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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: Marine Biologist
Agency: U.S. Navy
Location: Silverdale, WA
Salary: $74,896 – $97,370 per year

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Description:

The Navy team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and protect our freedoms. Our work is exciting and dynamic in support of various types of projects. The Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and professional development and training. These positions are located in Silverdale, Washington, one hour west of Seattle, and are part of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest). NAVFAC Northwest is a complex, multi-mission team where Civil Engineer Corps officers, civilians and contractors work together as engineers, architects, contract specialists, environmental planners, scientists, biologists and professionals to plan, construct, sustain, and repair the Navy’s infrastructure at shore facilities and provide support to the fleet for Navy operations. Our geographic area of responsibility covers eleven states; Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska,  North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.

NAVFAC Northwest has openings for experienced Marine Fisheries Biologists to work on the Natural Resources team. These positions require preparation of supporting documentation under various federal laws, such as, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and Essential Fish Habitat, as well as reviewing and providing input on NEPA documents. Biologists prepare biological assessments, Incidental Harassment Authorization applications, Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans and other federally required documents to support the Navy’s environmental stewardship mission. These positions also lead, conduct, or participate in natural resources surveys and studies in the Navy Region Northwest area.  There is a wide variety of project work available and many professional opportunities to explore.  Need someone with habitat management experience and strategic decision analysis skills.

To apply for these positions or for more information, please contact Ms. Mary Anderson at [email protected]  Please include “Marine Biologist” in the subject line of your email.


Title: Fisheries Habitat Biologist II
Agency: Kalispel Tribe Natural Resources Department
Location: Usk, WA
Salary: $44,274-$66,411 DOE

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Description:

The Fisheries Habitat Biologist II is responsible for protecting and enhancing fisheries resources throughout Kalispel ceded lands. The primary function of this position will be to assist in the development and implementation of habitat restoration projects both on and off Reservation to conserve native fish species. The incumbent will be responsible for collecting biological data, using scientific principles and techniques and analyzing and interpreting data to make scientific conclusions that will guide future habitat restoration actions. As a journey-level professional of habitat restoration within the Fisheries and Water Resources Division, the Fisheries Habitat Biologist II will provide technical analysis and assessments of data to Fisheries Restoration Biologist III+. The incumbent will be responsible for interpreting and analyzing data to guide implementation of habitat restoration activities. This position is a full time permanent position where the incumbent will likely be required to work long, unusual hours, weekends, and occasionally holidays. The Fisheries Habitat Biologist II will also provide support to other projects and Departments as needed.

See full details here: Fisheries Habitat Biologist II


Title: Principal Engineer (Project PE) – Anadromous Fish
Agency: Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department
Location: Omak, Twip, or Wenatchee, WA
Salary: $68,314 to $81,135 DOE

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Description:

The Principal Engineer provides engineering support to the Anadromous Fish and Wildlife Department in the areas of planning, designing, permitting and overseeing construction, monitoring and evaluation on a variety of projects related to the rehabilitation, protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat. Duties include conducting project development, alternatives analysis, hydrological studies and providing engineering support to wetlands and stream restoration projects. The incumbent uses advanced knowledge to design and oversee construction of projects directed at improving fish habitat conditions, these include but are not limited to bridges, culverts, weirs, jump pools, baffles, inverted vortex weirs, j-hook veins and other in-stream structures. The incumbent develops and evaluates fish passage design alternatives, assesses costs, material, equipment needs and proposed construction methods. The incumbent would be required to work cooperatively as well as provide direction to construction contractors “on the ground” to ensure compliance to design drawings. This position requires the incumbent to work cooperatively on interdisciplinary and interagency teams including fisheries biologists, ecologists and environmental planners in the office and field environment. Position may supervise one or more Engineers in Training.

See full details here: Principal Engineer Anadromous Fish


Title: Fish Science Director
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Salary: $4,896.00 – $8,625.00 Monthly

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Description:

This position is a member of the Fish Program Senior Management Team (FMT) and has statewide policy, budget, and strategic planning and decision-making authority and responsibilities. This position oversees approximately 200 FTEs located across the state in headquarter, regional, district, and local field offices.

