Job Title: Forest Crew Supervisor CF-Foreman-Two Openings
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 06/02/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 07/16/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $3,062.00 – $4,005.00 Monthly $36,744.00 – $48,060.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Clark County – Yacolt, Washington
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources

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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.

Forest Crew Supervisor-CF Foreman-Two Openings Recruitment # 2017-06-1449/6425-05142 *This recruitment may be used to fill future permanent / non-permanent Forest Crew Supervisor-CF positions as they occur at Larch Camp, Pacific Cascade Region.*


$3,062 – $4,005 per month


Permanent.  These positions are 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.


Yacolt, Washington (Larch Correction Center)


16 July 2017 Note: Recruitment may be extended after 16 July depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.

POSITION PROFILE:   This is an entry level position supervising and training a 10-person offender crew by directing, planning and evaluating the crew’s daily work. Forest Crew Supervisors gain first-hand working knowledge of silvicultural activities, recreation projects, and wildland firefighting. Firefighting is a critical part of this position and may require assignment to remote fire camps. The safe and productive completion of work projects supports DNR in fulfilling its resource protection, trust land management and public service missions. Depending on the successful candidate’s education and experience this position may provide entry to the DNR forestry program, crew supervision and personnel management skills. Crew supervisors are responsible for creating a positive work environment and derive genuine satisfaction from providing offenders with the skills, work ethics and self-esteem which often lead to successful re-entry into society.


·         One year of forestry experience, such as timber faller, forest equipment operator, forest technician, fire fighter, forest crafts worker, construction;

·         High School Diploma or equivalent;

·         Six months of experience as a lead worker with responsibility for assigning work, including setting performance standards and expectations, coaching, and evaluating and documenting the work product of other staff;

·         Ability to demonstrate good oral and written communication skills;

·         Proven ability to independently organize, prioritize, and initiate work activities.


·         Experience in wildland fire suppression

·         Knowledge of and experience with forest plantation seedling planting, vegetation management, and pre-commercial thinning

·         Commercial Driver License

·         Experience in recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance

·         Experience with chainsaw and hand tool use and maintenance

·         Skills in performance-based recognition training, development planning, and employee motivation

·         Technical or professional forestry knowledge and skills typically acquired through completion of a two-year or four-year degree in forest management or closely related program of study

·         Experience in operating a pickup truck in a forest environment

·         Experience/training with computer programs


·         Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire

·         These positions are represented by the WPEA. Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fee within the first 30 days of employment.

·         Reside within one hour of the official duty station

·         This position works in all kinds of weather conditions and steep rough ground requiring physical stamina

·         Required to meet physical fitness standards for arduous level wildfire suppression work. This requires passing a work capacity test by completing a 3-mile hike carrying a 45 pound pack within 45 minutes. Supervised tests are administered by DNR as part of the interview process. Offers of employment are contingent on passing the arduous level pack test

·         Must have a valid driver’s license and have two 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.

·         Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of this position, a BACKGROUND CHECK INVESTIGATION and drug test will be conducted on candidates prior to hire

 Supplemental Information:
WHO MAY APPLY This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.   APPLICATION PROCESS

·         To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button above)

·         You must 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.

·         Attach your Resume – do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment.

·         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.

·         Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.

·         You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.

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.    Note: Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record issued from all states in which they have held a license during the past 3 years.   Questions?  Please contact Geoff Aschoff at (360) 667-3634 / or e-mail us at   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).  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, genetic information, military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or 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 (TTY) by dialing 711.