King County's Agriculture, Forestry and Incentive (AFI) Unit within in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP), Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Project Program Manager III. Approximately two-thirds of King County is forested. King County owns and manages 28,000 acres of forestland and an additional 110,000 acres are owned by private, non-industrial forest landowners. The Senior Forester will primarily focus on those two landscapes. The Senior Forester is responsible for promoting the growth and development of resilient forests by assisting forest landowners in meeting their land management goals and objectives.
DNRP is looking for a resourceful, technically-skilled, and field-savvy team player who can support multi-disciplinary teams to advance high priority forestry management work. The ideal candidate is someone who can provide high-level technical forestry support for both WLRD and DNRP Parks Division (PD), with time spent approximately equally between the two divisions. WLRD responsibilities will include technical support for private forest landowners, staff liaison to the Rural Forest Commission and general forestry support for the Division. Responsibilities within PD will include development and implementation of forest stewardship plans and general forestry support to staff responsible for management of the PD portfolio. The Senior Forester will report directly to the AFI Program Manager and initially will have no direct reports but may supervise temporary staff and interns; indirect supervision will also be provided by the PD Open Space and Natural Lands Program Manager.