Washington State 10383-12 Non-Permanent Scientific Technician 2 POOL in Washington



The Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fish Program is recruiting to fill a variety of non-permanent Scientific Technician 2 positions throughout the state. This posting will be used to establish a pool of candidates for consideration in the hiring of non-permanent positions as they become available statewide. Candidates included into this pool will remain active and available for consideration for up to 180 days from the date of application.

The positions filled using this pool will be from one to eleven months in duration. Some positions may be shortened or extended due to workload needs. Positions include full-time, part-time, and on-call schedules.


The positions filled through this pool will vary in the duties that are required. Typical work could include:

  • Conducting juvenile salmonid trapping
  • Adult weir operations
  • Adult fall Chinook, coho and chum salmon and steelhead spawner surveys
  • Angler interviews including collection of catch per unit of effort data
  • Examining catch including identifying, counting, DNA sampling, measuring, taking scales, removing body parts, extracting otoliths and detecting Coded-wire and PIT tags
  • Taking bio-samples from marine fish during annual surveys
  • Recording and maintaining accurate field data records and samples
  • Walking, hiking, rafting, or driving on sections of rivers, streams or beaches each day regardless of the weather conditions
  • Collecting information from redds including location, date, fish presence and GPS coordinates
  • Accurately entering data into spreadsheets, databases and other computer software programs

Working Conditions: Some positions filled from this pool may:

  • Entail working nights and/or weekends, holidays and overtime. Additionally, these positions are located in a variety of locations around the state, encompassing a variety of environmental factors. Work may be in inclement weather conditions including snow, rain, wind, and direct sun. Some positions may require travel, possibly for multiple days.
  • Require carrying heavy loads for long distances. Handling large fish (30-50 lbs).
  • Require driving long distances in state-owned vehicles or personally-owned vehicles with mileage reimbursement.
  • Require hiking up to 10 miles to survey locations.
  • Require swimming and navigating various bodies of water such as lakes, rivers, ocean, etc.
  • Require the ability to identify the color red (visual implant elastomers).
  • Require the ability to see coded wire tags, which are 2mm long.
  • Necessitate working alone in isolated areas.
  • Some positions require being on various types of vessels for long periods of time in inclement weather.
  • Be covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Association of Fish and Wildlife Professionals (WAFWP), which contains a "union security" provision. This means that, as a condition of employment, you must either join the union and pay union dues, or pay the union a representation or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status. Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED, including one year of high school science and two years of experience as a Scientific Technician.


Graduation from high school or GED including one year of high school science and two years of laboratory or field experience as an assistant to a biologist, chemist, or zoologist.

College course work involving major study in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or closely allied field will substitute, year for year, for experience, provided the course work includes at least six semester or nine quarter hours of natural science classes.

Valid Washington State, or other state, driver's license may be required.

Supplemental Information


  • Carefully review your application before submitting.
  • You may NOT reapply to this posting for 30 days.
  • The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" section of your application in Careers.wa.gov and the supplemental questionnaire.
  • A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire regarding work experience must be reflected in the "work experience" section of the application.
  • Responses not supported in the work experience and/or education section of the application may disqualify you from consideration for employment in these positions.
  • All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

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. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Job Number: 2012-10383

Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Closing: 12/31/2016 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $13.94 - $17.48 Hourly

Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA