Assistant Nursery Program Manager - Tumwater
Description Assistant Nursery Program Manager, Natural Resources Specialist 5 Forest Resources Division?
Tumwater Recruitment (phone) This is a full time permanent represented position.? Want to join something GREAT and make a difference? Webster Forest Nursery was established in 1957 and has shipped over 886 million seedlings for reforestation
in the Pacific Northwest. During the past 15yrs we have made significant investments in facilities and equipment, now we would like to make a significant investment in hiring a new Assistant Nursery Program Manager. This is your opportunity to be part of a great tradition and help us to reach one billion seedlings and beyond.
Webster Forest Nursery has 150 acres of tillable fields, 75,000 square ft of Argus climate controlled greenhouses and an active research program focused on operational production of forest seedlings. This position provides 1st-level management of the nursery program. The incumbent develops program goals, objectives, and priorities for seedling production; coordinates and allocates resources for the sowing, growing, harvest, packing, storage, and delivery of eight to 10 million seedlings annually; prepares operating budgets; creates and maintains nursery program procedures; develops timetables and work plans; sets research program priorities and objectives; and evaluates nursery program effectiveness.
The Assistant Nursery Program Manager will be responsible for growing the bareroot nursery crop (sowing seed and prescribing the irrigation, fertilization and pesticide regimes); scheduling lifting, packing and shipping; supervising the Greenhouse Nursery Manager and Nursery Scientist, for a total of 5 direct reports, 27 indirect employees, and a large pool of contract farm laborers. Previous background is required, this is not an entry level position.
What will we trust you with? All aspects of growing 8-10 million seedlings per year. Valuing others, creating a positive workplace atmosphere that allows each employee to teach others through trust, inclusiveness and equity Personal Accountability Compassionate Communication Inspiring Others Commitment to Excellence? Why work for DNR? At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative issue solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork. At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations.
As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. But managing lands is only half of our story. We house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. 2 of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.
We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and ability to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life.
At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations. The Location 1 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 spersons to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the? Palouse. Your office will be located Tumwater.? What makes DNR a great place to work?
Transitioning to a modern working atmosphere Mobile work Infants at work program 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 solid benefits program 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 details.? Why do people choose to work? for DNR?? " I enjoy the clients I support and there are a ton of smart, fun, passionate people in this agency that I have the privilege of interacting with and learning from. DNR is a great place because of the people who are here. They are passionate, hard-working, loyal, intelligent, kind, and FUN The aspects of the agency that speak to me are how diverse the work is that we do; from forests to grass lands, from mountain tops to under water, the composition of the agency made up by various different responsibilities makes it so interesting.
" " I am committed to this agency's purpose, the Washington Geological Survey is an amazing place full of innovative, creative, and open-minded people, and I get great satisfaction from serving Washington's residents. I love it here because this place loves me. I like how I am made to feel valued, appreciated, and I feel that my skills are constantly being broadened. I am generally my only limitation. " " The idea of managing the resources in perpetuity really speaks to me.
I like that the work DNR does tries to strike a balance between business and conservation and that I don't have to compromise 1 for the other because I am expected to do both. We are expected to be good stewards of the resources and the decisions we make mean somethingin perpetuity. "? Who are we looking for?? Minimum experience: The right applicant has: A Bachelor's degree involving major study in agronomy, horticulture, forestry or closely related position of study. 5 Years of professional expertise in a production nursery. Supervisory background including nursery work conditions.
Ability to lift, carry and push/pull up to 50 lbs (seedling bags and fertilizer/pesticide containers). Ability to walk and work in rough uneven terrain and all weather conditions. A major portion of the work is performed at a computer, however it also requires standing and walking in cooler/freezers and agricultural settings. In addition to working around large farm equipment, it requires the ability to effectively communicate in loud industrial settings. Handle and work in close proximity to fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, soil fumigation and seed cleaning solutions (bleach and hydrogen peroxide) and crops treated with these substances.
Washington State Pesticide Applicator License, Public Operator in categories Agricultural Weeds, and Agricultural Insect and Disease within 1st 12 mons of employment. 1st aid, CPR and biohazard training within 1st twelve months of employment. Respirator use and fit testing training within 1st 12 mnths of employment. Forklift driver certification within 1st 12 mnths of employment.? Desirable Requirements: Ability to speak Spanish. Knowledge and background in a forest seedling nursery. Knowledge and background working with computer database programs such as Access and Oracle.
APPLICATION PROCESS? To be considered you must apply on-line at? www. careers. wa. gov? ( Click on the APPLY button above ). You must complete the entire on-line application to be considered for the position. You must attach the following: A letter of interest describing how your background and requirements relate to the position profile, required and desired position requirements, and special position responsibilities. A resume? including the names of 3 to five professional references Carefully review your application materials before submitting.
If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire on-line application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor. Application Status? once you submit your on-line application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring managers directly.? Questions? Please contact? John Trobaugh at 360-902-X,john. trobaughdnr. wa. gov? or e-mail us at? DNRrecruitingdnr. wa. gov.? Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, nice, marital status, niceual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy/parental status, genetic details, military status, political affiliation, criminal history or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability. 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-X or (360) 902-X.
DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.
Location: Tumwater, WA