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] gmail.com.

Current Opportunities

Title: Fisheries Technician III
Agency: Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Location: Usk, WA
Salary: DOE
Closing Date: 16/02/2016 or until filled

The incumbent of this position will work under the direction of the Fisheries Technician IV+ as a journey-level technician with a high level of independence. Duties will include assisting fisheries technicians, biologists, and program managers in data collection and data entry, and conducting fisheries conservation and management protection, monitoring, and enhancement actions.

The Fisheries Technician III will complete diverse work elements including collection of biological data and habitat conditions using established scientific principles and techniques that will guide resource management. Incumbent will assist conservation programs/projects such as fence building, planting vegetation, distributing fish, operating and maintaining equipment, gill netting, trapping, piscicide application, and electrofishing (boat and backpack).

This position is a permanent seasonal or temporary position where the incumbent will likely be required to work long, unusual hours, weekends, and occasionally holidays.  Work is expected to last 9 months annually. This work is primarily performed outdoors and requires lifting, pulling, and hauling in all kinds of weather conditions on variable terrain. The Fisheries Technician III will also provide support to other projects and departments as needed.

To view the entire announcement and apply, visit http://northernquest.com/inquiries/careers

Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Snohomish County, WA
Salary: $4,134.00 – $5,424.00 Monthly
Closing Date: 14/02/2016

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 position located in the Habitat Program, Region 4. The duty station for this position is at the Mill Creek Office, Snohomish County. Under the supervision of the Regional Habitat Program Manager, or the Assistant Regional Habitat Program Manager and following the agency’s strategic plan and Habitat Program business plan, this position serves as Department expert regarding Fish & Wildlife habitat preservation, protection, conservation, restoration, enhancement, and environmental permitting requirements within their assigned area of coverage and within the specific objectives listed below.

  • Conducts outreach for habitat enhancement or acquisition as lead or part of a multi-disciplinary team. This can include grant-writing, formal presentations, technical assistance to lead entities, regional fish enhancement groups or others and project development/management.
  • Implement the Hydraulic Project Approval process in accordance with Chapter 77.55.RCW, 77.57.RCW, and Chapter 220-660-WAC (Hydraulic Code Rules).
  • Provide review of County or City environmental protection ordinance development and implementation under the Shoreline Management Act and Growth Management Act. Updates and maintains Priority Habitat and Species (PHS) data and provides assistance in utilizing this information.
  • Serves as lead for forest habitats by providing office and field review of plans, permits and actions conducted in the forested environment.

See more details here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1345939/fish-and-wildlife-biologist-3-01116h

Title: Fish & Wildlife Administrator, GS-0480-14
Agency: Bonneville Power Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Salary: $105,318.00 to $136,916.00 / Per Year
Closing Date: 16/02/2016

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) Lead within EWP. This is a leadership position responsible for planning, development, and administration of the RME program. The position leads the development of a program to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of work processes necessary to perform the BPA mission and to support activities required by the organization. The position also serves as the technical authority over research activities funded by the program to reduce program uncertainties.

Open to United States citizens only. For more details, visit the following sites:

DOE-BPA-16-11681-MP: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427861000 (Federal employees)
DOE-BPA-16-11681-DE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427862900 (non-Federal employees)


Title: Research Scientist in fisheries science at University of Washington
Agency: The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Posting Date: 15/01/2016 – Open until filled

The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for extracting fishery data from stock assessment reports and inputting these into the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database. Other work will involve contributing to the development of related databases, playing a role in database quality control, and possibly being involved in data analysis and preparation of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The successful applicant will work with Drs. Michael Melnychuk and Ray Hilborn. Applicants should be able to work independently with guidance, and should also work well with team members.

This is a multi-year, data-rich project with many possible research questions and projects that could stem from it. For the right candidate, if funding remains available there may be potential to transition into a graduate student role under Prof. Ray Hilborn.

– familiarity with stock assessment methods and terminology
– general knowledge of the science, management, and socioeconomics of marine fisheries
– strong proficiency with Excel
– excellent organizational skills and email communication skills

Apply through:

Title: Fisheries Biologist – Supervisor/Field Crew Leader
Agency: Normandeau Associates, Inc
Location: Washington State
Soft Deadline: February 15, 2016 (position may be filled earlier or posting may be extended)

Normandeau Associates, Inc. may be seeking a Fisheries Biologist to work as a Supervisor/Crew Leader.  The work includes the identification and enumeration of upstream migrating fish on the Columbia and Snake rivers.

The successful candidate will be part of a three person project supervision team.  While species identification training will be provided, previous experience with the identification of fishes from the Pacific Northwest is highly desirable.  In addition to the technical aspect of the work, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of numerous fish counters.  It is essential that the employee be well organized, punctual, and a good communicator to be successful.  Qualified candidates should have a bachelor or master degree in Fisheries, Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, or closely related discipline with demonstrated field experience. Previous supervisory experience is desirable.

The candidate must pass background checks and obtain security clearances at federal power plants.  Drug testing may also be required. Overnight travel to remote sites will be required as needed.  Overtime, weekend, and evening work will be required as necessary to meet deadlines. The ability to be a team player, work safely following client specifications and to maintain excellent client relationships is essential.

If you are interested in joining an exciting firm, please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to HR [at] normandeau.com with the subject Fisheries Biologist – Supervisor/Field Crew Leader – WA State.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/VET/Disabled.

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