FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 3
State of Washington - Sedro-Woolley, WA

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Service, Science, Sustainability
Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public’s interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.
DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.
The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $187 million and has over 1200 permanent employees with approximately 300 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.
This recruitment is only open to Department of Natural Resources employees who hold permanent status as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3
Recruitment #2013-01-6411T

Salary Range: $3,631 – $4,770 per month
($3,522 – $4,627 with 3% temporary reduction)

OPENS: January 2, 2013
CLOSES: January 8, 2013

WHO MAY APPLY:
This recruitment is only open to any DNR employee who holds permanent status as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3. The most senior applicant who meets all of the requirements below will be offered this position. For more information on Internal Movement, click here.

POSITION PROFILE:
This position is the designated expert and consultant for fish and wildlife issues within the Northwest Region. This position advises, mentors, and instructs state lands field foresters, engineers, and support staff, in coordination with district managers, scientists and other region and division personnel. The primary duties of the position are 1) to provide consulting services to region field and staff personnel related to the effects of forest land management activities on fish and wildlife, and fish and wildlife habitats, and 2) serve as region specialist on the integration of federal and state regulations with the department’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), Forest Resource Plan, and DNR policies, procedures, and guidelines as the relate to fish and wildlife, and fish and wildlife habitats and 3) serve as region representation to all fish and wildlife research conducted within the region. Work is dispersed over three districts comprising 351,200 acres of trust lands within six counties.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelors degree in a natural science and three years professional experience in wildlife biology/management OR a Masters degree in wildlife biology/management and two years professional experience in wildlife biology/management OR a PH.D in wildlife biology/management and one year professional experience in wildlife biology/management.

ADDITIONAL INTERNAL MOVEMENT REQUIREMENTS:
As required by the WFSE 2011-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 4.3, an applicant will only be considered for this opportunity as Internal Movement transfer candidate if:
The applicant holds permanent status as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist 3 in the WFSE bargaining unit. (Applicants can verify their bargaining unit by checking their employee profile on OrgPlus.);
The applicant demonstrates or been assessed to have the position specific skills, abilities, and qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position;
The applicant provides supervisory verification that there are no disciplinary actions in the applicant’s personnel file for the past twelve months; there are no pending disciplinary actions; the applicant is not under investigation into alleged misconduct; and there are no performance issues being addressed, as documented in the applicant’s supervisory file;
The applicant has not been granted an Internal Movement transfer within the past two years;
The applicant has not refused an offer of an Internal Movement transfer within the past twelve months;
The appointment will not create a violation of DNR policy; AND
The appointment meets the needs of the work unit.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
To be considered for this position, please submit by January 8, 2013:

A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and required qualifications.
A completed application – DNR Job Application And/Or a Resume
An online voluntary Applicant Profile Questionnaire . (This form is not required and is submitted online. Please do not print out and send in with application materials).
An Internal Movement form signed by you and your supervisor. Submit all materials by the closing date to: dnrrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov
Electronic method preferred. You must indicate 2013-01-6411T in the subject line of your e-mail.
Questions? Please contact Laurie Bergvall at (360)854-2847 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov .

OR other method to:
dnrrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov
Melody Wolf
Department of Natural Resources
PO BOX 47033
Olympia, WA 98504-7033
By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed. This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial, and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1097. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) by dialing 711.

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