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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: Aquatic Biologist
Agency: Natural Resources, Spokane Tribal Fisheries

Location: Wellpinit, WA
Pay Rate: $6,063.00 – $7,957.00 Monthly $21.40 – $32.13/Per Hour
Application deadline: 12/30/2021

We are seeking an Aquatic Biologist I to assist Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation
Program Limnology Project. Program goals are to assess environmental impacts from
hydro-operations, wild and hatchery fish populations, and to predict fishery responses to management actions. The Aquatic Biologist position is responsible for conducting and assisting Limnologists with field surveys (including but not limited to field prep, reservoir- wide limnological surveys, zooplankton collection, data entry, quality assurance, data analyses, and equipment care and maintenance. This position will also assist Program Biologists with fisheries surveys (creel, netting, and electrofishing), fish tagging, and other program related-activities.

See full details here: https://wa-bc.fisheries.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/AquaticBiologist-JA_11292021.pdf


Title: Oil Spill Team Section Manager – Environmental Planner
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife

Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $6,063.00 – $7,957.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 12/27/2021

Are you an effective leader and adviser who thrives on implementing highly complex environmental resource plans, policies, and regulations that impact fish and wildlife? Do you excel at building relationships with strategy partners? If so, then apply to become an Oil Spill Team Section Manager! As our Oil Spill Team Section Manager, you’ll direct the activities of the WDFW Habitat Program’s Oil Spill Team (OST). With your leadership, OST will advocate for fish and wildlife resources during oil spill planning and response activities, specifically for natural resource protection, wildlife rescue, and resource damage assessment and restoration. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Oil Spill Team works with Washington Department of Ecology Spills Program, the petroleum industry, federal and state agencies, tribes, oil response organizations, and non-government organizations to reduce the impacts of oil spills on fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3328405/oil-spill-team-section-manager-environmental-planner-5-permanent-14185-21


Title: Engineering Technician I-III (Natural Resources)
Agency: Skagit County Public Works
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Pay Rate: $23.56 – $28.99 per hour
Application deadline: Continuous

Depending upon qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed at either the Engineering Technician I, II or III level. The Engineering Technician series performs engineering technician assignments for projects and programs relating to the development, design, construction, inspection and administration for matters such as dike, bridge, storm drainage, surface water management, engineering, or road projects. The Engineering Technician III functions at a senior engineering technician level, regularly completing highly complex technician assignments and regularly assisting other employees with related tasks. Positions are assigned to a specific division or section within Public Works, but may be assigned tasks across divisions/sections as needed.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/skagitwa/jobs/3296508-0/engineering-technician-i-iii-natural-resources-public-works


Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 – Ageing Coastal Groundfish Biologist
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $3,987.00 – $5,229.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 12/26/2021

Become the project leader for ageing coastal groundfish species sampled along the United States West Coast. Provide age estimates for groundfish species to aid the management, conservation, and research of fish populations! If this speaks to you then come join a close-knit team that values each member for their strengths and works together to provide sound resource management!

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3329273/fish-wildlife-biologist-2-ageing-coastal-groundfish-biologist-permanent?keywords=14224&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Title: Fish Hatchery Specialist 3 – Cowlitz Trout Hatchery
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Lewis County – Other, WA
Pay Rate: $43,392.00 – $56,856.00 Annually
Application deadline: 12/6/2021

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) currently operates 75 hatchery facilities, the majority dedicated to producing salmon/steelhead and trout. Hatcheries have operated in Washington State for more than a century, beginning with a facility on the Kalama River in 1895. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Fish Hatchery Specialist to work alongside and lead a diverse team to support salmon conservation while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational opportunities in the state of Washington.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3325707/fish-hatchery-specialist-3-cowlitz-trout-hatchery-permanent-14067-21?keywords=14067&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 – Ocean Fishery Biologist
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Montesano, WA
Pay Rate: $47,844.00 – $62,748.00 Annually
Application deadline: 12/8/2021

Utilize pre-defined ocean fishery sampling methodologies to coordinate collection of recreational/commercial catch and biological data. Analyze and assess data to formulate in-season regulatory changes to ensure fishery conservation objectives are being met! Supervise and support field employees to achieve sampling objectives while providing mentorship to advance skills, expand knowledge, and develop natural resource careers – foster an inclusive team environment. 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!

