IT Salmon Stock & Fishery Modeler (IT Data Management – Journey) – Permanent – *08711: Washington State

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Olympia, Washington
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$6,462.00 - $8,479.00 Monthly
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FULL-TIME/PERMANENT IT DATA MANAGEMENT - JOURNEY IT SALMON STOCK AND FISHERY MODELER Intergovernmental Salmon Unit WDFW Fish Program Olympia, Washington This recruitment is essential to maintain operations and fulfill WDFW’s legal obligations: Functions directly related to survival of ESA listed species. Or functions that are legally required or treaty obligated for ESA species. A visionary team player who focuses on efficiency and never stops seeking improvements - even small changes can make a huge impact. You generate ideas and communicate recommendations while devising and maintaining the Chinook and Coho run reconstructions, forecast estimates, and stock impact assessments. With that in mind, Picture yourself as a senior-level professional - working alongside the WDFW Salmon Modeling Team to develop and implement fishery regulation/computer simulation modeling applications and analysis. This is an opportunity to provide stock and fishery resource assessments while advising the WDFW management team on critical technical issues. This is a dynamic role that will utilize both your expertise and ability to connect and communicate with people, as well as your foundation of technical experience and skills. A successful candidate will build and maintain stakeholder, intergovernmental, and co-manager relationships, cooperation, and buy-in while advancing WDFW resource goals. We are seeking a team player with demonstrated talent representing WDFW values of professionalism, accountability, empathy, integrity, and respect. Duties Our IT Salmon Stock and Fishery Modeler Performs Data Management, Computer Modeling, and Applications Development. Develops, updates, and maintains several large-scale database systems (FRAM, Calibration, FRAMbuilder, Run Reconstruction, Forecasts, etc.) that are integral to running fishery models and designating state-wide salmon allocations. Represents WDFW as an expert in computer simulation modeling and stock/fishery evaluations in various international, federal, state/tribal, and inter-state scientific committees and stakeholder groups. Provides stock and resource assessments and salmon recovery analyses for Chinook and Coho by major watershed or management unit. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: Standard office environment and meeting/conference rooms. Teleworking options are temporarily available. Schedule: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workload demands may require work outside the assigned work hours and adjustment of work schedules. Significant overtime may be necessary during the salmon season setting process – North of Falcon – January through April. (North of Falcon is an annual series of meetings that plan the Northwest’s recreational and commercial fisheries). Travel Requirements: Domestic and international travel. Approximately 4 or more weeks per year. Tools and Equipment: Computer and cell phone. Customer Relations: Interacts with sport and commercial stakeholders. Highly skilled professionals from Tribal, State, Federal, and international institutions. 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 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 NOTE: 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. Many of our staff are currently working from home; 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. 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 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 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 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 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.
Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in computer science, mathematics, statistics, natural science, environmental science, biology, or a related field. OR Professional equivalent experience may substitute, year for year, for the required education as long as it is in biological statistical analysis/biological modeling. AND an additional FOUR (4) years of professional experience in: Data modeling. Relational database design. Application development and/or quantitative analysis or statistics. Computer programming. OR A Master’s Degree or PhD. in computer science, mathematics, statistics, natural science, environmental science, biology, or a related field may substitute, year for year, for the required experience. Competencies: Effective verbal and written communication of scientific analyses to policy leaders, the public, and in professional settings. Effective workload management skills to ensure consistent delivery of accurate and complete products on a timely basis. Resume must indicate experience in these requirements and years of experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience using Microsoft Excel and ACCESS, with basic understanding of common Excel functionality such as pivot tables and analysis tools. Familiarity with salmon and steelhead life histories. Familiarity with stock assessment techniques. Knowledge of commercial and sport fishing regulations, methods, and gear. Experience presenting scientific results to the public and professionals. Behavioral Competencies: Integrity and honesty, negotiating, creative thinking, remaining calm under pressure, multi-tasking, teamwork, leadership, effective communication, and organization.
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