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Intern – Forestry


$11.78 Hourly


Lacey, WA

Job Type



Parks and Recreation

Job Number



2/26/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Basic Purpose

The intern will assist the Parks & Recreation Department.   This intern position will work an average of eight (8) hours per week, March through October.  Some weeks might be higher, some weeks lower.  Must be available to work some weekdays and some weekends (per work party and events schedule).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities of this classification, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing.  The incumbent is also expected to meet the technical performance standards developed for this position and the City’s standards for interpersonal and team behaviors, customer contacts, and supervision.  Incumbents may also perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or to meet current workload needs.

  • Supervises scheduled work parties at Lake Lois Habitat and other park locations, which includes:  representing the Parks & Recreation Department, directing work of volunteers, and ensuring proper safety procedures.
  • Completes forestry grant habitat grant monitoring requirements which includes: noxious weed assessment, regrowth of native plant assessments, and photo documentation.
  • Assists with special events as needed.


Area(s) of study:  Must be a current forestry, urban forestry, field ecology, environmental studies student or a student in a closely related program.  Eligibility for the State Work Study Program preferred but not required for this position.

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must past a background investigation.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the City and the City’s insurance carrier.
  • Must have a valid First Aid & CPR certification within first two weeks of hire.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Must be in good standing at their college or university.  Students must retain their status until the end of their internship.  In some cases, students may be in enrolled in technical certificate programs in particular fields relevant to the City’s business objectives.
  • Students may work during the summer without being enrolled; however, they must be returning to school and pre-registered for the fall team.
  • Must be considering a profession related to some aspect of the City’s business objectives.  Generally, interns should be advanced enough in their educational programs to have begun taking courses in a field related to their work at the City.  However, in some cases, previous work experience or education may substitute for their current academic program of study.
  • Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be complete as required by the Immigration and Reform and Control Act.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to warmly greet the public and co-workers and clearly convey a sincere willingness to be of service and/or be open to resolving the situation at hand.  Clearly explains self or answers when necessary.  Takes the time to ensure message is easily understood.  Closes all contacts courteously and appropriately.   Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.   Ability to identify geographic locations.   Ability to identify specific plants and trees.   Ability to drive City vehicles and haul equipment when needed.

Temporary positions are not eligible for health insurance, other insurances, holidays or paid leave benefits provided to regular full-time positions; however, they are covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance.  Social Security and Federal withholding taxes will be deducted from wages.


INSTRUCTIONS: Please read the following instructions before you proceed in responding to the supplemental questions below. Answers to the supplemental questions will be evaluated by subject matter experts. You must answer each question in its entirety for it to be considered as a complete answer. You must also answer the remainder of these questions as truthfully and as accurately as possible. Please do not refer to your resume or other attached documents, or copy and paste information from your resume or other attached documents, in lieu of answering any questions. Your responses must be typed in the space provided for each question. Your responses may be assessed in subsequent examinations and any sign of deliberate misinformation or intentional exaggeration may result in disqualification from the examination process and possible elimination from future employment opportunities with the City of Lacey. As part of the interview process, you may be invited to come in and perform a work assessment prior to interviews related to the duties of this position. Please note that the work experience section must be completed and a resume AND Letter of Interest must be attached. Please indicate “yes” to show that you have read these instructions and understand that your application may be considered incomplete if any of the above criteria are not met.

  • Yes
  • No


A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required at the time of application. Do you have a high school diploma or G.E.D.?

  • Yes
  • No


A valid Washington driver’s license is required at the time of hire. Do you currently have a valid WA driver’s license?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States? *Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and eligibility for employment.

  • Yes
  • No


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree and be in good standing at their university or college. Are you currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to an undergraduate, technical, or graduate degree?

  • Yes
  • No


If you answered “Yes” to the previous question, what is your field of study? If you answered “no”, please reply with “N/A.”


Are you available to work some weekends and evenings?

  • Yes
  • No


Please describe your experience working in a natural habitat environment. If you do not have this type of experience, please reply with “N/A.”


Please describe your experience supervising others. If you have no supervising experience, please reply with “N/A”.

Required Question

AgencyCity of Lacey

Address 420 College Street SE
Lacey, Washington, 98503.