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Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2

State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife invites applications for the position of: Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2

SALARY:
$3,117.00 – $4,088.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 06/21/12

CLOSING DATE: 07/13/12 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:

THE DEPARTMENT
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting native fish and wildlife, and providing sustainable fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. Working throughout the state, WDFW officers, land stewards, lab technicians, customer service representatives and others —manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore habitat and enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife resources.

DUTIES:

This position is part of the Wildlife Program Region 1 office stationed at St. John, in Whitman County. As the Private Lands Biologist, you will assist private landowners in creating, improving, and protecting fish and wildlife habitat by providing technical assistance through Federal and State conservation programs. This position is the key local agency liaison with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Services Agency (FSA), and Conservation Districts, interacting with these agencies frequently.

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• Develop and maintain public access opportunities on private lands for fish and wildlife related recreational activities.

• Work with federal, local, and other state agencies and non-governmental organizations to incorporate fish and wildlife values into private lands conservation programs.

• Enroll private lands into conservation programs requiring contract knowledge.

Work occurs in an office and outdoors, including private lands which could be in active crop production. May require long and irregular hours including evenings and weekends occasionally with out of town travel for meetings and conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science AND one year of professional experience in fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research. Twelve semesters or eighteen-quarter hours of specific course work is required for certain positions. OR

• A Master’s degree in the applicable science will substitute for the required experience. OR

• One year as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 1, or equivalent experience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Grant writing experience.

• Negotiating experience.

• Contract development and administration experience.

• Knowledge of: Fish and wildlife habitat requirements. Federal, state, local, and agency private lands conservation programs. Private landowner issues. Agricultural and silvicultural practices. WDFW habitat and access programs. Pesticide laws and applications. Local and state laws governing land use. Hunting and fishing regulations.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish and Wildlife Professionals (WAFWP), which contains a “union security “ provision. This means that, as a condition of employment, you must either join the union and pay union dues, or pay the union a representation fee or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

· A cover letter detailing how you meet each of the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
· A current resume (please make it succinct)
· Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.
Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2 Supplemental Questionnaire

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Please verify that you have included the following information in your online application: 1) A chronological resume OR a completed online profile that includes education and employment history 2) A detailed cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position. 3) Three professional references.

Yes No

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Please verify how you meet the required qualifications.

I do not meet the required qualifications. A Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, biology, ecology, natural resource science, environmental science, soil science or range ecology AND one year of professional experience in wildlife or habitat management. A Master’s degree in the above applicable science. One year as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, or equivalent education and experience.

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Briefly describe your experience writing grants (stating your employer, amount of experience and types of grants).

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Briefly describe your experience developing and administering contracts (name of employer, amount of time, and types of contracts).

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Briefly describe your experience with negotiating (name of employer, amount of time, types of negotiations).

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Briefly describe the extent of your knowledge of fish and wildlife habitat requirements.

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Briefly describe the extent of your knowledge of private land conservation programs.

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Briefly describe the extent of your knowledge of private landowner issues, especially those involving agricultural production and hunting access.

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Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 (In-Training)

State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife invites applications for the position of: Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 (In-Training)

SALARY:
$3,522.00 – $4,627.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 06/22/12

CLOSING DATE: 07/10/12 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:

THE DEPARTMENT
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting native fish and wildlife, and providing sustainable fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. Working throughout the state, WDFW officers, land stewards, lab technicians, customer service representatives and others —manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore habitat and enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife resources.
The Habitat Program is dedicated to protecting, conserving, and restoring ecosystems necessary for the long-term sustainability of fish and wildlife populations in Washington State. To serve this need, Habitat Program staff use permitting authority and provide sound scientific information, management recommendations, and expert technical guidance to other agencies and the public. The Habitat Program employs 180 personnel with expertise in many disciplines, including fish and wildlife biology and ecology, scientific research, environmental engineering and planning expertise. Program staff are located in seven offices throughout the state.

DUTIES:

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time project Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 (In-Training) position located in the Habitat Program, Restoration Division, in the Fish Passage and Screening Section assigned to the Priest Rapids No Net Impact Project. The duty station is at Bridgeport Bar in Chelan

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County. The Priest Rapids No Net Impact Project is currently funded through April 30, 2014.
The purpose of the project is to reduce juvenile salmonid mortality at fish screens located at water diversions. Work will occur in the Methow and Okanogan Basins. In this capacity you will:
• Oversee environmental monitoring of fish screens to minimize affects on juvenile salmonids.

