|Job Title:||Permanent Fish Biologist 4 * 06832-17|
|Opening Date/Time:||Fri. 07/28/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time|
|Closing Date/Time:||Wed. 08/09/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$4,506.00 – $5,920.00 Monthly|
|Job Type:||Full Time – Permanent|
|Location:||Clark County – Ridgefield, Washington|
|Department:||Dept. of Fish and Wildlife|
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. WDFW’s employees–field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species. WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at www.wdfw.wa.gov
This is a permanent Fisheries Biologist 4 position in the Fish Program, Region 5 (Southwest Washington). The duty station for this position is the Region 5 Office located at 5525 South 11th Street, Ridgefield, WA. 98642
This position plans and implements fish management activities, administers projects and personnel within WDFW’s Districts 9 and 10 (excluding Cowlitz and Lewis basins), reports to the Regional Fish Program Manager and participates in the Region 5 Fish Program Management Team as needed. Primary responsibilities include: 1) supervision of professional staff who manage fishery resources, 2) leading the development of sport fishing regulations for Region 5 that protect fish stocks while providing sustainable fishing opportunities, 3) management of staff, contracts and budgets that are fiscally responsible 4) providing staff with appropriate training to meet agency and position objectives. Specific Region 5 tasks under supervision of this position are: 1) the inland fish management program, including warmwater fish and inland lake management, 2) anadromous fish management and 3) cross-program coordination with other programs and divisions.
|Direct Inland Fish program activities for Region 5. About 187 lakes and reservoirs are managed for public fishing access.
Direct anadromous fish management activities in Region 5 tributaries (except Cowlitz and Lewis basins).
Cross-program coordination with other programs and divisions.
Supervises technical and professional staff (e.g. biologists and/or scientific technicians).
This position is a lead Regional fish biologist position that splits time between field work and working in the Region 5 office setting. The percentage of time spent in each is highly variable depending on field seasons, staffing needs, and project objectives. Field work is performed year-round under a wide array of weather conditions. Hazards include: working around streams/rivers in varying weather & flow conditions.
A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science AND Five years of professional experience in fish, wildlife, or habitat management or research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research. Twelve semesters or eighteen-quarter hours of specific course work is required for certain positions.
Note: A Master’s degree in the applicable science will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Note: A Ph.D. in the applicable science will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications and Competencies
Competencies in: verbal and written communication, statistical analysis, decision making and sound judgment, problem solving, researching, dependability and reliability, diligence, integrity, high stress tolerance, tact, teamwork, negotiating skills, leadership, strategic vision, personnel management and financial accountability.
|To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications and competencies of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
A current resume (please make it succinct)
Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.