|Job Title:||Permanent Fish Hatchery Specialist 3 *08138-17|
|Opening Date/Time:||Wed. 09/06/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time|
|Closing Date/Time:||Wed. 09/13/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$2,984.00 – $3,883.00 Monthly|
|Job Type:||Agency Internal Promotional – Permanent|
|Location:||Whatcom County – Other, 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 is currently a permanent Fish Hatchery Specialist 3 position in the Fish Program, Hatchery Division, Kendall Creek Hatchery. The duty station is located at 7100 Hatchery Road, Deming, WA. 98244
This Fish Hatchery Specialist 3 position supports the mission of WDFW by providing technical and scientific duties of both anadromous and inland fish rearing at the Kendall Creek Hatchery, along with other fish culture facilities within the Mt. Baker Complex when additional support needed. This position is responsible for efficient and effective operations while meeting production goals in order to provide fish for both harvest and conservation purposes. This position supports the mission by assisting the Operation Manager and Hatchery 4 in day to day facility operation and production programs for Kendall Creek Hatchery.
Carries out sound fish culture practices to meet program goals.
Identifies and communicates opportunities to improve fish culture practices.
Projects and monitors fish growth and feed requirements.
Monitors fish behavior and health.
Actively seeks to learn new fish culture practices.
Physical Operation and Maintenance of Facility
Data Collection, Entry and Reporting
Due to the nature and remoteness of this position working hours can vary accordingly to what is happening at the facility on any particular day, for the most part the job is an 8-hour day from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For this particular position standby is requires and that means this employee is responsible for overseeing the facility for the remaining 16 hours of the day during his time on standby, this position operates on a 10 on 4 off schedule. This position is on-station and standby is assigned.
|One year of experience as a Fish Hatchery Specialist 2, OR an Associate’s degree in fisheries technology or closely allied field and two years of experience performing fish culture duties in a hatchery, OR a Bachelor’s degree in fisheries or closely allied field, OR successful completion of a fish culture program from a vocational school and two years of experience performing fish culture duties in a hatchery. Four years of experience performing a variety of fish culture duties in a hatchery will substitute for the Bachelor’s degree. A valid Washington State Driver’s License.|
|How 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.