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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: Puget Sound Salmon Manager
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $5,630.00–$7,387.00 Monthly
Application deadline: Open until filled

Description:

Are you passionate about Washington’s Natural Resources? In this position you would oversee the implementation and management of salmon fisheries located within the watersheds that drain into Puget Sound. This work involves leading and collaborating with a diverse group of natural resource professionals in Washington, surrounding states, and in international forums through the Pacific Salmon Commission to ensure that salmon fisheries meet conservation objectives outlined in various agreements and laws like the Endangered Species Act. With that in mind, we see a person who can communicate messages to all people, clearly and with empathy. This person seeks not only to inform, they seek to educate and create a positive dialogue with all parties involved. The Puget Sound Salmon Manager has the responsibility for the management of economically valuable Puget Sound commercial and recreational fisheries. Picture yourself representing the agency at public and/or professional meetings, including the North of Falcon salmon season setting process and regulation hearings. Here you will show your skills working with a team of professionals to inform and build consensus among multi-jurisdictional (including 17 Puget Sound Treaty Tribes) colleagues and constituents regarding harvest, conservation plans, and technical aspects of resource management. The optimal candidate takes pride representing the fishing constituents of Washington State in domestic and international forums and seeking positive outcomes for fishery conservation and harvest opportunities.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2828140-0/puget-sound-salmon-manager-permanent-05466-2020


Title: Environmental Planner 4
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Pay Rate: $65,928.00–86,484.00 Annually
Application deadline: 08/17/2020

Description:

The successful candidate creates a positive team atmosphere, knows the needs of the teams they supervise and looks for ways to achieve continuous improvement in themselves and be a guide for others to be able to do the same. They are cognizant of the public’s interests and are pragmatic when implementing environmental regulations all the while keeping the “big picture” at the forefront. In this position you will serve as the Assistant Regional Habitat Program Manager (ARHPM) under the direct supervision of the Regional Habitat Program Manager. Can you see yourself serving as the lead for significant and sometimes high-profile policies and initiatives pertaining to Forest Practices, Land Use Planning, Restoration (Salmon Recovery), Energy and Hydraulic Project? The senior planner is responsible for coordination with, federal, state, local and tribal entities during development and implementation of these policies or initiatives. The liaison work includes identifying and maintaining relationships key to the success of the policy/initiative, recognizing technical or socio-political factors that impact the policy/initiative and providing leadership internally and externally to develop and take actions in response to this information. You will assist Senior and Executive management with new policies, existing policies and significant initiatives and work together with the management team to develop, maintain and provide a consistent state-wide approach to these policies and initiatives using your excellent listening and communication skills.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2819915/environmental-planner-4-05244


Title: Area Habitat Biologist
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Pay Rate: $4,738.00–6,217.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 08/06/2020

Description:

The Area Habitat Biologist position is responsible for providing internal and external technical assistance that supports other organizational efforts to achieve healthy, diverse and sustainable fish and wildlife populations and their supporting habitats. Our ideal candidate is experienced in developing and presenting biological information to diverse groups of people and has excellent facilitation, negotiation and written communication skills. Strong candidates are analytical, result-oriented and are passionate about assessing the needs and establishing resolutions related to resource management. Duties include implementing the Hydraulic Project Approval process in accordance with Chapter 77.55.RCW, 77.57.RCW, and Chapter 220-660-WAC (Hydraulic Code Rules), reviewing HPA applications for completeness and compliance with other permit requirements, technical review of project proposals to determine if correct information on resources present on or near the project site are identified and inventoried and that appropriate mitigation is provided for identified impacts to these resources, etc.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2816072-0/area-habitat-biologist-fw-biologist-3-permanent-05177


Title: Project Manager
Agency: Tri-State Steelheaders
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Pay Rate: $20.00–25.00 Hourly, Full Time.
Application deadline: Open until filled, first screening on 06/19/2020

Description:

The Project Manager works under the general supervision of the Executive Director. This position does not include any supervisory duties. Work is primarily performed in an office or other indoor setting during the typical work week. Some events and programs will occur outdoors. Project work (construction, planting) does occur outdoors, on-site, so the project manager must be able to perform outdoor work during precipitation or extremes of temperature, and will need the physical ability to walk on uneven terrain, in stream channels, and navigate stream banks. The project manager’s duties include all aspects of implementing projects, with budgets ranging 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: https://wa-bc.fisheries.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Project-Manager-Position-Description-042920.pdf


Title: Hatchery Reform and Operations Manager
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: La Connor, WA
Pay Rate: $70,431.00–$82,860.00 Annually
Application deadline: Open until filled

Description:

