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Aggregate and Technology, Civil Engineer 3/Civil Engineer 2 In-Training

at State of Washington

Posted: 12/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2601373
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Aggregate and Technology, Civil Engineer 3/Civil Engineer 2 In-Training
Engineering and General Services Division – Olympia
Recruitment #2019-10-6806
This is a full-time permanent represented position.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Are you interested in helping others by providing the resources, education, skills and tools to manage 14,000 miles of forest roads with 600 rocks pits and the construction of 50 miles of road a year? If so this may be the job for you! Your effort will take you to the challenges of working in a temperate rain forest in the Olympics to the challenges of eastside forestry.  You will be part of a dynamic team environment where you will learn new skills in the Forest Roads Program as you bring in new technology to manage our roads. 

What will we trust you with?
  • Building relationships with District Engineers; 
  • Active Listening;
  • Critical thinking to problem solve;
  • Collaborating between Districts, Region and Division employees;
  • Training new engineers and foresters;
  • Provide continuing education to our more experienced engineers;
  • Cultivating new technologies to maintain and construct an effective road network to meet future needs.
 
Why work for DNR?

At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork. At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. But managing lands is only half of our story. We house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. 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.

We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life.  At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations.

The Location

One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Olympia on the state capital campus, just minutes from South Puget Sound and Capital State Forest.
 
What makes DNR a great place to work?
  • Transitioning to a modern work environment
  • Mobile work
  • Infants at work program
  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
  • Leadership that empowers and supports employees
  • Work/life balance
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Educational aid and career development stipends
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
  • Opportunities to stretch your professional skills
  • 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.
 
Why do people choose to work for DNR?
 
"I enjoy the clients I support and there are a ton of smart, fun, passionate people in this agency that I have the privilege of interacting with and learning from. DNR is a great place because of the people who are here. They are passionate, hard-working, loyal, intelligent, kind, and FUN! The aspects of the agency that speak to me are how diverse the work is that we do; from forests to grass lands, from mountain tops to under water, the composition of the agency made up by various different responsibilities makes it so interesting."

"The idea of managing the resources in perpetuity really speaks to me. I like that the work DNR does tries to strike a balance between business and conservation and that I don't have to compromise one for the other because I am expected to do both. We are expected to be good stewards of the resources and the decisions we make mean something...in perpetuity." 
 
 
Who are we looking for?
 
Required Qualifications:



The right candidate has:
 
Civil Engineer 2 In-Training candidate has:
  • Two years of experience in transportation or Forest Engineering field.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Forest Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Within 12 months of employment Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.
  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and have three 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.
 
Civil Engineer 3 candidate has:
  • Four years of experience in transportation or Forest Engineering field.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Forest Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification OR Registration as a Professional Forest Engineer or Civil Engineer in the State of Washington or another State based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington.
  • The incumbent in this position is required to travel.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and have three 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.
 
Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of soil mechanics
  • Experience using ArcMap, AutoCAD, RoadEng, Skyline XL, and Vehicle Tracking software.
  • Experience in rock pit planning and rock exploration.
  • Competent in Washington Forest Practice Rules and DNR's State Lands HCP as they relate to roads and stream.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill.
 
This may be filled as an in-training. The training plan is up to 12 months.  If you complete all elements of the training steps in a shorter amount of time, we may waive the remainder of the time required. Candidates will be considered as Civil Engineer 2 or Civil Engineer 3, depending on qualifications.  

APPLICATION PROCESS 

To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
  • You must attach the following:
    • A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements. 
    • A resume including the names of three to five professional references
Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire online application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.

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. 
 
Questions?  Please contact Alex Nagygyor at 360-902-1162, alex.nagygyor@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.
 
Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy/parental status, genetic information, military status, political affiliation, criminal history or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability.  Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1128.  DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.