SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 4 (ST4)
COASTAL SHELLFISH DATA COORDINATOR
WDFW Fish Program
Become part of a dynamic and diverse team that is invested in making a difference in the conservation and management of Washington State’s shellfish populations.
Collect, compile, track, and analyze catch data from a variety of commercial and recreational fisheries, including but not limited to - coastal Dungeness crab, pink shrimp, spot shrimp, and razor clams!
If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then apply today and join the WDFW Team!
With that in mind,
Picture yourself participating in the management of coastal crab, shrimp, razor clam, and other coastal shellfish fisheries.
This is an opportunity to summarize and analyze catch, discard, spatial marine resources data, and develop recommendations for the use of data.
The optimal applicants thrive on building collaboration and teamwork, have a strong work ethic, are highly motivated, able to take initiative, and have excellent inter-personal communication and relationship skills.
We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated values matching those of WDFW: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).
Our Coastal Shellfish Data Coordinator,
Creates in-season efforts and harvest summaries and communicates that data to Washington coastal tribes, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Tracks catch data by area and recommends action as needed.
Implements and maintains fishery logbook programs and databases.
Compares logbook data with WDFW fish ticket queries to verify accurate catch reporting and communicates with enforcement staff when violations are identified.
Uses ArcGIS to analyze fishery data and create graphics.
Maintains historical crab commercial harvest and biological data to facilitate analyses of trends and to create annual summaries.
Assists fish buyers with proper use of electronic fish ticket systems.
Maintains and regularly updates agency coastal crab web page.
Assists in the collection of razor clam harvest data including effort, CPUE (catch per unit of effort) and lengths.
Coordinates Biological sampling - processes samples in a laboratory, on-board sampling of commercial catch during fishing operations, and dock-side sampling of commercial catch at the time of off-load.
Acts as the primary point of contact for electronic data collection of field data, by training staff in the use of devices and associated software while ensuring data integrity is maintained.
Work Setting, including hazards:
Work is approximately 30% field work and 70% office work.
Office work includes long periods of time spent using a computer keyboard while entering data.
Field work includes working dockside, on beaches, aboard ships, and on vessels in extremely rough open-ocean conditions must be able to drive vehicles on freeways and rural roads under all weather conditions during the day/night.
Typically, Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled.
Flexibility is occasionally needed to meet with commercial fishers who work unusual hours.
Travel for field work, and occasional meetings approximately 20% of the time.
Tools and Equipment:
Standard office equipment and vehicles available for field work and travel to meetings, etc.
Ability to interact positively with potentially frustrated members of the public while explaining fishery regulations and seasons.
Graduation from high school or GED, including one year of high school science AND Five (5) years of experience as a Scientific Technician, three years of which must be as a Scientific Technician 2 or 3.
Graduation from high school or GED including one year of high school science AND Five (5) years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a biologist or chemist, or zoologist.
Please Note: College course work involving major study in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or a closely allied field will substitute, year for year experience.
Skills & Abilities:
Data analysis skills.
Working knowledge and experience with Access Data Base and high-level Excel spreadsheet software include design and maintenance.
Ability to perform tasks using geographical information systems (GIS) software.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats.
Valid Driver’s License
Ability to design, coordinate and execute data collection programs.
At-sea data collection training and/or experience.
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.
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
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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.
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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.
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Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.
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Notify us of your military spouse status by email at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.
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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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