Scientific Technician 3 – Scientific Technician Assistant Supervisor – Permanent – *00397-22

Agency
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location
Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$3,294.00 - $4,286.00 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
01/23/2022
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3375419/scientific-technician-3-scientific-technician-assistant-supervisor-permanent
Description
FULL-TIME/PERMANENT SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 3 (ST3) SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR WDFW Fish Program Olympia, Washington WDFW is seeking a Senior-Level Scientific Technician who enjoys collaboratively leading a team, with a strong background with salmon sampling, habitat and harvest management. If you are you wishing to use your expertise to perform complex biological analysis, and are looking for ways to conserve, enhance and restore native fish populations in Washington state, then apply to become a Scientific Technician Assistant Supervisor! As our Scientific Technician Assistant Supervisor, you’ll provide proper implementation of the fisheries sampling program, disseminate information necessary to estimate catch and effort statistics for commercial and recreational fisheries management, assessment of biological information by stock, and subsequent achievement of spawning escapements and court-mandated catch allocations. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s (WDFW) mission is to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities. With that in mind, Picture yourself serving as a lead with advanced technical scientific duties; you will perform under very limited supervision. This is an opportunity for you to conduct salmon surveys, collect fish biological data, and quality-check resources according to procedures and protocols. We are seeking a candidate who respects and values the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to WDFW. Duties Our Scientific Technician Assistant Supervisor, Serves as a lead, assisting with the hiring, training, and overseeing sampling staff. Fills in for some supervisory duties when the area supervisor is on leave including but not limited to directing and assigning work, adjusting schedules, approving timesheets, assisting with Travel and Expense Management Systems (TEMs), addressing personnel issues and consulting with management and HR when needed, and maintaining a safe work environment. Executes intense sampling design, as well as training of temporary staff needed to conduct fisheries catch estimates. Provides sport fishing regulatory information to sampling staff and the public. Liaisons to regional supervisor on fishery violations and sampling issues observed in the field. Conducts minor vessel maintenance such as checking fluid levels, inspecting critical components for wear and tear when required and ensures daily logs are maintained. Interviews large numbers of recreational anglers at assigned boat launch facilities, marinas, and shore-based fishing locations. Observes, counts, identifies, and records all salmon and marine fish species; collects scales, CWT data, determines sex, and measures fork length for salmon and marine fish. Assists with coordinating high effort recreational fisheries including mark-selective salmon, marine fish including halibut and shellfish fisheries. Assists with overseeing the sampling by samplers of commercial salmon catch from both tribal and non-tribal fisheries; samples commercial fisheries during peak workloads and times when sufficient staff are not available. Uses electronic CWT detection devices to sample all coho and Chinook salmon (wand or tunnel detectors). Recovers coded-wire tags (CWT) while monitoring recreational and commercial fisheries of multiple species of salmon. Classifies sorts and enumerates marked (adipose fin-clipped) tagged, marked untagged, unmarked tagged, and unmarked untagged salmon. Collects spot shrimp data for shellfish fisheries. Operates WDFW research vessels to conduct test fishing for recreational salmon fisheries. Performs minor routine maintenance on the boat, motor, trailer, and test fishing equipment. Provides written reports on fishery violations observed in the field and may give testimony informally or in court. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: Typically, work is performed in the field and in the office settings. Field work may consist of adverse weather and sea conditions, noise, repetitive movements of hands, finger manipulations, long periods of sitting, squatting, walking, and boating. Climbing in and out of boats, sampling salmon in a boat, carrying, kneeling, heavy lifting fish and equipment (weighing up to 40 lbs. unassisted). Office work consists of long periods of sitting, typing, viewing screens, and interacting with the public. Schedule: Typically, work schedule is 24/7 (non-scheduled); 8-10 hours per day between 5 a.m. - 11 p.m., 40 hours per week; weekend and evening work required – including paid holidays. Travel Requirements: Occasional travel in and around Puget Sound. Seldom-overnight travel. Tools and Equipment: iPad, cell phone, electronic sampling device (CWT detector), weighing scale, calculator, knives, forceps, head lamp, measuring board, tally counter, tide book, canopy for shade (when necessary), portable table, totes/bins. Paper forms, labels, scale cards, pencils, label maker, projector, Bluetooth conference speaker, bar code scanner, battery tester, pens, clipboard, and scissors. A government vehicle and gas credit card. Outboard motorboat, boat trailer, GPS, compass, fishing tackle and gear including downriggers, computer, VHF radio, marine survival suit, rubber boots, rain gear PFD and first aid kit. Customer Interactions: Frequent interactions with co-workers from WDFW and Tribes, commercial anglers, salmon buyers, fish processors, recreational anglers and shell fishers, and the public during data collection. Regularly provides basic information regarding fisheries resources to the public, as well as agency programs and activities. Occasional contact with individuals who are angry, distraught, or frustrated. Will serve as a liaison to South Sound supervisor and enforcement on fishery violations observed in the field. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GED, including one (1) year of high school science. AND Four (4) years of experience as a Scientific Technician. OR Four (4) years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a health or safety professional, 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 or nine quarter hours of natural or environmental science classes. Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver’s license. Experience: Six (6) months or more of lead or supervisory experience. Motorboat experience of vessels 16 to 26 feet in marine waters. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and Abilities with: Creel sampling recreational and commercial fisheries in Puget Sound or a similar area. Identifying all salmon species and common Puget Sound marine fish and shellfish species. Salmon life history and sport fishing regulations. Commercial and sport fishing methods and gear. Proper fish handling technique. Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Windows. First Aid/CPR Certification Motorboat Operator’s Certification Course (MOCC or equivalent) Other Skills and abilities with: Accurately identifying all salmon species, crab, and shrimp species, and common marine fish species in Puget Sound. Using effective techniques for communicating and asks angler interview questions in a manner that facilitates clarity, information flow, and reliability of the information. 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 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 NOTES: On Monday August 9, 2021, Governor Inslee enacted Proclamation 21-14 which requires that all employees of all state agencies not headed by an elected official be fully vaccinated with a recommended COVID-19 vaccine by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated includes the two-week waiting period after the last shot in each series, or single shot, is given. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide verification of COVID vaccination. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) 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. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews. 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. 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. Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. 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. 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Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GED, including one (1) year of high school science. AND Four (4) years of experience as a Scientific Technician. OR Four (4) years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a health or safety professional, 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 or nine quarter hours of natural or environmental science classes. Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver’s license. Experience: Six (6) months or more of lead or supervisory experience. Motorboat experience of vessels 16 to 26 feet in marine waters. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Skills and Abilities with: Creel sampling recreational and commercial fisheries in Puget Sound or a similar area. Identifying all salmon species and common Puget Sound marine fish and shellfish species. Salmon life history and sport fishing regulations. Commercial and sport fishing methods and gear. Proper fish handling technique. Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Windows. First Aid/CPR Certification Motorboat Operator’s Certification Course (MOCC or equivalent) Other Skills and abilities with: Accurately identifying all salmon species, crab, and shrimp species, and common marine fish species in Puget Sound. Using effective techniques for communicating and asks angler interview questions in a manner that facilitates clarity, information flow, and reliability of the information.
Contact Person
Salyse Duckworth
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