DNR: South Maintenance Technician, Natural Resource Technician 3 - Yakima, WA

Employer: DNR

Job Description:
South Maintenance Technician, Natural Resource Technician 3
Recruitment #2023-8-7143
Full-time, Project, Represented position
Anticipated Project is: September 2023 - October 2025
Location: Southeast Region- Ahtanum or Naches, WA
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
Salary: $3,294.00 - $4,385.00 Monthly

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED! Review of applications ongoing. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after 8/15/23. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Are you someone who loves the outdoors and is passionate about protecting our natural resources and public access? If you love recreating in the outdoors, engaging with the public, working with volunteers and performing work to maintain recreation facilities, this job is for you. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Southeast Region Recreation Program is seeking a Natural Resource Technician 3 to help promote safe and sustainable recreation on DNR managed lands. This position provides maintenance and operations to recreation facilities including campgrounds, trails and trailheads. The position is highly visible to the public and acts as a point of contact for recreationists, volunteers, and user groups. It will engage the public to answer questions, educate users on applicable laws and rules, and maintain recreation sites for all to enjoy.

Independently perform routine recreation site maintenance in DNR recreation sites and dispersed recreation areas in Yakima and Klickitat Counties.
Develop and implement maintenance schedules to meet current and future needs in the recreation sites and dispersed areas.
Cut brush, trees and other vegetation within recreation sites.
Independently transport, operate and maintain equipment including, but not limited to, excavator, backhoe, 4x4 truck, ATV, UTV, skid spray unit, snowmobile, trailers, hand and power tools.
Perform noxious weed control within recreation sites and dispersed recreation areas.
Engage with recreationists to answer questions and educate users on applicable laws and rules.
This position works independently in the field throughout the year.
Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated self-starter that requires minimal supervision.
Effective organizational skills and follows through on assignments.
Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience dealing with and able to handle members of the recreating public in a professional manner.
High school diploma or GED AND Three (3) months experience working in a Natural Resources or Recreation related field.
Experience in Recreation maintenance, such as operating power tools, off road motorized vehicles and equipment.
UTV/ATV, Snowmobile and Trailer Operators certification. These certifications will be made available to the incumbent once hired. Failure to gain these certifications may be grounds for dismissal.
Obtain a WA State Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators license within the first three (3) months of employment.
DNR Core Competencies:
Personal Accountability
Value Others
Compassionate Communication
Inspire Others
Commitment to Excellence
Special Requirements and Conditions of Employment:
Work is performed in an indoor or office setting (10%) and alone in isolated unimproved natural areas throughout Washington (90%). Incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Must be able to bend, lift and carry appropriate tools and equipment (up to 50 pounds) on field assignments, as needed, to conduct assigned tasks.
Requires the majority (90%) of the time in the field traveling alone between sites within Yakima and Klickitat counties. Moderate amounts of overnight travel will be required.
A valid unrestricted driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
Desired Qualifications:
Law Enforcement Experience.
Experience speaking at group events or club meetings.
Have a current WA State Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators license.
Supplemental Information
About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our Vision – Our actions ensure a future where Washington’s lands, waters, and communities thrive.
Our Mission – Manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Our Core Values:

Safety and Well-Being —Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees.
Public Service —We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve.
Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving — We solve our state’s most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision.
Leadership and Teamwork —We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.
DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:
Commitment to organizational health and wellness
Work/life balance
DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
Leadership that empowers and supports employees
Professional development opportunities
Educational and career development aid
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.
Application Requirements:
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above).
Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with 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 that move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted via email from [email protected] 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.
Additional Information:
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.

Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. We thank you and are grateful for your service!

The Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or by email at [email protected]. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or www.washingtonrelay.com.

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Questions? Please contact Jeff Jones at [email protected], 509-426-1519 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email [email protected].

Contact Person:
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4144704/south-maintenance-technician-natural-resource-technician-3
Base Pay: $39,528.00 - $52,620.00 /YR

Posted on August 17, 2023

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