This position manages six (6) program areas: (1) statewide research, monitoring, and evaluation, (2) laboratory research and operations, (3) fish health, (4) information technology and GIS, (5) statistics and biometric support, and (6) Columbia River science and policy. Statewide research, monitoring, and evaluation units support fishery management, hatchery operations, and salmon recovery activities. (e.g., ESA compliance, congressionally mandated Hatchery Reform, agency Fishery and Hatchery Reform, etc.). Laboratory operations include the Molecular Genetics Laboratory (MGL), Fish Health, Otolith, and Ageing. MGL supports agency-wide genetic and genomic science, research, monitoring, and investigative forensics for the Enforcement Program. The Fish Health Program includes veterinarian and fish health laboratory activities which is responsible for disease and pathogen diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation in the agency’s 83 hatcheries statewide. The Otolith (fish bones and hard parts) and ageing (fish scales) laboratories provide information for fisheries management, hatchery operations, and salmon recovery statewide. The Fish Program Biological Data Systems Unit is in charge of all data operations and GIS support for the Fish Program. The Quantitative Analysis, Synthesis, and Reporting Unit provides biometrician, statistical, and analytical support for the Fish Program statewide. Columbia River science and policy support is responsible for agency and Fish Program policy coordination with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Program for the Interior Columbia River and Snake River basins.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2436355-0/fish-science-director-wms03-04464-19


Title: Biologist
Agency: National Park Service
Location: Kettle Falls, WA
Salary: $62,236 to $80,912 per year

Application deadline: June 19, 2019

Description:

This position is located in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, in the Division of Resource Management. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct scientifically credible protection, mitigation, and restoration projects to restore and/or maintain the integrity of critical habitats, native plant and animal communities, managed landscapes and physical resources.
  • Coordinate the park?s natural resources strategies and programs to achieve broad ecosystem protection strategies.
  • Use automatic methods of data collection, analysis or illustration to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to managers and others.
  • Attend management and professional conferences to exchange information, present technical and policy information, and advance advocacy for park stewardship.

See full details here:

DE – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535664300

MP – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535664600


Title: Fish Biologist 2
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Salary: $3,871.00 – $5,077.00 Monthly

Application deadline: June 25, 2019

Description:

Under the supervision of the Team Lead in the Fish Ageing Laboratory, this positions primary task is to generate life history estimates using scales analysis for studies of the ocean ecology of Pacific salmon. The incumbent assists the principle researchers in study development, laboratory work, and data analysis in order to complete contractual obligations. These activities provide defensible and sound science based management recommendations for decision makers in meeting resource and economic needs for the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. This biologist will help maintain the Fish Ageing Laboratory’s capacity to fulfill contractual obligations while providing timely age data to WDFW fishery biologists.
Primary objective and responsibilities of this position:

  1. Organize and prepare previously aged historical collections of Chinook and Chum salmon scales for image analysis.
  2. Accurately and precisely measure salmon scale features such as circuli, annuli, ocean entry checks, and record biological information on scale cards.
  3. Assist in project design, analysis, and interpretation of the project data and draft technical reports for review by principal researchers.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2477456-0/fish-biologist-2-non-permanent-05833-19


Title: Fisheries Biologist I/II/Sr
Agency: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Location: Omak, WA
Salary: $43,272 to $66,859 DOE

Application deadline: June 28, 2019 at 4:00pm

Description:

This position will be responsible for leading a sub-basin wide passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag project. The primary objectives of this position include assessing immigration/emigration of salmonids within the Okanogan River sub-basin through the use of PIT tags and instream PIT tag interrogation sites. Specific duties include constructing, installing and maintaining instream PIT tag detection systems, troubleshooting issues, and uploading data to PTAGIS. Additional responsibilities include collection of field data through mark-recapture electrofishing, habitat surveys, spawning surveys, snorkel surveys, and other data collection activities as needed to support the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation subdivision. This position also requires office related work, including project oversight, submitting permit applications, data management, data analysis, and report writing.

See full details here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56a24f7f841aba12ab7ecfa9/t/5cffcf977bc2750001ccf975/1560268696265/J-8826+Bio+I.++II.+Sr_.pdf


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