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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: Fisheries Biologist
Agency: Nooksack Indian Tribe
Location: Deming, WA
Pay Rate: $25.96 hourly
Application deadline: 11/9/2020

Description:

This position’s responsibilities include: Supervise fisheries technician crew and coordinate and oversee salmonid population monitoring data collection, including quality assurance/quality control of the data and samples; Coordinate with other Nooksack co-manager technical staff; Summarize, analyze and synthesize field-collected data in technical reports; Coordinate with Lummi Nation and Washington Department of Fish and WDFW on methodology, spawn survey scheduling, data sharing, data exchange, and estimating population abundances; Ensure consistent methodology is used in chinook surveys to record and map (GPS) redds, carcasses and live adults, and to collect biological data on carcasses including species, gender, fork length, and sampling for otoliths, coded wire tags, scales, and tissues for DNA analysis; Coordinate with other co-managers on spawn surveys using existing methodologies for other species, with emphasis on steelhead; etc.

See full details here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c4b8fc40-76d9-4402-b54c-3303a95fa767&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US


Title: Scientific Technician 4
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Deming, WA
Pay Rate: $3,616.00–$4,738.00 hourly
Application deadline: 11/4/2020

Description:

This position’s responsibilities include: Maintains integrity of all four downstream-migrant tributary traps and Big Beef Creek adult trap during high flow/heavy debris events, and coordinates efficiency calibration tests and sampling levels; Installs and maintains PIT-tag antenna for detecting tagged steelhead in Big Beef Creek; Safely handles, enumerates and releases captured fish (juvenile and adult); Accurately identifies fish by species, mark status (origin), sex (upstream-migrants) and age; PIT-tag steelhead, coded-wire tags out-migrating juvenile coho and detects/recovers coded-wire tags from returning upstream-migrant coho.
Evaluates field protocols and recommends improvements to increase safety and improve fish health and data integrity; Compiles and edits collected biological and physical data into computer database to prepare annual reports; Plans, organizes, and conducts weekly coho and chum spawning ground surveys in each IMW stream during the summer/fall season; Trains, schedules, and leads field staff assisting in the above duties; etc.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2890712/scientific-technician-4-st4-permanent-07056?keywords=07056&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Title: Maintenance Assistant (2)
Agency: Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp.
Location: Chenega and Whittier, AK
Pay Rate: $17.00–$25.00 hourly, DOE
Application deadline: Open until filled

Description:

The Maintenance Assistant functions as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish.  Under general supervision, conducts year-round, 24-hour a day when necessary, preventative maintenance and repair duties for the efficient operation of the overall hatchery facility and equipment. The Maintenance Assistant works closely with the Maintenance Manager in the broad areas of preventative and routine maintenance, repair and improvement to the facilities, equipment and systems. Duties include: Hatchery Systems–Assists in developing and implementing preventative maintenance schedules; keeping updated spare parts lists; lead person in performing maintenance and repair on generators, hatchery heating and hot water systems, pumps and fuel distribution systems, recycle system, lake pump house and emergency pump system, lighting systems, emergency fire systems, hatchery domestic water and wastewater system; maintaining updated operations manual for fuel system; fabricating new tools and equipment; and other similar duties; Equipment Maintenance–Assists in developing and implementing preventative maintenance schedules for all hatchery equipment including, but not limited to, hydroelectric turbine generators, diesel generators, front-end loaders, pickup trucks, gas pumps, outboard motors, welders, cement mixers, steam cleaner, pressure washer, snow removal equipment, power tools and other such tools and equipment; etc.

See full details here: https://pwsac.com/jobs/


Title: Ecological Scientist
Agency: Exponent Inc.
Location: Bellevue, WA
Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Application deadline: Open until filled

Description:

We are currently seeking an Ecological Scientist for our Ecological & Biological Sciences Practice in Bellevue, WA. In this role you will work as part of a team to provide technical support to various environmental projects in the United States and around the world. Projects may involve environmental assessments, restoration projects, resource matters, impacts relating to chemicals and other stressors in the environment, risk assessment, causal analysis, and resource damage assessment. Candidates are expected to work cooperatively on projects with other members of the Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice and interdisciplinary teams from other Exponent practices, as appropriate, within a fast paced, multidisciplinary environment. Eligible candidates will be asked to complete a short data-analysis task as part of the evaluation of candidate’s qualifications and experience. Contact information: [email protected]

See full details here: https://cho.tbe.taleo.net/cho02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=EXPONENT&cws=46&rid=4410


Title: Area Fish Biologist 3
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Mill Creek, WA
Pay Rate: $4,738.00 – $6,217.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 10/30/2020

Description:

