DNR is seeking nine Forest Engineering Interns to work directly with our engineering staff to provide expertise on roads, stream crossings, and harvest system analysis. Our ideal candidates have an interest in industrial forestry or natural resources, want to push themselves to learn new skills, have a strong aptitude for problem-solving, and want to apply their skills in an outdoor environment. Further your personal growth and future opportunities by joining our team of engineers in a collaborative and supportive environment that promotes knowledge-sharing and professionalism.
The internship program is designed to give students valuable networking possibilities, and educational and real-world experience in a variety of duties. As a DNR intern you'll assist with or directly produce projects to manage our forest-road infrastructure, support decisions on timber sales, and design repairs for fish barriers. Actual job duties will vary by location and may include:
Road location survey and design. Road inventory and assessment. Timber sale reconnaissance. Timber sale layout. Harvest system analysis. Bridge and culvert site survey. Fish passage structure design. Construction compliance. GIS and GPS mapping techniques. Multi-discipline exposure and communication.
Interns will have a chance to review their training plans and give input on the learning objectives they desire to meet during their internship. Our goal is that your experience and training in this program will lead to possibilities for full-time employment with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Closes Jan. 15, 2018
Applicant must be a full-time student majoring in Forest Engineering, Forest Operations, Forest Management, Civil Engineering, or related fields and will be returning to school in a following quarter/semester.
Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
The incumbent in this position is required to travel. 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.
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
Closes Jan. 15, 2018
Additional Salary Information: Monthly salary depending on class level. DNR provides housing in some locations or a $500/month housing stipend if free housing is not available.
About Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands, DNR manages more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural, conservation, and aquatic lands. Of these, more than half are held in trust to produce income to support public schools, universities, prisons, and other state institutions. These state trust lands managed by DNR provide other public benefits, including outdoor recreation, habitat for native fish and wildlife, and watersheds for clean water.