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Looking for jobs in the fisheries field? Here are some links to job sites in the West that might help! If you have any job openings you would like to have posted, send the position information (title, agency/location, description, salary, deadlines, and contact information) to Brittany Jenewein at btjenewein [at]

Current Opportunities

Title: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship
Agency: Marine Science and Technology Centre (MaST)
Location: Des Moines, WA
Salary: Unpaid
Application deadline: Applications reviewed monthly

Internships at the MaST Center are geared towards college students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field. Candidates should have a strong career interest in aquaculture or marine biology. All applicants should be organized, selfmotivated and have excellent people skills. Please note, this is an unpaid internship. NO SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; ALL TRAINING PROVIDED.

During the six-month internship, you will learn aquaculture techniques, aquarium maintenance, water chemistry, veterinary duties, tank engineering, and planktonic marine biology. The internship will focus on two species of jellies (Aurelia labiata and Phacellophora camtschatica) through their entire life cycle.

See the full internship description here: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship.

Title: Fish Biologist
Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
Location: Yakima, WA
Salary: $59,246.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year
Application deadline: Dec. 5, 2016

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Fish Biologist. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! See links below for full details.

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Title: Habitat Restoration Technician
Agency: Sound Salmon Solutions
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
Salary: $14.00/hour – plus paid time off, paid holidays and medical benefit cost share options
Start Date: January 2, 2016
End Date: June 30, 2016 – with possibility of extension
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2016


Implement field-based restoration efforts both independently, as a team and under the supervision of SSS staff Habitat Specialist, Habitat Coordinator, Program Manager and any project partners to improve water quality, habitat quality and quantity. For more information about Sound Salmon Solutions and the work that we do, visit: and

For full details of the position requirements, please visit:

Title: Permanent Fisheries Habitat Biologist
Agency: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Salary: $36,846-$66,176 DOQ
Application deadline: Dec. 16, 2016


Professional biologist position is responsible for assisting with implementing, maintaining and monitoring fish habitat restoration and enhancement projects in the Walla Walla Subbasin. Duties: Implementation/Monitoring of fish habitat restoration/enhancement projects. Collaboration and coordination with landowners and multiple federal, state, and local agencies. Must be willing to work long days in the field on uneven and slippery terrain in potentially inclement weather.  Technical writing skills, field biologist skills, and a strong commitment to protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife resources required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural resources or watershed management, biology, fisheries science, ecology, hydrology or related field, 2 yrs experience.

See web link for full details:

Title: Project Manager
Agency: Trout Unlimited Northeastern Oregon
Location: La Grande, OR
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience, including an attractive benefits package.
Application deadline: Dec. 15, 2016


TU is looking for a full time Project Manager to work with landowners, agencies and other organizations to develop restoration projects in the Umatilla, Grande Ronde and John Day watersheds. The project manager will be responsible for working cooperatively with partners in restoration to develop new projects for implementation. This work will focus on restoration activities that improve habitat for ESA listed species. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated; action oriented, works well with diverse personalities, and has hopeful ideals about accomplishing and finishing great work.

Skills relating to riverine restoration, real estate and water right transactions, hydrology, working agriculture, and project management are preferred in this position. The Project Manager will support TU’s presence as a leader in working on project oriented streamflow and habitat restoration. This position requires frequent travel and will be based out of La Grande, Oregon.

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Title: Director, Salish Sea Studies Institute
Agency: Western Washington University
Location: Bellingham, WA
Salary: The hiring range for this position is $70,481 – $78,312; full market range for position is $70,481 – $90,059.
Application deadline: Application review begins December 12, 2016; position is open until filled (posted Nov. 30, 2016).


The Salish Sea Studies Institute addresses the identified need by creating, and maintaining a respectful forum for ongoing, critical dialog.  The Institute will also provide a structure for scholarly collaboration across boundaries of culture and political geography.  It will develop undergraduate and graduate education programs in collaboration with academic institutions throughout the region.  The Institute will provide a mechanism for Coast Salish communities to identify knowledge gaps and to contribute to an agreed upon research agenda.  And, it will provide public communication about the Salish Sea.

The work of the Salish Sea Studies Institute is intended to strengthen the sense of place; increase knowledge and understanding; foster respect for history and culture; and lead to actions which serve to restore and protect the health of the Salish Sea.

The Director functions as a manager, leader and spokesperson for the Salish Sea Studies Institute and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Institute’s programs and activities.  Included in these responsibilities is an important role as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the bi-annual Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.  The Director is responsible for developing collaborative working relationships with the Center for Canadian-American Studies and the Border Policy Research Institute within Western Washington University, as well as with many organizations external to Western that have an interest in advancing sustainability of the Salish Sea (i.e. Puget Sound, Juan de Fuca Straight and Georgia Strait, as well as the land within the watershed).  The Director seeks to strengthen the institute by promoting shared investment, collegiality, and collaboration amongst these organizations.

See full position description here:

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