State of Washington Classified Job Specification
NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST 2
Class Series Concept
See NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST 1.
Positions independently plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement forest eco-system programs (resource management and/or regulatory) or contract management and land development activities within agricultural, aquatic, and/or commercial lands program(s) in an assigned geographic area or district. Some positions serve as a staff assistant performing a variety of professional projects and tasks within assigned specialized forestry programs or as a staff assistant performing a variety of professional projects or tasks within an assigned land management program. Some positions may supervise other professionals and/or skilled technicians.
As a local unit manager, performs professional field activities and supervises local unit employees to conduct or perform activities assigned to the unit;
Recommends activities for inclusion in district plans; schedules planned and assigned activities, writes site-specific silviculture prescriptions;
Gathers and provides information and meets with other agencies, interest groups, industry and individuals concerning agency programs and activities;
Performs and supervises enforcement of law, rules and regulations assigned and delegated to local unit for administration;
Recommends timber sales and/or reforestation activities for inclusion in plans;
Evaluates state-owned lands to establish best and most profitable use and to initiate development actions;
Analyzes and determines leasing and marketing structures and environmental and legislative requirements;
Conducts land evaluation studies; completes surveys, locating property lines and site conditions; prepares maps and reports describing and analyzing observed conditions such as accessibility, terrain, vegetation, soils, local crops and tilling practices, area developments and use practices; proposes and justifies special studies;
Drafts easements and legal descriptions and researches requests for right of way over state owned land;
Drafts contracts for the lease of state-owned land;
Positions may supervise lower level staff.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Positions typically require one to two years of professional experience as a Natural Resource Specialist 1 or three years of experience in other natural resource specialties such as natural resource engineering, land management, land technician, natural resource technician, forest cruising, or engineering aid. OR A Bachelor’s degree in a related specialty area and two to three years of professional experience in that specialty.
For some positions, a Master’s or Ph.D. will substitute for one year of experience.
Class Specification History
New class effective January 1, 2006; Natural Resource Specialist 2 (replaces 17040 Land Manager 2, 95230 Forester 2).
New class code, formerly 523J, effective July 1, 2007.