Job Title: Compliance Officers-Divers-Two Openings
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 06/22/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 07/17/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $3,062.00 – $4,109.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, 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.

Compliance Officer – Diver Two Openings Natural Resources Specialist 1 Recruitment # 2017-06-7152, 7157-05820


$3,062 – $4,109 per month Note: Dive time is paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour in addition to salary.


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.


Olympia, Washington


17 July 2017    Note: Recruitment may be extended after 17 July depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.

POSITION PROFILE:   The position serves in one of two work units that monitor the Commercial Wild stock Geoduck Fishery for DNR. Each work unit contains five (5) Natural Resource Specialist 1s (NRS1s) who perform daily activities as Compliance Officers/Divers.

·         Regularly works in the marine environment aboard a DNR vessel as a pilot or deckhand in a variety of weather conditions throughout the year.

·         Oversees daily harvest and contract compliance for state’s Commercial Wild Stock Geoduck Fishery

·         Performs specialized underwater assignments related to environmental assessments and restoration functions.

·         Operates (and tows) vessels, vehicles, pumps and electronic equipment such as GPS, Sonar, Radar, Radios, Computers

·         Serves as a member of the DNR Dive Team

·         Job duties require frequent travel away from the duty station and overnight stays.


·         Experienced SCUBA Diver with documented training and experience in scientific, commercial, technical, or advanced recreational diving activities.

·         Ability to oversee daily commercial fishing activities by tracking the locations of fishing vessels, verify crew members & divers, record and correctly calculate weights to confirm shellfish catch records (fish tickets), and to maintain daily vessel logs.

·         Ability to think clearly, communicate effectively and concisely, and take appropriate action under both normal working conditions and under adverse conditions or emergency response situations.

·         Ability to use the Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point programs.

The listed knowledge and skills are typically achieved by individuals that have a combination of four years of education and/or paid work experience in aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, business, criminal justice, geology or a related natural science.


·         Knowledge of regulations pertaining to commercial diving operations and the harvesting and transportation of shellfish.

·         Knowledge of commercial fishing / geoduck harvesting.

·         Experience towing and operating a vessel.

·         Knowledge and experience in photography/videography and underwater photography/videography.

·         Ability to use a computer and the Microsoft Office Suite software.

·         A Commercial Driver’s License (Class A).


·         Must have a valid driver’s license and have at least 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.

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

·         Must pass annual dive physical exam (licensed physician board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine).

·         This position has been identified as “safety sensitive” and the successful candidate is subject to pre-employment and reasonable suspicion drug testing.

·         This position requires an employee to tow and operate a vessel as part of their job duties.  Incumbents must complete a DNR approved boater safety education course, complete a task book, and pass a skills test within six (6) months of employment.

·         Incumbent must read, understand, and adhere to the DNR Diving Manual, policies, and operating procedures.

·         Diving operations may be conducted in low-visibility and haz-mat conditions in compliance with commercial regulations.

·         Must complete a minimum number of twelve (12) dives annually to maintain Dive Team status

·         Dive Time is paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour in addition to standard salary.

·         Ability to work closely with co-workers on a vessel and maintain appropriate work relationships.

·         Maintains distant but professional relationships with all members of the geoduck industry and known associates.

 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 complete an application 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.  Include a summary of logged dives, diving certifications, and indicate how you learned of this opportunity.

·         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.

·         Safety sensitive positions applicants must provide their previous 10 year history to include: employment, education, periods of unemployment, etc.

·         Finalists will be required to submit a 3-year driving abstract issued by the state which you are currently licensed, and documentation for any required licenses, degrees, and boating, diving or related certificates.

·         Note: The first screening will be based on information contained in your candidate materials.

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 Blain Reeves at phone number (360) 902-1731 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.