Wildlife Area Technician – Natural Resource Technician 2 – Permanent *10510-22: Grays Harbor County – Aberdeen, WA

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Grays Harbor County – Aberdeen, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$2,827.00 - $3,650.00 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
FULL-TIME/PERMANENT NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN 2 (NRT2) WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN WDFW Wildlife Program Aberdeen, Washington This recruitment is posted continuously with a first review of applications on July 3rd, 2022. Application review will be ongoing, and we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the recruitment once a selection has been made. Are you an experienced technician looking for an exciting opportunity to assist in the management and maintenance activities on the Olympic-Willapa Hills Wildlife Area? In these roles, the incumbents will provide technical support to the Wildlife Area Manager and assist in implementing habitat management and public access projects. These positions directly supports the agency’s goals of providing healthy populations of fish, wildlife, their habitat, and recreational opportunities to the public. Wildlife Area Technician - Natural Resource Technician 2 - Permanent *10510-22 description image WDFW Olympic Wildlife Area Unit forestland – Photo Credit: Janet Anthony-WDFW With that in mind, This is an opportunity to assist with planning, prioritization, coordination, logistics, and implementation of projects designed to maintain, enhance, or restore ecosystems, wildlife habitat, or public access to Wildlife Area lands. The optimal applicants are experienced in wildlife habitat management enhancement and management methods, heavy equipment operation and maintenance, and possess trade skills such as carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical. You are excited to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife, and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities. Duties Wildlife Area Technician - Natural Resource Technician 2 - Permanent *10510-22 description image Tideland marsh of North Olympic Wildlife Area Duckabush Unit – Photo Credit: Janet Anthony Our Wildlife Area Technician, Assists in the coordination and implementation of wildlife habitat management and public access projects on the Olympic-Willapa Hills Wildlife Area. Projects often include activities such as mowing, disking, seeding, limbing trees, installing gates, spreading gravel, and herbicide application. This duty requires the use of heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, disks, seeders, herbicide sprayers, the use of hand tools and power tools such as brush cutters and chainsaws. Maintains tools, equipment, vehicles, facilities, and infrastructure to ensure safe and effective operation and conditions for both staff and the public. Maintains a variety of vehicles and equipment common to land management such as trucks, tractors, trailers, mowers, spray systems, ATVs, and chainsaws Installs, operates, and maintains infrastructure including water control structures, tide gates, roads, fences, and parking areas. Manages facilities including chemical and equipment storage areas, managing bulk fuel supplies, troubleshooting heating and plumbing issues, and keeping all elements of the shop in working order. Performs administrative tasks. Performs Wildlife Program and Wildlife Area administrative tasks including responding to the public, weekly reporting, purchasing materials, training, and meeting with other agencies and non-governmental organizations. Assists regional staff in implementation of habitat management and public access projects on other Wildlife Areas. Mowing, weed eating, brushing, burning, herbicide application, parking area maintenance, and other tasks as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work Setting, including hazards: Position functions primarily in the field, but also in shop and office settings. Hazards include exposure to inclement weather and difficult terrain, working with power equipment, tripping/falling, and other things consistent with working with tractors, implements, and other equipment in an outdoor setting. Must be able to walk, lift, bend, stoop, sometimes on uneven terrain, while at times carrying and lifting up to 40 pounds of equipment and supplies. Schedule: Standard hours are Monday – Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. These positions may have a flexible schedule and may work outside the standard business hours. Travel Requirements: Overnight travel is seldom required. Tools and Equipment: Regular duties require the use of trucks, trailers, tractors, various implements, sprayers, power, and hand tools. Customer Interactions: Periodic interaction with the public in both field and office settings.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three years of experience as a Natural Resource Worker 1 or equivalent OR An Associate’s degree in a natural resources field AND 1 year of experience at the Natural Resource Worker 1 level or equivalent. Licenses: Valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain a Pesticide Applicator’s License within 1 year of employment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: License: Commercial Driver’s License Knowledge and Experience: Wildlife habitat enhancement and management methods. Moist soil management principles. Heavy equipment operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Small engine tools such as pumps, chainsaws, and brush cutters. Trade skills such as carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical. Computer software (Microsoft Office). Ability to: Manage projects and workloads. Identify wildlife and plant species. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Follow safety procedures and identify hazards. Behavioral competencies: Creative and innovative thinking. Conflict resolution. Adaptability and flexibility. Accountability. Leadership. Ethics and integrity. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: As a result of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) issued on August 9, 2021, all Washington State Agencies are requiring employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of your employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor prior to your first day of work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) 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: 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. Wildlife Area Technician - Natural Resource Technician 2 - Permanent *10510-22 description image Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer 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. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com. *Images shown are Pre-COVID, WDFW Staff follow current COVID Safety Protocol including the use of face masks. Follow us on social media: LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram
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