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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: Scientific Technician 3
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $3,198–$4,161.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 06/08/2020

Description:

Our ideal applicants will have a positive can-do attitude as they collect/sample data. In addition, the candidate will share our values of trust, respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is eager to work hard and have fun in an environment where there’s never a dull moment. The successful candidate for this position will report to the one or more of the supervisors listed above and will work on one or more of a variety of fisheries projects in the region to assist with peak workload. Work in the Coded-Wire Tag (CWT) Recovery Unit, in a laboratory setting, processing all tagged salmon heads, totaling up to 100,000, from all the salmon fisheries, spawning ground recoveries and hatchery rack returns recovered from Washington waters. This position is the team lead for the CWT lab. Directs daily operation of all staff and provides training to new employees, monitors workflow and ensures priority work is completed in a timely manner, monitors and maintains supplies and equipment. Duties include leading day to day activities of the lab, train and mentor staff, determine lab priorities in conjunction with the supervisor, maintain lab supply inventory, maintaining equipment, etc.

See full details here:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2786698-0/scientific-technician-3-permanent-04569-20


Title: Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Pay Rate: $4,600–$6,036.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 06/08/2020

Description:

The Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 position is responsible for the implementation of field-based lamprey research and monitoring projects, including data management, analysis and final report writing. This position will work with and operate from both the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, in Vancouver, WA and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in Ridgefield, WA. The Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 contributes to the mission by serving as the department’s specialist on lampreys, providing a partnership link between the USFWS and WDFW on lamprey related initiatives, and providing education and outreach within the region. We are seeking a leader who excels in planning and managing projects/programs and is eager to facilitate others in researching and gathering information. Our ideal candidate is analytical, able to build strong partnerships and is passionate to provide support for agency fish management programs and activities at the highest level of expertise. Duties include lamprey specific passage assessments, pre- and post- restoration monitoring and salvage, lamprey tagging and distribution projects, laboratory experiments, etc.

See full details here:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2779687-0/fish-wildlife-biologist-3-permanent-04376

 


Title: Warmwater Biologist 2
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Pay Rate: $3,871.00–$5,077.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 06/02/2020

Description:

Throughout the year, the individual in this position interacts with warmwater team biologists, scientific technicians, volunteers, regional and district management biologists, and warmwater program biologists. Duties assigned this position are overseen with general supervision, periodic progress reporting, and occasional performance evaluation. Supervisory role is limited to occasionally directing activities of temporary scientific technician and volunteer help.
Duties include: Conducts detailed biological and habitat surveys on Washington waters managed for warmwater and mixed species fisheries; Technical analysis of data, reporting results, and formulating management recommendations;  Direct occasional scientific technician staff and volunteers.

See full details here:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2778208-0/warmwater-fish-biologist-2-permanent-04036-20


Title: Habitat Biologist
Agency: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Pay Rate: $4,600.00–$6,036.00 Monthly
Application deadline: 06/01/2020

Description:

Our ideal applicant will have a positive can-do attitude.  In addition, the candidate will share our values of trust, respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is eager to work hard and have fun in an environment where there’s never a dull moment. Reporting to the Assistant Regional Habitat Program Manager, this position implements the Hydraulic Project Approval permitting process, reviews and comments on environmental documents including Forest Practices and State Environmental Policy Act/National Environmental Policy Act documents, and is responsible for providing internal and external technical assistance within their assigned area that support organizational efforts to achieve healthy, diverse and sustainable fish and wildlife populations and their supporting habitats.  Duties include: Administer the Hydraulic Project Approval process in accordance with Chapter 77.55.RCW, 77.57.RCW, and Chapter 220-660-WAC (Hydraulic Code Rules), Provide review of SEPA/NEPA documents, variance requests, zoning change requests, shoreline substantial development permit documents, US Corps of Engineers 401 & 404 permit applications, critical area ordinances, shoreline management plans, and other land use permit applications, documents, and proposals. Periodic review and update of Priority Habitats and Species and Growth Management; Technical Assistance Salmon Recovery/Watershed Technical Assistance: Provides assistance, education, and support to local agencies, planning groups, organizations, and citizens engaged in local and regional planning to improve watershed health for salmon and other species and habitats both aquatic and terrestrial; etc.

 

See full details here:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2777100-0/habitat-biologist-permanent-03896-20


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 3
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2786671-0/scientific-technician-3-non-permanent-04568

Title: Scientific Technician 3
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/12/2020
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2785510-0/scientific-technician-3-non-permanent-03839-20

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/10/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2784625-0/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-04513

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/5/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2784632-0/scientific-technician-2-career-seasonal-04511-20

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/12/2020
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2782521-0/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-04437-20

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2787761-0/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-04591

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/12/2020
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2781902-0/scientific-technician-2-part-time04430-20

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/12/2020
Link(s):
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2784854/scientific-technician-2-non-pe

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2784797/scientific-technician-2-non-pe

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2783048/scientific-technician-2-non-pe

Title: Fish Hatchery Technician
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/5/2020
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2786772-0/fish-hatchery-technician-non-permanent-04561-20

Title: Fish Hatchery Specialist 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: 6/10/2020
Link: 
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2789893-0/fish-hatchery-sepcialist-2-non-permanent-04597-20

Title: Scientific Technician 2
Location: Washington
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2781502-0/scientific-technician-2-non-permanent-24-openings-04432


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