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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 assist the Access Managers in keeping access sites clean and safe for public recreational use and maintains regional office grounds.
DutiesExpected duties of the incumbent
- Maintain cleanliness of concrete restrooms using pressure washer, scouring powder and brush.
- Remove garbage in and around access sites, including main access roads through the wildlife areas.
- Repair chain link and barbed wire fencing including installing post, braces and splices using a fence stretcher, fencing pliers, T-post pounder, post-hole digger and other hand tools.
- When necessary removal of graffiti with a soda blaster and corrosive chemicals while wearing PPE.
- Assist Access Managers with various projects on access sites using small and large motorized equipment and hand tools. This may include but not limited to boat ramp repair parking lot striping, replacing doors and windows, dirt work, barrier rock placement, gravel/rock placement, concrete and asphalt work.
- Vegetation control, spraying, hand pulling, mowing with ATV mower and utility tractor, weed whacker, pruners and chain saw to knock down or remove vegetation. Snow and ice removal.
- At the Region 2 Office, the expectation to maintain some exterior areas is to water, mow, and trim office lawns, check and maintains (2) sprinkler systems to ensure they are adequately working. Apply herbicide, fertilizer, pull weeds from rockery and behind the grass line, trim low branches and hedges and pick up walnut husks in the fall.
QualificationsGraduation from high school graduation or GED, including 3 months of natural resource related labor experience.
Current Washington State Pesticide Applicator license, or the ability to obtain one is required.
Experience with four-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs.
Experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction, or repair work.
Experience maintaining vehicles and equipment such as pumps, small engines, and tractors, etc.
Pesticide Applicator’s license (opportunity to obtain this license will be provided).
A valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to acquire one.
Key Competencies: The qualified applicant will demonstrate knowledge & abilities in the following areas:
- Knowledge of health and safety policies, procedures and standards.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to de-escalate confrontational situations.
- Ability to meet productivity standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Knowledge of vehicles and equipment maintenance and repair.
- Ability to work independently maintaining a high quality of work.
- Basic computer skills.
- Ability to safely operate vehicles, ATVs, trucks, tractors and a variety of power tools and equipment.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Supplemental InformationWorking Conditions
The employee is expected to spend the majority of their time working in the field under sometimes difficult conditions. Weather conditions can vary from freezing to over 100 degrees F, and terrain is steep and rocky. Other hazards include poisonous reptiles, insects and plants. Employees must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds over steep, rugged terrain in hot or cold weather to conduct maintenance, weed control and habitat enhancement work.
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 cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
- 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.