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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 III
Agency: Spokane Tribe of Indians

Location: Wellpinit, WA
Salary: $26.00 – $30.00 per hour

Application deadline: September 28, 2018


The Fisheries Biologist III position will provide direct oversight for the Spokane Tribal Fisheries,Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program and Northern Pike Suppression and Monitoring Program. The position will assist the Fisheries Program Manager with carrying out the mission of the Department. Specific activities include leading the Lake Roosevelt angler creel survey, general fishery monitoring, Northern Pike suppression, monitoring, and outreach, summer youth mentorship, Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN), acoustic receiver array maintenance, and collecting data to inform husbandry and release strategies of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery (BPA Project #1991-046) and Rainbow Trout Net Pen Program (BPA Project #1995-009). The position will lead the day-to-day coordination of the projects described above. The position will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of all data collected and disseminated. The position will lead generation of annual reports, grants, manuscripts, and public presentations on behalf of the Department. The position will lead a diverse team of Biologists and Technicians, provide oversight of equipment maintenance and procurement, and will effectively delegate duties to meet project objectives and deadlines. The position will be required to regularly represent the Department on regional technical teams, committees, at meetings, and in the media. Knowledge and experience in fisheries management, reservoir management, and staff management are required for this position. Additional job duties include assisting with other Department activities including, but not limited to; fieldwork, community engagement and outreach, and assisting Program Biologists and Manager with the development of fishery management recommendations

See full details here: Fisheries Bio III JA 8.18

Title: Fish Biologist 3
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Salary: $4,378 – $5,745 monthly

Application deadline: September 26, 2018


This position is a senior biologist responsible for salmonid monitoring and research in the Entiat River and its tributaries. Independently plan, design, and conduct research and monitoring under general direction of the Unit Leader. Responsible for the analysis and interpretation of data, preparation of reports, and development of peer reviewed publications.

This position will also make recommendations to improve study designs, management, and conservation of ESA-listed species. The Biologist will lead the collection of critical data for Entiat populations and pursue collaborations with other organizations to leverage information related to juvenile productivity, life history diversity, model development, hatchery evaluations, and genetic investigations.

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Title: Manager, Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre
Agency: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Location: Vanderhoof, BC
Salary: up to $86,700 annually

Application deadline: September 30, 2018, 4:00 pm PST


We are seeking an accomplished and innovative leader to join our management team as the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre Manager. Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the manager will be responsible for leadership of the facility and all aspects of the management and administration of programs, staff, equipment and facilities of the conservation centre. The position supports the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative through provision of a conservation fish culture program, a range of related biological services, as well as a public outreach program.

See full details here: Manager, NWSCC Posting

Title: Manager – South Coast Fishery Policy Lead
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Location: Montesano, WA or Olympia, WA
Salary: $4,706 – $7,269 monthly

Application deadline: Continuous, first review May 29, 2018


The South Coast Fishery Policy Lead is the Fish Program policy lead for the Grays Harbor Basin Salmon Management Policy (C3621) and the Willapa Bay Salmon Management Policy (C3622) and is responsible for developing recommending policies revisions for Fish and Wildlife Commission (Commission) consideration. This position manages the commercial and recreational finfish fisheries in Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay consistent with the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), Washington State policies, Federal Court orders and comanagers agreements. This position facilitates cross program and cross regional communication to develop solutions to address Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay fisheries and management issues.

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Title: Southwest Region 5 Director
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Location: Ridgefield, WA
Salary: $80,000 – $103,764 Annually

Application deadline: Continuous


This position is the regional policy lead for Region 5 and is the Director’s voice in the region on all matters related to implementation of the WDFW’s mission. This position, in collaboration with Assistant Directors, ensures a highly functional regional management team that is working in close coordination and with excellent communication to deliver each program’s independent and shared goals.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a dynamic and creative individual with strong interpersonal skills and a desire to lead and provide strategic direction to this key position. The successful applicant will partner with agency leadership to implement a diversity and inclusion strategy that is executed at the regional level by supervisors, managers, and staff.

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