New Job in Olympia, WA – Supervisory Project Manager, Environmental Planner 5 –

New Job in Olympia, WA – Supervisory Project Manager, Environmental Planner 5 –

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Job title: Supervisory Project Manager, Environmental Planner 5


Location: Olympia, WA

Job description: StateofWashington



Supervisory Project Manager,EnvironmentalPlanner5

SALARY: $6,063.00-$8,156.00Monthly



Supervisory Project ManagerRecruitment #2021-03-6872

This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.


The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our ForestPractices Division. We are looking for an energetic leader who will help create and maintain aninspiring team environment with a culture of open communication and innovation. Your projectmanagement team is responsible for helping the forest practices Adaptive Management Programadminister a multi-million-dollar portfolio of scientific forestry studies and related projects. Theresults of these scientific projects are used by the Forest Practice Board to decide when it’snecessary or advisable to adjust administrative rules and guidance that guide management oftimber harvest and other forest practices across about 12 million acres of private and state forestswithinWashington.


As our Environmental Planner 5 (EP5) supervisory project manager you will lead a team ofprofessional project planners to use their project planning and contract managementexperience to help members of a scientific research committee plan and manage a multi-million dollar set of adaptive management program forest research projects. This positionreports to the Adaptive Management Program Administrator (AMPA) and acts as a keyrepresentative of the AMP with two multi-caucus research and policy committees.

You will personally manage a small portfolio of high profile projects, while supervising andmanaging the work of a planning team consisting of two Environmental Planner 4 senior-level project managers and one Environmental Planner 3 associate-level project manager inthe AMP. As their supervisor you will be responsible for ensuring a high level of projectaccountability in your team’s work to develop project charters, management plans, andcontracts with meaningful deliverables, scopes of work, schedules, and budgets. Throughcaring leadership, you will oversee and manage program level performance and budgettargets that span across the entire suite of active projects, ensuring that program staff arebalancing the needs of each project against the needs of the program as a whole.

Working closely with the AMPA you will be asked to guide your team in responding to thepriorities and initiatives of the Forest Practices Board and TFW Policy committee. You willhave a critical role in helping the AMP develop and maintain an accurate long-term budget.We will be relying on your experience and creativity to identify opportunities for continualimprovement in project flow and outcomes.

We will rely on your strong interpersonal, communication and meeting management skills towork effectively with our stakeholder committees who are staffed by representatives of state,local, and federal agencies; tribal representatives; environmental groups, and large/smallforestlandowners.ThesestakeholdersmustworktogetherandwithDNRAMPstafftoreachagreements that provide policy guidance and science-based technical findings to assist theForest Practices Board in determining if and when it is necessary or advisable to adjustforest practice laws, rules, and guidance for aquatic resources to achieve stated goals andobjectives.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis on earth sciences, natural resource planning,forestry,or a closely related field.

Five years of professional experience serving as a project manager responsible fordeveloping project management plans and contracts with statements of work, budgets,schedules, and deliverables.

Three years serving as a supervisor to professional staff, including the responsibility forevaluating candidates for jobs and making hiring recommendations or decisions; settingperformance expectations and performing reviews; coaching, training and taking correctiveaction when needed.


A valid driver’s license and two years of driving experience. This position requires driving asan essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates may be asked to provide adriving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.

Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:

A graduate degree in a natural resource science (e.g., forestry, fisheries, wildlife, biology,ecology) or a closely related field AND 5 + years of professional work experience in one ofthese fields.

Practical experience conducting and managing forestry/aquatic resource interactionresearch and monitoring projects.

Knowledge and understanding of statistics, including experimental design, samplingprocedures, hypothesis formulation and testing.

PracticalexperienceworkingwiththeWashingtonForestPracticesRulesandtheForestPractices Adaptive Management Program.

Strong communication, facilitation and negotiation skills.

Leadership and collaboration including the ability to and work productively in teams.Abilitytomaintaineffectiveworkingrelationshipswithgovernmentofficials,conservationcaucuses, researchers, and forest landowners.

Ability to exercise tact and judgement in communicating complex and/or controversial issueswith stakeholders.

Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills, including setting expectations,employee motivation and performance feedback.


Oneoftheworld’smostscenicplaces,WashingtonStateoffersbreathtakingdiscoveriesforpeoplewho love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the ruggedCascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Olympia. Formoreinformation on this area visit,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected for most office activities.When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to their assigned duty station forworkactivities ormay beapproved fortelework basedon DNR’stelework policy.

About the Department of Natural Resources(DNR).

Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s landsand waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNRwe approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally andare dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity andinclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage andprotect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquaticlands.

DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:Commitment to organizational health and wellnessWork/lifebalance

DNREmployeeResourceGroups(Diversity,EquityandInclusionCouncil,Women’sEmployeeResource Group,Veterans EmployeeResource Group,etc.)

Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups,visit here to learn more

Leadership that empowers and supports employeesProfessionaldevelopmentopportunitiesEducational and career development aid

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments

A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward healthinsurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit more information.

How to Apply: Youmustcompletetheentireonlineapplicationtobeconsideredfortheposition.

Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Ifyou experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application callNEOGOVtoll-free at (855)524-5627 or

Application Requirements:

Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to theposition profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.

Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.

Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use theReferences text field in the online application, or include with resume.

Attachacopyofyourcollegedegreecertificateoranunofficialcopyofyourtranscripts.Complete all supplemental questions.

Additional Information:

This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to

sixty (60) days.
Veteran’s wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 orother verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.Wethank you and are grateful for your service!

Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in analternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at

DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.



Expected salary: $6063 – 8156 per month

Job date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 07:54:22 GMT

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