[job]: Eelgrass Monitoring Technician, WA Dept. of Natural Resources (Olympia, WA)

WA DNR Official LogoEelgrass Monitoring Technician
Agricultural Research Technologist 2
Recruitment # 2018-03-7059, 7060


$2,848 – $3,795 per month


Permanent, Career Seasonal. This recruitment will be used to fill twopermanent, career-seasonal positions, full-time to be hired immediately and expected to  last until December 31, 2018. This position is represented by the WPEA.
Important Note:   Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.


Olympia, Washington


13 March 2018
Note: Recruitment may be extended after 13 March depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.


The primary task of this position is to classify underwater videographic data collected by boat for the Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Program (SVMP).  These data are used to quantify Puget Sound eelgrass abundance as an indicator of habitat health in Puget Sound. The incumbent will analyze video data following well-defined methods and techniques and maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail when classifying data. The position will operate video recording and playback equipment and use computers to compile, manage and process video data. Other duties include occasional field data collection, updating and managing databases, performing summary statistics, performing quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures on large datasets, writing procedures and internal reports on work performed and assisting in the production of external publications.

This position works among a team of scientists to assess the status and trends of marine and estuarine resources in Washington State. The Nearshore Habitat Program inventories and monitors intertidal and shallow subtidal areas for a wide range of management and scientific purposes. Information about the Nearshore Habitat Program can be found at:

The program fulfills, in part, DNR’s mandate to manage state-owned aquatic resources in a manner that protects their long term sustainability and functions (RCW 79.10). The DNR uses nearshore habitat information to manage state-owned aquatic lands. Local, state, federal and tribal groups use the information for salmon restoration, environmental protection and planning, marine reserve selection, and resource management. It also fulfills DNR’s monitoring commitments that are defined in the Puget Sound Action Agenda to monitor eelgrass – a Vital Sign that is used to judge the success of protection and restoration efforts.  The Nearshore Habitat Program is part of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program, a multi-agency research program that assesses the health of Puget Sound.

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US Fish & Wildlife Employment workshop (UW Career & Internship Center, 2/22/2018)

Thursday, Feb 22, 10:30am-11:20am in MGH 134

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[job]: Biological Science Technician (Fisheries), US Fish and Wildlife Service (Arcata, CA)

Full time, temporary positions (1 year appointments extended up to a potential max of 2 years) in California working with fisheries management at the Federal US levels ranging from GS 04 – GS 07 depending on education and experience (GS 04 requires a completed Bachelor’s degree with a background in science).

Salary Range: $32, 318 – $52, 043 per year

4 vacancies with an application deadline of 6/7/2016

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Ecologist (Aquatic), National Park Service (North Cascades National Park, Washington)

NPS logoJob Title: Ecologist (Aquatic)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job Announcement Number: NWSHRO-16-1636849

SALARY RANGE: $52,355.00 to $68,057.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, March 25, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0408-09
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Sedro Woolley, WA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

Brief Statement of Duties:

This position will require the incumbent to lead fishery assessment, piscicide, and water quality projects in North Cascades National Park. If selected, you will be required to implement all phases of these projects including: developing proposals and implementation plans; conducting safety briefings; leading field crews; compiling and analyzing data; and preparing reports. During the summer and fall, you will be working in remote wilderness, alpine, and subalpine settings in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The ability to backpack for multiple days in a row will be essential, along with the capability to thrive in very wet and cold weather. Access to field locations is via a combination of driving, hiking (often off trail), raft, motor boat, and helicopter. The winter season is typically spent compiling and summarizing data, drafting reports and developing funding proposals for future projects. Additional duties include serving on an interdisciplinary team that ensures NPS projects and plans are in compliance with NPS policies and the NEPA, ESA, CWA, and Wilderness Act; as well as, serving as a READ for wildfire suppression.

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