On-Call Fish & Wildlife Helper (August and September) - Closes at midnight June 19, 2014
Chelan County Public Utility District - Wenatchee, WA

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$20.97 per hour (includes $.50 per hour in lieu of benefits) for the first 40 hours in a workweek; there are no medical/dental or other employee benefits associated with these positions.


This position works the following schedule:
  • Full-time during the month of August; Monday-Friday, typically 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, with some scheduled overtime.
  • On-call from September 1 - September 26. On-call employees MUST be available for sporadic and/or intermittent work based on fish study results, including up to full-time in September.



Fish & Wildlife Helper shall work independently or under the direction of the Fish & Wildlife Supervisor or the Fish and Wildlife Foreman to assemble, install or remove facilities needed to carry out complex biological tasks. This position performs fishery related activities such as fish tagging, releasing fish into the river, data collection and record keeping in support of District biology studies. This position also participates in the development and maintenance of wildlife habitat projects and to the maintenance and upkeep of fish culture facilities. Also, operates and performs daily maintenance of Fish & Wildlife tools and equipment, including, but not limited to, vehicles, boats, tankers, trailers, pumps, nets, seines, irrigation systems, power tools and equipment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.

1. EF 35% Assist the District's Biologists in performing studies by tagging, releasing fish to the river, data collection and keeping records on biological studies performed by the District

2. EF 30% Assemble, install or remove facilities needed to carry out biological tasks.

3. EF 15% Operate and perform daily maintenance, including but not limited to: vehicles, boats, tankers, trailers, pumps, nets, seines, irrigation systems, power tools and equipment (excluding metal fabrication and mechanical or electrical repairs to Fish & Wildlife equipment).

4. SF 15% Develop and maintain wildlife habitat projects.

5. SF 5% Perform maintenance and upkeep of fish culture facilities.

6. EF Ongoing - May be required to drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

7. EF Ongoing - Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Participate in all required training.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED). College-level course work or degree in Fish & Wildlife or Natural Resources directly related field is preferred.

Experience: Some experience relating to Fish and/or Wildlife biological studies within the past five (5) years. Experience in a hydro utility environment is preferred.

Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:

The position requires a strong willingness to better understand the principles of fisheries and wildlife research. Must be able to work in a safe and efficient manner; must be physically capable of strenuous and demanding outdoor work. Must be able to comprehend biological studies. Must be able to work with staff biologists and other District personnel in a team environment. Mechanical aptitude for biological collection systems is strongly desired.

Language Skills: Candidate must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Computers & Equipment: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of P3 and PIT-Tags Database software and Internet Explorer software. An individual should also be able to operate a computer, fax machine and various hand shop tools.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; engage in repetitive motion using the hands or arms; talk or hear and dive or swim. The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso and pull, push, or exert force. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Incumbent must be able to drive in all weather conditions, especially at night. Job requires the ability to travel out of town for up to a week due to location of work.


A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening. An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.

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