Research Scientist 2

The Salmon Fisheries Research Scientist provides scientific leadership and direction for the Fish Program, Statewide Salmon and Steelhead division and for agency biologists to ensure scientific rigor and accuracy of abundance forecasts, escapement estimates and fisheries modeling inputs. This position functions as the Chum, Pink, and Sockeye salmon species specialist within the Puget Sound Management Unit and represents Washington State on the Pacific Salmon Commission’s (PSC) Fraser River Panel Technical Committee. Additionally, this position supports WDFW’s interests in the management of Puget Sound salmon resources and the implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST).This position serves as a technical expert on habitat, harvest, climate and environmental issues related to salmon fishery management statewide. The incumbent serves as an agency technical representative on interagency workgroups and regularly interacts with and provides scientific consultation for Fish Program Assistant Director, Intergovernmental Salmon Manager, Statewide Salmon and Steelhead Fishery Manager, Regional Fish Program Managers, Fish Program biologists, tribal co-managers, constituents, watershed groups, state and federal partners, and NGOs.

Job Number: 2019-04695

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Thurston County, WA


$4,809 - $6,307/mo

Date Posted

May 14, 2019

Job Type

Full Time