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Biological Sciences Internship, Fellowship & Job Board

Welcome to the JOB BOARD! 

The Biology Office frequently receives notices of internships, fellowships, and employment positions that may be of interest to our students at the graduate and undergraduate level.  We will post all notices here as they become available. If you would like to share a notice on this board, please send the information to

Other places to check are the Wildcat Career Network database and On both sites you can search the database for current opportunities, as well as post your resume.  

    See Also:                                                                                                                                                

-- How To Land A Technician Job In Fisheries and Wildlife    

--Colville Confederated Tribe Job Posting Website

--State of Washington Job Board



Northwest Youth Corps Summer Internship

Northwest Service  Conservation Crew (NSC)  positions based out of Wenatchee starting this summer. The seasonal, 5-month paid opportunity starts June 18th and runs until November  16th. Our conservation crewmember positions receive a living allowance of $6,050 prorated through their term of service, along with a $2,907 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program. The Field Leader position is also an AmeriCorps placement as well. Whereas, the Crew Leader position is for people who don’t want to opt into the AmeriCorps program.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for professional development and environmental stewardship. IF you have students who are about to graduate and are uncertain about their next steps, placement with our program can earn them an educational award to pay back student loans and hands-on experience which would lend itself well to applying for Forest Service and National park service positions.
We offer comprehensive training in the following topics, which can also help to build their resumes. 

·         Wilderness First Aid
·         Anaphylaxis training
·         USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance
·         Basic Trail maintenance and Construction
·         Crew Management and Motivation
·         Risk Management and Safety Procedures
·         Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The interview process is easy and we’re looking to fill these positions with local young people ages 19-26 years old. In return, we’re asking that they commit to the 5 months of service in the Wenatchee area only.    Included in this email are the 3 different positions that we are seeking to fill. We have 9 crew member positions, 1 field leader, and 1 crew leader position. 

For more information, please contact Loveita Morrison, Internship Coordinator at

Wildlife Biologist On Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, Okanogan County

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 2. The duty station for this position is located at 1680 Sinlahekin Road, Loomis, Okanogan County.

Please follow the link to learn more about the duties and how to apply.

Pierce County Parks and Recreation Dept. -- Natural Lands Stewardship Intern

SALARY: $13.50 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 04/12/18
CLOSING DATE: 05/07/18 11:59 PM

This internship position is an excellent opportunity for a student who is interested in learning about
habitat restoration and ecology, forest and natural lands management, arboriculture, volunteer
coordination, trail design and maintenance.
Hours: 24-32 hours/week,
Dates of Work: Summer th rough Fall with the opportunity for occasional work throughout the
upcoming school year dependent upon student availability
Note: These are seasonal positions not eligible for County benefits.

The student will report directly to the Resource Stewardship Superintendent. They will gain knowledge in planning, coordinating, and administering activities in various components of the division. Specific
activities will be determined depending on the internship start dates and current resource stewardship
projects. Project activities may include forest and habitat assessments, supporting tree risk
assessments, creating planting plans, Trimble GPS survey and GIS mapping, trail assessments and
construction, leading volunteer work parties, public surveys and counts in parks or on trails, assessing
property conditions, and assistance at public meetings. In addition, the student will learn the day-today
operations of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Qualification and Application Information

Yakama Nation Senior Wildlife Research Biologist 

FT / Permanent Supervisory Position

Location:  Toppenish

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation desire to employ a highly qualified and experienced Wildlife Research Biologist with experience in forest and range ecology and extensive experience in the design and practice of field research and project management. Primary responsibilities include directing all big game research projects and serving as senior staff researcher. Additional responsibilities include supporting Tribal policy-makers through preparation of technical briefings and special issue documents on wildlife issues, and evaluation of land management activities on wildlife populations on the Yakama Nation Reservation and throughout the Yakama Nation’s Ceded Area. Also will serve in advisory role of other wildlife program research and monitoring activities. The incumbent will be expected to be capable of designing, conducting, and analyzing wildlife research efforts with minimal supervision.

To apply, see:


US Army Corp of Engineers Student Trainee (Biology)

Location:  Seattle

Open & Closing Dates:  (2/22/18-3/8/18)

Pay scale & grade:  GS4

Work schedule:  Full-Time

Appointment type:   1 year

Salary:   $32,367 to $42,073 per year


Mid-Columbia Fisheries Seasonal Restoration Technician

Job Description: three seasonal restoration technician positions to work out of Ellensburg office.  Work will occur throughout the Yakima Basin under the supervision of the Restoration Crew Leader. The positions are generally 40 hours per week, but there may occasionally be some weeks where work load or weather conditions may reduce work hours. The crew will be expected to spike (camp) occasionally for work three nights a week.

Position Duration, Schedule, & Benefits: Positions are expected to begin between March 19th and April 2, 2018 (depending on weather conditions and employee availability) and end in October, 2017. There may be periods lasting up to a week in which work will not be available. Employees will typically work Monday through Thursday, 10 hours a day, but may be require occasional flexibility in work days and camping.  

Application Closes: Positions are open until filled.

Application information and position details. 

WDFW Scientific Technician 1 (Olympia)

SALARY: $2,262.00 - $2,914.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 02/16/18
CLOSING DATE: 02/26/18 11:59 PM

Application Information 

Trout Unlimited (Wenatchee) Seasonal Positions

Trout Unlimited is a national fish and water conservation organization. Our Wenatchee team is hiring two seasonal positions to assist with implementation of a beaver restoration program this coming summer. See the job description and application instructions.

Sea Lamprey Field & Lab Research Assistants -- Michigan State University

Start Date:  April 15th - May 1st of soonest thereafter (see application information for details)

Application Deadline:  2 March 2018

Washington Department of Natural Resources Internship

Location:  Ellensburg
SALARY: $2,088.00 - $2,963.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 01/31/18
CLOSING DATE: 03/01/18 11:59 PM


Gain field experience in spotted owl and goshawk surveys, assist in reconaissance and possibly help set up habitat restoration projects.



Yakama Nation Fisheries Technician II (5 positions)

Job Announcement

Closing date:  2-6-18

For more information contact:  Rick Alford

Fisheries Biologist
Methow Field Office

Office: 509-996-9857
Cell: 509-670-1087

WDFW Natural Resource Specialist 3

Permanent Full Time in Wildlife Lands Division, Wildlife Program

The duty station for this position will be located in a new facility being constructed on University Way, Ellensburg (address not assigned yet). The building occupancy date is anticipated for July, 2018.

Prior to occupancy of the new facility, administrative work will need to be conducted from a home office in and around the Ellensburg area. On assigned days involving field work in coordination with an agency forester, the incumbent will need to report to 713 Bowers Road in Ellensburg for work assignments.

This position independently develops, coordinates and implements forest management plans on wildlife areas statewide which include more 200,000 acres of forest including numerous ecological systems from coastal rain forest to arid, fire-dependent Ponderosa pine savannas.

As a designated expert within the Wildlife Program, this position provides statewide forest management and consultative services on wildlife areas including stand management, forest practices, timber sales and reforestation.

Under the supervision of the Wildlife Area Forest Management Lead, this position (Forester) supports the Department's mission and goals by implementing sound ecological forest management within the constraints of policy, applicable legal requirements, and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Key responsibilities include:
·         Serves as a designated expert within the Wildlife Program to provide statewide forest management and consultative services on wildlife areas including stand management, forest practices, timber sales and reforestation;
·         Develops wildlife area-specific forest management plans.
·         Identifies statewide management priorities and develops implementation strategies to address priorities.
·         Conducts economic analyses to optimize project and program effectiveness.
·         Plans and implements wildlife habitat improvement and maintenance projects including pre-commercial thinning, commercial thinning, and reforestation.
·         Negotiates and monitors contracts on behalf of the state with private and governmental agencies on issues of land use and habitat management.
·         Evaluate the effectiveness of forest habitat manipulation strategies.
·         Represents WDFW on interagency forums, such as the North Central Washington Forest Collaborative, and in independent efforts with individual entities such as the USFS, BLM, DNR etc. to help promote coordinated or collaborative efforts for data sharing, project implementation and landscape level treatment.

