Science Technician 2 – Non-Permanent; Kelso, Washington

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Kelso, Washington
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$2,864.00 - $3,701.00 Monthly
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Anticipated Appointment Lengths: 5 Months August 17, 2021 – January 14, 2022 You love working outdoors providing important environmental work evaluating the life stages of salmonids and their responses to habitat restoration treatments. Become part of a dynamic and diverse team that is invested in collecting data and evaluating fish population change over time. If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then apply today and join the WDFW Team! Picture yourself, collecting data associated with two freshwater life stages of salmonids – summer parr and fall spawner. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively with an established WDFW study team conducting systematic spawner surveys on foot of the Chinook and Coho distribution in Mill, Abernathy, and Germany Creek Watershed. The optimal applicants will have a positive can-do attitude as they sample and collect data and are eager to work hard and have fun in an environment where there's never a dull moment. We are seeking candidates who respect and value the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GED, including one year of high school science. AND Two (2) years of experience as a Scientific Technician 1. OR Two (2) years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a biologist, chemist, or zoologist. Please Note: 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 hours or nine quarter hours of natural science classes. Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver’s license PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Salmon and trout life histories and behavioral characteristics. Live fish handling techniques that ensure the safety of fish and personnel. Applying PIT tags to juvenile and adult fish and to use hand-held PIT detection equipment. Experience with: Conducting spawning ground surveys. Using a variety of hand tools, power tools and small engine machinery. Ability to: Identify juvenile and adult life stages of salmon and steelhead as well as other fish species encountered. Collect high quality biological data and complete data entry in both written and electronic formats. Navigate on logging roads and off-trail using GPS and maps. Follow instructions and communicate outcomes to the supervisor.
Contact Person
WDFW Recruitment Team
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