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Looking for jobs in the fisheries field? Here are some links to job sites in the West that might help! If you have any job openings you would like to have posted, send the position information (title, agency/location, description, salary, deadlines, and contact information) to the current Communications Director.

 


Title: Fishery Hatchery Specialist 3
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Oroville, WA
Pay Rate: $3,616.00–$4,738.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 06/16/2021

Description:

Picture yourself assisting the Operations Manager and Fish Hatchery Specialist 4 while leading a crew during the day-to-day facility operations. This is an opportunity to assist in accomplishing the production program goals by contributing to the sport, tribal and commercial fisheries in Washington State. The optimal candidate is a leader who takes pride in their work, uses sound judgment, and can work collaboratively. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated skills representing WDFW values of professionalism, accountability, empathy, integrity, and respect. Duties include: Carries out sound fish culture practices to meet program goals, Identifies and communicates opportunities to improve fish culture practices, Projects and monitors fish growth and feed requirements, Actively seeks to learn new fish culture practices, Administers and calculates medication levels prescribed to treat fish illness.
Monitors egg and fish production, Performs fish inventories, splits, grading, marking trailer inventories, weight samples and plants. Monitors fish behavior and health. Calculates amount of therapeutic drug to be administered when prescribed; Collects adult salmonids by netting, and snagging; Leads crew members in feeding, cleaning, and transferring fish, determines the proper rearing densities for ponding and planting fish; etc.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3105318/fish-hatchery-specialist-3-permanent-05530-21


Title: Fishery Biologist 3
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: LaConner, WA
Pay Rate: $3,987.00–$5,229.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 06/18/2021

Description:

This position independently plans, develops, designs, and directs fisheries monitoring and assessments throughout WDFW Region 4, District 14, which includes the Nooksack, Samish, and Skagit River watersheds. Information gathered from monitoring and assessments is used to make in-season management action recommendations, season and regulation recommendations, and reports of harvest and encounters of both ESA and non-ESA listed fish species. The position will regularly collaborate and coordinate with intradepartmental and interdepartmental WDFW staff, resource comanagers, County and Federal officials, and the public stakeholders, to report observed and predicted catch, and to make informed decisions on resource issues that have an impact on a stock or stocks and their habitat. Duties include: District specialist for monitoring freshwater fisheries for foodfish and gamefish.
Primarily freshwater but not necessarily exclusively; Will mostly work in anadromous and non-anadromous streams and hydro reservoirs but may also participate in aspects of design and implementation of monitoring in other areas; Collaborate with agency staff on planned or emergent fisheries monitoring needs; Without supervision, design, plan, develop, implement, direct, and participate in statistically defensible fishery monitoring studies and assessments; Plan, direct, and adapt activities of staff for collection of fishing effort and catch; etc.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3110319/fishery-biologist-3-project-permanent-05726


Title: Compliance Inspectors, Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia/Monesano, Mill Creek, Wenatachee/Ellensburg, WA
Pay Rate: $4,738.00–$6,217.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 06/20/2021

Description:

Use your independent judgement, knowledge of fish life, understanding of construction methods, and advanced technical and communication skills to help Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) permittees achieve compliance with their HPA permits. Ensure that permitted and unpermitted construction projects are carried out in a manner that is HPA compliant. Help investigate complaints of nonpermitted and illegal work that affects fish resources, and habitats. Work collaboratively with other regulatory agencies and Tribes to address impacts from nonpermitted and illegal work. Come join a close-knit, collaborative team that embodies diversity, equity and inclusion and values each member for their strengths while working together to contribute to the protection of fish resources and habitats. Picture yourself, conducting compliance inspections to ensure hydraulic projects are constructed in a manner that protects fish life. These are opportunities to, ensure projects are carried out in a manner that is compliant with Hydraulic Project Approval permit provisions and the Hydraulic Code laws and rules (Chapter 77.55 RCW and Chapter 220-660 WAC). The optimal applicants are team players who take pride in their work, are tactful and sensitive when dealing with people with strongly held opposing viewpoints and when addressing “politically sensitive” matters. We are seeking candidates, who respect and value the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3107676/fish-wildlife-biologist-3-compliance-inspectors-four-permanent-05658?keywords=05658&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Title: Operations and Hatchery Reform Manager
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Montesano, Olympia, or Port Angeles, WA
Pay Rate: $82,860.00 Annually
Application deadline: Open until filled, first review on 6/11/2021