Bachelor's degree in forest management.

Experience and competencies
·         Five years of professional experience in forest management.
·         Knowledge of forest management objectives and timber management planning.
·         Working knowledge of Forest Practices rules and other forestry laws and practices.
·         Experience with logging and forest road construction equipment and use.
·         Ability to inspect, instruct and work with contract crews to ensure silvicultural prescriptions are met.
·         Ability to navigate using GPS, maps, aerial photos, compass, clinometer, radio, laser rangefinder, and chain.
·         Ability to traverse unit boundaries and accurately create a map.
·         Proficient computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, ARC-GIS ARC-View, with aptitude for learning new software programs.

Behavioral competencies:
·         Creative and innovative thinking.
·         Communication effectiveness.
·         Organizational and political awareness.
·         Adaptability and flexibility.
·         Accountability.
·         Leadership.
·         Ethics and integrity.
A valid State driver's license

Preferred experience includes:
·         Experience developing and implementing forest restoration projects (commercial and non-commercial) for wildlife habitat, forest health, wildfire risk abatement and safety hazard reduction.
·         Experience in young stand establishment and maintenance.
·         Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
·         Experience with prescribed burning planning, preparation and implementation.
·         Demonstrated ability to present proposed projects to public user groups in a public meeting venue.
·         Possess good listening and speaking skills, with the goal of positive interactions with neighboring landowners.
·         Demonstrated ability to exercise high caliber skills in written communication.
·         Record of accomplishments demonstrating strong project development and management skills.
·         Observational and analytical skills to detect and assess problems in field settings, and ability to develop practical solutions to those problems.
·         Experience with the operation and maintenance of essential equipment used in this position (various hand and power tools).
·         Tree felling certification*.
·         Experience developing grant applications.
·         National Wildfire Coordinating Group PM-310-1 Red Card certified or able to meet certifications*.
·         Understanding of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife – Lands Division policies and procedures.
·         Ability to safely operate motor vehicles in field situations including snow.


Please follow the link to link more about the position and how to apply. (

Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biology Intern

Recruitment # 2018-01-Intern-00369

Location:  Ellensburg, WA

Closes:  28 February 2018. 

Note: Recruitment may be extended after 28 February depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.


Biologists in the DNR Forest Resources Program support the Timber Sales Program by providing consultation on timber activities as they relate to wildlife habitat and works with region staff to improve habitat conservation. This year, we surveying for Northern Spotted Owls and monitoring several goshawk nest sites across the region.  This position is meant to be part-time initially and requires some evening and weekend availability. Minimum of 16 hours per week and up to 24.  Flexible start date  (approximately May 14) with a 2-month duration.

Interns work directly with the region biologist. The internship program is designed to give students educational and hands-on work experience in a variety of duties that will include:

Conducting Northern Spotted Owl surveys to protocol.
Nest searches and surveys for Northern goshawks.
Assessing Northern Goshawk habitat in protection areas.
Learning to use Bioacoustics for detection.


Applicant must be a student majoring in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management or related field and will be returning to school in a following quarter/semester.

Applicant must also be willing and able to hike long distances over rough terrain and work evenings/nights.

Candidates should have an interest in natural resources and have work or recreational experience driving on logging roads.

For more information about the internship and application process, please see:


WDFW Fish Biologist I 

(Full Time, Permanent)

Location:  Fish Program, Fish Management, Region 1.  The duty station is 2315 N Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA.

Job No.:  2018-00220

Applications accepted until 1/18/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

The Joint Stock Assessment Project (JSAP) Fish and Wildlife Biologist 1 plays a key role in pursuit of the Department's mission to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities. The position directly contributes to the Department's Vision and Goal 1 of conserving and protecting native fish and wildlife through identification and population assessment of Redband Trout stocks that persist in the upper Columbia River drainage.

This position is an entry level biologist that works under close supervision of the lead project Biologist 3 conducting professional biological studies related to stock assessment of Redband Trout in the upper Columbia River drainage. Under supervision and guidance of the lead project lead biologist and in coordination with regional co-managers, this position helps design and implement studies to assess population and genetic characteristics of Redband Trout stocks in the upper Columbia River drainage. The Biologist 1 uses established statistical methods to conduct abundance estimates and utilizes PIT tagging studies to investigate adfluvial Redband Trout life history characteristics. The Biologist 1 is responsible for the maintenance of RFID arrays and all field equipment necessary to complete field studies. The position is responsible for management of all field data collected at RFID arrays and during Redband Trout abundance and baseline habitat surveys. The positon is responsible for QA/QC of the data, drafting data summaries using established statistical procedures and organizing results into report ready format. This position presents summary data to regional co-managers and technical groups ensure coordination of stock assessment activities. The results of analysis conducted by this position provides measures of stock status of native Redband Trout and is critical to management of wild native salmonids in the upper Columbia River.

For information on job duties and how to apply, see:

WDFW Scientific Technician 3 

(Full Time - Permanent)

Location:  Fish Program, Science,  Hatchery-Wild Interactions Unit.  The duty station is located at 3515 Chelan HWY 97A, Wenatchee, Washington  98801.

Job No.:   2017-10269

Applications accepted until 1/21/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's mission is to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities. Within the Fish Program – Science Division, the Hatchery/Wild Interactions Unit works to ensure that salmonid hatcheries, and the products produced, are managed using scientific principles within an ecosystem context so that fish populations are protected, restored and enhanced to produce a suite of sustainable conservation and utilization benefits. As a member of the Supplementation Research Team within the unit, this position will lead data collection activities essential to inform monitoring and evaluation of both ESA and non-ESA hatchery programs in the Wenatchee River basin.

Specifically, this position is a critical member of the Juvenile Monitoring Component of the Supplementation Research Team and serves as a crew leader and oversees both field data collection and laboratory activities associated with hatchery monitoring and evaluating programs funded by Chelan and Grant County PUD in the Wenatchee Basin. Performs advanced technical scientific duties in the field or office and is required to exercise discretion in selecting or modifying existing protocols or techniques as it relates to the monitoring and evaluation plan. Analyzes and prepares data summaries for internal and external coordination with various fish management entities (including but not limited to PUD's, USFWS, USFS, NOAA Fisheries and Tribal Agencies). Supervises technicians in data collection and entry.

For more information on job duties and how to apply, please see:


Stewardship and Trails Assistant

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (Part-time / Seasonal) 

Deadline: Monday Jan. 29th 

Interviewing: early to mid-February with start date of mid-March.

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) seeks a part-time seasonal Stewardship and Trails Assistant to help coordinate our Stewardship and Trails programs. CDLT now maintains over twenty miles of trails and seven trailheads or trail access points in the Wenatchee Foothills and owns, manages or has conservation easements on nearly 10,000 acres in North Central Washington.

This staff member has the opportunity to work primarily in the field assessing and prioritizing needs, and coordinating with other staff, volunteers, and partners or contractors to complete field work projects.

A strong candidate who can thrive within a small non-profit environment is self-motivated, excited about working outdoors, enjoys being part of a team effort, and demonstrates a passion for protecting the natural areas of Chelan and Douglas Counties.

