Forest Road Maintenance Engineering Aide, EA2

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $48,864.00 - $65,748.00 Annually
Deadline Apr 21, 2024

Road Maintenance Engineering Aide, EA2
Recruitment #2024-3-6654
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location: Northwest Region- Sedro-Woolley, WA
Flexible Work Hours and Partial Telework flexibility may be available and considered
Salary: $4,072.00 - $5,479.00 Monthly 

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 4/4/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Northwest Region is actively seeking a Road Maintenance Engineering Aide. The duty station for this position is in Sedro-Woolley, WA. This position will perform work throughout the Northwest Region in the North Cascades, primarily in Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties. You can expect to enjoy working in a forest setting surrounded by beautiful scenery, including Mt Baker, Mt Pilchuck, and the Puget Sound.

The successful candidate will be in charge of contract compliance for forest road maintenance, assisting the Road Maintenance Engineer with forest road assessments and bridge maintenance, data entry, assisting the Heavy Equipment Crew, and assisting the Fish Passage Engineer. You will prepare and comply with road maintenance contracts. You will help evaluate forest roads for needed repairs, culvert replacement and installation, and proper ditch drainage. You will determine needed materials, quantities, and cost estimates for maintenance projects. You will maintain gate and culvert inventories. There will be opportunities to also work with the Fish Passage engineer on site surveys.

In this position, you will interact with professionals with diverse talents and skill sets. You will have the opportunity to work with other engineers, heavy equipment operators, foresters, and GIS professionals. Collaboration with others is one of our core values, and we expect that you will benefit by learning while working side by side with others in these fields as well as others learning from you.


  • Detail-oriented project work and consultation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Thinking critically and strategically while also meeting project deadlines
  • Creating and maintaining respectful working relationships
  • Managing forest road projects from initial scoping to closing out construction
  • Collaborating between different stakeholders in the Region in the process of putting together road projects
  • Being part of a dynamic and energetic team

Required Qualifications: 

  • Associate degree in engineering technology or closely related field
    OR 2 years of applicable work experience;
    OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Experience with reading and interpreting plans and specifications for engineering projects.
  • Experience operating Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Experience operating a variety of hand tools, gas and electric-powered tools such as chainsaws, drills, roto hammers, diversion pumps, etc.
  • Experience towing trailer, with a one-ton truck.

View a complete position description with full application instructions at careers.wa.gov

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Category General / Stewardship
Tags GIS