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Fuels and Fire Regulation Specialist

Washington Department of Natural Resources

Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Olympia, Washington
Job Description:

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is searching for a Fire Regulation Specialist to assist the Wildland Fire Management Division in protecting public health and safety. This position works directly with the DNR wildfire staff, public, timber industry, and other state and federal agencies to prevent wildfires. To be successful in this position, you will need an understanding of existing fire regulations within the state of Washington, burn permitting processes, the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and an ability to present information to widely varying audiences.



Required Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in a natural resource related field AND two years of experience in wildland fire;

OR An equivalent combination of education and/or experience;

OR 2 years as a Wildland Fire Operations Technician 4 or other regulatory work in a natural resource field may substitute for the above education/experience requirement.

Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting an environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion and environmental justice practices.

Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and public records retention and requests are followed.

The ability to work toward and maintain qualifications as a fire investigator, Single Resource, or other ICS specialty.

The ability to work with diverse and competing interest groups to accomplish agency program goals, ability to plan and prioritize workload to meet work deadlines with minimal direct supervision.

Understanding of forest rules, prescribed burning, and burn permit conditions.

Experience with Microsoft Office software.


$61,056.00 - $82,056.00 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.


How to Apply:

Apply online: at (Click on the APPLY button above).

Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.

Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.

References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your 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 who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at 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.

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