Full position description and application instructions on our website:

Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2
(Permanent- Full Time)

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 2. The duty station for this position is located at 1680 Sinlahekin Road, Loomis, Okanogan County.

Please follow the link to learn more about the position and how to apply. (

Fisheries Biologist I, and Fisheries Technician II
Location:  Cordova, Alaska; Native Village of Eyak
Categories: Temporary
Salary: $14-$28/hr. DOE


Job and Application Information  (Hiring Open Until Positions Are Filled)

Forest Service Geospatial Systems Specialists


Please share widely:

The Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service may soon be filling two permanent, full-time GS-301-09 Geospatial Systems Specialist positions.  


These positions are regional positions located at hosted duty stations within Region 6.  The incumbent will provide support, expertise and recommendations for the development and application of geospatial information systems that are required to support the mission and programs of the Forests and Region.
For additional details on the position, you may call Desraye Assali at (541) 517-4816 or Matt Wilson at (503) 679-0612.
If you are interested in this position, please return the Outreach Response form at the end of the attached document by the close of business on January 22nd, 2017 to Desraye Assali at:, or Matt Wilson at:



WDFW Scientific Technician 1
(Non-Permanent, Full Time) 


The duty station for this position is located in the Region 2 office in Ephrata, WA. The employment duration is approximately 5 months starting January 18, 2018 to June 15, 2018.

Please follow the link to learn more about the position duties and how to apply.


The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 1 position located in the Wildlife Program. The duty station for this position is located in the Region 2 office in Ephrata, WA. The employment duration is approximately 5 months starting January 18, 2018 to June 15, 2018.

This position reports to the Pygmy Rabbit Reintroduction Project Coordinator. The technician is based out of the Ephrata office and will primarily work in Douglas and Grant Counties.
Animal capture and translocations
·         Captures/traps animals within breeding enclosures, collects biological samples and data, then translocating them to the wild.
·         Assists with directing interns and volunteers during capture events.
·         Maintains and organizes capture equipment and supplies.
Field Surveys
·         Performs field surveys for pygmy rabbit burrows on recovery areas, following established protocols.
·         Collects biological samples for ongoing research (genetics, health monitoring)
·         Game camera deployment and monitoring
·         Shrubsteppe habitat assessment
Infrastructure maintenance and animal husbandry
·         Construction or repair of breeding enclosures, release pens, artificial burrows, and capture apparatuses with use of hand tools
·         Vegetation management within enclosures: irrigation maintenance, weed control (manual and herbicide), plantings.
·         Disease monitoring: sample collection and preparation, microscopy analysis, data recording following protocols, and medicinal treatment
·         Providing supplemental feed and water
·         Rodent and predator trapping/removal
Data Management
·         Organizes field data and entry into spreadsheets and databases (Excel and Access)
·         Enters and manipulates spatial data with use of GPS units (Garmin), mobile data apps, and GIS software (ArcGIS)
·         Maintains records of volunteer efforts and daily activity logs
Wildlife Program Support
·         When primary duty schedule allows, will assist other local Wildlife Program activities in need of support, including surveys for other species (e.g. songbirds, Washington ground squirrels, monarch butterflies), bird banding, and habitat assessment/restoration.
Education: Graduation from high school or a GED, including one year of high school science.
Licenses: Valid Washington State or other state Drivers License
·         Knowledge of wildlife survey techniques.
·         Able to collect spatial data with GPS units and mobile devices.
·         Able to handle remote field conditions, navigation, and strenuous hiking/snowshoeing.
·         Good communication and organizational skills.
·         Work well in a team setting.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
·         Bachelor's degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science.
·         Wildlife handling, capture, and sample collection.
·         Familiarity with GIS software.
·         Carpentry skills.




USGS Fisheries Technician

Closing Date:  December 22, 2017
Location: USGS Lake Superior Biological Station, Ashland, Wisconsin (~4 months) and Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont (~8 months)


Seeking a motivated individual to play a pivotal role in a study to examine dynamics of larval coregonids in the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior. The project will track larval cohorts of cisco and other coregonids from early spring to late summer to compare temporal dynamics within this region to spatial dynamics across all of Lake Superior. This is a great opportunity for recently graduated university students to develop and improve their research and professional skills or recent MSc students to apply their skills and knowledge.

Responsibilities: Successful applicant will lead (1) field efforts to collect larval fish and limnological samples in the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior; (2) laboratory processing of samples; (3) data compilation and analyses; and (4) manuscript preparation.

Qualifications: At a minimum, a BS in biology, fisheries, limnology, or related field. Competitive applicants will have knowledge of safe and efficient boat operations, demonstrated field and laboratory skills in fisheries and limnology, experience with data analyses and scientific writing, and demonstrated aptitude for organization. An ideal candidate would have prior experience with boat operations on large aquatic systems, demonstrated ability to work under harsh environmental conditions, leadership experience with field crews, and programming experience (e.g., R, Python). Department of Interior Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOOC) training will be provided if the incumbent is not previously certified.

Salary: $14/hr plus benefits

Closing date: December 22, 2017

Start date: March 19, 2018

Duration: 12 months full-time, with potential for extension to 18 months pending funding

Apply: Submit cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references in a single PDF document to Dr. Jason Stockwell


Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Students interested in participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program may submit an application at: The application deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by Friday, January 19, 2018. Notification of acceptance will occur in mid- to late-February.

The program runs from Monday, June 11 throught Friday, August 10, 2018.


Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facilty -- Renewable Energy Center Internships

The Renewable Energy Education Internship is a blend of public relations, tourism, education, and engineering. The internship gives staff a broad knowledge of the wind industry, wind turbine technology, and natural history, as well as education and tourism experience.
• Greet visitors to the facility and answer questions regarding wind and solar technology. Give presentations and tours to businesses, schools, and other groups who visit the center. Guide nature walks. Keep the visitor center clean, stocked, and set-up for conferences. Design and implement educational activities for school groups.
• The facility is open 9:00 to 5:00 (open at 8:45), seven days a week, from April-Nov. 15th.
• Position is part time, 7-31 hours a week. Must be available to work most weekends throughout the duration of the internship. Staff will also be expected to work some weekdays, especially during the spring.
• Students can use this internship for credit.
• Pay DOE.

- College degree or student in pursuit of a degree.
- A genuine interest in renewable energy.
- Must be a quick learner, able to memorize and effectively communicate information pertaining to electricity, the environment, native plants and animals, and forms of energy production.
- Must have strong public speaking skills. Daily tours and presentations of up to an hour in length will be conducted throughout the day.
- Must possess excellent people skills, be engaging and approachable, and willing to teach and converse with all visitors to Wild Horse.
- Must be a self-starter who can recognize tasks and opportunities to improve the visitor center.
- While all positions will be responsible for public relations and environmental education, we are also seeking 1 intern who will be responsible for event planning as well. Please indicate in your cover letter or resume if you are specifically interested in that position.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to between Jan 30th- Feb 19th, 2017. In your cover letter, please address the requirements listed above, expand upon why you would be a good fit for the position, and describe why you would like to work at the Renewable Energy Center. Also, please submit a letter describing your schedule and availability to work March 27th -Nov. 15th. 

This position closes Feb. 19th, 2017, and interviews will take place Feb. 22nd- 24th. Mandatory training will take place March 27th-28th, and the job begins April 1st.  Must be able to attend First Aid training in the first two weeks of April.