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3324618/fish-wildlife-biologist-2-ocean-fishery-sampling-permanent-14016-21?keywords=14016&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 – Habitat Program
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Western Washington, WA
Pay Rate: $56,856.00 – $74,604.00 Annually
Application deadline: 2/18/2022

Are you a dynamic thinker and looking for a challenge? Do you analyze, review and report data that impact fish and wildlife? If so, then apply to become a Fish and Wildlife Biologist! As our Fish and Wildlife Biologist, you will implement the Hydraulic Project Approval permitting process, review, and comment on environmental documents. With your expertise, you will add value by providing internal and external technical assistance to support organizational efforts for healthy, diverse, and sustainable fish and wildlife populations and their habitats.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3209198/fish-wildlife-biologist-3-habitat-program-three-3-openings-permanent


Title: Fisheries Climate Change Biologist III
Agency: Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Location: Toppenish, WA
Pay Rate: Hourly Wage: $27.46/Regular/Full-Time
Application deadline: 12/06/2021

The employee is primarily responsible for preservation, protection and enhancement of Treaty reserved fishery and natural resources impacted by climate change in the Columbia Basin. The employee will work within the Yakama Nation Fisheries Programs and with other DNR programs to ensure that all projects and programs are linked to the Yakama Nation Climate Action Plan (CAP). The employee must be knowledgeable in the theory, concepts, and principles of climate change and understand the impacts of climate change on natural resources with emphasis on fish biology and aquatic life. The employee must also be able to conduct an independent analysis of moderately complex situations to review and evaluate real-time and future effects of climate change on local and regional hydrology and environmental metrics important to all life stages of salmon and other aquatic resources.

See full details here: https://yakama.isolvedhire.com/jobs/466877.html


Title: Field Biologist
Agency: Cramer Fish Sciences
Location: Issaquah, WA
Pay Rate: $56,000 – $74,000 Annually
Application deadline: Ongoing

Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) is a fisheries research consulting firm that serves the Pacific Northwest and California has an immediate need for a Field Biologist to join our Issaquah, WA team of scientists. At CFS our mission is to rigorously apply the scientific method to afford our clients innovative, scientifically robust solutions to address a variety of fisheries and environmental challenges. We achieve this through effective and unbiased data collection, insightful analysis and interpretation, and clear communications and publication of results in scientific journals. The Field Biologist provides support for the organization by conducting field work, data collection, data and GIS analysis, literature reviews, and problem solving for our clients.

See full details here: https://fishsciences.isolvedhire.com/jobs/444358-138232.html


Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 – Coded Wire Tagging & Mass Marking
Agency: Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate:$3,987.00 – $5,229.00 Monthly
Application deadline: Continuous

Enjoy conducting biological studies and wishing to apply your scientific expertise towards monitoring, restoring, and managing fish and their natural habitats? Love the thrill of the outdoors and looking for a challenge? If so, apply to become a Fish & Wildlife Biologist! As our Fish & Wildlife Biologist, you will be responsible for operating an automated manual mass marking and coded wire tagging wet lab at hatcheries and rearing ponds statewide.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3263228/fish-wildlife-biologist-2-coded-wire-tagging-mass-marking-permanent-11


Title: Project Manager
Agency: Tri-State Steelheaders
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Pay Rate: $20-$32 hourly
Application deadline: Open until filled, first review of applicants October 15, 2021

Description:

The project manager’s duties include all aspects of implementing projects, with budgets from $10,000 to $2,000,000, in support of Tri-State Steelheaders’ mission. This includes project development, project funding, contract management, bid and procurement processes, permitting, and construction supervision. Generally, projects improve riparian and instream habitat, correct fish passage barriers, and improve water quality.

See full details here: http://www.tristatesteelheaders.com/


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: 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 & Wildlife Biologist 1
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3283104/fish-wildlife-biologist-1-fish-program-two-2-openings-non-permanent

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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