• Conduct pre-project scoping/planning, including developing solutions to repair or correct fish screen issues.

• Work closely with landowners, irrigation districts, conservation districts, and other governmental organizations

• Project tracking and budget management.

• Familiarity with construction techniques and engineered drawings.

• Work jointly with the Yakima Screen shop for environmental compliance of fish screens and their maintenance.

• Hire engineers to complete environmental fish screen design work.

• Pursue cost-share and grant opportunities to implement fish screening and passage projects with outside entities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS This position may be filled at any level of the in-training plan depending on the qualifications of the incumbent.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist 1 Range 40 $2,583-3,355 monthly
A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science. Twelve semester or eighteen quarter hours of specific course work is required for certain positions. OR Equivalent education/experience.

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2 Range 48 $3,117-4,088 monthly
A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science AND one year of professional experience in fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research. Twelve semesters or eighteen-quarter hours of specific course work is required for certain positions.
OR
A Master’s degree in the applicable science will substitute for the required experience.
OR

One year as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 1 or equivalent education/experience.

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 Range 53 $3,522-4,627 monthly
A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science
AND
Three years of professional experience in fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research. Twelve semesters or eighteen-quarter hours of specific course work is required for certain positions.
OR
A Master’s degree in the applicable science will substitute one year of the required experience. A Ph.D. in the applicable science may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
OR
Two years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 or equivalent education/experience. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
• Knowledge of juvenile fish screening and passage requirements.

• Knowledge of life history for all species of salmonids.

• Habitat requirements of salmonids.

• Project permit requirements to implement fish screening projects.

• Project Management experience.

• Knowledge of engineering principles.

• Experience working with partnerships or private landowners.

*Note: The incumbent is required to attend the Fish Screening Conference in September 2012 to gain technical knowledge and network with the screening community.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish and Wildlife Professionals (WAFWP), which contains a “union security “ provision. This means that, as a condition of employment, you must either join the union and pay union dues, or pay the union a representation fee or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
· A cover letter detailing how you meet each of the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
· A current resume (please make it succinct)

· Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.
Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 (In-Training) Supplemental Questionnaire

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Do you have a valid driver’s license?

Yes No

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Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony within the past ten (10) years? (Answering yes will not automatically bar you from employment)

Yes No

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Please verify that you have included the following information in your online application: 1) A chronological resume OR a completed online profile that includes education and employment history 2) A detailed cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position. 3) Three professional references.

Yes No

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Please specify what level of the in-training plan you qualify for based on the required qualifications listed in the job announcement.

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 1 Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2 Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3

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Please briefly describe your knowledge and experience in juvenile fish screening and passage requirements.

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Please briefly describe your knowledge of life history for all species of salmonids.

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Please briefly describe your knowledge of habitat requirements of salmonids.

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Please briefly describe your knowledge of project permit requirements to implement fish screening projects.

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Please briefly describe your project management experience (employer, length of time, and type of project).

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Please briefly describe your knowledge of engineering principles and construction methods related to fish screens.

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Please briefly describe your experience working with partnerships or private landowners.

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Environmental Spec 5 – Restoration Projects Coordinator

State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife invites applications for the position of:
Environmental Spec 5 – Restoration Projects Coordinator

SALARY: $4,088.00 – $5,369.00 Monthly OPENING DATE: 06/20/12 CLOSING DATE: 07/13/12 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION:

THE DEPARTMENT
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting native fish and wildlife, and providing sustainable fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. Working throughout the state, WDFW officers, land stewards, lab technicians, customer service representatives and others —manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore habitat and enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife resources.
This position is located in Mill Creek, Snohomish County and reports to the Regional 4 Wildlife Program Manager.
DUTIES:
Responsibility includes overseeing the planning, analysis, management and implementation of habitat restoration projects occuring on WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Lands in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, and Island Counties.
As the senior expert:
• Leads controversial planning efforts related to restoration projects on lands owned by the WDFW. Coordinates with the agriculture community, local jurisdictions, tribes, and other external entities to conduct meetings and resolve problems associated with restoration projects on WDFW Lands.

Advises the Program Manager on the need for contractor/consultant servies versus agency staff expertise on restoration projects on WDFW Lands.


Represents the agency and testifies at legal or public hearings when necessary.


Works with all WDFW Divsions, the Tribes, and other major landowners to develop a 10 year plan for WDFW acquisition/ restoration projects in Region 4.


