Puget Sound Salmon Manager Permanent – Washington

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Category
Full time Positions
$5,630.00 - $7,387.00 Monthly
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Last Date to Apply
Full-Time/Permanent Puget Sound Salmon Manager Natural Resource Scientist 4 Fish Program Olympia, Washington This recruitment is 100 % Federally funded Puget Sound Salmon Manager Permanent *05466-2020 description image **** PLEASE NOTE: This job is posted continuously and will remain open until a selection is made. 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 August 17, 2020. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made. **** Are you passionate about Washington’s Natural Resources? In this position you would oversee the implementation and management of salmon fisheries located within the watersheds that drain into Puget Sound. This work involves leading and collaborating with a diverse group of natural resource professionals in Washington, surrounding states, and in international forums through the Pacific Salmon Commission to ensure that salmon fisheries meet conservation objectives outlined in various agreements and laws like the Endangered Species Act. With that in mind, We see a person who can communicate messages to all people, clearly and with empathy. This person seeks not only to inform, they seek to educate and create a positive dialogue with all parties involved. The Puget Sound Salmon Manager has the responsibility for the management of economically valuable Puget Sound commercial and recreational fisheries. Picture yourself representing the agency at public and/or professional meetings, including the North of Falcon salmon season setting process and regulation hearings. Here you will show your skills working with a team of professionals to inform and build consensus among multi-jurisdictional (including 17 Puget Sound Treaty Tribes) colleagues and constituents regarding harvest, conservation plans, and technical aspects of resource management. The optimal candidate takes pride representing the fishing constituents of Washington State in domestic and international forums and seeking positive outcomes for fishery conservation and harvest opportunities. Our Puget Sound Salmon Manager Appreciates the responsibility of enhancing Puget Sound Recreational and Commercial Fisheries by utilizing sound research, analyzing data, working with experts to achieve goals. They lead and inspire, plan, train, and supervise the work performed by the Puget Sound Salmon Management unit. They collaborate with State and Tribal Policy representatives, Program Managers, Scientists, Biologists, technicians to co-manage the salmon resources. They ensure appropriate, safe, and optimum use of the organization's resources and enhance the growth and effectiveness of employees through timely appraisal and professional development opportunities. They strive daily to provide the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct and support the State's goals for a diverse workforce. Qualifications Puget Sound Salmon Manager Permanent *05466-2020 description image
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree with major study in a natural science (Fish Management, Biology, etc.) AND Six years professional work experience in Fish Management. (A Master’s degree will substitute for two years and a Ph.D. degree will substitute for all of the required experience, provided the field of major study is in Fish Management.) Knowledge of: Program management Budget development and administration Strategic planning, development of cooperative relationships with regional office staff and other agencies, natural resource management issues, state statutes and merit system rules, principles of negotiating, conflict resolution and oral presentations. Expertise in: Treaty Case Law in Washington State, Salmon Life History, Fishery Management Principles, Biometric/Statistical Analysis, and negotiating/developing agreements, Recreational and Commercial Salmon Fisheries in Washington. Valid driver’s license. Can demonstrate experience in the following leadership competencies: Thinks LEAN Values others feedback Is a solution finder Is a relationship builder Measurable Results Working Conditions: Typically, office oriented. Schedule: 8AM-5PM Monday - Friday. However, attendance at fishery planning, stakeholder, and state-tribal meetings require periodic work outside the normal schedule. This position is required to travel annually as part of the pre-season (North of Falcon / Pacific Fishery Management Council) planning and negotiation team, and for PSC Panel meetings. Travel: Travel for Pacific Fisheries Management Council process includes destination throughout west coast states including Idaho. International travel may be required for duties associated with the Pacific Salmon Commission. These and other travel may require being in travel status for more than five days. Proficiency in the operation of standard office equipment, agency vehicles. Supplemental Information Application Process: Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following: A detailed Letter of Interest that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the position. A current Resume detailing your professional background. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Do not attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process. These documents will not be forwarded to the hiring manager. Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. Notice: Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, this position will be subject to one furlough day per week through July 25, 2020, and one day per month beginning August 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020. If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Valerie.rogers@dfw.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages). Live and Work in a Great State Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. Washington offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community. Washington offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high-energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation’s top-ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington’s distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature. 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. 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. 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 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.
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Valerie Rogers
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