Washington State Spillman Fire Unit Manager-NRS 2 in Belfair, Washington


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Spillman Fire Unit Manager Natural Resource Specialist 2 Recruitment #*2016-10-3316-10379*


$3,453 – $4,532 per month


Permanent, Full-time. This position is represented by the WPEA. Important Note: Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.


Belfair, Washington


October 24, 2016


Under the direction of the Fire Operations District Manager, applicable state laws, rules and agency polices the successful candidate will be expected to independently plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement the fire protection and control programs within Mason and Kitsap Counties. This position interacts with fire chiefs, managers and firefighters from the DNR, fire protection districts, federal agencies, tribes and members of the public. This position supervises one Natural Resource Specialist 1 and is the second-line supervisor of four seasonal Engine Leaders and eight Firefighters. Qualifications


  • Combination of five years' experience working directly in wildland fire suppression, with three of those years certified as a NWCG Single Resource Boss and Type 4 NWCG Incident Commander or higher qualifications.
  • Familiarity with wildland fire suppression strategies and tactics as currently practiced in the Pacific Northwest.


  • A Bachelor's degree in wildfire science, environmental science or a closely related field.
  • Training including Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies, Fire Prevention, and facilitation.
  • Certification as Type 3 NWCG Incident commander.
  • Knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements, employment rules and regulations as they apply to permanent, seasonal career and seasonal DNR employees.
  • Demonstrated successful experience coordinating and functioning as a NWCG instructor teaching 200 or higher level wildland fire courses.
  • Successful experience independently planning, evaluating and reviewing outcomes and providing guidance, advice or direction as needed to achieve the goals in a geographically dispersed wildfire preparedness and suppression program.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a successful leader and contributing team player within a defined work group.


  • Must maintain NWCG Position Qualification of Type 4 Incident Commander, Single Resource Boss or higher fire line position, and must maintain the applicable fitness level rating for the pertinent qualifications.
  • 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.
  • Incumbent is often directed to work overtime hours during fire season. Additionally, emergency (that is, unscheduled) overtime for fire response is required.
  • This position is required to regularly travel within the assigned geographic unit and other parts of the Region, in order to meet with employees and others. Occasion travel, including overnight stays, may be required for training and other reasons.
  • 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. Supplemental Information

WHO MAY APPLY This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.


  • To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above)
  • Submit the following:
  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.
  • Attach your Resume – do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment.
  • The names of three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
  • Carefully review your application materials before submitting.
  • You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.

Note: Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record issued from all states in which they have held a license during the past 3 years.

Questions? Please contact Don Melton at 360-802-7011/ don.melton@dnr.wa.gov or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

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. 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.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10-3316-10379

Department: Dept. of Natural Resources

Closing: 10/24/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $41,436.00 - $54,384.00 Annually

Location: Mason County – Belfair, WA