FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST 4 - STATEWIDE LANDOWNER ASSISTANCE BIOLOGIST
State of Washington - Washington

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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. T
he DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $180 million and has over 1100 permanent employees with approximately 300 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 4 - Statewide Forest Landowner Assistance Wildlife Biologist
Recruitment #2012-10-4352
Salary Range: $3,815 – $5,005 per month
($3,704 – $4,860 with 3% temporary reduction)

Note: From July 1, 2011 through June 29, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most positions. For specific information on the
Temporary Salary Reduction, click here . This position is represented by the WFSE. 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.
Location: Location of work is focused in the Colville, Washington area in
Northeast Region. Will consider any DNR employee who lives in other
locations in the state that otherwise meets the requirements and qualifications.
Open until filled; First review begins December 3, 2012.

POSITION PROFILE:
This position has statewide responsibility to:
Help non-industrial forest landowners develop and implement habitat management components of Forest Stewardship Plans resulting in protection, creation, restoration, and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat.
Assure fish and wildlife management components meet USDA Forest Service national plan standards and Washington State Integrated Forest Management Plan guidelines.
Serve as the Small Forest Landowner Office’s fish and wildlife habitat management expert providing scientific expertise and advice through on-site technical assistance, and educational/outreach programs to non-industrial forest landowners and natural resource professionals who advise them.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Science in fish and wildlife biology or closely related field.
Working knowledge of silviculture and forest management practices in the Pacific Northwest.
Minimum of five years of professional experience in fish and wildlife habitat management in forested areas of the Pacific Northwest.
Demonstrated history of successful and effective oral and written communications.
Experience in teaching through group presentations.
Demonstrated history of positive, responsive, cooperative, collaborative interaction with the public and other professionals (both inter-organizational and interdisciplinary).
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in fish and wildlife biology or closely related field.
Certified Wildlife Biologist designation by The Wildlife Society.
Successful history of providing technical assistance, education, and/or educational materials to non-professional audiences especially forestland owners.
Ability to determine fish presence and determine water typing on non-industrial forest lands, including electrofishing performed according to WA Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Ability to work on uneven terrain and in all weather conditions.
Frequent statewide travel is required.
Frequent evening and weekend work is required.
Must have a valid driver’s license and at least two years of driving experience.
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
WHO MAY APPLY

This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered for this position, please submit:
A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements. Please indicate in your letter of interest how you learned of this opportunity.
A completed application – DNR Job Application and Resume
The names of three to five professional references.
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).
Job offer contingent upon evidence of acceptable driving record.
The first screening will be based on information contained in your candidate materials.
Submit all materials to: dnrrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov
Electronic e-mail submittal method preferred.
You must indicate recruitment number #2012-10-4352 in the subject line of your e-mail.
Questions? Please contact Steve Gibbs at (360) 902-1706 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov .

OR other method to:
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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