For more information about Wild Horse and the Renewable Energy Center, please visit: and

Seattle City Light Ecology Intern 

SALARY: $16.12 - $19.76 Hourly

LOCATION: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington

JOB TYPE: College Intern
DEPARTMENT: Seattle City Light
BARGAINING UNIT: Not represented
CLOSING DATE 02/21/17 04:00 PM Pacific Time


Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

The Environment, Land, and Licensing Business Unit is responsible for overseeing implementation of environmental mitigation and protection measures for the Skagit and Boundary hydroelectric projects and complying with environmental permitting requirements for capital improvement and operation and maintenance projects for our electrical generation and distribution system. This includes management of 11,000 acres of habitat and many miles of transmission and distribution lines. The Ecology Intern will assist a team of wildlife and plant ecologists with field data collection on wildlife surveys and plant ecology studies, data analysis (including GIS), and writing reports as we support the utility and carry out our mission of being good stewards of municipally-owned lands and areas affected by the hydroelectric projects and in our service territory.


During this internship, the intern will be specifically responsible for:

Developing and maintaining GIS and tabular databases of habitat conditions, management activities, and wildlife use of wildlife mitigation lands at Skagit and Boundary Hydroelectric Project;
Assisting wildlife biologists in implementing avian protection measures on electrical systems, which involves helping to evaluate bird nesting issues on poles and towers, coordinating with engineers and crews on avian protection actions, and monitoring osprey nesting during the spring;
Working with plant ecologists in planning and carrying out restoration and weed management projects on transmission line rights-of-way;
Assisting with analysis and management of data.
This internship will benefit the student through the following learning outcomes:
Experience working with real world land management issues in urban and remote areas of Washington;
Implementing community-based stewardship projects;
A better understanding of the opportunities in the field of applied ecology.


Education:  This position is open to senior undergraduate and graduate students (as of the start of the internship) studying Wildlife or Plant Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology (field focus, not laboratory focus), Restoration Ecology, Conversation Biology, or a related major. Undergraduate students must possess at least a 2.0 GPA at the time of application and throughout the internship. Graduate students must possess and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The student must be enrolled in accredited college courses, with a part-time or full-time course load, leading to a degree or certificate relevant to the internship.

Desired Qualifications: Ideally the candidate will possess experience or coursework with Geographic Information System (GIS), plant identification, wildlife identification, and data management/statistics.


Internship Duration and Hours:
The timeframe of the internship will be June 2017 to June 2018. The candidate must be available to work 40 hours/week during the summer and up to 20 hours/week when classes are in session. Work hours will be flexible to accommodate the intern's academic schedule.

How to Apply:
To complete your application, submit the online form with the following attachments:

Your unofficial transcript - including current coursework, next term registration (if available at the time of application), and cumulative GPA
Cover letter explaining how your coursework, activities, and experience qualify you for this internship
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history review.

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page:
Job #2016-01822
If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office.

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, WA 98104

Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Seattle Human Resources Department values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request.

The City is a Drug Free Workplace.

WSDOT Lead Biologist--Environmental

$61,512.00 - $80,724.00 Annually
Job Type:
Full Time - Permanent
North Seattle (Shoreline), WA

This position is open until filled:    

The Opportunity:

WSDOT's Environmental Office has a robust new opportunity for an exceptional biologist who has a passion for environmental issues. This biologist will a lead subject matter expert and will planning and conducting advanced studies for biological and aquatic issues within the Northwest Region. In this role you will be able to apply your current environmental policy and biology experience to develop both the breadth and depth of your professional knowledge through hands on collaboration with WSDOT environmental staff, Federal, State, and Local agencies, Tribal governments, and the public.  A partial list of your involvement will include deliverables for:

The Clean Water Act
The National Environmental Policy Act
The Endangered Species Act
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act
The Marine Mammal Protection Act
The Washington State Hydraulic Code
The State Environmental Policy Act
The Shoreline Management Act
Critical Areas Regulations

Your involvement and initiative will be supporting the natural ecology and the livelihood of the public, so WSDOT is searching for someone wants to make a truly rewarding contribution.


To view whole announcement and to apply, please click HERE

Summer Program For Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin 

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) has been offered at the Medical College of Wisconsin for over 30 years. During that time, SPUR has hosted hundreds of students who have since made significant contributions to science and humanity through their current positions as teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, industry professionals, government leaders and clinicians.

SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science.

Participation in SPUR is intended for students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue scientific-based graduate studies.

For more information and to apply, see: 


Field Technician I- Botany  --Battelle

Location: Vancouver, WA, US     Worker Category :Regular Full-Time

Battelle and its affiliate, Battelle Ecology, Inc. manages and operates
the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEONTM) project, which is
solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project
dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive
species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are
collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental
scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems.  Our
teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation
platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation;
mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated
ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews
who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil
and water data.  Once structures are completed, a leading edge
cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information.
The Observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of
its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change
at continental scales.

The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be
hired as a Field Technician I level depending on skills, experience, and
•       Field Technician I - The Field Technician I is a biological
sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and
sample processing. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the
assistance of temporary field crews under the guidance of the Field

The Domain 16 Field Technician’s primary work location is near
Vancouver, WA. This position supports sites in the Pacific Northwest
Domain. Pacific Northwest sites are located in the Wind River
Experimental Forest, near Yacolt, WA, Camas, WA and Blue River, OR. The
Pacific Northwest Domain includes parts of Washington, Oregon, northern
California and southern Alaska.
Botany emphasis:
•       Lead, perform and coordinate plant phenology, diversity,
biogeochemistry and productivity measurements.
•       Identify local flora to species using techniques including:
general observation, field references, dichotomous key, comparison with
identified specimens, or other identification methods. Local species
identification skills are used to complete activities such as plant
diversity observations, classification of phenological stages of local
flora, and sorting of plants and debris into functional group or
•       Collect and process samples for activities such as clip harvest,
biomass, canopy foliage and leaf area index measurements as well as
vegetation structure measurements.
•       Map and measure structural metrics of free-standing woody stems.

General duties include:
•       Report activities, completed work, and sampling problems
according to Field Operations protocols.
•       Inspect, maintain and operate field, safety and laboratory
•       Operate laboratory equipment (e.g. Wiley Mill, drying oven,
analytical balance, centrifugal mill, pH meter, microscope, and muffle
•       Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training
of seasonal field personnel.
•       Provide instruction and technical guidance to seasonal field
•       Perform plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation
as well as measuring and marking plots.
•       Assist the Field Operations Manager with materials planning,
inventory and ordering as well as day-to-day oversight of personnel and
scheduling of activities coordinated from the field office.
•       Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.

Field activities may include:
•       Follow established, standardized field protocols for sample
collection and handling; record and verify accuracy of data from sample
collections; process samples in the laboratory; send samples to external
analytical labs. Train and lead field crews performing the
aforementioned items.
•       Perform other field sampling activities as assigned including:
ground beetle collection (pitfall trapping), mosquito collection (CO2
light traps, tick collection (dragging and flagging) and soil core
•       Test, troubleshoot and operate tower, soil and aquatic
instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
•       Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms,
sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.
•       Monitor and sample aquatic sites for water quality, biological
indicators and physical properties of site (e.g. gaging streams,
geomorphic mapping).

Physical demands:
The work is physical and involves walking, hiking, prolonged standing,
walking and bending. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 40
pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

Work environment:
Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain,
pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Tower
work involves performing work on instrument towers ranging in height
from 24 feet to 300 feet which will include ascending and descending
multiple flights of stairs.

All Technician Levels:
•       Ability to work in a team environment.
•       Experience should include performing scientific data entry and
data management.
•       Ability to hike off-trail to assigned field site for long
distances carrying field equipment (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) for
extended periods of time.
•       Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g.
semi-monthly for 3-4 nights).