Assist with implementing WDFW’s Conservation Initative by participating in transitioning Region 4 Wildlife Program’s management toward watershed functions on a landscape scale.

QUALIFICATIONS:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning, or other allied field and four years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.


OR A Master’s degree in one of the above fields and three yers of professional experience in related field.


OR -A Ph.D in one of the above fields and two years of professional experience in related field.


OR – One year of experience as an Evironmental Specialist 4.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to
your profile before completing the online application:
· A cover letter detailing how you meet each of the qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not
be accepted)
· A current resume (please make it succinct)
· Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.
Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Environmental Spec 5 – Restoration Projects Coordinator Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Select one of the options below on how you qualify for this position.

I do not meet the minimum qualifications Bachelor’s degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning, or other allied field and four years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning. A Master’s degree in one of the above fields and three yers of professional experience in

related field. A Ph.D in one of the above fields and two years of professional experience in related field. One year of experience as an Evironmental Specialist 4.

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2. How many years of experience do you have negotiating contracts with one or more of the following: federal, state, tribal, county, city, and private entities?

I have no negotiating experience.
I have less than 12 months
I have 12-35 months
I have 36-59 months
I have 60 months or more

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3. How many years of experience do you have in restoration project planning or management?

I have no restoration project planning or management experience.
I have less than 12 months
I have 12-35 months
I have 36-59 months
I have 60 months or more

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4. How many years of experience do you have in facilitating public meetings?

I have not facilitated public meetings.
I have less than 12 months
I have 12-35 months
I have 36-59 months
I have 60 months or more

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5. Is your application complete by attaching a cover letter, resume, and three professional references?

Yes

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Wildlife Diversity Division Manager

State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife invites applications for the position of: Wildlife Diversity Division Manager – WMS3

SALARY:
$70,406.00 – $88,008.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/12/12

CLOSING DATE: 07/31/12 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:

THE DEPARTMENT
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting native fish and wildlife, and providing sustainable fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. Working throughout the state, WDFW officers, land stewards, lab technicians, customer service representatives and others —manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore habitat and enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife resources. The Wildlife Diversity Division is responsible for protecting, restoring, and perpetuating those species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and terrestrial invertebrates that are not classified as game species.

DUTIES:

Reporting to the Wildlife Program Assistant Director, you will develop, direct, and monitor the Wildlife Diversity Division with statewide management responsibility. You will have responsibility for the management (long-range planning, budgeting, control, policy making, etc.) of nongame wildlife issues for the agency. You will interface with national and international authorities on issues that affect nongame management in WA state. Because the majority of the residents of the state are

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“appreciative users” of wildlife, rather than “consumptive users”, the activities of nongame management affect all of the residents of the state, making this a major division of the Department with increased attention and focus as the constituent base is broadened. The maintenance of wildlife diversity in the state is critical to an expanding tourism industry. Appreciative use of wildlife provides 1.7 billion dollars a year to the WA economy. Decisions by the incumbent on issues such as watchable wildlife and endangered species have the potential of affecting the activities of thousands of outdoor recreationists.

QUALIFICATIONS:

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
• Knowledge of advanced principles of management, including the development, analysis, and implementation of policy; both capital and operating budget development and management; program evaluation; strategic planning and development; conflict resolution; negotiation, supervision and leadership of managers; personnel and merit system regulations.

• Knowledge of state and federal laws and agencies pertaining to ecology, and the management of wildlife and their habitat; strategic planning; intra and interagency negotiation and coordination; political sensitivity of endangered species management; ecological theory as applied to endangered species management.

• Communicate effectively across an extremely broad spectrum of professional and managerial levels within local, state, and federal government, tribes, industry, and general public.

• Translate and present complex material and concepts to executive level management, the Governor’s Office, the legislature, and the congress. Testify before various governmental bodies.

• Manage (lead, coach, mentor, and train) supervisors and professional staff.

• Ability to do contract administration and budgeting for a large operating and capital budget, recruit, select, and retain capable, productive employees while promoting workforce diversity.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

How to Apply:

To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
· A cover letter detailing how you meet each of qualifications of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted)
· A current resume (please make it succinct)
· Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional)

Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative

format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Wildlife Diversity Division Manager – WMS3 Supplemental Questionnaire

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How many years of management experience do you have?

I have no management experience. I have less than five years.. I have 5-10 years. I have more than 10 years.

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Briefly describe your experience developing or implementing policy to manage non-game wildlife species?

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Describe your experience managing budgets, including federal, state, and local contracts and how many FTEs supervised.

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