Bull Trout Stock Assessment Technician – Scientific Technician 2 – Non-Permanent *10390-22: Port Angeles, WA

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Port Angeles, WA
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Full time Positions
$2,957.00 - $3,821.00 Monthly
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FULL-TIME/NON-PERMANENT SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 2 BULL TROUT STOCK ASSESSMENT TECHNICIAN WDFW Fish Program Port Angeles, Washington – Clallam County Anticipated Appointment Length: June 16, 2022 - October 31, 2022 Join our team in Clallam County to collect data necessary to management fish resources in the watersheds within the Olympic Peninsula! This information is vital in assessing the status of bull trout. The Department of Fish and Wildlife's mission statement is to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities! Trout swimming in water. Deep Creek Bull Trout – Photo Credit: Eric Anderson The optimal applicants are team players who take pride in their work, are motivated, dependable, respectful, and able to easily establish rapport with colleagues. We are seeking candidates, who respect and value the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW. These is an opportunity to gather and provide essential information that is needed to assess the status of bull trout populations for conservation and to help maintain sustainable recreational and commercial fisheries. Duties Fish in water. Bull Trout – Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Our Bull Trout Stock Assessment Technician, Collects water samples throughout Olympic Peninsula rivers for eDNA analysis. Gathers data in rivers via snorkeling to identify, count and/or collect fish, and/or deploy and inspect field gear Conducts on the ground reconnaissance work for eDNA and snorkel surveys. Conducts tangle netting and hook-line-surveys for bull trout. Uses established procedures to conduct steelhead redd count surveys by accurately recording observed redds and live and dead fish counts within selected stream reaches of Clallam and West Jefferson counties. Maintains accurate field records. Contacts private landowners, Olympic National Park and Department of Natural Resources for permission to gain access to land. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: The primary work environment is outdoors and physically demanding and is often done in inclement weather, within varying stream flows and can be strenuous. The job involves considerable hiking, usually 3-5 miles but can be up to 15 miles on occasion, into remote areas on private and public timberlands. Walking along streams on slick boulders, wading riffles, or maneuvering watercraft (i.e. raft, hard side drift boat, and pontoon boat) requires moderate strength and agility. Lifting equipment up to and or greater than 40 pounds may be required. Snorkeling in cold, fast flowing, whitewater conditions. Driving extended periods to remote field sites. Overnight backpacking trips into remote locations may be required. Schedule: Typically works a 40-hour work week Monday – Friday; however this position is considered non-scheduled as work hours may vary due to inclement weather, length of daylight and river conditions. Weekend and evening work may be required. Travel Requirements: Some travel may be required and is typically local or regional to conduct business or attend training. Overnight backpacking trips into remote locations may be required. Driving to stream survey locations via state and county roads, as well as local travel along streams on private (logging) roads throughout the district will be conducted using a state vehicle. Tools and Equipment: Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g., desk, filing cabinet, computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, etc.). State vehicle, wading shoes, PFD, polarized glasses, wading staff, waders, dry suit, snorkel gear, tangle net, GPS unit, sampling gear, notebooks, backpack, and vests. Pontoon and drift boats. Pump and eDNA sampling supplies. Customer Interactions: Develop and maintain effective relationships with biologists from tribes and other public and private agencies to promote exchange of information. Frequent contact with constituents (clients); may occasionally deal with conflict when delivering agency information.
Qualifications Please Note: College course work involving major study in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or closely allied field will substitute, year for year, for experience, provided the course work includes at least six semester or nine quarter hours of natural science classes. Graduation from high school or GED, including one year of high school science AND two (2) years of experience as a Scientific Technician 1. OR Graduation from high school or GED including one year of high school science AND two (2) years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a biologist, chemist, or zoologist. License: Valid driver’s license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Background in elementary biology and in-the-field salmonid identification. The ability to complete field data forms accurately and to follow oral and written instructions. Strong communication skills and the ability to interact with the public are necessary. Good field observation skills, good handwriting skills for recording field notes, experience with Microsoft Word and Excel computer software programs. Previous experience with salmon and steelhead spawning ground surveys, handling salmonids, and experience with swift water swimming. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: As a result of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) issued on August 9, 2021, all Washington State Agencies are requiring employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of your employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor prior to your first day of work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) Supplemental Information Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully 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 of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted). A current resume. Three professional references. IMPORTANT NOTES: The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews. All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents JOIN THE WDFW TEAM: Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW! The Washington 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. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). WDFW employees may be eligible for the following: Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth. UNION - WAFWP: 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. Bull Trout Stock Assessment Technician - Scientific Technician 2 - Non-Permanent *10390-22 description image Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following: Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov. MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE: To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following: Notify us of your military spouse status by email at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS) Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov. Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington. 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. 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