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North Alpine Unit Forester/ Natural Resource Specialist 3

Pacific Northwest
Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Location: Ellensburg, WA, but due to Covid, telework (remotely) is expected for most office activities until approved to return to offices.

Application deadline: August 1, 2021

Full position description and application instructions


This position provides professional level forestry expertise on the Teanaway Community Forest and DNR uplands managed for current and future citizens of the state to 1) sustain long-term ecosystem and economic viability; and 2) ensure long-term access to the forest lands and the benefits derived from them. This position helps Southeast region achieve the agency’s mission through strong leadership, thoughtful decision making, and excellent planning.

The North Alpine Unit Forester leads a team of foresters that are driven and motivated to raise funds for the State Trusts, and implement treatments aimed at increasing forest health and resiliency across the landscape. For this unit, it is critical that the Unit Forester develops and implements the 6-year forest management plan for timber harvest and silviculture activities.   These activities must meet a variety of objectives, including: forest health, wildlife habitat, recreation, cultural resource protection, and wildfire fuels reduction.


  • Developing, maintaining and implementing the unit’s 6-year forest management plan for timber harvest and silviculture activities.
  • Supervising and leading at least 2 foresters.
  • Analyzing proposed contract changes and making recommendations to District Manager.
    Developing and fostering collaborative partnerships with diverse internal and external stakeholders to find creative and innovative solutions.
  • And more!

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