State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife invites applications for the position of: Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2
$3,117.00 – $4,088.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 06/21/12
CLOSING DATE: 07/13/12 11:59 PM
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 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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
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.
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.
Briefly describe your experience writing grants (stating your employer, amount of experience and types of grants).
Briefly describe your experience developing and administering contracts (name of employer, amount of time, and types of contracts).
Briefly describe your experience with negotiating (name of employer, amount of time, types of negotiations).
Briefly describe the extent of your knowledge of fish and wildlife habitat requirements.
Briefly describe the extent of your knowledge of private land conservation programs.
Briefly describe the extent of your knowledge of private landowner issues, especially those involving agricultural production and hunting access.
* Required Question