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Heavy Equipment Supervisor

at State of Washington

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2575852

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Heavy Equipment Supervisor
Northwest Region – Sedro Woolley
Recruitment # 2019-09-5547

This is a fulltime permanent represented position
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Northwest Region is actively seeking a Heavy Equipment Supervisor that oversees a crew of 4 Heavy Equipment Operators.  The duty station is in Sedro-Woolley and works throughout the North Cascades.  This position supports the management of Northwest Region's road network of approximately 1200 miles of forest roads.  This position works with the region engineering staff to develop, prioritize and implement forest road project.  The primary emphasis will be on road maintenance and abandonment, fish culvert and bridge installations, emergency repairs, and facilitating the Heavy Equipment Crew work through planning, supplies, permits and other logistical support.  All maintenance activities must conform to the Forest Practice Forest rules.  This position is also responsible for tracking and reporting production and other details to program managers on a regular basis.

What will we trust you with?
  • Creating and maintaining good  working relationships
  • Coaching others, and building the team
  • Assign work to the equipment operators, and assist in completing projects as needed
  • Set performance standards and expectations for the Region heavy equipment operations
  • Maintain a safe work environment that enforces Agency guidelines as well as L&I and OSHA rules
  • Schedule and layout work to be performed in engineers' prescriptions and designs
  • Acquire construction materials and arrange for rental equipment necessary to complete projects
  • Acquire DOT permits
  • Track maintenance needs and arrange for, or perform preventative maintenance and repairs
  • Periodic data reports, performance evaluations, and training
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 Sedro-Woolley and your work area includes various locations in the North Cascades ranging from Hwy 2 to the Canadian Border.
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 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."
"I am committed to this agency's purpose, the Washington Geological Survey is an amazing place full of innovative, creative, and open-minded people, and I get great satisfaction from serving Washington's residents. I love it here because this place loves me. I like how I am made to feel valued, appreciated, and I feel that my skills are constantly being broadened. I am generally my only limitation."
"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 perpetuity." 
Who are we looking for?
Required Qualifications:

The right candidate has:
  • High School graduation or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience (in a lead position) performing forest road construction and/or maintenance while operating heavy equipment such as bulldozer, excavator, and dump truck.
  • Ability to read and interpret project plans and specifications.
  • Ability to organize and implement projects successfully.
  • CDL (Class A).
  • Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
  • 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. 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.
  • All applicants that require a CDL must provide their previous 10 year history to include: employment, education, periods of unemployment, etc. Pre-employment CDL verification, work history background check and drug testing will be required as a condition of employment. Note: This position may be subject to pre-employment and reasonable suspicion drug testing.
Desirable Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience
  • 2 year college degree in Construction Management


To be considered you must apply online at (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 Tamra Zylstra at (360) 854-2807,  or e-mail us at
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.