DNR Conservation Easement Check Cruiser, Forest Check Cruiser

Position Description

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Forest Regulation Division. Are you interested in a career that allows you to serve small forest landowners by compensating them for trees they are required to leave under Forest Practices Rules? DNR is looking for a Forest Check Cruiser to perform timber cruising and check cruising for the DNR Forestry Riparian Easement and Rivers and Habitat Open Space Programs in the Small Forest Landowner Office.


  • Determines timber cruise sampling and layout methods and estimates the gross and net volume per assigned cruise area.
  • Ensures cruising data meets DNR Timber Cruising Handbook standards.
  • Lays out cruise patterns, counts trees, estimates heights, observes species, estimates the extent of defects, and assigns a grade, makes mathematical projections from samples to calculate estimates of grade, species, and value of the entire conservation easement area.
  • Ensures cruising data is statistically sound.
  • Maintains fluent use of agency software such as Microsoft Word and Excel as well as the Atterbury Cruise method to analyze cruise data and produce accurate cruise narratives and reports.


Recruitment #2024-6-A264
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location flexibility may be available and considered: Olympia, WA
Work Hours and Partial Telework flexibility may be available and considered
Relocation Compensation may be available and considered
Salary: $4,987.00 – $6,705.00 Monthly
The salary range listed includes a general wage increase of 3% for all state employees effective July 1, 2024.

Application Information

Apply online: at www.careers.wa.gov
Letter of interest: describing your specific qualifications to the position and position required, desired, and special requirements.
Resume: that details your experience and qualifications.
References: at least three professional references with current telephone numbers– you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include it with your resume.
Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
Complete all supplemental questions.
Candidates who move forward in the recruitment process may be contacted via email at with interview information/scheduling instructions. Please monitor the email listed in your application materials and check your junk email folder to ensure you receive those communications.
Questions? Please contact KelliAnne Ricks at or e-mail us at

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