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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. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at www.wdfw.wa.gov.
The purpose of this position is to maintain the capital inventory on the wildlife area, including facilities, equipment, livestock fences, roads and signs. In addition, the position implements projects to maintain or improve habitats, species or recreation on a designated wildlife area such as seeding, planting, mowing and herbicide application for weed control.
DutiesRepairs and maintains capital inventory on the wildlife area.
- Repairs fences, buildings and other facilities, maintains signs and kiosks.
- Performs habitat maintenance activities such as planting, seeding, mowing, fertilizing, weed control.
- Removes illegal structures and litter on the wildlife area, monitors public use.
- Operating and maintaining tractors, trucks, ATV’s, mowers, herbicide sprayers.
- Interacts with the public that use the wildlife area, provide information, maps.
Must possess a current, valid Washington State Driver’s License,
Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment.
High school graduation or GED and three months of natural resource related experience, OR
One year as a Natural Resource Worker 1.
A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.
Supplemental InformationWorking Conditions:
Work Setting, including hazards:This is a field position, working in steep, difficult terrain in hot and cold weather. Hazards include slippery rocks and vegetation, mud, steep banks, venomous snakes, stinging insects and poisonous plants.
Schedule (i.e., hours and days):Monday-Thursday, 10 hours/day.
This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov, include 3 professional references, and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
- A current resume
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Emailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the on line profile.
Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.
Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the completeness of application materials submitted and the contents and completeness of the “work experience” section of your application in NEOGOV. A resume will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the application. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application may disqualify you from consideration for employment in this position. All information will be verified and documentation may be required.
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.