Job Title: State Lands Assistant Region Manager-WMS Band 2
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 08/04/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 08/23/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $5,199.00 – $6,636.00 Monthly
$62,388.00 – $79,632.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Location: King County – Enumclaw, 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 $245 million and has over 1300 permanent employees with approximately 500 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.
State Lands Assistant Region Manager
WMS Manager Band 2
Recruitment # 2017-08-3056-07237


$5,199 – $6,636 per month


Permanent, Full-time.


Enumclaw, Washington


23 August 2017
Note: Recruitment may be extended after 23 August depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.


South Puget Sound Region is looking for a leader with good people skills and a strong background in forest land management to be the State Lands Assistant Region Manager (SLA).  The SLA leads seventy five permanent staff and is responsible for upland management activities on approximately 360,000 acres of trust lands with an operating budget of approximately $12.8 million dollars.  This includes managing production and compliance of over 100 million board feet of timber sales annually; ensuring reforestation, vegetation management and young stand tending resulting in fully stocked vigorous forests; managing the engineering program to ensure the road network is built and maintained to Forest Practice Rule standards; and managing the public use recreation implementation in the Region.  Activities occur within the context of the State Lands Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) programs.  This position represents the Department’s interests to private operators, business, governmental officials, and the public where there is involvement in complex, sensitive issues affecting the Region.  The SLA provides input and recommends action on project proposals influencing state trust lands.  In addition, this position plans and coordinates with Region and Division leads to accomplish Department goals and objectives.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Forest Management, Natural Resources Management or a related Natural Science, AND five years of professional level experience with a demonstrated progression in leadership responsibilities in the areas of land and resources management and personnel management OR;
  • An associate’s degree in forest management, natural resources management or a related Natural Science , AND eight years of professional level experience with a demonstrated progression in leadership responsibilities in the areas of land and resources management and personnel management.
  • Experience with fundamental forest management principles and methods
  • Experience with fundamental logging principles and methods


  • Experience with fundamental forest engineering principles and methods
  • Experience with facilitation, collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Experience with strategic and tactical planning and management
  • Experience with budgets, grants and funding
  • Experience with landscape planning and ecosystem management
  • Broad multi-disciplinary understanding of forest management field and staff operations
  • Experience with trust management theory and principle
  • Experience with laws and issues associated with natural resource management
  • Experience with principles of information technology systems
  • Experience with principles of measured, outcome-oriented services
  • Experience with Washington State government legislative processes
  • Competent with computer software, including word processing and spreadsheet; project planning and oversight.
  • Familiar with multiple forestry tools and systems, including equipment and applications that enhance field productivity (GPS, GIS, and modeling systems).
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision within the context of broad agency policies.
  • Experience providing second level-supervision over multiple work units with one or more supervisors.
  • Ability to use a mix of tactical and strategic thinking to address various budget, fixed asset, human resource and customer service issues.
  • Ability to develop, recommend, and implement agency strategies, policies, and resource allocation.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and organizations.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of leasing and rights of way, recreation and natural areas.
  • Knowledge of decision makers, stakeholders, special interest groups, agencies, and other organizations which are critical to the success of leasing and rights of way, recreation and natural areas.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, DNR’s policies, procedures and goals as they relate to leasing and rights of way, recreation management, and natural areas (including HCP, WACs, state law, etc.).
  • Skills in managing complex planning and budgets.


  • Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel.
  • 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.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
 Supplemental Information:
This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.


  • 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 Scott Sargent at (360) 802-7038/ or e-mail us at

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