Natural Resource Specialist 1 (Stewardship) Tumwater

Washington State Park and Recreation Commission
Parks Headquarters in Tumwater, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$3,558 - $4,656 monthly
Last Date to Apply
This announcement is for a full-time, non-permanent Natural Resource Specialist 1 (Stewardship) position, at Parks Headquarters, located in Tumwater, WA. This non-permanent position is expected to last through 06/30/2023. The State Parks Stewardship Program is charged with conserving and protecting the unique, yet vulnerable, natural and cultural heritage preserved within Washington's diverse state park system, while providing sustainable recreational and educational opportunities for current and future generations. Under the general supervision of the Natural Resources Program Manager this position assists in the coordination and implementation of stewardship activities and works closely with other agency staff to ensure program implementation and compliance with agency policy and procedure through planning, technical consultation, and review. Duties include but are not limited to: Assists in overseeing and implementing natural resources stewardship projects, including restoration projects in forest and grassland ecosystems, and invasive species control and surveys (including both plants and animals). Assists in the design and coordination of multiple parks resources and inventory. Assists in literature and field-based research. Monitors the status of endangered, sensitive, or otherwise listed plants and animals and determines their effect on the management of parks. Conducts research of background information to aid in decision-making, reviewing of actions and supportive explanations. Assists in training and outreach to staff and public.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Two (2) years of full-time work experience in the field of conservation biology or ecological restoration. - An Associate's degree with a major study in ecology, restoration ecology, forest ecology, natural resource management or a closely related field. OR - A Bachelor's degree with a major study in ecology, restoration ecology, forest ecology, natural resource management or a closely related field. AND - Valid unrestricted (except corrective lenses) driver's license. A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST ALSO POSSESS: - Skills in plant identification, including the ability to use a dichotomous key (preferably Hitchcock and Cronquist's Flora of the Pacific Northwest). - A foundation in ecological principles and an understanding of ecosystem processes. - Familiarity with computer spreadsheet or database programs. - Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. - Ability to keep records and take field notes. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Experience using GIS-based computer applications. - Experience with invasive species control. - Experience conducting ecological field work in Washington State. - Experience with restoration project management and contract compliance. - A Bachelor's degree with a major study in botany, plant ecology, restoration ecology, forest ecology, or a closely related field or 4 years of relevant experience.
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