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Habitat Stewardship Program Planner

Washington Department of Natural Resources

Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Olympia, Washington
Job Description:

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Are you interested in a career that allows you to be a part of managing, sustaining, and protecting the health of state-owned aquatic lands for present and future generations? The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a full-time, permanent Environmental Planner 3 with a positive public service mindset who is excited about balancing habitat protection with public use and access on State-owned aquatic lands. Our team in Aquatics manages 2.6 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands and this position is essential to meet the goals and responsibilities of the Mooring Buoy Program and Habitat Stewardship Program.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree with a major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field.

AND Two years of professional experience in land use, environmental or natural resources planning, or program development.

OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of environmental planning and natural resource management.

Ability to provide technical writing that is clear, concise, precise, and accurate.

Proficient in Microsoft Office and GIS software.

Experience with independently interpreting and applying policy in the development of environmental resource plans and habitat stewardship in aquatic environments.

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, and regulations, and public records retention and requests are followed.

Ability to collaborate on internal and external issues in an active, respectful, cooperative, and professional manner.

$64,092.00 - $86,208.00 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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