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Compliance Monitoring Field Coordinator, Natural Resource Specialist 3

Washington Department of Natural Resources
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Olympia, WA
Job Description:

Compliance Monitoring Field Coordinator, Natural Resource Specialist 3 (NRS3)

Recruitment #2024-7-6616

Full-time, Permanent, Represented position

Location flexibility may be available and considered: Natural Resources Building- Olympia, WA

Work Hours and Partial Telework flexibility may be available and considered

Relocation Compensation may be available and considered

Salary: $4,865.00 - $6,539.00 Monthly

Review of applications is ongoing. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment any time after 7/22/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

(See official listing for full details.)


  • Serves as the primary lead in field reviews for the Compliance Monitoring Program.
  • Coordinate and plan field operations for over 100 site visits per year across all regions in the state.
  • Complete field data collections using data sheets/forms to determine compliance at an array of post-timber harvest locations statewide in accordance with Washington’s Forest Practice rules and permits.
  • Gathers, organizes, and compiles monitoring data for analysis.
  • Audits field work to ensure data are correctly and consistently collected.
  • Assign field roles and lead Timber, Fish and Wildlife, and DNR staff at site visits.
  • Participates in the review and development of protocols for operations in the Compliance Monitoring Program.
  • Keep a current working knowledge of scientific techniques associated with monitoring natural resource environments.
  • Communicates effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Participate in agency training, attending workshops and program meetings in natural resource monitoring and the Forest Practices Program.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years of professional experience managing field data collection in a forest setting or natural resource management environment
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Ability to follow and interpret statutes/laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience analyzing and manipulating data in Microsoft software such as Excel, and Access
  • Experience working with GIS mapping software.
  • Experience managing multiple ongoing projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice practices.
  • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.
$58,380.00 - $78,468.00 Annually

DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of which 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 benefits package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave, and vacation days. Visit for more information.
  • Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
How to Apply:

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