Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife Biologist 4 Announcement

Job Close Date: 
June 5, 2014 - 11:59pm

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full-time, permanent, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 4 position located in the Habitat Program. The duty station for this position is the Natural Resources Building in Olympia, Thurston County. For the full job announcement and required documentation, go to www.careers.wa.gov and click the "look for jobs" button => check the box for Dept. of Fish and Wildlife => scroll down and click on "Fish and Wildlife Biologist 4 *05063H - Thurston County-Olympia". Here is a brief summary about the job:

Salary: $3,819 - $5,010 monthly
Opening Date: 5/20/2014
Closing Date: 6/5/2014 at 11:59pm
Duties: Conduct detailed assessment work during pre-project scoping of WDFW and WSDOT fish passage barriers and recommends high priority projects for fish passage barrier correction, screening, and habitat restoration and enhancement.
Qualifications: 4-year degree in fisheries, aquatic ecology, river and nearshore ecology, or a closely aligned field is desirable. Must have 5 years of experience as a professional fish biologist including 3 years of experience with fish passage or habitat restoration related work. Must be physically able to walk streams and rugged terrain in remote areas, often carrying heavy loads and in inclement weather. A valid Washington or other State Driver License. Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.
OR
A Master degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience. A Ph.D in the applicable science may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
OR
Four years of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3 or Biologist 3.

The best qualified applicants will have experience and training in the following areas:
Experience
Salmonid life history
Habitat enhancement/restoration techniques for salmonids.
Habitat requirements of salmonids.
River/floodplain habitat or fish passage project construction methods.
Federal, state and local project environmental permit requirements.
Familiarity with fish passage and screening assessment protocols.
Aquatic habitat assessment methods and experience collecting biological data
Project management experience or are familiar with project management technique
Competencies
Ability to work with minimal supervision and is self-motivated and organized.
Verbal and written communications skills with good interpersonal skills
Ability to train and mentor others.
Ability to manage multiple work assignments, demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team and good conflict resolution skills.

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