Battelle Ecology, Inc. will be selecting an individual for a Field
Technician I level. Equivalent education and experience may be
Field Technician I
•       Bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related
scientific discipline.
•       One (1) or more years’ of related experience.

Battelle Ecology, Inc. will take into consideration qualifications for
specific and diverse experience in the following areas:

Effective leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.
•       Effective problem solving skills and the ability to determine
and act on changing priorities in a fast paced dynamic environment.
•       Ability to organize and execute multiple activities and

Ability to perform minor troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of
field equipment.
•       Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
•       Ability and willingness to learn and adopt new technologies as
•       Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•       High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
•       Ability to make effective decisions that take into consideration
safety and operational standards.

Working conditions:
Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to
12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early
mornings, evenings and weekends.
•       Ability and willingness to work on towers ranging in height from
24 feet to 300 feet including ascending and descending multiple flights
of stairs on instrument towers.
•       Perform field assignments in a variety of terrain and of weather
conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.
•       Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise.
•       Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g.
semi-monthly for 3-4 nights) is required.

Must possess a current and valid State issued driver’s license with
insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor
driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle Ecology Inc.’s
insurance provider.

Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology,
Inc. will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.

This position offers competitive total rewards including 401(k), health,
vision and dental insurance, paid time off and the opportunity to work
at an organization with a great mission.

Battelle Ecology, Inc. provides employment and opportunities for
advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual
merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic
information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have
the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve
personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive
programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all
qualified employees at all levels within Battelle Ecology, Inc.

Water Resources Intern for Agriculture Program -- Summer 2017

This internship position will assist with water rights and water supply related work for DNR's Agriculture and Water Resources Program with a focus on data organization.  DNR manages a large and diverse portfolio of state water rights and irrigation district water allotments for irrigation of over 45,000 acres of state trust lands leased by the Agriculture Program.  The intern will work with the program's hydrogeologist and duties will include:
Assisting with organization, tracking, and database design and population for DNR's water rights and wells.  Work includes reviewing water right documents and well information and using GIS and related databases.
Helping to design and implement DNR's water use measurement and metering program and database.
Providing support for DNR's well route which measures and tracks long term water level trends in wells and aquifers relied on for irrigation water supply.

Applicant must be a full-time student (12+ credits/quarter) majoring in Natural Resources Management, Geology, Geography, Computer Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or related field and will be returning to school in a following quarter/semester. 
Database skills.
Critical thinking skills.
Practicing Knowledge of GIS.
Strong data organization skills.
Desire to learn and strong work ethic.
Ability to work in databases, GIS and Microsoft office products including Excel and Word.

Knowledge of water rights and Washington state water law.
Knowledge of irrigation practices and agriculture.
Knowledge of hydrogeology and/or water resources management.
Practical experience in database design as relates to natural resources.

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.
Supplemental Information


This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position.
Note: Students graduating in or before June 2017 should call or email for information on permanent employment opportunities. You can also find our current job openings at and


Habitat Restoration Technician (2 Positions) Sound Salmon Solutions

Sound Salmon Solutions (SSS) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and was founded in 1990. SSS serves as the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group for the Stillaguamish, Snohomish, and Island County watersheds in Washington State. We nurture the relationships between people and our wild spaces to support salmon recovery through interactive education, hands-on stewardship, and state-of-the-art habitat restoration.

POSITION TITLE: Habitat Restoration Technician START DATE: January 2, 2016
END DATE: June 30, 2016 - with possibility of extension
SALARY: $14.00/hour - plus paid time off, paid holidays and medical benefit cost share options
LOCATION: Office located in Lake Stevens - with daily work throughout King and Snohomish counties HOURS: 40 hours per week. Monday-Thursday, 7 AM – 5:30 PM with occasional weekend work
POSITION SUMMARY: Implement field-based restoration efforts both independently, as a team and under the supervision of SSS staff Habitat Specialist, Habitat Coordinator, Program Manager and any project partners to improve water quality, habitat quality and quantity. For more information about Sound Salmon Solutions and the work that we do, visit us at: and
NOTE: Inclement winter weather and flooding at project sites may result in unpaid days off.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in environmental field work Identification of PNW native and non-native vegetation.  Commitment and cooperation to work with team members. Experience operating tools and power equipment. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Ability to work hard in all weather conditions. Ability to lift up to 50lbs. Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles. Valid Driver’s License and Insurance WSDA Aquatic Herbicide license holder preferred

Remove and control invasive and noxious weeds from project sites.
Assist with construction of habitat restoration
projects, such as planting, soil erosion control
projects, such as planting, soil erosion control measures, and installation of livestock fences. Perform maintenance on existing restoration sites: mowing grass, brushcutting blackberry, applying herbicide and other tasks as assigned using walk- behind field mowers, gas-powered brush cutters, Kubota, tractors and hand tools.
Collect, manage, and summarize field data pertaining to riparian vegetation using Trimble GPS and tablets.
Maintain a daily record of activities and prepare site reports as requested
Communicate with staff, landowners, partner organizations and the general public about restoration work and salmon recovery efforts. Attend and help to run outreach and volunteer events as needed
Attend necessary training and testing sessions.

Under the instructions from the Habitat Specialist, Habitat Coordinator and Program Manager, perform assigned tasks to the standards offered by SSS manuals and training sessions.
Operate equipment safely and effectively both in the field and in the shop, taking care to know the safety guidelines of each instrument before use. Keep the shop and other work areas safe, clean and organized.
Communicate quickly and effectively with SSS supervisors any field related and relevant information: equipment needs; interpersonal difficulties; comfort level with tasks; concerns for difficulties; comfort level with tasks; concerns for safety, public relations with site landowners or greater community. Understanding limitations in the field and executing tasks to the best of your ability. Communicating immediately if a task is not achievable for any reason. Keeping abreast of policy, protocol and safety changes by attending staff meetings, reading emails and manuals offered by supervisors.

Send a resume, cover letter and three professional references with“Your Name – Habitat Technician” as the subject line via e-mail to no later than December 1, 2016 at 5pm. Late submissions will not be evaluated. Please no phone calls or office visits regarding the position opening.

Sound Salmon Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Washington State Department of Transportation Air Quality, Noise, and Energy Program Specialist - TPS3

Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
Salary: $53,148.00 - $69,756.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Seattle, WA
Recruitment#: 2016-NWR-172

The Opportunity: WSDOT's Environmental Office has a robust new opportunity for an energetic professional who has a passion for environmental issues. In this position you will be able to apply your current environmental science knowledge as well develop both the breadth and depth of your professional knowledge through hands on collaboration with WSDOT environmental staff, Federal, State, and Local agencies, Tribal governments, and the public.

Your involvement and initiative will be supporting the natural environment and the livelihood of the public, so WSDOT is searching for someone who wants to make a truly rewarding contribution.

To view whole announcement and to apply, please click HERE

Select Botanicals Group -- Paid Internship in the Pacific Northwest Hop Country 

Work with over 40 hop growers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho to learn breeding, quality management and brewing.

50+ hours per week at $12.69 per hour.  Juniors, seniors or graduate students in discipline related to agriculture (biology, horticulture, viticulture, and soil science) may apply.

For more information or to apply, please visit

Project Delivery Environmental Assistant-ESO Mega Projects Transportation Planning Specialist 2 (Project Position)

Opening Date/Time:
Tue. 10/25/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:
Wed. 11/09/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time
$4,208.00 - $5,522.00 Monthly
$50,496.00 - $66,264.00 Annually
Job Type:
Project (limited duration)
King County - Seattle - Downtown Business, Washington
Recruitment #:

The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is looking to fill a Project Delivery Environmental Assistant (TPS2) in support of the Environmental Services Office (ESO) Mega Projects environmental team. This is a project position located in Seattle, WA. which is expected to run through June 30, 2019.

