SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 4 (ST4)
FISH SCIENCE PROGRAM
HOOD CANAL INTENSIVELY MONITORED WATERSHED (IMW)
Big Beef Creek Fish Research Station
Kitsap County, Washington
This recruitment is essential to maintain operations and fulfill WDFW’s legal obligations: Functions directly related to survival of ESA listed species. Or functions that are legally required or treaty obligated for ESA species.
WDFW staff comprise a talented and passionate group of people dedicated to protecting Washington’s Natural Resources.
Do you want to become part of a dynamic team that is invested in making a difference in the conservation of Washington State’s salmon and freshwater species?
Do you thrive on building collaboration and teamwork while getting your boots dirty working in the field?
If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then apply today and join the WDFW Team!
Picture yourself planning and coordinating the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of weir traps which monitor and evaluate Hood Canal tributary wild salmon populations.
We are seeking an experienced leader who will set targetable and achievable goals in a collaborative way while maintaining and building team moral.
The optimal candidate has demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of professionalism, accountability, empathy, integrity and respect.
Graduation from high school or GED (including one year of high school science).
Five years of experience as a Scientific Technician - three of the five years must be as a Scientific Technician 2 or higher.
Professional equivalent experience may substitute, year for year, for the experience requirement.
Five years of field experience as an assistant to a biologist, chemist, or zoologist.
College course work involving major study in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or closely allied field will substitute for up to 2 years of experience.
Valid Driver’s License.
Valid Boating License (must be obtained within 6 months of hire).
Ability to identify all juvenile and adult salmonid species, freshwater fish and marine fish species.
Knowledge of salmon life history and familiarity with hatchery practices.
Previous experience applying coded wire tags and PIT-tags in juvenile salmonids.
Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.
Familiarity with study area streams and salmon populations of the Puget Sound area.
Experience operating fish trapping gear.
Experience conducting spawning ground surveys.
Previous experience sampling commercial or sport fisheries.
Experience operating chainsaws and other power tools and equipment.
Experience running motorboats.