Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Ridgefield, WA


$3,376.00 - $4,497.00 Monthly

Job Posted On: May 28, 2024


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting Fisheries Field Crew Workers (Scientific Technician 2) in Ridgefield, Washington. This position involves various field and office duties to support fisheries management and research. Responsibilities include capturing, identifying, and tagging salmonids, conducting snorkel surveys, monitoring commercial fisheries, and maintaining monitoring structures. The role requires working in diverse and often challenging environmental conditions.


Capture, identify, count, handle, and tag/mark salmonids for monitoring programs.

Interview sport anglers and record catch data, including biological samples.

Conduct snorkel surveys in streams and rivers.

Monitor and observe commercial fisheries and research test fisheries.

Install, maintain, operate, and remove monitoring structures (e.g., weirs) for adult salmonid monitoring.

Enter data into spreadsheets, databases, dataloggers, and personal digital assistants (PDA).

Conduct adult salmonid spawning ground surveys and use GPS to mark redd locations.

Assist with the installation and maintenance of a temporary resistance board salmon weir and fish trap.

Collect broodstock for enhancement and hatchery programs.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED with one year of high school science.

Two years of experience as a Scientific Technician 1 or related laboratory/field experience.

College coursework in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or a related field.

Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in using personal computers, especially Microsoft Excel and Access.

Experience operating handheld GPS and data logger devices.

Ability to identify salmonids and other fish species at various life stages.

Knowledge of fishery monitoring, sampling protocols, and commercial fishing gear types.

Skills in aluminum and steel welding, bending, cutting, and carpentry.

Ability to operate motorized vessels and fish marking/tagging equipment.

Crane operator certification.

Salary: $3,376.00 – $4,497.00 Monthly

Application Deadline: July 3, 2024

Learn more and apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4518233/fisheries-field-crew-worker-scientific-technician-2-non-perm-twenty-five-op

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