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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: Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 – Fisheries Stock Assessments
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $4,738.00 – $6,217.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 10/4/2021

Description:

Combine your career with your passion – we are seeking a sport fishing enthusiast! Independently plan, develop, design, and direct fisheries monitoring and assessments in South Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and Washington Coast! Gather information that is used to make in-season management action recommendations, season/regulation recommendations, and reports of harvest and encounters of both ESA (Endangered Species Act) and non-ESA listed fish species. If this speaks to you then come join a close-knit, collaborative team that values each member for their strengths and works together to provide sound resource management! Picture yourself representing WDFW in discussions and at meetings with co-managing tribes, State, Federal, County and hydropower utility biologists, and stakeholders. This is a dynamic role you will report observed and predicted catch to make informed decisions on resource issues that impact fish stocks and their habitats. The optimal applicants are leaders that thrive on building collaboration and teamwork and have professional experience working with Pacific Salmonids. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated values matching those of WDFW: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).


Title: Scientific Technician 2 – Spawning Ground Surveys
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Montesano, WA
Pay Rate: $2,864.00 – $3,701.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 9/26/2021

Description:

Collect data used to estimate stock status of hatchery and natural stocks by measuring abundance, productivity, diversity, and spatial distribution of salmon on the spawning grounds. If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then apply today and join the WDFW Team! Picture yourself collecting data that will be used to calculate the natural spawning escapement of each salmonid stock by origin within the Willapa Bay Watershed. These are opportunities to participate in the commercial gillnet fishery sampling landed catch and/or commercial on-board monitoring. The optimal applicants will have a positive can-do attitude as they collect/sample data and are eager to work hard and have fun in an environment where there’s never a dull moment. 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.


Title: Intermediate Aquatic Biologist
Agency: Jacobs
Location: Burnaby, BC
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Application deadline: Applications reviewed until the position is filled

Description:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re helping our clients protect our world’s natural resources. As an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist, you will provide technical direction and support on the aquatic biology and water resource permitting components of our challenging natural resource projects, as well as coordination and guidance to our team of biologists.

Based throughout western Canada, this position could either be a fulltime position or 6-month contract position (with the possibility of extension), this position will include field and or office work. You’ll have the chance to work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams to contribute directly to the environmental planning and permitting and efforts of government and privately-owned infrastructure projects throughout Canada. You will provide technical support for the duration of the life of the projects. You will have the opportunity to support the execution of the work including data collection efforts, as well as assist with the development of methodology, technical reports, and regulatory applications. This is a science-based role, and the successful candidate will have a known reputation in the industry as a technical expert and has shown ability to defend the technical rigor of the work completed. Bring your enthusiasm for learning and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll help you grow!

See full details here: https://careers.jacobs.com/job/13695114/intermediate-aquatic-biologist-burnaby-ca/ 


 

Title: Salmon Recovery Policy Lead
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $87,720.00 – $107,000.00 Annually
Application deadline: 09/21/2021

Description:

Do you believe that the recovery of salmon and steelhead is a goal of major significance? Showcase your ability to make both strategic and tactical decisions that can have a far-reaching impact. Focus your energies on a career that will embrace these values! You will coordinate, direct, and influence internal/external actions that are necessary to the recovery of salmon and steelhead – this includes climate change, habitat, harvest, hatcheries, hydropower, and predation. With your understanding and experience, You will be the representative on salmon recovery forums, including the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB), Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, Salmon Recovery Network, and the liaison to the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office. In this complex role, You will be responsible for the coordination and development of the salmon recovery priorities and actions in the department’s strategic plan. You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork, And will act as an influencer by building strong relationships through effective communication to achieve understanding and support, both internally and externally.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3213611/salmon-recovery-policy-lead-wms-band-3-permanent-09346-21?keywords=09346&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Title: Climate Change Coordinator
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $62,328.00 – $104,429.00 Annually
Application deadline: 09/21/2021

Description:

Become a cross-agency resource – lead WDFW’s direction related to climate change, climate resiliency, and climate planning. Represent WDFW in state, regional, and national forums for climate change and conservation collaboration. Support WDFW’s mission to conserve and protect native fish, wildlife, and the habitats on which they depend. Facilitate the development and implementation of a coordinated response to the future impacts of climate change. You will facilitate the development of management plans and guide actions within the agency to build agency resilience to climate impacts. With your understanding and experience, You will review state and federal legislation, prepare for legislative hearings, and draft testimony related to climate change and its impact on agency operations. In this complex role, You will provide policy oversight for the agency on issues associated with climate change and the effects on conservation of fish and wildlife and ecosystems. You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork, And will partner with federal, state, local and non-governmental entities to address issues associated with climate change to effect enhanced conservation of fish and wildlife ecosystems.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3213512/climate-change-coordinator-wms-band-2-permanent-09342-21?keywords=09342&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


 

Title: Environmental Engineer 6 – Habitat Engineering Chief Engineer
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $7,033.00 – $9,230.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 09/26/2021

Description:

