State of Washington - Olympia, WA

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Service, Science, Sustainability

Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public’s interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.
DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.
The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $187 million and has over 1200 permanent employees with approximately 300 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.

This recruitment is only open to any Department of Natural Resource employee who currently holds
permanent status as a Land Surveyor 3 Land Surveyor 3
Manager, Public Land Survey Office
Recruitment #2012-11-0224T
Salary Range: $4,429 – $5,813 per month
($4,296 - $5,639 with 3% temporary reduction)

OPENS: November 20, 2012
CLOSES: November 29, 2012

Note: From July 1, 2011 through June 29, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction, offset by additional paid leave, is in effect for most state positions. For specific information on the Temporary Salary Reduction, click here.

LOCATION : Tumwater/Olympia

This recruitment is only open to any DNR employee who holds permanent status as a Land Surveyor 3. The most senior applicant who meets all of the requirements below will be offered this position. For more information on Internal Movement, click here .

This position manages the Public Land Survey Office, which includes determining priorities and the nature and course of projects to pursue. It manages a statewide system that provide a means for the identification and preservation of all survey points and land boundary information in the state by providing a comprehensive survey records repository, and facilitating the use of the Washington coordinate system and federal control networks. It also provides administrative support to a five-member Survey Advisory Board that establishes professional survey standards, manages the monumentation removal and protection program and professionally advises the general public on their survey needs. It supervises five employees in the daily management of the office.

Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Washington. And knowledge of:

Land surveying and topographic mapping principles,
Surveying procedures and practices;
Pertinent statutes, court decisions and other law pertaining to the establishment of land boundaries; locating dividing and defining corners, monuments, lines and limits of land;
Professional standards of land surveying and mapping;
Land records management; surveying mathematics; geodesy and state plane coordinates;
Supervision and management practices.
Experience working with various Public agencies.
Excellent communication skills.

Ability to:
Supervise land surveying and mapping work both in the field and office;
Organize and prioritize documents;
Communicate well orally and in writing.

As required by the WFSE 2011-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 4.3, an applicant will only be considered for this opportunity as Internal Movement transfer candidate if:
The applicant holds permanent status as a Land Surveyor 3 in the WFSE bargaining unit. (Applicants can verify their bargaining unit by checking their employee profile on OrgPlus.);
The applicant demonstrates or been assessed to have the position specific skills, abilities, and qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position;
The applicant provides supervisory verification that there are no disciplinary actions in the applicant’s personnel file for the past twelve months; there are no pending disciplinary actions; the applicant is not under investigation into alleged misconduct; and there are no performance issues being addressed, as documented in the applicant’s supervisory file;
The applicant has not been granted an Internal Movement transfer within the past two years;
The applicant has not refused an offer of an Internal Movement transfer within the past twelve months;
The appointment will not create a violation of DNR policy; AND
The appointment meets the needs of the work unit.

To be considered for this position, please submit by November 29, 2012 :
This recruitment is only open to DNR employees who currently hold permanent status as a
Land Surveyor 3 .
A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and required qualifications.
A completed application – DNR Job Application And a Resume
An online voluntary Applicant Profile Questionnaire . (This form is not required and is submitted online. Please do not print out and send in with application materials).
An Internal Movement form signed by you and your supervisor.
Submit all materials by the closing date to:
Electronic method preferred. You must indicate 2012-11-0224T in the subject line of your e-mail.
Questions? Please contact Gwen Gervelis at phone number (360) 902-1181 or e-mail us at .

OR other method to:
Melody Wolf
Department of Natural Resources
PO BOX 47033
Olympia, WA 98504-7033

By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed. This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial, and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1097. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) by dialing 711.

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