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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] gmail.com.


Current Opportunities

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

Description:
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: Senior Oceans Campaigner (Shipping)
Agency: Friends of the Earth
Location: Washington State or Alaska preferred
Salary: Not specified
Application deadline: Not specified (posted July 17, 2017)

Description:

Friends of the Earth is seeking a talented and dedicated individual to design and implement strategic campaigns to improve the regulatory structure surrounding maritime transport to ensure adequate protection of the air, water and people from shipping pollution with a focus on the Arctic and Northwest regions. The Senior Oceans Campaigner (Shipping) will be part of Friends of the Earth’s Oceans and Vessels program.

See full details here: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/ed504290388f4d0ba13565c41aed79af-senior-oceans-campaigner-shipping-friends-of-the-earth-washington


Title: Temporary Fisheries Biologist I
Agency: Spokane Tribe of Indians, Department of Natural Resources
Location: Wellpinit, WA
Salary: $20-$24/hr Full Time (12 weeks)
Application deadline: Open until filled (posted 2 Aug 2017)

Description:

The Temporary Fisheries Biologist I position involves tasks related primarily to the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program.  Program goals are to assess wild and hatchery fish populations, environmental impacts from hydro-operations and analyzing data to predict fishery responses to management actions.  The position will primarily be responsible for assisting the Project Biologists and Manager with Northern Pike removal and monitoring activities (including, but not limited to: fyke net, seine sampling, electrofishing, set-lining, gill-netting, data management and analyses, report and journal writing, and equipment care and maintenance.)  Additional activities include assisting with other fisheries program activities, including but not limited to; predator and aquatic community sampling and sample analyses, fisheries surveys, and assisting Program Biologists and Manager with the development of recommendations for reservoir and fisheries management operations.

See attached flyer for full details and how to apply.


Title: Temporary Fisheries Technician I (3 positions)
Agency: Spokane Tribe of Indians, Department of Natural Resources
Location: Wellpinit, WA
Salary: $15/hr Full Time (12 weeks)
Application deadline: Open until filled (posted 2 Aug 2017)

Description:

The Fisheries Technician I position involves tasks related primarily to the Lake Roosevelt White Sturgeon Recovery Project.  Program goals are to assess wild and hatchery fish populations, environmental impacts from hydro-operations and analyzing data to predict fishery responses to management actions.  The position will be responsible for assisting the Project Biologists and Manager with research and recovery actions, monitoring activities (including, but not limited to: reservoir-wide creel survey, fyke net, seine sampling, electrofishing, set-lining, gill-netting, larval collections, water quality monitoring, marking activities, and telemetry), data management and analyses, report and journal writing, and equipment care and maintenance.  Additional activities include assisting with other fisheries program activities, including but not limited to; predator and aquatic community sampling and sample analyses, fisheries surveys, and assisting Program Biologists and Manager with the development of recommendations for reservoir and fisheries management operations.

See attached flyer for full details and how to apply.


Title: Stock Assessment Analytical Biologist (BI-02)
Agency: 
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Location: Various locations in Pacific Region
Salary: $59,904 to $81,570
Application deadline: Aug 1, 2017 Extended until Aug. 20, 2017

Description:

The resulting pool will be used to staff Biologist positions within the Fraser Interior Stock Assessment Program at full or part time hours on a Casual, Term or Indeterminate basis. It may also be used for similar positions within Fisheries and Oceans in the Pacific Region.

Essential qualifications:
• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in the fields of biology, resource management, fisheries statistics, quantitative ecology or other relevant area.
• Experience in conducting quantitative analyses related to fish population dynamics or quantitative fish stock assessment.
• Experience in study design methods.
• Experience in advanced statistical analysis.
• Experience working on the biology or ecology of fish populations or fisheries

See full details here.


Title: Stock Assessment Operational Biologist (BI-02)
Agency: 
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Location: Various locations in Pacific Region
Salary: $59,904 to $81,570
Application deadline: Aug 1, 2017 Extended until Aug. 20, 2017

Description:

The resulting pool will be used to staff Biologist positions within the Fraser Interior Stock Assessment Program at full or part time hours on a Casual, Term or Indeterminate basis. It may also be used for similar positions within Fisheries and Oceans in the Pacific Region.

Essential qualifications:
• Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.
• Experience in conducting stock assessments of anadromous salmonids.
• Experience in quantitative analysis of biological data using computer software to analyse and report results.

See full details here.


Title: Microbiologist 2
Agency: 
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Location: Olympia, WA
Salary: $3,985.00 – $5,229.00 Monthly
Application deadline: Reviews start Sept. 6, 2017; open until filled (Posted 17 Aug 2017)

Description:

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protect native fish and wildlife, and provide sustainable fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. This position performs duties related to the discovery and identification of microbes (e.g., viruses and bacteria) affecting trust fish populations.  Therefore, the duties and activities of this position contribute to the agency mission by providing critical fish health services for fish, in particular, salmon recovery, mitigation, and management decisions.

See full details here.


Title: Public Fundraising Manager
Agency: 
Nature Conservancy (Washington Chapter)
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary: Not specified
Application deadline: Sept. 8, 2017

Description:

While not a “fish” job per se, we thought this might be of interest to some of our members. The Nature Conservancy is a great group to work for, and we feel this is a position that will have a great impact on fisheries and conservation throughout the NW and into BC.

The Public Fundraising Manager provides strategic government fundraising guidance to conservation program and science staff, and is directly responsible for development and submittal of government grant proposals.

See more details here.


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