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Hydroacoustic Monitoring Technician - Scientific Technician - 2 Openings - Non-Permanent - *01452-24

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Hydroacoustic Monitoring Technician - Scientific Technician - 2 Openings - Non-Permanent - *01452-24   

JOB TITLE:

Hydroacoustic Monitoring Technician - Scientific Technician - 2 Openings - Non-Permanent - *01452-24

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Snohomish County , Other, WA Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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FULL-TIME/NON-PERMANENT
HYDROACOUSTIC MONITORING TECHNICIAN
SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 2
Fish Program Fish Management Division
Mill Creek, Washington Snohomish County
Anticipated Appointment Length: 6 Months
March 1, 2024 August 31, 2024
Support hydroacoustic monitoring to determine abundance estimates of outmigrating juvenile salmon in the Lake Washington Basin.
Assist with deployment, operation, and data review from an active sonar system deployed in the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
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Perch Fishing Photo Credit: WDFW
In this dynamic role,you will deploy, operate, and maintain SONAR equipment.
You are excited toassist with a new project to estimate abundance of juvenile salmon out-migrating through the Ballard Locks.
We are seeking candidates to assist with SONAR data processing, PIT tagging, and water quality sampling in the Lake Washington Basin.

Here are some things you will be doing in this role,

Assist with hydroacoustic studies to estimate juvenile salmon abundance in the Lake Washington basin:

  • Maintain daily log of field activities.
  • Maintain and organize SONAR imagery data.
  • Assist with review of SONAR imagery data to create a database of fish-like images including date and time, length, and direction of movement.
  • Perform basic SONAR data QA/QC.
  • Organize and archive raw data into prescribed electronic or written form.

Biological sampling:

  • Assist with test fishing efforts and PIT tagging of juvenile salmonids in the Lake Washington basin.
  • Collect biological samples from salmon and steelhead including but not limited to taking DNA and scale samples for age determination, length measurements, determination of sex, and noting marks or tags for hatchery/natural spawner origin determination.

Access and equipment maintenance:

  • Assists with maintenance, preparation, and service of all field equipment, including SONAR units, PIT antennas, trucks, boats and trailers, exposure gear, scanners/detectors, and other equipment as assigned.
  • Communicates with access point landowners (records landowner new contact information), tenants, site managers, constituents, stakeholders, and comanagers.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • All weather conditions, from dry and hot to extreme cold and snow.
    • Field work in rivers and streams, walking up to 10 miles in rugged terrain near the water, operating motorboats in variable flow and weather conditions while carrying gear.
      Hazards include strains, sprains, breaks, scratches, lacerations, infections, animal encounters and drowning.
    • Office hazards include working under fluorescent light, repetitively entering data into computer, looking at computer monitor for long periods of time, sitting or standing for long periods of time.
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations.
  • Schedule:
    • Eight (8) hours per day, Monday Friday.
    • Occasional split shifts, overtime, overnight weekend, and/or holiday hours may be assigned.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Frequent local travel to field sites is required.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Agency provided vehicles (trucks, boats), exposure apparel (waders/boots, raincoat, sunglasses, hat, gloves), laptop, sampling implements and equipment.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Communication with private landowners and the general public.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduation from high school or GED including one year of high school science, and two (2) years of experience as a Scientific Technician 1.
Or

  • Graduation from high school or GED including one year of high school science, and two (2) years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a biologist, chemist, or zoologist.
Please note:
  • College course work involving major study in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or closely allied field will substitute year-for-year for experience, provided the course work includes at least six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter hours of natural science classes.
License:
  • Valid drivers license.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to conduct physically demanding field work, safely lift and operate field equipment weighing up to 40lbs while walking over uneven ground and near the water.
  • Successful completion of agency training and/or certification for assigned watercraft is dependent on supervisory direction, position need, and training availability.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
  • Background in biology and experience in the natural resources field.
  • Able to follow data collection and data entry protocols and to collect high quality biological data.
  • Able to maintain focus and quality of data while performing repetitive tasks on the computer.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel computer software programs.
  • Strong work ethic, able to take initiative and to work independently with little oversight.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to work well with a wide variety of people.
  • Experience identifying, handling, and biologically sampling juvenile and adult salmonids.
  • Able to follow safety protocols and use judgement in the field to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Experience trailering and operating small motorboats.
  • Comfortable in and around water, and able to swim.

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/listed on your application.

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at careers.
wa.
gov\"> www.
careers.
wa.
gov
and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A completed online application that shows your experience as it relates to this position.
  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a 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:
uscis.
gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents\"> https://www.
uscis.
gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents

JOIN THE WDFW TEAM:

Learn about our wa.
gov/about\"> agency
and the wa.
gov/about/jobs\"> 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 agencys 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.

