Anticipated appointment mid-May through August or mid-June through September. Dates can be flexible to accommodate school start and end dates.
Sophomore and under: $14.05 per hour
Junior: $15.05 per hour
Senior: $16.05 per hour
Graduate student: up to $19.05 per hour
*DNR provides housing in some locations or a $500/month housing stipend if free housing is not available.
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The South Puget Sound Region is actively recruiting for two exempt Recreation and Conservation Public Outreach and Education Interns in the Snoqualmie Unit Recreation Program. These are full-time exempt intern positions with anticipated appointment dates of either mid-May through August, or mid-June through September. There is flexibility with these appointment dates to accommodate school start and end dates. The work will involve a flexible schedule that includes routine evening and weekend work. The duty station is located in North Bend, WA. There is a $500/month (maximum of three months) housing stipend available.
Do you want to gain first-hand, real-world experience the areas of recreation and conservation? Are you majoring in a field that relates to a career in these areas? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for the DNR Recreation and Conservation Public Outreach and Education Internship Program. The opportunity offers interns valuable networking possibilities and on-the-job experience.
The Snoqualmie Corridor encompasses approximately 55,000 acres of DNR-managed state trust lands and natural areas. This includes working forests such as Tiger Mountain and Raging River State Forests which provide a stream of revenue to public schools and other trust beneficiaries through timber harvest and other forest products. Natural Areas include the Mount Si, Middle Fork Snoqualmie, West Tiger Mountain Natural Resource Conservation Areas (NRCAs) and the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, which provide protection to the State’s most scenic landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rare plant and animal habitats. The Snoqualmie Corridor includes over 200 miles of trails, 13 recreation sites and over 1 million annual user visits per year.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting education efforts in the Snoqualmie Corridor, including working with volunteers, focusing on outreach (at popular, busy trailheads and back-country trails). This position will also conduct field inspections and evaluate trails and facilities, including after permitted organized events, light trail maintenance and trail signage implementation. This position may also assist with trail, trailhead, day-use facility development projects and maintenance, Invasive species surveying and removal, graffiti and trash removal, non-designated trail documentation and other incident reporting activities as needed.
- Applicant must be a student majoring In Recreation, Natural Resource Management, Communication Studies, Environmental Education or closely related field and will be returning to school in a following quarter/semester,
- High level of detail and strong communication skills
- Physical ability to work alone or as part of a team in undeveloped, remote, forested or back-country terrain. Ability to hike moderate to difficult terrain in all weather conditions.
- Experience using Microsoft office products including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
- Must be available to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings and most weekends
- Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving 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 commitment to outdoor recreation and conservation, evidence through course work (such as General Biology, Outdoor Recreation Management, Tourism, Environmental Education, Natural Resource Management or closed related course) and activities.
One of the world’s most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in North Bend.
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 for work activities or may be approved for telework based on DNR’s telework policy.
About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
DNR provides excellent benefits a few of those include:
- Commitment to organizational health and wellness
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
- Leadership that empowers and supports employees
- Work/life balance
- Leadership development opportunities
- Educational aid and career development stipends
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
- Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
- Opportunities to stretch your professional skills
- A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.
How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email CareersHelp@des.wa.gov.
- Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
- Attach a resume describing you experience and qualifications.
- Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
- Complete all supplemental questions.
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 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. We thank you and are grateful for your service!
Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 902-1350 or (360) 555-0143 or by email at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-800-833-6388 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
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Questions? Please contact Shannon Egger at (253) 350-1620, Shannon.Egger@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov