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Habitat Biologist - Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 - Permanent - *01584-24

  • ... Dallas, Western Australia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 6838 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

Habitat Biologist - Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 - Permanent - *01584-24   

JOB TITLE:

Habitat Biologist - Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 - Permanent - *01584-24

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Description

FULL-TIME/PERMANENT
HABITAT BIOLOGIST
FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 3

Habitat Program
La Conner, Washington - Skagit County

This recruitment has been re-posted and will be open until February 26, 2024.
If you applied previously, your application is still under consideration and you do not need to reapply.
Application review is ongoing, please submit your application materials as soon as possible.
This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.


As a leader if your field, oversee the implementation of the Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) permitting process and conduct thorough reviews of key environmental documents.

Utilize effective communication to provide internal and external technical assistance and support the agency’s efforts for healthy, diverse, and sustainable fish populations and habitats.


Dock Violation - Credit: WDFW


With that in mind,

Review permit applications and conduct field reviews to provide project technical assistance to applicants.

With your experience,

Issue, process, condition, or deny Hydraulic Project Approval’s (HPA) in accordance with the Revised Code of Washington, Washington Administrative Code, and other agency policies and procedures.

You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork,

Collaborate with state and federal forest management agencies when reviewing Forest Practice Applications (FPA’s) for impacts to fish and wildlife habitats.

We are seeking a candidate,

Who models WDFW values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

Duties

Some of what our Habitat Biologist will enjoy doing,

Administer the Hydraulic Project Approval process in accordance with the Hydraulic Code Rules:
  • Review permit applications and conduct field reviews to provide project technical assistance to applicants.
    Recommend best management practices to avoid, reduce or eliminate impacts to fish life.
  • Coordinate participation and discussion of project proposals with other agency personnel to assess project compliance with agency policies and the impact to fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Conduct project compliance and monitor field reviews during and after construction.

Provide biological expertise to the Department of Natural Resources for Forest Practice activities:
  • Provide provisions for the protection of fish life using the Forest Practice Hydraulic Permit (FPHP) concurrence review process.
  • Assist with the review and development of wildlife plans associated with forest practice applications.


Provide, review and comment on County or City Critical Area Ordinances, and the Shoreline Master Program as authorized under the Growth Management Act (GMA) and Shoreline Management Act (SMA):

  • Provide written comments to local government planning staff during the land use decision-making process as part of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Shoreline Management Plan, and Critical Area Ordinance.
  • Assist City and County planners and the public in interpreting and using Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) management recommendations and mapping.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Work is performed in an office and outdoor environment.
    • Fieldwork will require working in remote forested and aquatic environments under inclement weather conditions and operating vehicles in off-road driving conditions.
    • Position requires navigating rough terrain for short distances (less than 1 mile) regularly, and occasionally over long distances (several miles).
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations.
  • Schedule:
    • Incumbent may work a flexible work schedule subject to supervisory approval.
      Work hours may exceed the standard 8:00 A.
      M.
      – 5:00 P.
      M.
      workday.
    • Office and field work vary seasonally.
      May reach up to 80% field work during busy times of the year and less than 30% during other times of the year.
    • May work weekends, holidays or after hours for emergency permitting.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Periods of overnight travel may be required.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Boots, GPS, clinometer, waders, rain gear, computer, phone, state-assigned work vehicle.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Interacts with agency staff, other governmental agencies, tribal, private stakeholders, special interests, and the public.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:


  • A Bachelor's Degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, environmental science, or related field.

AND

  • Three (3) years of professional experience in one (1) or more of the following: Fish management or fish research.
    Wildlife management or wildlife research.
    Habitat management or habitat research.

OR

  • Two (2) years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2.


Please Note:

  • Closely related qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.
  • A Master’s degree in the applicable science may be substituted one (1) year of the required experience.
  • A Ph.
    D.
    in the applicable science may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Valid Driver’s License.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:

  • Knowledge of ecological processes pertinent to the Pacific Northwest.
  • General understanding of regulatory processes, including the Hydraulic Code, Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Shoreline Management Act (SMA).

Supplemental Information

Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application.

In order to successfully 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 describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume.
  • Three professional references.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work.
If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States.
For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: https://www.
uscis.
gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents


JOIN THE WDFW TEAM:

Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.
We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission.
We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth.

UNION - WAFWP:

This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE:

To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to Elizabeth.
    Bullard@dfw.
    wa.
    gov
    .
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.
    wa.
    gov.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE:

To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at Elizabeth.
    Bullard@dfw.
    wa.
    gov
    .
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.
    wa.
    gov.

Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers.
For further information, please contact us at Elizabeth.
Bullard@dfw.
wa.
gov
.

As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications.
Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.
All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

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 please contact Jayme Chase by phone at 360-902-2278 or email Jayme.
Chase@dfw.
wa.
gov or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 800-833-6388.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.
com
.

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Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

6838 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707479215-00dc1971c0739385842964d90ebf2568

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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Description

FULL-TIME/PERMANENT
HABITAT BIOLOGIST
FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 3

Habitat Program
La Conner, Washington - Skagit County

This recruitment has been re-posted and will be open until February 26, 2024.
If you applied previously, your application is still under consideration and you do not need to reapply.
Application review is ongoing, please submit your application materials as soon as possible. This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.


As a leader if your field, oversee the implementation of the Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) permitting process and conduct thorough reviews of key environmental documents.

Utilize effective communication to provide internal and external technical assistance and support the agency’s efforts for healthy, diverse, and sustainable fish populations and habitats.


Dock Violation - Credit: WDFW


With that in mind,

Review permit applications and conduct field reviews to provide project technical assistance to applicants.

With your experience,

Issue, process, condition, or deny Hydraulic Project Approval’s (HPA) in accordance with the Revised Code of Washington, Washington Administrative Code, and other agency policies and procedures.

You thrive on building collaboration and teamwork,

Collaborate with state and federal forest management agencies when reviewing Forest Practice Applications (FPA’s) for impacts to fish and wildlife habitats.

We are seeking a candidate,

Who models WDFW values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

Duties

Some of what our Habitat Biologist will enjoy doing,

Administer the Hydraulic Project Approval process in accordance with the Hydraulic Code Rules:
  • Review permit applications and conduct field reviews to provide project technical assistance to applicants. Recommend best management practices to avoid, reduce or eliminate impacts to fish life.
  • Coordinate participation and discussion of project proposals with other agency personnel to assess project compliance with agency policies and the impact to fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Conduct project compliance and monitor field reviews during and after construction.

Provide biological expertise to the Department of Natural Resources for Forest Practice activities:
  • Provide provisions for the protection of fish life using the Forest Practice Hydraulic Permit (FPHP) concurrence review process.
  • Assist with the review and development of wildlife plans associated with forest practice applications.


Provide, review and comment on County or City Critical Area Ordinances, and the Shoreline Master Program as authorized under the Growth Management Act (GMA) and Shoreline Management Act (SMA):

  • Provide written comments to local government planning staff during the land use decision-making process as part of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Shoreline Management Plan, and Critical Area Ordinance.
  • Assist City and County planners and the public in interpreting and using Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) management recommendations and mapping.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Work is performed in an office and outdoor environment.
    • Fieldwork will require working in remote forested and aquatic environments under inclement weather conditions and operating vehicles in off-road driving conditions.
    • Position requires navigating rough terrain for short distances (less than 1 mile) regularly, and occasionally over long distances (several miles).
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations.
  • Schedule:
    • Incumbent may work a flexible work schedule subject to supervisory approval. Work hours may exceed the standard 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. workday.
    • Office and field work vary seasonally. May reach up to 80% field work during busy times of the year and less than 30% during other times of the year.
    • May work weekends, holidays or after hours for emergency permitting.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Periods of overnight travel may be required.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Boots, GPS, clinometer, waders, rain gear, computer, phone, state-assigned work vehicle.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Interacts with agency staff, other governmental agencies, tribal, private stakeholders, special interests, and the public.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:


  • A Bachelor's Degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, environmental science, or related field.

AND

  • Three (3) years of professional experience in one (1) or more of the following: Fish management or fish research. Wildlife management or wildlife research. Habitat management or habitat research.

OR

  • Two (2) years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2.


Please Note:

  • Closely related qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.
  • A Master’s degree in the applicable science may be substituted one (1) year of the required experience.
  • A Ph.D. in the applicable science may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Valid Driver’s License.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:

  • Knowledge of ecological processes pertinent to the Pacific Northwest.
  • General understanding of regulatory processes, including the Hydraulic Code, Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Shoreline Management Act (SMA).

Supplemental Information

Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application.

In order to successfully 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 describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume.
  • Three professional references.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents


JOIN THE WDFW TEAM:

Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth.

UNION - WAFWP:

This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

VETERAN PREFERENCE NOTICE:

To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov.
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE NOTICE:

To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov.
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov.

As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

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 please contact Jayme Chase by phone at 360-902-2278 or email Jayme.Chase@dfw.wa.gov or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 800-833-6388.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com.

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