Description:

You work to ensure that the facilities used to meet these production goals are maintained and operated in a sound, efficient, and safe manner that not only provides a safe work environment for employees it also protects property assets. This position must be willing and able to direct emerging situations regarding threats to fish resources, infrastructure, staff and activities that impact the work unit. Proactive management is necessary. Here is an opportunity, to collaborate with multiple funding entities in complex and, at times, difficult negotiations regarding funding resources (contract development and budget tracking) and/or fish production actions. This also requires being able to manage property that belongs to other entities. In this complex role, you will oversee and manage the water rights at each facility and have a significant amount of control and oversight assuring that the water rights are managed and protected consistent with regulations outlined by the Department of Ecology. With your understanding and experience, you will be responsible for managing the state’s live fish resources that range from trout production for planting into local area lakes to salmon and steelhead programs that in some cases are used for wild stock recovery. You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork, setting a positive example to follow with respectful interactions towards all. Decision Making responsibilities: this position has significant purchasing authority and demonstrates responsible use of fiscal resources, evaluating alternatives and weighing the benefits based on: 1) The state’s economic condition, 2) The program/facility needs. The incumbent responds to difficult, stressful, or sensitive interpersonal situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict and maintains good working relationships among internal and external customers. This position has a significant authority to make management decisions on how the complex will be staffed and utilize existing employees for the most efficient use of the resources. Promotes and approves training/education opportunities for staff to maintain and improve applicable job skills/abilities, and advancement opportunities.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3103954/operations-and-hatchery-reform-manager-wms-2-permanent-05514


Title: Assistant Instructor in Renewable Resources
Agency: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Pay Rate: $58,440–$79,998 CAD
Application deadline: 06/15/2021

Description:

BCIT’s Renewable Resources Department is hiring a regular full-time Assistant Instructor. BCIT’s BSc and MSc programs in Ecological Restoration are among North America’s very few programs that specialize in this emerging discipline. These programs provide graduates with a world-class foundation in the fundamental science, applied knowledge, and technical skills needed to restore a broad range of degraded ecosystems. Both programs have been designed to advance the science and practice of ecological restoration. The BSc and MSc programs are widely renowned locally and internationally for their field-oriented learning and applied research. The BSc is a 2-year program (years 3 and 4) and is one of just two Canadian BSc programs in ecological restoration. The MSc program is Canada’s only graduate program specializing in ecological restoration, and is offered jointly between BCIT and Simon Fraser University. In both the BSc and MSc programs, students work with our many professional partners on a wide range of applied restoration projects, thereby gaining experience in addressing many current environmental challenges. Graduates of both programs have an excellent track record of securing positions in a diversity of organizations including consulting companies, nonprofit organizations, and all levels of government.

See full details here: https://careers.bcit.ca/postings/4282


Title: Postdoctoral position in Fish Migration
Agency: Simon Fraser University
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Pay Rate: TBD
Application deadline: 06/21/2021

Description:

We seek candidates to lead research on salmon migration and hydraulic barriers. The Postdoc would be co-advised by Jonathan Moore (SFU) and David Patterson (DFO). Through analyses of tagged and tracked salmon, this Postdoc will examine the biological and environmental controls of successful fish passage through the Big Bar slide area and other high velocity areas in the Fraser canyon.
Candidates should have experience with programming, analysis of large data sets, and some experience with tagging and tracking analyses. Experience in ecohydraulics and fish migration including swimming ability, behaviour, bioenergetics, and physiology is an asset. There will be a larger cluster of Postdoctoral Fellows, research staff and graduate students investigating the impacts of landslides and flow dynamics on salmon migration and evolution. The project provides opportunities for candidates to gain experience working at the intersection of geomorphology, biology and genetics, and within a large group of 15 research collaborators. With this comes additional opportunities to mentor graduate students, lead presentations and discussions within a variety of settings and platforms, and gain experience communicating complex science with real-world implications.

See full details here: https://wa-bc.fisheries.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/FINAL_Fish-Migration-Postdoc_May-26-2021.pdf


Title: Fisheries Biologist III (Harvest Management)
Agency: Lummi Natural Resources Department (Lummi Nation)
Location: Bellingham, WA
Pay Rate: $25.09–$32.32 Hourly
Application deadline: 06/15/2021

Description:

This is a grant-funded professional-level position working in the Harvest Management Division of the Lummi Natural Resources Department (LNR). Under limited supervision from the Fisheries Harvest Manager, and with input from senior-level staff, the Fisheries Biologist III will be responsible for coordinating and leading LNR’s response to the serious environmental threat posed by invasive European green crab (EGC) on Lummi Reservation tidelands. This is a leadership position requiring the ability to plan, implement, and oversee multiple field projects, including scheduling and supervising field crews, troubleshooting equipment or sampling problems, managing all data collection, entry, and reduction, and completing all reporting requirements. Principal duties will vary by grant-funded project, of which there are three: 1) a largescale trapping effort to reduce the population and diminish the impact of EGC in the Lummi Sea Pond (LSP) 2) determination of the distribution and abundance and reduction of EGC using
standard trapping techniques on reservation tidelands outside of the LSP, and 3) a research project identifying the distribution and abundance of EGC along a salinity gradient in the Lummi Nation’s vast network of tidally influenced, brackish and estuarine river channels near the mouths of the Lummi and Nooksack rivers. Incumbent must be a responsible and independent worker who is highly organized. Incumbent must also possess leadership qualities, problem solving and communication skills. Work schedules may vary and include working nights or on weekends as the field project requires. Work will, at times, result in exposure to adverse weather conditions, and will require physical stamina in the field.

See full details here: https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/widgets/Job.php?id=3015


Title: Anadromous Resource Co-Management Analyst
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $81,870.00–$89,376.00 Annually
Application deadline: Open until filled, first review on 3/23/2020

Description:

The Anadromous Resources Co-Management Analyst is the Fish Program’s designated scientific expert for the development and implementation of Tribal-State management plans affecting essential resource conservation and/or harvest use benefits related to anadromous salmon and steelhead resources statewide. The position provides policy development and scientific leadership support for the Intergovernmental Salmon Manager within the Fish Program. The position represents the agency in state, state-tribal co-management, inter-agency and international management forums that have decision-making authority. The position may represent the State of Washington, by appointment of the Governor on fishery management bodies of the Pacific Salmon Commission defined under the Pacific Salmon Treaty, or as the director’s designee on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) defined under the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Fishery Management Act. In this capacity the position supports the Director in negotiating modifications to the Pacific Salmon Treaty or regulations for fisheries in the jurisdiction of the PFMC, by analyzing information or studies and formulating recommendations pertaining to all anadromous species caught in fisheries affected or controlled by these international and inter-jurisdictional entities. This position is responsible for developing resource management plans for Washington steelhead and salmon populations in coordination with Washington State tribes. Coordination of management plans with the tribes requires this position to negotiate solutions to difficult scientific, conservation and legal issues involved in management of fisheries, as well as hatchery production and stock assessment for these species. Regarding all activities of this position, and for each species involved, this position is responsible for conveying results of management plans and agreements to WDFW’s Fish Program and WDFW’s Enforcement Program to ensure that obligations and commitments are successfully implemented.  

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2734161-0/anadromous-resource-co-management-analyst-02004-20


For a list of non-permanent positions, please see the following links:

Title: Fish Hatchery Specialist 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 06/14/2021
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3108556/fish-hatchery-specialist-2-non-permanent-01617-21

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 06/21/2021
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3114626/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-05287-21

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 06/14/2021
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3109273/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-05730-21

Title: Fish Biologist 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 06/16/2021
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3111678/fish-biologist-2-non-permanent-05769-21

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3106982/scientific-technician-2-lower-columbia-river-region-5-18-non-permanent-0?keywords=05633&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3002635/scientific-technician-2-on-call-01800-21

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3092283/scientific-technician-2-puget-sound-sampling-unit-thirty-one-31-non-permane?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3052413/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-03396

 


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