Do you want to make a difference by making a positive impact on the environment? If so, then join a great team that shares your interests! This position contributes to the agency mission by providing maximum recreational fishing opportunities while ensuring the long-term conservation of salmon, steelhead and inland fisheries resources and by contributing to the recovery of federal ESA listed anadromous stocks. Working under general direction, the Stillaguamish/Snohomish Area Fish Biologist is responsible for independently planning, developing, designing or modifying, and implementing surveys to assess fish resources in District 13 and for providing analysis, assessment and interpretation of the results using statistical methods in written reports and presentations that have a direct impact on key program decisions. Duties include: Independently plan, direct, and participate in field surveys and use collected data to calculate adult escapement of spawning salmon and steelhead in the Snohomish and Stillaguamish watersheds.  Working with tribal co-managers to reach technical agreement on escapement estimates for all species and on hatchery contribution to natural spawning for Chinook.  Preparing annual reports of escapement for Chinook, coho, chum, and pink salmon and steelhead trout and providing these reports to State, Federal, Tribal, and local governments. Escapement estimates are used to assess salmon stock abundance, recovery goal status, and compliance with federal targets for ESA listed Chinook and steelhead, etc.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2886791/area-fish-biologist-3-permanent-06959-20

 


Title: Fish Biologist 3
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Mill Creek, WA
Pay Rate: $4,738.00 – $6,217.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 10/30/2020

Description:

The Lake Washington Area Fish Biologist is responsible for all of the WDFW Fish Program’s biological activities within the Lake Washington watershed, located within District 12. As such, the Lake Washington Area Fish Biologist coordinates monitoring and research activities across programs within WDFW as well as with Tribal Co-Managers and other external government agencies, including NOAA, USFWS, King County, and the City of Seattle. The Lake Washington Area Fish Biologist manages all contract work associated with fish monitoring activities in the Lake Washington basin, including the development of the scope of work, development of cost estimates, and implementation/oversight of all contract obligations. The Lake Washington Area Fish Biologist is the Regional lead in planning and directing all contract related monitoring work associated with the Lake Washington sockeye program. The person in this position hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates the work performance of multiple temporary seasonal staff hired to conduct spawning ground surveys or other biological monitoring projects in the Lake Washington Basin. The Lake Washington Area Fish Biologist will, as needed, support any key research projects conducted in WRIA 8.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2882708-0/fishery-biologist-3-permanent-06333-20


Title: Intergovernmental Ocean Policy Manager
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $7,900.00–$8,927.00 Monthly
Application deadline: Open until filled, first review on 04/03/2020

Description:

This position reports to the Fish Program Director-responsible for marine fish and coastal shellfish policy and management-and serves as the lead for intergovernmental ocean policy and management issues. This position assists in the development and implementation of policies and management decisions for the long-term health of the Pacific Ocean, marine resources, and the sustainability of fisheries in state and federal waters, and broader West Coast-wide ecosystem protection. Using the best available science, manage comprehensive programs to preserve, protect and perpetuate the state’s fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in a manner that is consistent with federal and state law within state marine waters and offshore Pacific Ocean waters. Provide public access and sustainable utilization of marine resources in a manner that is consistent with conservation objectives, state policy, and legislative mandates.  Represent the Department and the state within federal, tribal, and international forums and organizations that affect the management of Washington’s marine resources and ocean policy. Manage ocean fisheries in coordination with federal fishery management agencies and organizations in the Exclusive Economic Zone (3-200 miles). Working with representatives of the Treaty Tribes and Executive Order Tribes, develop state-tribal management plans and/or manage state harvest activities in a manner that meets the requirements of federal court orders and treaties between the United States and tribal governments.  Responsible for the administration, organization and direction of the Intergovernmental Ocean Policy work unit.  

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2753503-0/intergovernmental-ocean-policy-manager-wms03-02929-20


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


Title: Fisheries Biologist
Agency: Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Description:

We are currently searching for an Intermediate Fisheries Biologist/Aquatic Scientist to join our Vancouver office. You combine a scientific background in fisheries and aquatic ecology with an entrepreneurial spirit. You work well within technical teams to complete environmental assessments, lead field studies and you have an established track record of building and maintaining strong client relationships. You are looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level.

Reporting to the Manager Environmental Sciences in the Vancouver office, you will take on a strong role in program design and implementation, project management, and client and business development. Some travel and field work is required for this position.

See full details here: https://ae.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/382

 


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

Title: Scientific Technician 3
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2826215-0/scientific-technician-3-on-call-05379-20

Title: Habitat Biologist 1
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 10/28/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2890268/habitat-biologist-1-non-permanent-06920-20

Title: Assistant Quantitative Biologist (2 year term)
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Application Deadline: 11/15/2020
Link:
https://wa-bc.fisheries.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/VacancyAnnouncement_TwoYearTerm_BI2.pdf

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 10/29/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2889076/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-06772-20

Title: Habitat Planner 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 11/13/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2894356/habitat-planner-2-non-permanent-07153-20


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