|Job Title:||Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician *8098-17|
|Opening Date/Time:||Tue. 09/05/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time|
|Closing Date/Time:||Tue. 09/12/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$2,130.00 – $2,718.00 Monthly|
|Job Type:||Full Time – Non-Permanent|
|Location:||Clallam County – Forks, 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
There one (1) 6-month non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician position in the Fish Program, Hatchery Division. The duty station is the Sol Duc Hatchery located at 1423 Pavel Rd, Beaver, WA. Anticipated start date is October 1, 2017.
Adult fish handling fish feeding and pond cleaning
Collecting, sorting, and spawning of adult and juvenile salmon. This position is responsible for vacuuming and pressure washing the ponds for cleaning. Lifting 44 pounds feed bags to empty into buckets to feed fish.
Egg and fish sampling and picking
Weighing and counting salmon eggs and removing egg deformities and mortalities. These duties require long periods of standing, careful attention to detail and protocols in often cold temperatures.
Ground and equipment maintenance
Public Contact and Communications
Working Conditions: The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30, depending on time of year; includes days, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. Working outside in adverse weather conditions and perform strenuous physical activities. May occasionally require travel and work in excess of 40 hours per week to meet seasonal workload demands throughout the complex. This position requires a valid driver’s license. (If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring a copy of your license and driving record at the time of the interview.)
Special Note: All applicants considering applying for this position should understand and consider that standby is a requirement for all positions in the Fish Hatchery Specialist series. Management may determine it is necessary to assign it in order to accomplish the goals and objectives of the agency and as necessary to protect the resources of the agency and if assigned, it will be a requirement of the position.
|Graduation from high school or GED. Preferred work experience in a hatchery setting.
Knowledge and Abilities Desired:
|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:
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.