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Aquatic Land Manager – Eastern Washingon, WA Department of Natural Resources

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Job Title:Aquatic Land Manager-Eastern Washington-NRS 2
Opening Date/Time:Tue. 03/10/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 03/24/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$3,213.00 - $4,214.00 Monthly
$38,556.00 - $50,568.00 Annually 
Job Type:Full Time - Permanent
Location:Spokane County – Spokane, Washington
Department:Dept. of Natural Resources


Service, Science, Sustainability
Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public’s interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.
DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. 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.
The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $187 million and has over 1200 permanent employees with approximately 300 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.
We have some of the most talented people in the industry. We honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by visiting our DNR website
Natural Resource Specialist 2
Aquatic Land Manager – Eastern Washington
Recruitment # 2015-03-7112-02083
SALARY RANGE:            $3,213 – $4,214 per month 
TYPE OF POSITION:       Permanent, Full-time.   This position is represented by the WPEA. 
Important Note:   Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.
LOCATION:                      Spokane, Washington (negotiable)
CLOSES:                          March 24, 2015
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner rather than later.

This Aquatic Land Manager is independently responsible for processing and managing use authorizations and projects on State-Owned Aquatic Land (SOAL) within the Aquatic Resources Division. The work includes preparing and interpreting contracts and performing compliance activities.  The incumbent will work with a Habitat Stewardship Specialist and grantees to identify appropriate practices for activities on SOAL. The work involves collaboration with local and government agencies on activities planned or currently located on SOAL. The position is also responsible for providing information regarding Department laws, policies and guidance pertaining to SOAL to grantees, the public and other government entities. This position manages state-owned aquatic lands in the thirteen eastern-most counties in Washington.

This position requires the following key knowledge and skill in order to perform the essential job functions:
  • Knowledge of aquatic or natural resource management
  • Contract and lease preparation and administration
  • Natural resources restoration
  • Ability to manage several complex projects at once
  • Computer skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
This level of knowledge and skill is demonstrated by the ability to work within established procedures, methods and standards under minimal supervision. Performs a variety of complex work assignments withresponsibility for ensuring that work product meets desired objectives.  Assignments may require analysis of data or findings. Has full authority to prioritize and handle all work within assigned area of responsibility.
This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved after:
  • A bachelor's degree in natural resource management, forestry, business administration, natural science,environmental engineering or equivalent AND
  • One (1) year of professional experience in a natural resource related field.
  • A bachelor's degree in natural resource management, forestry, business administration, natural science,environmental engineering or equivalent
  • One (1) year of professional experience in a natural resource related field.
  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire. 
  • Ability to work on, over, and around water.   
This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.


 Supplemental Information:

  • To be considered you must apply online at
  • Carefully review your application materials before submitting.
  • You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.
For more information and how to apply, please CLICK ON THE APPLY BUTTON ABOVE and submit the following 
  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements. 
  • Provide a summary of your work experience and education that are pertinent to this Natural Resource Specialist 2 job. You may enter the relevant information in the on-line application, attach a resume, or both.
  • Provide the names of three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
Note: Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record issued from all state in which they have held a license in during the past 3 years.
Questions? Please contact Carol Piening at (360)740-6808, or at carol.piening@dnr.wa.govor e-mail us
By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed.
This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is an equal opportunity employer. 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) 902-1097. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) by dialing 711.