Are you a Senior Engineer that enjoys planning, conducting investigations, and proposing solutions to complex environmental issues and leading teams? Are you a problem solver that is passionate about wildlife conservation and habitat restoration? If so, apply to become the Habitat Engineering Chief Engineer! As our Habitat Engineering Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for the oversight of unit managers, workplan development and management. With your leadership skills you will promote and supervise Habitat Program’s engineering technical assistance delivery through headquarters and regionally deployed Habitat Program environmental engineers. You will be designated as the senior Program wide and Agency-wide habitat engineering authority on techniques and principles in the specialized field of habitat protection and restoration. Picture yourself representing the agency and applying knowledge of conventional and emerging environmental engineering principles and practices in the specialty field of habitat protection and restoration on complex problems having statewide and multi-program significance. This is an opportunity to provide mentoring and training to Habitat Program environmental engineers; and to serve as a Habitat Program engineering lead providing consulting expertise throughout the agency and to other state, federal and local agencies, and public and private organizations. With your experience you will be expert at advising senior Habitat Program managers and providing direction for the formulation and development of environmental engineering policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures to be applied statewide. You will coordinate with unit supervisors to ensure that Habitat Program reimbursable contract obligations are met in a professional and consistent manner. The optimal candidates take pride in their work, use sound judgment on difficult environmental engineering problems, and can work collaboratively.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3210057/environmental-engineer-6-habitat-engineering-chief-engineer-permanent-0921


Title: Shellfish Biologist III (Dive Fisheries)
Agency: Lummi Indian Business Council – Natural Resources Harvest Management Division
Location: Bellingham, WA
Pay Rate: $25.09–32.32
Application deadline: 09/30/2021

Description:

This is a permanent, full-time, 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 the direction of tribal policy representatives, the Shellfish Biologist III will be responsible for coordinating LNR’s management of the Lummi Nation’s commercial dive fisheries within the tribe’s usual and accustomed fishing grounds and stations (U & A). Within existing regulatory frameworks, the incumbent will actively participate in all aspects of the co-management process for fisheries targeting subtidal marine invertebrates. This position requires the ability to plan, implement, and oversee field projects, including scheduling and supervising fishery monitoring and scientific diving operations, troubleshooting problems in the field, managing all data collection, entry, and reduction, and completing all reporting requirements for the commercial dive fisheries. Principal management duties are similar between fisheries, but general duties will vary across targeted species, which include California sea cucumber (Parastichopus californicus), green and red sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis and
Mesocentrotus franciscanus), geoduck clam (Panopea generosa), and pink and spiny scallops (Chlamys rubida and C. hastata). Incumbent must be a responsible and independent worker who is highly organized. Incumbent must also possess leadership qualities, problem solving and communication skills. Work will, at times, result in exposure to potentially adverse weather and sea conditions and will require physical stamina in the field.

See full details here: https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/widgets/Job.php?id=3120


Title: Wildlife Program Manager/Biologist
Agency: Lummi Indian Business Council – Natural Resources Dept.
Location: Bellingham, WA
Pay Rate: $25.09–$37.16 Hourly, DOE
Application deadline: 09/17/2021

Description:

The Wildlife Program Manager/Biologist (WPM) works under the direct supervision of the Lummi Natural Resources Department Director and is responsible for developing and implementing the LNR Department’s Wildlife Program to protect and maximize the Nation’s Treaty Right hunting opportunities of big game and avian populations. The incumbent will provide program leadership, management, and technical support services to
achieve the LNR Department’s mission to maximize and protect wildlife and gathering opportunities by ensuring for an abundance of big game and the necessary access to traditional hunting and gathering areas for the Lummi community. Coordinate with technical and policy staff
within the department to direct and coordinate all aspects of Lummi Nation’s Wildlife and Gathering programs and projects. This is an exempt position that serves as a senior staff natural resource specialist and division manager. A division manager is assigned projects that are a high priority for the department; hires, supervises, trains, and mentor’s junior. The manager will develop, fund, implement and manage the
new Wildlife program to ensure biologically sustainable big game populations and provide technical recommendations and information on big game populations (elk, bear, deer, etc.) to policy representatives. The position is grant funded and contingent on continued grant awards that the incumbent will take a lead role in developing with assistance from the grant/funding support team. The WPM works independently and also provides broad-based technical support to the Wildlife Program Staff and hunting committee. The WPM is responsible for data collection and analysis that will be used to protect Lummi Treaty-reserved hunting rights using best available science to ensure biologically sustainable big game populations. This position is grant –funded and continuing employment may be contingent on the success of the WPM at obtaining funding for
ongoing support of the program and position.

See full details here: https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/widgets/Job.php?id=3117


Title: Funded MSc Position – Resilience of Estuaries as Salmon Nursery Habitat
Agency: Simon Fraser University 
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Pay Rate: MSc degree, Student Stipend
Application deadline: 09/30/2021

Description:

The Salmon Watersheds Lab at SFU is seeking a Masters student to continue a research project investigating how the nursery function of estuaries may change for Pacific salmon in BC, in light of sea-level rise scenarios. Our lab’s research to date has shown that young salmon use estuaries as critical nursery habitat on their migration from freshwater out to the ocean. Yet, estuaries may be “squeezed” between coastal developments and rising sea levels. Through a combination of field work in around a dozen estuaries along BC’s coastline, as well as mapping and modeling analyses, this project will build upon current SWL research examining the linkages between juvenile salmon and estuary habitats by assessing the resilience of juvenile salmon estuary habitats to sea-level rise. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have strong field work and analytical skills.

See full details here: https://wa-bc.fisheries.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/FINAL_Estuary-Resilience-MSc_2021.docx


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 Technician
Location: Wahkiakum County, WA
Application Deadline: 09/20/2021
Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3224202/fish-hatchery-technician-beaver-creek-hatchery-non-permanent-09819-21

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 09/19/2021
Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3222228/fish-hatchery-specialist-2-lakewood-hatchery-non-permanent-09724-21?department[0]=Dept.%20of%20Fish%20and%20Wildlife&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 09/19/2021
Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3216784/scientific-technician-2-fish-program-non-permanent-09513-21

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/3052413/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-03396

 


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