Forest Crew Supervisor-CF

State of Washington Naselle, WA

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.


Forest Crew Supervisor – Correctional Facility (FCS-CF)

Recruitment # 2018-05-2415


$3,123 – $4,191 per month


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.


Naselle, Washington


31 May 2018

Note: Recruitment may be extended after 31 May depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.


This position directs and trains a crew of up to 10 offenders performing a variety of forestry and non-forestry related tasks. These include various silvicultural activities (tree planting, pre-commercial thinning, slashing), recreation, facility and site construction and maintenance, litter pickup and wildfire suppression. The safe and productive completion of work projects supports the DNR in fulfilling its mission In resource protection, trust land management and associated public service that build and sustains the Region's capacity to carry out its functions. Qualifications


This position requires the following knowledge and skills:

* Forest seedling planting

* Forest plantation vegetation management

* Pre-commercial thinning

* Recreation trail and facilities construction and maintenance

* Chainsaw and hand tools use and maintenance

* Wild land fire suppression

* Oral and written communication

Required skill level: These knowledge and skills are demonstrated through the ability of the incumbent to work independently performing varied manual or unskilled labor using established, repetitive processes. Independently organizes, prioritizes and initiates work activities. Decision-making authority is limited to choice of appropriate methods. Guidance is provided in new or unusual situations. Deviation from established methods, or processes requires approval. Work is periodically reviewed to verify compliance with expectations. May perform technical work under explicit guidance.

This position requires the following knowledge and skills:

* Planning and assigning work, including setting performance standards and expectations

* Evaluating and documenting performance

* Performance feedback and coaching

* Training and development planning

* Employee motivation and performance-based recognition

Required skill level: These knowledge and skills are demonstrated through the ability of the incumbent to work under minimal supervision within established procedures, methods and standards; lead crews of approximately 10 offenders; use tactical thinking to address various personnel and customer service issues; and implement management goals, strategies, policies, and resource allocation.

This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved with:

* One year of forestry experience, such as timber faller, forest equipment operator, forest technician, fire fighter, or forest crafts worker; and

* Six months of experience as a lead worker with responsibility for assigning work to other staff, coaching other staff, and evaluating the work product of other staff;

* And successful completion of six/twelve months in a performance review period.


* Reside within one hour of Naselle Youth Camp.

* Single Resource Boss fire line qualified.

* Technical/professional forestry knowledge and skills which are acquired through the completion of a 2 or 4 year degree in forest management or closely related programs of study.


* 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, BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS will be conducted on successful candidates.

* Successful candidates will be required to meet physical fitness standards for Arduous level wildfire suppression work. This requires passing a work capacity test by completing within 45 minutes a 3-mile hike carrying a 45-pound pack. Supervised tests are administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Offers of employment are contingent on passing the arduous level pack test. If hired before passing the pack test, failure to pass the test would result in termination of probationary employment. (For promotional candidates, failure would result in reversion from trial service employment.)

* Work Setting: Work is conducted from Naselle Youth Camp where DNR has workspace. No smoking is permitted in agency vehicles or within 25 feet of the entrance of a building. The ability to perform the duties of this position outdoors in all terrain and all weather conditions, with or without reasonable accommodations. Duties include but may not be limited to working long hours, extended periods of time away from home, lifting more than fifty pounds, running, bending, twisting, walking and/or climbing.

* Schedule Variations: This position typically works Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday, 0630-1700, 40 hours per week. The position is overtime eligible and will be paid for supervision of crews during the lunch break.

* Travel Requirements: Forest Crew Supervisors are required to drive their personal vehicle to Naselle Youth Camp. After arriving at camp, a work vehicle will be assigned to them for their daily work assignments. On emergency assignments the forest crew supervisor will drive themselves and their crew to the incident. After being released from the incident, the forest crew supervisor will drive themselves and their crew back to Naselle Youth Camp.

* Equipment Used: Forest Crew Supervisor's drive a 10 to 12 passenger vehicle to transport crews on freeways, two lane roads and dirt forest roads to the work site.

* Driving: Driving time may extend for over one hour; drives of up to six to eight hours may be required during fire season. The FCS may be the sole driver; offenders may not drive state vehicles.

* Hazardous Materials: While in a field setting, position comes into occasional contact with motor fuels, lubricants, tree marking paint, paint solvents, and occasionally herbicides.

* Customers: This position on occasions will be working for or around other stakeholders and the public.

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: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

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 Phone: (360)484-3223 ext. 7719 or e-mail us at

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