
Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire online application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.
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 Bill Mehl at 360-640-2129, 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.