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Fish Hatchery Technician - Beaver Creek Hatchery - Non-Permanent - *09819-21
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Deadline to Apply:
Monday, September 20, 2021, 11:45pm
Are you an experienced Fish Hatchery Technician looking for a challenge? Are you looking to use your expertise to protect and conserve salmon and their natural habitats? If so, apply to become a Fish Hatchery Technician!
FULL-TIME/NON-PERMANENT - FISH HATCHERY TECHNICIAN
WDFW HATCHERIES DIVISION
BEAVER CREEK HATCHERY
Anticipated Appointment Length: 9 Months
October 6th, 2021 - July 3rd, 2022
STANDBY DUTIES ARE NOT ASSIGNED
HOUSING IS PROVIDED
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) currently operates 75 hatchery facilities, the majority dedicated to producing salmon and/or steelhead.
Hatcheries have operated in Washington State for more than a century, beginning with a facility on the Kalama River in 1895.
We are seeking highly motivated Fish Hatchery Technicians to work alongside a diverse team to support salmon conservation while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational opportunities in the state of Washington.
With that in mind,
These are opportunities to perform sound fish culture practices and assist in identifying, sorting, and sampling species for spawning and adult distribution. You will also get to conduct net pen work at Deep River Net Pens.
Picture yourself performing scientific, technical, and related maintenance duties at Beaver Creek Hatchery and trap sites, rearing anadromous (fish that spend most of their adult lives at sea, but return to fresh water to spawn) and non-anadromous species of fish.
We are seeking candidates who respect and value the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW.
The optimal applicants have a positive can-do attitude and are eager to work hard.
Our Fish Hatchery Technician,
- Conducts weighing feed, physically or mechanically distributing feed to rearing containers, weight samples of fish to determine feed rations.
- Assists with treatment calculations and measuring water inflows.
- Assists with daily set up and loads fish into marking trailer during clipping season.
- Picks, enumerates, and loads hatching trays with eyed eggs, picking and enumerating fry.
- Washes and cleans ponds, water intakes, tanks, troughs, and egg trays.
- Assists with administering chemical and medicated feed treatments.
- Assists in measuring and maintaining proper flows to the hatchery.
- Operates a seine net, weighs screen buckets of fish and lifts nets or buckets out of the pond repetitively.
- Handles or sorts adult salmonids for surplus and spawning.
- Records data including, but not limited to egg, fry and juvenile mortality, weight samples, feed usage, chemical use.
- Operates hand and power tools in order to facilitate hatchery maintenance.
Work Setting, including hazards:
- Work is performed outside in all weather conditions.
- Typically, work schedule is 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday – Sunday; Mondays & Tuesdays off.
Tools and Equipment:
- Operate hand tools and some power tools.
- Occasional interaction with the general public and volunteers.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
- Six (6) months of experiences working at a fish hatchery.
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.
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 current resume.
- Three professional references.
On Monday August 9, 2021, Governor Inslee enacted Proclamation 21-14 which requires that all employees of all state agencies not headed by an elected official be fully vaccinated with a recommended COVID-19 vaccine by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated includes the two-week waiting period after the last shot in each series, or single shot, is given. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide verification of COVID vaccination. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)
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
The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.
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 agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skills 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 – WAFHP:
This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Hatchery 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 Hatchery Professionals (WAFHP).
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 to RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.
- Subject line should 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 at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.
- Subject line should 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. For further information, please contact us at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.
As part of WDFW’s 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.
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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and are encouraged to apply.
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Position Start Date:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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Salary: $2,552.00 - $3,294.00 Monthly
More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.
Read about our benefits:
The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information.
Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.
Retirement and Deferred Compensation
State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.
Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.
Vacation (Annual Leave)
You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165.
Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday
Third Monday in January
Third Monday in February
Last Monday in May
First Monday in September
Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after
Employee's selection each calendar year
*Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.
All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.
Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130.
Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.