Full Time Permanent
WILLAPA BAY/GRAYS HARBOR FISHERIES POLICY LEAD-WMS-2
This recruitment is contract funded by a combination of federal and local (i.e. capital) funds.
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You pay attention to all things relating to Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and Queets River Watershed finfish natural resources and fisheries as well as the social, political, and economic environment. This position provides guidance and leadership to Department staff regarding finfish management in these waters.
This in-depth knowledge you bring to the role will guide you as you make recommendations to the Statewide Salmon and Steelhead Manager, Fish Program Director, Regional Director, Director and Commission.
This critical role reports to the Statewide Salmon and Steelhead Manager and is the Fish Program policy lead for commercial and recreational finfish fisheries in Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and the Queets River watershed.
You will be representing the department in fisheries negotiations with Tribal comanagers. And as the spokesperson regarding these fisheries with stakeholders and the public.
With your experience you know that Fishing seasons have direct influence on the livelihood of businesses that support recreational fishing as well as of commercial and tribal fishers. This position determines when or if a fishery should be opened or closed and provides recommendations on these actions to ensure conservation and management goals are achieved.
Areas of accountability
This position is the Department policy representative in conservation management and harvest allocation for finfish species in Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and the Queets River watershed.
Recommended policy actions for the commission;
Responsible for implementing fisheries management policies;
Management of finfish species to maximize fishery opportunities and economic benefits, while protecting and promoting recovery of endemic species.
This position has the Department lead role in implementing Queets River watershed, Grays Harbor, and Willapa Bay fisheries management strategies and is the lead for policy development regarding fishery resource allocations in these waters.
Position is in an office or remote work setting that requires frequent travel and evening work for public meetings.
Standard schedule is M-F Hours: 8-5. Weekend and evening work are necessary for public and advisor group meetings.
Occasional travel is required on a monthly basis.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries/Wildlife or other natural resource science.
*Additional qualifying professional experience may substitute, year for year, for education.
Demonstrated successful interactions with state, federal and local government agencies, Indian Tribes and the public on politically sensitive issues; and advanced principles of management; strategic planning.
Requires knowledge of policy development and implementation, negotiation strategies, government to government relations with the relevant treaty tribes, life histories and population dynamics of fish species especially anadromous salmonids.
Requires knowledge and experience using scientifically sound fishery management principles, additionally, success in team building and leadership to promote successful outcomes.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Queets River watershed, Grays Harbor, and Willapa Bay finfish species and fisheries including historical operations. Diplomacy skills. Advanced communication skills, ability to work and talk with a range of constituents.
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
This is a WMS-2 position and subject to Washington Management Service Learn more about the Washington Management Service.
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. Many of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.
Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, this position will be subject to one furlough day per month: September 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.
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