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The Department of Natural Resources has an exciting opportunity within our Aquatic Resources Division. Come help us manage state-owned aquatic lands so that people and the environment thrive, businesses and eelgrass meadows grow, and waterfront public access and salmon are preserved in perpetuity. We are looking for a leader (District Manager) of a team of four professional staff who are based in Lewis County and manage state-owned aquatic lands in southwest and eastern Washington.
The District Manager will ensure that management of state-owned aquatic lands in the Rivers District is executed in a sustainable manner, ensuring environmental protection of aquatic lands. The District Manager works with individual citizens, private industry, Tribes, other governments, and stakeholders to ensure resources are managed to preserve ecological and economic viability, including clean-up, pollution prevention, habitat conservation and protection, restoration, and assessment of proper use of state-owned aquatic lands. This is accomplished primarily through aquatic land leasing.
If you are fascinated by and enjoy the following, you may be an ideal candidate:
- The DNR mission.
- Helping your staff do their jobs well and to get better every year.
- Mastering unusual, often technical topics such as property legal descriptions, property rights, and environmental protection statutes and rules.
- Drafting strong contracts that meet the goals of the state — ensuring environmental protection, promoting public use and access, and minimizing risk – and meeting the goals of our customers (lessees/grantees/licensees).
- Helping your staff, colleagues, and senior managers solve complex public policy, environmental, and real property management problems.
- Non-routine work; even experienced staff learn something new nearly every day.
- Providing excellent customer service both internally and externally.
- The District Manager’s responsibilities include the following:
- Directly supervising two professional land managers and 1 natural resource technician.
- Overseeing the supervision of one natural resource technician who reports to a land manager.
- Collaborating and supporting the work of the larger Rivers District team, including the management team.
- Setting expectations, providing feedback, prioritizing workload, and coaching staff.
- Ensuring that the team achieves the DNR vision and mission and does so consistent with the DNR values and core competencies.
- Playing a key role in the development of policy, procedures, and guidance for the district and the division.
- Managing and negotiating the most complex and sensitive aquatic land management issues in the team’s area of operations.
- Ensuring the proper use of state-owned aquatic lands by reviewing all leases, easements, and license documents generated by staff.
- Helping to support other district and division activities including restoration, habitat stewardship, and environmental review of proposed projects affecting state-owned aquatic lands.
The Northwest Horticultural Council (NHC) is a nonprofit trade association, based in Yakima, Washington, that represents the tree fruit (apple, cherry, and pear) industry of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington on federal and international policy and regulatory matters. Pacific Northwest tree fruit growers, packers, and shippers produce approximately 76 percent of the fresh apples, 87 percent of the fresh pears, and 84 percent of the fresh cherries in the U.S. as well as the vast majority of organic deciduous tree fruit. Producers from the Pacific Northwest account for over 90 percent of the U.S. apple and pear exports and 85 percent of U.S. cherry exports.
With a staff of eight, the NHC is an advocacy group that engages with the private sector, academia, government, and non-governmental bodies. The technical communications manager works on technical and regulatory matters pertaining to tree fruit production, conventional and organic, as well as domestic and international commerce.
A successful candidate will have a technical communications background that enables them to quickly engage on emerging technical issues and provide relevant updates to the tree fruit industry, government, or other interested parties. This position reports to the NHC’s president and will require limited travel.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the NHC president, senior vice president, and vice presidents
- Maintain the NHC website and its crop protection database
- Manage communications and technical issues pertaining to organic standards, the National Organic Program, and the National Organic Standards Board
- Write reports, maintain spreadsheets, and generate public comments to support industry initiatives
- Assist in communicating regulatory requirements to growers, packers, and shippers to avoid noncompliance with governmental regulations in the domestic and international markets
- Maintain and regularly update industry fact sheets
- Monitor U.S. and international sources of technical information such as the WTO and Codex
Essential Job Requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree
- Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
- The ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail while responding to unforeseen circumstances and deadlines
- Five or more years of post-university work experience, including technical writing responsibilities
- Microsoft Office fluency
Preferred Job Requirements:
- Experience working with federal or state regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Master’s degree or other professional degree
- Experience working in and/or with an agricultural organization
Interested candidates should submit letters of application and resume to the NHC at 105 S. 18th Street, Suite 105, Yakima, WA, 98901 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Information on the Northwest Horticultural Council is available at www.nwhort.org
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