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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 toCheri.
    Weld@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 atCheri.
    Weld@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.

As part of WDFWs 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.

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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 360-902-2278 or email JaymeChase@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:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

4497 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707249238-f726095570171740b80a6bfb9b680b30

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Snohomish County , Other, WA

Job Origin:

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\"WDFW TWO (2) OPENINGS
FULL-TIME/NON-PERMANENT
HYDROACOUSTIC MONITORING TECHNICIAN
SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 2
Fish Program Fish Management Division
Mill Creek, Washington Snohomish County
Anticipated Appointment Length: 6 Months
March 1, 2024 August 31, 2024
Support hydroacoustic monitoring to determine abundance estimates of outmigrating juvenile salmon in the Lake Washington Basin.
Assist with deployment, operation, and data review from an active sonar system deployed in the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
\"WDFW
Perch Fishing Photo Credit: WDFW
In this dynamic role,you will deploy, operate, and maintain SONAR equipment.
You are excited toassist with a new project to estimate abundance of juvenile salmon out-migrating through the Ballard Locks.
We are seeking candidates to assist with SONAR data processing, PIT tagging, and water quality sampling in the Lake Washington Basin.

Here are some things you will be doing in this role,

Assist with hydroacoustic studies to estimate juvenile salmon abundance in the Lake Washington basin:

  • Maintain daily log of field activities.
  • Maintain and organize SONAR imagery data.
  • Assist with review of SONAR imagery data to create a database of fish-like images including date and time, length, and direction of movement.
  • Perform basic SONAR data QA/QC.
  • Organize and archive raw data into prescribed electronic or written form.

Biological sampling:

  • Assist with test fishing efforts and PIT tagging of juvenile salmonids in the Lake Washington basin.
  • Collect biological samples from salmon and steelhead including but not limited to taking DNA and scale samples for age determination, length measurements, determination of sex, and noting marks or tags for hatchery/natural spawner origin determination.

Access and equipment maintenance:

  • Assists with maintenance, preparation, and service of all field equipment, including SONAR units, PIT antennas, trucks, boats and trailers, exposure gear, scanners/detectors, and other equipment as assigned.
  • Communicates with access point landowners (records landowner new contact information), tenants, site managers, constituents, stakeholders, and comanagers.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • All weather conditions, from dry and hot to extreme cold and snow.
    • Field work in rivers and streams, walking up to 10 miles in rugged terrain near the water, operating motorboats in variable flow and weather conditions while carrying gear. Hazards include strains, sprains, breaks, scratches, lacerations, infections, animal encounters and drowning.
    • Office hazards include working under fluorescent light, repetitively entering data into computer, looking at computer monitor for long periods of time, sitting or standing for long periods of time.
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations.
  • Schedule:
    • Eight (8) hours per day, Monday Friday.
    • Occasional split shifts, overtime, overnight weekend, and/or holiday hours may be assigned.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Frequent local travel to field sites is required.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Agency provided vehicles (trucks, boats), exposure apparel (waders/boots, raincoat, sunglasses, hat, gloves), laptop, sampling implements and equipment.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Communication with private landowners and the general public.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduation from high school or GED including one year of high school science, and two (2) years of experience as a Scientific Technician 1.
Or

  • Graduation from high school or GED including one year of high school science, and two (2) years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a biologist, chemist, or zoologist.
Please note:
  • College course work involving major study in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or closely allied field will substitute year-for-year for experience, provided the course work includes at least six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter hours of natural science classes.
License:
  • Valid drivers license.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to conduct physically demanding field work, safely lift and operate field equipment weighing up to 40lbs while walking over uneven ground and near the water.
  • Successful completion of agency training and/or certification for assigned watercraft is dependent on supervisory direction, position need, and training availability.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
  • Background in biology and experience in the natural resources field.
  • Able to follow data collection and data entry protocols and to collect high quality biological data.
  • Able to maintain focus and quality of data while performing repetitive tasks on the computer.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel computer software programs.
  • Strong work ethic, able to take initiative and to work independently with little oversight.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to work well with a wide variety of people.
  • Experience identifying, handling, and biologically sampling juvenile and adult salmonids.
  • Able to follow safety protocols and use judgement in the field to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Experience trailering and operating small motorboats.
  • Comfortable in and around water, and able to swim.

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/listed on your 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 completed online application that shows your experience as it relates to this position.
  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a 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 agencys 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.

\"yesvets.org

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 toCheri.Weld@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 atCheri.Weld@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.

As part of WDFWs 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.

\"WDFW

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 360-902-2278 or email JaymeChase@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 .

cw

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