Baker District Recreation Trails Steward, Natural Resource Specialist 2 (NRS2)

Washington Department of Natural Resources

Olympia, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $51,588.00 - $69,396.00 Annually
Deadline Jul 18, 2024

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Northwest Region. Are you someone who has excellent organizational skills, can manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time, appreciates the importance of good communication and follow-up, and enjoys working outdoors? Do you want to work with a great group of hard working and dedicated employees, contractors, stakeholders, and volunteers who build and maintain non-motorized multi-use trails, trailheads, and facilities in northwest Washington? If so, this is the position for you!

Baker District is actively seeking a Recreation Trails Steward. The varied terrain and challenging issues create a dynamic work environment.  The passionate and engaged recreationists who visit Baker District create an atmosphere of collaboration and support, with ample learning opportunities, as well as fun while meeting complex challenges in trail and trailhead design, construction, and maintenance.  The Baker Recreation Trails Steward position provides maintenance and operations supervision, expertise, and leadership on DNR uplands managed for our trust beneficiaries in beautiful Northwest Region.   Sustaining long-term ecosystem protection and productivity is achieved through skillful and thoughtful assessments and proactive implementation of recreation standards to manage and enhance public use while assessing and correcting areas of concern on heavily used landscapes.  This position helps Northwest Region and the Baker Recreation Development Manager achieve standards for public use on district landscapes through on-going site evaluations and maintenance, independent and team oriented decision making, planning out work schedules and coordinating volunteer and contract work parties. The incumbent provides field expertise for the district’s recreation program, including construction and installation of infrastructure, maintenance of facilities, scheduling of volunteers, assistance with event permitting and management and decommissioning of unsanctioned trails, repair and clean-up of vandalism, and the oversight of Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew projects within an assigned geographic area.  In addition, the incumbent assists the recreation maintenance manager with applications for grant funding, including presentations and expenses tracking.  This position operates under a multitude of DNR policies and Washington State laws including the Habitat Conservation Plan (1997), Policy for Sustainable Forests (2006), relevant WAC’s, and the Multiple Use Concept (RCW 79.10.120).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, recreation management, natural resources, forestry, social science, or closely related field AND one full season (at least three month) of experience focused on recreation management and user education and outreach;
    OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work.
  • Ability to prepare written reports, memos, forms records and field notes.

Application Requirements:

  • Apply online: at www.careers.wa.gov  (Click on the APPLY button above).
  • Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
  • Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
  • References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.
  • Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at info@governmentjobs.com with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.

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Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance