Fisheries/Forestry Lead Technician, Washington State

Agency
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Location
Forks, WA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$40,812.00 - $54,492.00 Annually
Last Date to Apply
08/11/2022
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3645321/oesf-lead-technician-scientific-technician-3
Description
OESF Lead Technician, Scientific Technician 3 Recruitment #2022-7-7955 Full-time, Project, Represented position Anticipated Project is July 2022 - June 2023 (this position may be extended) Location: Forks, WA CLOSING DATE EXTENDED! Review of applications is ongoing. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible. Want to join something GREAT and make a difference? Are you someone who loves the outdoors, and is passionate about becoming the lead Scientific Technician on the Olympic Experimental State Forest (OESF)? If you love working in the outdoors, appreciate a remote natural environment, leading new technicians, and have good scientific sampling background with a proven ability to get things done, then this is the job for you. The DNR Habitat Conservation and Scientific Consultation Group is seeking a lead technician to join a team that conducts research and monitoring on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. You will be lead technician responsible for field sampling while directing the efforts of less experienced technicians. You will also be assisting in the development and training of sampling protocols for research conducted on the Olympic Experimental State Forest (OESF). Duties Responsibilities: • Creating and maintaining field schedules to ensure all field activities are competed during the field season. • Leading field teams and collecting field data in the OESF • Maintaining consistency in data collection. • Resolving problems with research techniques and field equipment. • Enter and proofing data. • Assisting with simple data analysis and data compilations. Qualifications Required Qualifications: • Knowledge of salmon identification and natural habitats. Knowledge of field sampling techniques for fish, stream habitat, and forest vegetation. • Experience with recording and compiling research data and experience summarizing and reporting such data. • High school diploma or GED, including one year of high school science AND 4 years as a Science Technician OR High school diploma or GED including one year of high school science AND 4 years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a health or safety professional, biologist, chemist, or zoologist. • DNR Core Competencies: o Personal Accountability o Value Others o Compassionate Communication o Inspire Others o Commitment to Excellence Conditions of Employment: • A valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years. • Mostly outdoors in all types of weather conditions, with some office work. The employee will need to be able to carry up to 50lbs up steep hills in poor weather conditions since sampling sites are often located in streams without good road access and requires the crew to hike in and out with heavy field equipment regardless of weather conditions (as long as worker safety is not at risk). The employee will need excellent navigating skill to be able to get to remote locations and use 4x4 vehicles. • This position requires travel less than 5% of the time for remote field visits and to attend meetings. • Employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This position is based in an office/fieldwork setting and requires in-person attendance/interactions with no option for full-time telework. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you verify your status. Desired Qualifications: • Experience with multiple-pass removal backpack electrofishing. • Experience with stream sampling techniques. • Experience with riparian and upland forest surveys. • Experience identifying salmon and trees species common to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. • Bachelor Degree involving major study in fisheries, biology, zoology, fisheries, natural sciences, environmental sciences or closely allied field or four years of experience as a Scientific Technician 2 or equivalent level. 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 or environmental science classes. • Excellent organizational skills. • Effective communication. • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills and teamwork. Supplemental Information About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. Our Vision – Our actions ensure a future where Washington’s lands, waters, and communities thrive. Our Mission – Manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations. Our Core Values: • Safety and Well-Being —Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees. • Public Service —We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve. • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving — We solve our state’s most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision. • Leadership and Teamwork —We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success. DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include: • Commitment to organizational health and wellness • Work/life balance • DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.) • Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more • Leadership that empowers and supports employees • Professional development opportunities • Educational and career development aid • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments • A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information. Application Requirements: • To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov. You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position. • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements. • Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications. • Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume. • Complete all supplemental questions. Apply using the link below: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3645321/oesf-lead-technician-scientific-technician-3
Qualifications
• Knowledge of salmon identification and natural habitats. Knowledge of field sampling techniques for fish, stream habitat, and forest vegetation. • Experience with recording and compiling research data and experience summarizing and reporting such data. • High school diploma or GED, including one year of high school science AND 4 years as a Science Technician OR High school diploma or GED including one year of high school science AND 4 years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a health or safety professional, biologist, chemist, or zoologist. • DNR Core Competencies: o Personal Accountability o Value Others o Compassionate Communication o Inspire Others o Commitment to Excellence
Contact Person
Kyle Martens
Contact eMail
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