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Washington State Department of Natural Resources Forest Check Cruiser 1 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Forest Check Cruiser 1 Recruitment #2024-2-5193 Full-time, Permanent, Represented position Location: Northwest Region- Sedro-Woolley, WA Partial Telework flexibility may be available and considered Relocation Compensation may be available and considered Salary: $4,385.00 - $5,900.00 Monthly * *Review of applications is ongoing. *We reserve the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 2/12/24. It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. *Want to join something GREAT and make a difference? Are you interested in a rewarding career in Washington State managing the state's forests for multiple objectives? If so, we are seeking a Forest Check Cruiser 1 to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington's lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations. Management of trust assets is linked to decisions made during the presales, timber cruising, sales compliance, and silviculture functions of the Region team. The Forest Check Cruiser 1 position is a vital position that contributes to the success of meeting our goals and objectives both long and short term. This position plans, organizes, implements, and provides quality control for the region timber cruising program; consults with the Region Timber Sales office and schedules cruising priorities for the region based on projected FY auction schedule & timelines. The position reports to the Region Management Forester. This position also provides professional forestry expertise on DNR uplands managed for current and future citizens of the state to 1) sustain long-term ecosystem and economic viability; and 2) foster resilient forest lands and the benefits derived from them. This position works under the guidance of the Habitat Conservation Plan, the Forest Practice Rules, the Policy for Sustainable Forests, the Sustainable Harvest Calculation, the Endangered Species Act, and all other applicable laws, rules, regulations, and agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.


  • Review of materials and cruise data collected to ensure statistically sound methods were deployed on each individual project.
  • Work with Timber Cruising Specialists to determine the best sampling technique and cruise intensity for the project.
  • Make sure volume, sort, and grade information is expanded from measurements taken at various points on individual trees. Observe that hidden defects are estimated and anticipated breakage is calculated.
  • Check that cruise data has been processed properly through department cruising software.
  • Plan, organize, implement, and provide quality control for Timber Cruising Specialists' workload and region deliverables. Coordinate cruise schedule to maintain efficient cruising team production.
  • Observe and report potential challenges with timber sale layout, topographic features, or environmental concerns that may negatively affect a sale.
  • Provide direction and guidance to contract administrators on scale and sort sales to identify the mismanufacture of logs according to contract requirements. Provide basic log scale training for contract administrators and other field staff in concert with the DNR check scaler.
  • Train, plan, organize, implement, and evaluate the activities of other timber cruisers in the region. Provide mentorship, schedule work & monitor workloads.

*Required Qualifications: *

Associate degree in forestry or closely related Natural Resource field AND at least 2 years of professional experience in a natural resource position. OR A combination of education and/or experience equivalent.

Supervisory/Leadership experience.