WDFW seeks Project Research Scientist

Job Close Date: 
November 9, 2014 - 5:00pm

Job Title: Project Research Scientist 1 *09730-14
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 10/09/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 11/09/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $4,322.00 - $5,668.00 Monthly
Job Type: Project (limited duration)
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, Washington
Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

This recruitment is to fill a Project permanent full-time Research Scientist 1 position in the Fish Program, Science Division, Wild Salmon Production Evaluation Unit. The duty station is the Natural Resource Building located in Olympia, WA. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2014 and is funded through December 31, 2016.
This position will be responsible for developing a life cycle model for Puget Sound steelhead recovery planning. Listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2007, the Puget Sound steelhead Distinct Population Segment encompasses 32 demographically independent populations organized within three major population groups. The incumbent will collate available steelhead population monitoring data, estimate smolt production potential based on watershed metrics, and predict a range of expected marine survival values. The life cycle model will link freshwater and marine components in a series of scenarios that explore possible outcomes of recovery actions such as habitat protection, habitat restoration, marine survival conditions or harvest regimes.

To find out more search for announcement 09730-14 on http://wdfw.wa.gov/employment/