Shellfish Biologist I-II

Lummi Natural Resources Department
Bellingham, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Under the direction of the Fisheries Harvest Manager the Shellfish Biologist will provide technical and administrative support in managing, monitoring, and assessing shellfish populations within the Lummi Nation’s usual and accustomed fishing grounds and stations (U&A). The incumbent will focus primarily on the fishery biology (e.g., life history, distribution, and abundance) of Dungeness crab and pandalid shrimps, and will work in coordination with technical and policy-level staff from LNR and other agencies (federal, state, and local) to accomplish the department’s goal of sustaining tribal members’ harvest opportunities on both reservation and off-reservation fishing grounds. Furthermore, the incumbent will play a role in the department’s inter-tidal and sub-tidal shellfish field sampling operations. The job will consist of a balance between office and field work. Although the incumbent will focus primarily on crustaceans, some work with other species and departmental divisions is expected. This is a grant funded position with the possibility for extension based on future funding. This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, or other related discipline from an accredited university OR Associate degree in fisheries science or equivalent and one year of relevant work experience Possess and maintain valid Washington State Driver’s license and meet eligibility requirements for tribal insurance Lummi/Native American/Veteran preference policy applies
Contact Person
Ben Starkhouse
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