Administrative Support Office Assistant

$27,636 - $36,372 a year

Administrative Support Office Assistant - Colville
Recruitment # 2019-03-8409

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

Are you looking for a new opportunity and the chance to join a workforce comprised of professional, innovate and compassionate co-workers? The Northeast Region of the Department of Natural Resources, located in Colville, Washington is the place for you.

We are looking for a positive team member to join our group and assist our Human Resources Consultant Assistant by providing them with administrative support. We are looking for someone who pays close attention to detail and has an excellent sense of organization. This position will be responsible to use both verbal and written communication styles to connect with region staff, as well as with other HR Program members, and the general public. This position will require the ability to provide a high level of customer service and confidentiality.

What will we trust you with?
  • Detail oriented
  • Employee engagement
  • Cohesive team environment
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity and innovation

Why work for DNR?

Our Values

At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork.

Our Why

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.

The Location

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 Colville.

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 perpetuity."

Who are we looking for?

Required Qualifications:

The right candidate has:
  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Six months of experience completing administrative tasks; answering multi-line phones, copying, faxing, filing, word processing documents, and customer service.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook.
  • Good grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.
  • Ability to interpret department programs, policies, procedures, laws & regulations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when handling sensitive information
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Two years of experience completing administrative tasks; answering multi-line phones, copying, faxing, filing, word processing documents, and customer service.
  • To be considered you must apply online at (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 Trisha George at or e-mail us at

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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