The Project Delivery Environmental Assistant will support and contribute to the WSDOT mission by assisting with successful project delivery and regulatory compliance. The incumbent will gain valuable experience in environmental and regulatory compliance on transportation projects. If you are good-natured, resourceful, and exceptionally well-organized with an interest in working in the environmental field, this could be your next step to a fulfilling career!

To view the entire announcement and to apply, please search TPS2

USDA Summer Job List 2017

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Microbiologist 3 (Food and Parasitology Laboratory Lead) at Public Health Laboratories

Microbiologist 3 within the Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Office of Microbiology.  This position is at the Public Health Laboratories, located in Shoreline, Washington.

To learn more about the Public Health Laboratories, visit

Microbiologist 3 – Food and Parasitology Laboratory Lead (DOH3421):

We will be hiring up to 14 more microbiologists this year at a variety of levels. Please check the WA state job website at:

RECOMMENDATION:  Fill out an applicant profile even if there are no current openings.  Sometimes jobs are only open 3 days to a week.


Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Internship information and application directions

Application deadline:  Friday, January 13, 2017.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session.
The program runs from Monday, June 12 through Friday, August 11, 2017. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.



Washington State Parks Interpretive Specialist (Rockport)  Job #10308

Salary  $14.68 - $18.89 Hourly $14.68 - $18.89 Hourly Location  Skagit County – Other, WA Skagit County – Other, WA

Job Type Full Time - Non-Permanent Department Parks and Recreation Commission
Job Number 2016-10308 Rockport Closing 10/12/2016 5:00 PM Pacific

This announcement is for a six (6) month non-permanent, full-time, Parks Interpretive Specialist position located in the NW Region / Rockport State Park,  Skagit County, WA.

The expected duration of this non-permanent appointment is November 2016 through April 30th, 2017.

For more information on Rockport State Park please visit click here!
This position reports to the Rasar Area Manager and leads the interpretive services program at Rockport State Park. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Winter Eagle Watch Program, this position provides park-level direction for the planning and development of guided interpretive opportunities that connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsible for the development of area interpretive  programs, including partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service and other regional partners.
Researches, develops and conducts formal interpretive programs and educational activities.
Facilitates educational outreach opportunities with local and region schools, organizations and educational groups.
Assists in design and implementation of self-guided exhibits and park orientation systems.
Maintains interpretive exhibits and collections; and related facilities, interpretive trails, kiosks, bulletin boards and park historical archives.
Facilitates partnership programs and events with interested federal, tribal, state, and local governments.
Works within the Rasar Management Area, and travel to multiple locations throughout the area will be required (transportation provided).
Works extensively outdoors.
Requires routine weekend work, with the occasional need to work outside of scheduled hours.
Requires ability to traverse uneven terrain and variable surface conditions.
Requires ability to operate a motor vehicle.
May require occasional overnight travel to attend off-site meetings and training.
Will require a high level of interaction with wide and varied public audiences, including school children.
Requires a background check.

Bachelor's degree involving a major study in interpretation, environmental education or a related field such as earth science, education, pacific northwest or American history, or environmental sciences.


At least six (6) months professional experience as a Parks Interpretive Assistant or equivalent.

Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds on a daily basis.
Valid drivers license.

One year experience in public speaking and presentation.
One year experience in the coordination of youth-oriented (K-12) outdoor education curriculum and lesson plans.
Demonstrated knowledge of interpretive methods, including experience in thematic media design.
Demonstrated knowledge of forest ecology principles.
Demonstrated knowledge of watchable wildlife best practices and principles.
Ability to perform routine maintenance of interpretive facilities, including trails, kiosks and exhibits.
Ability to supervise seasonal and/or volunteer staff.
Knowledge of State Parks policies, rules and regulations.

Supplemental Information

To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at: Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Parks and Recreation Commission under the "Department" search. Use reference number 10308 when searching for the job announcement. You must attach or embed in your application the

Current Resume
Three Professional references
Letter of interest specifically addressing the qualification listed in this announcement
All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for
consideration of employment from this recruitment.

Policy Statement

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:

Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability
Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences
Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society
Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future
Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens

The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of
Washington State.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 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 with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement  in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For information about this position, please contact Ryan Karlson at or (360) 902-8650.

View Job Posting #10308


Lab Assistant III, ESPM (9602C) 22147

Job ID: 30642129
Position Title: Lab Assistant III, ESPM (9602C) 22147
Company Name: University of California, Berkeley
Location(s): Berkeley, California, 94720, United States 
Posted: September 28, 2016
Occupation: Other
Job Type: Full-Time

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Giant Panda Behavior Internship (Winter 2016)

Job ID: 30626320
Company Name: PDXWildlife
Specialty: Endangered Species
Occupation: Student - Undergraduate, Student - Undergraduate
Entry Level: Yes
Location(s): Ya'an, China 
Posted: September 27, 2016
Job Type: Internship
Job Duration: 3-6 Months
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: None
Required Travel: 75-100%

Deadline to Apply: October 15th, 2016

Decision Notification: October 30th, 2016

Cost: $2500?

Timeframe: February 13, 2017 to May 15, 2017


Contact Person: Meghan Martin Phone: 5035158524
Email Address:

We encourage anyone (all backgrounds, all ages) interested in researching Giant Pandas to apply. However, the majority of the applicants are usually undergraduate seniors or recently graduated biology/conservation majors. Your primary responsibilities will be to conduct research on Giant Panda Stereotypic, Breeding, and Endocrinology Projects. Location You will be based predominantly in Ya’an China, working closely with the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) to research factors effecting mate preference in captive giant pandas. The interns primary job will be daily tracking of panda locations to score male-male competition behavior, pre-breeding and breeding behavior, track familiarity, stereotypic behavior observations, and collect and prepare fecal samples for hormone analysis. Other duties might include, cataloging fecal samples, downloading videos weekly, and writing a bi-monthly blog post. Conservation Focus With connections to the San Diego Zoo and CCRCGP this internship provides a well- rounded and practical experience perfect for building a career in international biological conservation or zoo biology.

Importance: This project has the potential to improve captive breeding methods currently utilized by both zoological and private breeding facilities of endangered species. Given the predicted results, the San Diego Zoo and CCRCGP can provide a model system of captive breeding that integrates both genetic and behavioral information to determine optimal mating pairs. It seems clear that conservation breeding programs in zoos and breeding centers have much to gain from a more integrated approach, addressing both the importance of genetic management and natural mating preferences.

Local Living: Accommodation will be in Ya’an with running hot water, electricity, and internet. Heaters are either by gas or electric and are provided in the housing if you are staying over the winter months. You will be expected to keep up with daily housekeeping, cooking and shopping on your own. Panda interns are expected to work independently, with only minimal supervision, managing their own time and meeting any assigned deadlines. You will usually be able to take at least one or two days off each week, depending on current work priorities. On approved days off you can hike, go wildlife watching or take trips to other cities but this will all be on your own money. There are various cultural events you may attend with local friends, such as festivals and national holidays, which can provide a fascinating and very personal insight into local traditions. Medical facilities are extremely basic; anything beyond a minor medical emergency would require international evacuation where full medical facilities are available. All interns are required to have adequate insurance to cover any costs that ensue, since a full medical evacuation back to Europe could cost up to 100,000GBP. We will need relevant medical history and proof of travel insurance if selected.

