Communication Site Program Manager- Olympia
Recruitment # 2019-3-6026
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Product Sales and Leasing Division is seeking a strong leader, who is self-motivated and a problem solver. A seasoned professional who is looking for the next challenge in their career. This individual would be leading the oversight of the statewide Communications Site Program, which includes more than 400 Leases at 100 sites, which generate an annual revenue of about $4.7 million. The Communications Site Program oversees leases that range from local Emergency Management Service networks to large multi-national cellular provider networks.
This position develops and carries out strategies that would maximize revenue on state managed trust lands while providing long-term sustainability. This position works in an innovative and diverse environment, while influencing and managing critical communications infrastructure across Washington State. You will have the unique opportunity to develop and implement a new system to manage and track leases across the state. You will be challenged to build and grow the communications site-leasing program to meet the ever-changing needs of the lessees and benefit the people of the state of Washington.
In this position you will perform complex management duties with high values and sensitive issues, including negotiating complex leases, ensuring compliance of leases, easements, law, rules and policies. You will establish and maintain working relationships both internal and external to the program, including stakeholders such as neighboring landowners, lessees, tribes, regulators and interested government agencies. Your leadership will lead in maintaining safety conscious and environmentally responsible infrastructure at communication sites, which includes towers, buildings, and access roads. Your strong leadership qualities will be critical to ensure the financial aspects of payment, late payments, and non-payment are handled in a fair and professional manner. You will provide supervision to two full time staff responsible for the leasing program on the west side of the state and fosters program consistency regarding procedures, practices and documents.
What will we trust you with?
* Leading and coaching staff
* Creativity and innovation
* Detail oriented without losing site of the big picture
* Critical decision making
* Employee engagement
Why work for DNR?
At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem 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 also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two 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 expertise 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.
One 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 shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. This position works out of the Natural Resource Building located on the Capital Campus in Olympia, Washington. Although it is the State Capital, Olympia is one of the smaller cities in the Puget Sound Region, which creates a dynamic, diverse community with a more relaxed, smaller town feel. Education is an important community value in the Olympia area with great local schools, South Sound Community College and Evergreen State College located in the local area. Located in the South Sound area, Olympia lies on the shores of Puget Sound, several large rivers, and both the Cascade and Olympic Mountains are nearby. Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier National Park are readily accessible from Olympia. This proximity provides diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, bird watching, kayaking and mountaineering. The nearby outdoor environment ranges from salt water to glacier-covered mountains.
What makes DNR a great place to work?
* Transitioning to a modern work environment
* 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 comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit for more information.
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 one 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 something...in perpetuity.\"
Who are we looking for?
* A bachelor's degree in natural resource science, real property or similar related field.
* Two years' of professional leasing or land management experience at the entry level.
* Ability to effectively supervise staff.
* Ability to effectively represent the Department during all phases of the leasing process.
* To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above)
* You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
* You must attach the following:
* A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.
* A resume including the names of three to five professional references
Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire online application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.
Application Status ? once you submit your online 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 Al McGuire at 360-###-####, ...@dnr.wa.gov
or e-mail us at ...@dnr.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, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy/parental status, genetic information, 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) ###-#### or (360) ###-####. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.