The Operations and Hatchery Reform Manager supervises and directs all aspects of fish production within the complex(es) of responsibility for the purpose of achieving conservation and fishery enhancement/management objectives. This responsibility includes the management of a number of fish hatcheries that may have diverse infrastructures that must be kept mechanically sound and operated safely. This position is located in Region 4 Fish Program. Duties include: Leads the implementation of identified and approved hatchery values and leadership principles, Leads the implementation of hatchery reform through: 1) Developing broodstock management plans with tribes, fish management staff, and hatchery staff, 2) Identifying capital improvements and maintenance needs necessary for safety, proper operation of the hatchery, broodstock management and environmental compliance, 3) Annually reports (or more often as needed) to the Regional Program Manager on progress in meeting broodstock management standards within the positions assigned responsibilities, 4) Collaborating on development of additional Hatchery Reform elements and conservation strategies, 5) Implements recovery programs for identified Critical Stocks; Serves as the point of contact for tribes and staff for all future brood document issues including the review and change process, 
Ensures expenditures for facilities within the positions assigned responsibilities do not exceed allotments, and Negotiate annual operations and maintenance contracts as appropriate; etc.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2770885-0/hatchery-reform-and-operations-manager-wms02-03864-20


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

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: Columbia River Management Unit Lead
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Pay Rate: $70,176.00 – $107,124.00 Annually
Application deadline: Open until filled

Description:

The Fish Program is one of three natural resource programs within the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department). The Fish Program implements the agency legislative mandate to preserve, protect, perpetuate, and manage the food fish, game fish, and shellfish in state waters and offshore waters and seeks to maintain the economic well-being and stability of the fishing industry in the state. Within the program, this position reports to the Fish Program Assistant Director. The Columbia River Management Unit (CRMU) is one of six reporting groups in the Fish Program.  Staff within CRMU provide Columbia Basin hydrosystem, harvest, hatchery, habitat, and salmon recovery expertise to internal staff and external partners statewide. Reporting to the Fish Program Director, this position leads the Columbia River Management Unit and provides senior level policy representation for WDFW in a wide array of external forums, and provides internal policy coordination with other units and programs. The Unit represents the agency in external forums that manage Columbia River fisheries and passage through the hydro system and provides internal coordination for those same areas. In addition to leading the Unit, the position represents the State by serving as the Director’s designee as a voting member the Columbia River Compact and the US v Oregon Policy Committee. This position serves as the agency expert and strategic advisor on Columbia River harvest, hydrosystem and water supply, and Northwest Power Act implementation. Activities of this position provide direct support and implementation for Washington State, Fish and Wildlife Commission and Department policy objectives and strategic goals,and must ensure compliance with Federal and State laws. This position supports the mission of the agency through sustainable management of fisheries; preservation and restoration of critical habitats for healthy fish and wildlife populations; and effective partnership with Tribal, Federal and State fish and wildlife managers in the Columbia Basin. 

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2758028-0/columbia-river-mgmt-unit-lead-wms03-02966-20


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: Assistant Hatchery Division Manager
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Western WA, Multiple Locations
Salary: $70,502.00–$93,468.00 Annually
Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Description:

We are recruiting to fill one Assistant Hatchery Division Manager within the Fish Program’s Hatcheries Division, duty location is usually in the NRB at 1111 Washington Street, SE, Olympia, WA 98501 but duty station can be negotiated if selected for the position. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be help as qualified applications are identified, this positions may be filled and the recruitment closed. Therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The first review of applicants will begin on 12/20/2019. The WDFW Hatcheries Division operates 80 hatchery facilities to produce over 168 million salmon, steelhead, trout, and warmwater fish for commercial and recreational fisheries or species conservation and recovery requirements based upon the Agency mandate (RCW 77.04.012). The Division is also responsible for implementation of the Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Hatchery and Fishery Reform policy (C-3619). The Assistant Hatchery Division Manager reports directly to the Hatchery Division manager who reports directly to the Director of Fish Program. The Hatcheries System biennial budget controlled totals $64M, and supports 275 FTEs. The Hatchery Division also includes the central office administration, mass marking and coded-wire tag operations, hatchery reform, hatchery capital and maintenance projects.

See full details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2650137/assistant-hatchery-division-manager-12051f


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 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 08/16/2020
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2829944-0/scientific-technician-2-two-non-permanent-05493

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 08/16/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2829744-0/scientific-technician-2-three-non-permanent-05487

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 08/07/2020
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2826065-0/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-05377-20

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: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 08/11/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2830192-0/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-05500-20

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 8/9/2020
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2827185-0/scientific-technician-2-seven-non-permanent-positions-05409

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 8/7/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2828121/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-05433-20

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 8/7/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2828210-0/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-05421-20

Title: Fish Hatchery Technicians
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 8/13/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2827949-0/fish-hatchery-technicians-three-non-permanent-05443

Title: Fish Hatchery Specialist 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 8/9/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2829150-0/fish-hatchery-specialist-2-in-training-permanent-05323-20

 


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