Language: You will be expected and encouraged to learn some of the Chinese language in order to be integrated as fully as possible into the community during your stay. This will come quickly with daily immersion and opportunities to practice with local staff and students. It is a good idea to bring a dictionary and audio learning materials with you in order to facilitate your studies.

Intern Contribution: Interns are required to work for a minimum of ~3 months (refer to dates listed above) and pay a contribution of $2500 USD for the entire stay. This funding will contribute to the individual’s accommodation and research- associated costs during the internship (see below). All interns are required to cover their own travel to the country (flights around $700- $1,000 USD from Portland, Oregon) and insurance. We require proof of insurance before starting of the internship. You are also required to cover your own food expenses. Average costs for shopping at the local grocery store is ~35 USD per week. Interns should budget approximately 400 USD for food (grocery store and dining out) while conducting their internship. All interns are required to get their Chinese Visa on their own (PDXWildlife will help you with all questions). These can be obtained via sending your passport and visa application materials to the closest Chinese consulate or through Please contact your local consulate or Travisa for further details. Depending on the visa that you are approved for, you will possibly have to extend your visa in country at your own cost. All interns are also required to obtain their own vaccinations for travel in country (depending on insurance and current vaccinations this can range from 200 USD - 1,000 USD). 

Below is an example of where fund allocations from an intern contribution goes and may not be the exact distribution of funds based on changes in circumstance and program needs:Prices are per day.

-Accommodation (apartment and utilities in Ya’an): $11.00USD

-Office rental & utilities (for the office space at the base): $3.00 USD

-Staff salaries, overhead and project costs: $11.00 USD

-Administrative costs: $3.00 USD

-Transport (to ride the bus every morning with the base workers): $1.00 USD

Job Requirements

• Willing and able to serve a minimum of a 3 months or the above listed timeframe.

• Undergraduate, graduate, or degree in Convservation Biology, Biology, Natural Sciences, Education, Environmental Education or related field of studies, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

• Passionate and knowledgeable about endangered species and conservation issues

• Outstanding relationship building skills and ability to connect with people

• Exceptional research, written, communication and presentation skills required

• Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Spoken and Written Chinese language ability is a plus... but not required

• References!!! (We need at least two, not related to the applicant)

How to Apply: Candidates are required to send the following items to PDXWildlife by Oct. 15th, 2016. Our submission email is Failure to submit any of the below items will cause your application to be incomplete.

1) Resume/CV that includes two references .

2) Cover letter stating:

– Where you heard about PDXWildlife

– Details of the experience you have either living / working / traveling in developing countries

– Your level of English & Chinese

– Your level of qualification as it pertains to research involving captive animals, animal behavior, wildlife conservation, and/or laboratory experience.

3) A 60 second video telling us about yourself (this will show us that you can make and send videos, which is required during your internship).

Applicants may also be interested in reading our blog and joining our Facebook group for recent news and photos from our programs. We encourage you to email us with any questions you have.


Your PDXWildlife Panda Team

Meghan Martin-Wintle-

Nathan Wintle-

Avalanche Forecast & Control Specialist 2


Opening Date/Time:  Tues. 08/23/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Tues. 09/6/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:  $3,541.00 - $4,644.00 Monthly

Location:  Kittitas County – HyakSnoqualmie Pass

Recruitment #:  2016-SCR-056

The Opportunity:  The South Central Region has two positions available with our Avalanche Forecast and Control Team stationed at Hyak on Snoqualmie Pass. The Avalanche Forecast and Control Team makes it possible for people and businesses to travel safely on our state highways through effective and efficient management of snow and avalanche related risks. These positions primarily cover Snoqualmie Pass and Chinook Pass. 

The first position available is a permanent full-time position. The second position is a permanent seasonal position, and generally works 7-9 months.  Both positions are a great opportunity for those with a strong background in skiing, avalanche forecasting and mitigation, and weather instrumentation.

If you have experience as a professional ski patroller with an avalanche center or highway program, one of these positions may be the job for you. We seek individuals with a desire to apply a variety of skills including triggering avalanches with explosives and ski cutting techniques, data management and instrumentation experience, and alpine ski touring.

To view the entire announcement and to apply, please visit: Avalanche Forecast and Control Specialist 2


WDRW Biologist 2 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 3.  The duty station is 201 N. Pearl Street, Ellensburg, WA, Kittitas County.

Please see the job posting at the following link ( to know more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant Wildlife/Habitat Programs

WDFW Non-Permanent Scientific Technician

Position:  1*05670-16
SALARY: $2,176.00 - $2,806.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 05/25/16

CLOSING DATE: 06/04/16 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:  This recruitment is to fill two (1) non-permanent 7-month full-time Scientific Technician 1 positions in the Fish Program, Science Division. The duty station is the Cle Elum Hatchery, located at 800 Spring Chinook Way,Cle Elum, WA.  

Application Information

Position: Biological Science Intern

Location: Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Address: 64 Maple Street, Burbank, WA 99323
Contact: 509-546-8313

• Botany
• Fish/Wildlife
• Science
• General Assistance
• Weed/Invasive Species Control
Difficulty Level: Strenuous

Stipend: $1,200/month + housing

The Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex (MCRNWRC) is looking for 4 biological interns to assist with wildlife and habitat management projects.  Interns will be an integral part of a weed control and habitat monitoring team for the MCNWRC.  Most work will be focused on the mapping of noxious weed species on the refuges across the Complex.  Interns will become familiar with vegetation identification, use of ArcMap and a Trimble GPS unit to map weeds.  Interns will also assist with biological surveys and maintenance projects in support of the Refuge mission such as surveys for burrowing owl, aquatic vegetation, and aquatic invertebrates.   

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Requires ability to operate and maintain resource management equipment such as tools and sampling/monitoring/photographic equipment; knowledge of routine natural resource management practices, methods, and procedures; knowledge of data collection techniques; ability to follow detailed sampling procedures; and basic computer skills.  MUST HAVE: Current driver’s license and safe driving record.

The Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex provides management and support for eight national wildlife refuges and one national monument. All the lands are on or near the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon—Cold Springs, Columbia, Conboy Lake, McKay Creek, McNary, Toppenish and Umatilla National Wildlife Refuges and Hanford Reach National Monument.


KEEN Environmental Educator  

Screening begins May 20th

Job Description: The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) seeks an independent contractor to work as an Environmental Educator in Ellensburg to design and implement outdoor learning experiences for local elementary and middle school students. We are seeking an experienced educator with proven expertise in program development and management, exemplary communication skills, a solid understanding of Washington State science learning standards, and boundless enthusiasm for outdoor education.

Primary Responsibilities
With the support of grant funding from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office’s No Child Left Inside program, KEEN will offer science-based outdoor summer camps, a Friday Outdoor After School, and monthly walkable science field trips from the local elementary and middle schools. The primary responsibilities of the environmental educator will be to design and implement these programs. The Environmental Educator will:
➢ Oversee the logistics of summer camp and after school programs, including: o Curriculum selection;
o Staff hiring and supervision;
o Volunteer recruitment and management;
o Instruction and participant supervision as needed; o Procurement of supplies and materials; and
o Program evaluation.

➢ Develop walkable field trips for area schools, including;
o Coordination with teachers and administrators;
o Recruitment and management of volunteers;
o Alignment of outdoor activities to science curricula; o Leading of walkable science field trips; and
o Development of plans to sustain field experiences after the end of the grant period.

➢ Manage the grant project to assure consistency with grant agreement and budget by:
o Tracking expenses, milestones, and deliverables;
o Communicating effectively with grant manager and bookkeeper; and
o Reporting frequently to KEEN’s Education Committee and Board of Directors.

