FISH & WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 2 (BIO2)
SHILLAPOO WILDLIFE AREA ASSISTANT MANAGER
Clark County, Washington
This recruitment is 100% funded by BPA Funds (Bonneville Power Administration) and is deemed essential.
Are you a talented, personable, and compassionate Biologist with a strong work ethic? Are you passionate about habitat preservation, restoration and enhancement?
If so, then join a great team that shares your interests!
Picture yourself assisting with planning, developing and implementing the Shillapoo Wildlife Area Management Plan to achieve healthy, diverse and sustainable fish and wildlife populations and their supporting habitats.
The optimal candidate demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices and methods of environmental/resource management and is passionate about assessing the needs and establishing resolutions.
We see a leader who respects and values the opinions of others, creating an inclusive cohesive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW.
A Bachelor's degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, environmental science or a related field.
Professional equivalent experience may substitute, year for year, for education requirement.
One year of professional experience in fish management/research, wildlife management/research, or habitat management/research.
A Master’s or PhD. in the applicable science will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Job Knowledge, this experience can include voluntary, personal, academic or quantifiable experience:
Fish and wildlife habitat relationships, management requirements and implementation of Wildlife Area Plan activities.
Wildlife and habitat survey methods, techniques and management activities.
Wildlife management tools and field techniques.
Wildlife population relationships and ecology.
Principles of wildlife harvest management.
Weed/noxious plant identification and management using pesticides and integrated pest management.
Agricultural equipment operation and maintenance.
Accountability in managing budgets.
Supervise and provide training to temporary and volunteer staff while providing constructive correction, redirection and discipline when needed.
Identify wildlife and plants species and conduct field surveys to collect data.
Negotiate effectively, appropriately and respectfully - representing the agency with the intentions of a good faith partner.
Learn applicable state, federal, and local environmental regulations and policies.
Communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Effectively and safely operate motorized and non-motorized equipment and tools, perform basic carpentry and proper care/maintenance of equipment.
Valid Driver’s License
First Aid Training (Must be obtained within 3 months of hire).
Valid Pesticide Applicators License (Must be obtained within 3 months of hire).
A strong working knowledge and experience working with the management and manipulation of wetland plant communities (moist soil management).
Previous experience identifying waterfowl, shorebirds and Western Washington’s native plant species.
Experience with biological data collection.