[ES_JOBS_NET] Geologic Publications Editor, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Apr 15 15:09:41 MDT 2019
Geologic Publications Editor
$57,708.00 - $77,616.00 Annually
Thurston County - Olympia, WA
Full Time - Permanent
Dept. of Natural Resources
5/8/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Geologic Publications Editor (NRS3)
Washington Geological Survey, Natural Resources Building, Olympia
Recruitment # 2019-04-2385
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Washington Geological Survey is looking for a publications editor with a geoscience background to join a diverse and highly motivated team of geologists, cartographers, and data scientists as a permanent, full-time member of our publications group.
In a fast-paced dynamic work environment where no two days are alike, you will use your knowledge of geology and your strong writing and design skills to produce a variety of publications, ranging from geologic maps to posters, pamphlets, fact sheets, and books. You will use your ability to write for a variety of audiences to help Survey geologists communicate their science to the public. This unique position combines your scientific training with your publications and design background to do work that is important to the success of the Survey and is valued by Survey staff.
What will we trust you with?
* Creating a variety of publications, graphics, and figures using professional design and layout software
* Editing text written by Survey authors, including providing constructive feedback on style and content
* Generating and editing new content for our website and blog
* Effective time management and ability to work independently on assigned tasks
* Good communication, teamwork, and a positive, diligent work ethic
* Creativity, enthusiasm, and a desire to learn new skills
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. Your office will be located in Olympia on the state capital campus and minutes from downtown and the South Puget Sound.
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 http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html 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."
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Who are we looking for?
The right candidate has:
* Bachelor's degree in geology or one of the specific geologic disciplines
* Two years of experience editing and producing publications
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite or similar programs
* Demonstrated ability in technical editing
* Demonstrated competence in page layout and graphic design
* Working knowledge of publication standards for geologic maps and reports
* Acute attention to detail
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to internal and external groups and individuals
* Ability to communicate technical material to a lay audience
* A good ear for writing and a good eye for design
* Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to work alone
* Ability to collaborate as a member of a team
* Ability to give criticism without offending
* Ability to listen to criticism without taking it personally
* A continual striving for excellence
* A desire to serve the public
* Master's degree in geology or one of the specific geologic disciplines
* Geology license
* Experience with web design and maintenance
* Familiarity with Washington State geography and geology
* Facility with social media
* Working knowledge of publication standards for other types of publications
* Photography and illustration skills
* Training or hands-on experience in publications, journalism/PR, art, graphics, form design, or display design
* Knowledge of ArcGIS and experience designing GIS map documents
* Experience designing, maintaining, and editing spatial databases, and metadata
* Experience in successful project management
* To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov<http://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
* Three writing samples (two scientific writing samples and one piece written for a general audience), and two design samples (these could be maps, websites, booklets, pamphlets, posters, infographics, or scientific figures).
* 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 Susan Schnur at 360-902-2913, susan.schnur at dnr.wa.gov<mailto:susan.schnur at dnr.wa.gov> or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting at dnr.wa.gov<mailto:DNRrecruiting 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) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1128. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.
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