Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 – Habitat Program – Three (3) Openings – Permanent – *09196-21

Agency
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Multiple Locations - Western Washington, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$56,856.00 - $74,604.00 Annually
Last Date to Apply
02/18/2022
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3209198/fish-wildlife-biologist-3-habitat-program-three-3-openings-permanent
Description
THREE (3) OPENINGS FULL-TIME/PERMANENT FISH & WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 3 (BIO3) WDFW Habitat Program Duty Station Options - Region 4: Mill Creek, Washington - Snohomish County North Bend, Washington - King County Please note: Salary listed does not include the 5% premium pay granted to all King County employees. In addition to the base salary, this position is eligible for 5% premium pay for positions located in King County. ***This job is posted until February 18, 2022 - application review will be ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. First review of applications will be December 2, 2021. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made. **** Are you a dynamic thinker and looking for a challenge? Do you analyze, review and report data that impact fish and wildlife? If so, then apply to become a Fish and Wildlife Biologist! As our Fish and Wildlife Biologist, you will implement the Hydraulic Project Approval permitting process, review, and comment on environmental documents. With your expertise, you will add value by providing internal and external technical assistance to support organizational efforts for healthy, diverse, and sustainable fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. With that in mind, Picture yourself practicing conservation by managing, protecting, and restoring ecosystems for the long-term benefit of people, and for fish, wildlife, and their habitats by embracing new knowledge and best science to adaptively manage changing and complex conditions. This is an opportunity where you will be working across disciplines to solve problems and work collaboratively with our conservation and community partners, integrating ecological, social, economic, and institutional perspectives into our decision-making. In this dynamic role you will work to create an inclusive and professional work environment by valuing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, promoting empathy, and respecting their co-worker's perspectives. Duties Our Fish & Wildlife Biologists, Administers the Hydraulic Project Approval process. Tasks Include: Reviewing permit applications and conducting field reviews to provide project assistance to applicants. Recommending alternative project designs and techniques, Best Management Practices (BMPs), and measures to avoid, reduce or eliminate impacts to fish life. Coordinating participation and discussion of project proposals with other agency personnel, including biologists, scientists, and environmental engineers, in assessing project compliance with agency policies and impacts to fish life and habitat. Issuing, processing, condition, or deny standard, expedited and emergency Hydraulic Project Approvals (HPA’s). Assisting Enforcement in identification and resolution of Hydraulic Code violations including serving as an expert witness in court cases involving non-compliance of HPAs or appeals. Assist Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in integrating Hydraulic Project review into their Forest Practices reviews, and participate in other Forest and Fish activities. Tasks Include: Collaborating with state and federal forest management agencies when reviewing Forest Practice Applications (FPA’s) for impacts to fish and wildlife habitat. Providing provisions for the protection of fish life using the Forest Practice Hydraulic Permit (FPHP) Concurrence Review process. Assisting with the review and development of wildlife plans associated with forest practice applications. Provide review and comments on County/City Critical Areas Ordinances and Shoreline Master Plan updates, as authorized under the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and Growth Management Act (GMA). Tasks Include: Providing written comments to local government planning staff during the land use decision-making process as part of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), City/County Shoreline Management Plans, and Critical Areas Ordinances. Assisting City and County planners and the public in using and interpreting Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) mapping. Serve as habitat experts for salmon recovery projects within assigned coverage area and other duties. Tasks Include: Serving as habitat restoration and enhancement projects lead. Providing information on fish life histories and habitat requirements, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem functions, and values, and promoting conservation of fish and wildlife resources to stakeholders. Pursuing funding by writing and presenting grant proposals and formal presentations for approved projects. Participating in Streamflow Restoration Act planning and implementation in order to ensure adequate water for fish, wildlife, and habitats in the coverage area. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: Work is performed in an office and outdoor environment. Office work includes reading, writing, phone and computer use. Fieldwork includes operation of field equipment (GPS, maps, clinometer, range finder, compass, etc). Physical, environmental, or mental demands of key work – may include remote forested and aquatic environments, conducting fish surveys and other related tasks – activities can consist of 8-to-10-hour days, for several days in a row. Walking over rough terrain for short distances (? 1 mile) regularly or occasionally over long distances (several miles). Schedule: Typically, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – hours are flexible to accommodate seasonal workload or additional duties. Travel Requirements: In the field 50% doing field work or traveling to meetings throughout the state. Periods of overnight travel and work hours that may exceed the standard 8:00 am to 5:00 pm workday. Tools and Equipment: Boots, GPS, clinometer, waders, rain gear, state-assigned work vehicle. Customer Interactions: Frequent communication with agency staff, other government agencies, tribal, private stakeholders, and general public. Other: Interest in fish and wildlife resource management and working with others in a collaborative manner to reach consensus on fish and wildlife issues. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science. AND Three (3) years of professional experience in fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research. OR Two (2) years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2. Please Note: A Master’s degree in the applicable science will substitute one year of the required experience A Ph.D. in the applicable science may be substituted for two years of the required experience Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with: Building professional rapport and partnering with the public, colleagues, tribes, and local, state, and federal agencies. Ecological processes pertinent to the Northwest. Regulatory processes, including the Hydraulic Code, Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Working within the regulatory environment including reviewing, issuing, or monitoring environmental permits. Engaging in crucial conversations with agency staff and stakeholders to execute the duties of this position. Providing leadership and ideas that continuously improves program processes and be adaptive to changes in the work environment. 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: On Monday August 9, 2021, Governor Inslee enacted Proclamation 21-14which requires that all employees of all state agencies not headed by an elected official be fully vaccinated with a recommended COVID-19 vaccine by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated includes the two-week waiting period after the last shot in each series, or single shot, is given. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide verification of COVID vaccination. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) 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 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. 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 professionalism, accountability, empathy, integrity, service, and respect. (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. 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. 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. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com. Follow us on social media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram
Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science. AND Three (3) years of professional experience in fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research. OR Two (2) years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2. Please Note: A Master’s degree in the applicable science will substitute one year of the required experience A Ph.D. in the applicable science may be substituted for two years of the required experience Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with: Building professional rapport and partnering with the public, colleagues, tribes, and local, state, and federal agencies. Ecological processes pertinent to the Northwest. Regulatory processes, including the Hydraulic Code, Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Working within the regulatory environment including reviewing, issuing, or monitoring environmental permits. Engaging in crucial conversations with agency staff and stakeholders to execute the duties of this position. Providing leadership and ideas that continuously improves program processes and be adaptive to changes in the work environment.
Contact Person
Salyse Duckworth
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