Klickitat Wildlife Area Manager – Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 – Permanent – *10077-23 – Goldendale, Washington

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Goldendale, Washington – Klickitat County
Job Category
Full time Positions
$5,088.00 - $6,838.00 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
FULL-TIME/PERMANENT KLICKITAT WILDLIFE AREA MANAGER FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 3 This recruitment has been re-opened and will be posted until September 27, 2023. If you applied previously your application is still under consideration and you do not need to re-apply. Application review is ongoing, submit your application materials as soon as possible. This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. Wildlife Program Goldendale, Washington – Klickitat County Are you ready to make a difference in wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation? Play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing the Klickitat Wildlife Area by implementing projects with the goal of improving habitats, wildlife species and recreation. Picture yourself, In a leadership role planning, implementing, and monitoring projects related to habitat enhancement, species maintenance, and recreation management. The optimal applicant, Is results oriented and will have strong initiative to ensure the success of the wildlife area planning efforts. You are excited to, Develop, restore, enhance, and maintain wildlife habitats. We are seeking a candidate, Who models WDFW values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE). Duties: As our Klickitat Wildlife Area Manager you will, Develop and implement Wildlife Area activities to maintain and improve habitats, species, and recreational opportunities: Assess, design, and implement habitat, wildlife species, and recreation projects on the Klickitat Wildlife Area. Develop, restore, enhance, and or maintain wildlife habitats. Negotiate, write, implement, and monitor agricultural and grazing leases and contracts for wildlife enhancement or habitat restoration projects. Create, manage, and monitor public recreational use and opportunities. Engage in and ensure success of Wildlife Area planning efforts: Ensure broad-based input for Wildlife Area plan development and annual updates through participation with District Team, Wildlife Area Advisory Committee (WAAC), and others. Maintain and coordinate an active Wildlife Area Advisory Committee (WAAC) that represents a balanced set of resource and recreational interests. Serve as a liaison for the Wildlife Area and communicate program objectives: Have a clear understanding of all projects and activities that are occurring on the Klickitat Wildlife Area and coordinate with and provide information to other staff, agencies, neighbors, and the public. Ensure projects and activities are consistent with the Wildlife Area plan and in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: Field work will vary by the season and will require working in inclement weather and various settings including airplane, helicopter, vehicle, and on foot. Will walk over rough terrain including slippery rocks, steep banks, and sticky mud up to 25% of the time. May require carrying or transporting a light load of equipment and gear (up to 50 pounds). Office work includes work with personal computers. Schedule: Typically, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday. Frequent irregular hours and weekend work may occur. Available for non-scheduled workweek. Travel Requirements: Frequent travel to and from field sites and meetings. Available for non-scheduled travel. Will travel up to 10% of the time. Tools and Equipment: Small tools, motor vehicles, trailers, farm machinery, shop equipment, heavy equipment, small boats, and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). Customer Interactions: Numerous interactions (written and verbal) with the public, elected officials, and other government and non-government employees.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, wildlife biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource science, environmental science, soil science, range ecology, or closely allied field. AND Three (3) years of professional experience in wildlife management or habitat management. OR Two (2) years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2. Please Note: Closely related qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis. A Master’s degree in wildlife management, wildlife biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource science, environmental science, soil science, range ecology, or closely allied field will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. A Ph.D. in wildlife management, wildlife biology, wildlife ecology, natural resource science, environmental science, soil science, range ecology, or closely allied field will substitute for two (2) years of the required experience. Certifications/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License. Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: Washington pesticide applicators license – may be obtained within first six (6) months of employment. First Aid Training – may be obtained within first six (6) months of employment. May require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) - may be obtained after hire. Completion of “basic flight” and “water ditching and survival” trainings before working aboard small aircraft. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in rangeland and forest management and prescribed burning or wildfire suppression. Knowledge of the biology and habitat requirements of Western Gray Squirrel and Northwestern Pond Turtle. Supplemental Information Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application. 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 NOTE: 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. 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 Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line must 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 Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov. Subject line must 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. 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
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