Required Skills and Qualifications
The successful candidate will be:
➢ Dependable, self-motivated, and well-organized;
➢ Able to effectively mobilize, lead, motivate, and supervise others;
➢ Effective and respectful in direct conversation, on the phone, and through e-mail and text with
a variety of people;
➢ Flexible to changes in contract scope;
➢ Able to assess work, identify any safety concerns, and comply with relevant safety policies;
➢ Able and willing to perform all aspects of the contract scope;
➢ In possession of a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle; and ➢ Able to pass a criminal background check to work with youth.
Desired Qualifications:
➢ A Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Environmental Education,Science Education,co-related; 

➢ Familiarity with Washington State science standards and curriculum alignment;

➢ Experience in camp management; and
➢ Experience supervising staff and volunteers

Position Duration, Schedule, & Benefits: This contract is funded through June 30, 2017. The contract scope will include efforts to ensure program sustainability.
The independent contractor will be expected to work an average of 30 hours a week on this project for the duration of the contract.

To Apply: A complete application will include a cover letter, resume, a list of three references and, as applicable, a summary of similar work successfully implemented in the past. Please email one electronic copy of your application to
Application Closes: The position is open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on May 20, 2016.

About KEEN: KEEN was established as a 501(c)3 in 2000 and has been operating in Kittitas County as an all-volunteer organization for the past 16 years. Our mission is to Connect Community to Nature following the principles of environmental education; teaching people ‘how’ to think, not ‘what’ to think. KEEN believes in lifelong-learning and provides informal educational opportunities for kids, adults and seniors. KEEN consists of a Board of Directors of highly committed individuals, and several active committees that focus on specific tasks/projects (40+ people). Geographically KEEN focuses our work on Kittitas County, but KEEN is active in partnering with groups that expand down the Yakima River Valley through Yakima and Benton Counties.



The Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (CCFEG) is recruiting to fill two fulltime, seasonal, Scientific Technician positions located in Leavenworth, WA. The anticipated start date is June 15, 2016 and end date October 31, 2016. Successful applicants will be expected to obtain a business license, and general liability insurance. Compensation will be $20.00-$30.00 per hour depending on qualifications. No benefits are offered to contractors.

HS diploma or GED including one year of high school science, and 4 years of experience as a Scientific Technician or equivalent.
College coursework involving major study in biology, zoology, fisheries, chemistry, natural sciences, or closely allied field will substitute, year for year, for experience provided the coursework includes at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of natural or environmental science classes. Note: while a college degree is not required, it is strongly preferred.
A valid driver's license. If selected for an interview, you may be asked to furnish your license.

Applications due May 25th  




Wenatchee Valley College Human Resources 1300 Fifth Street
Posted: April 22, 2016
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT All Qualified Applicants May Apply

BIOLOGY LAB TECHNICIAN (Instruction and Classroom Support Technician 3)
Wenatchee campus. The current vacancy a 10.5-month, full-time, cyclic, nonscheduled workweek, benefit eligible position expected to begin as soon as possible. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The list established by this recruitment will be active for a minimum of three months and will be used to fill this position only.
Range 47: $2,556* per month with periodic increments up to $3,309 per month.
* Salary will increase by 1.8% July 1, 2016 (cost of living increase).
This position is in pay status with the exception of the following dates for the next year (subject to change).
August 22, 2016 - September 12, 2016 November 23, 2016 - November 25, 2016 December 9, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Support and coordinate the biology laboratories in a manner including but not limited to: preparing and maintaining labs; handling storage, disposal and recycling of chemicals and materials; assisting full- and part-time instructors by coordinating instructional support activities; having a familiarity with modern biomolecular techniques (gel electrophoresis, PCR, etc.); developing experiments/demonstrations for biology courses; ordering and receiving supplies; helping students in laboratory assignments; help faculty in coordinating student assessment; supervising work-study students; performing word-processing and managing databases.
 Provide excellent lab tech support for courses in biology (including cell biology, majors plants/animals, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology).
 Prepare and conduct demonstrations and laboratory experiments, including equipment, reagent and document preparation for all laboratories.
 Work collegially with all faculty (full-time and part-time) who use the laboratory space, including in the preparation, conduct, and modification of labs and lab documents.
 Assist in assessing student work; assist students in laboratory assignments in science.
 Ensure safety in the laboratories, stockroom, and storage areas by developing, maintaining, and implementing
appropriate safety protocol.
 Keep and organize inventories of stockroom materials and order materials to keep laboratories operating.
 Supervise and collaborate with work-study students to prepare and clean the laboratory space. This includes
training and assigning specific tasks on a daily basis for work-study students.
 Handle storage, disposal, and/or recycling of materials in the laboratories, including updating protocols in
coordination with full-time faculty in biology (and the other sciences as appropriate).
 Perform routine cleaning, maintenance, and setup of scientific equipment--e.g., pH meters, UV/VIS, AA, other
spectrophotometers, organic equipment, Geiger counters and the distilled water still.
 Perform other related duties as required.


A bachelor’s degree with major study in a basic applied science (preferably biology), as well as experience as a lab technician. Two years of full-time experience as a lab technician preferred. Applicants with an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience are encouraged to apply.

In order to apply for this position, applicants must have experience in science support activities, including analytical work requiring knowledge of related scientific disciplines.
Wenatchee WA 98801-1799
Closes: open until filled
Benefits include: medical and dental coverage, and life and long-term disability insurance as currently provided under the Public Employee Benefits Board, paid holidays, personal holiday, annual leave, and sick leave. This position is covered by the Public Employees Retirement System.
Position is open until filled. Complete applications will be screened as received and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must submit all of the following (e-mail submission is preferred):
 A cover letter which summarizes how your education, training and experience demonstrate your ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position at a high level.
 A written statement of how you meet the minimum education, training, skills & abilities/competencies and specific position requirement.
 A complete WVC application for employment (available on our web site or the human resources office).
 A complete supplemental application (examination) about your relevant experience and training (available on
our web site or the human resources office).
 A current resume.
 Copies of transcripts (unofficial are fine).
 Three names of current professional references qualified to assess your work-related experience and your
ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ address, email and telephone numbers.
It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Other unsolicited materials
will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you.
application materials.
Application materials may be requested from and returned to:
Wenatchee Valley College Human Resources
1300 Fifth Street Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 682-6440
TDD (509) 682-6837/(509) 682-6853 Email:
Web site:
We do not accept faxed
Assistance will be made available in the application and pre-employment screening processes for applicants with disabilities that request such assistance in advance.
Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted online and in the human resources office, Wenatchee Valley College (at the above address).
In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
Prior to appointment, the successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check.
Person hired must become a member of the union, WPEA, or pay a representation fee within 30 days after employment.
Wenatchee Valley College is an equal opportunity employer


Short-term Field Assistants Needed for Apple Pollination Research in Eastern Washington
We (WSU Department of Entomology) are seeking to hire several assistants for a joint project among Washington State University, the USDA, and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission on apple pollination in eastern Washington for spring 2016. The project will involve spending considerable time in the field in various weather conditions, counting apple blossoms in orchards, and observing honey bee foraging behavior. All assistants will be responsible for personal transportation to and from field sites. Field sites will include orchards near Pomona and Quincy. Assistants will be compensated for work-related activities, and rate of pay will be $12/hour. Work will likely begin around April 10 and will continue for approximately one month. During this window of time, assistants will need to be available to work on weekdays and weekends.

To apply, please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a brief statement explaining your interest in the project via email to Dr. Nicole Rafferty ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. (Job notification sent 4/5/16)


Natural Resource Biologist  (Douglas County P.U.D.)

Job Number: W 1601
Status: Open
Closing Date: 4/29/2016 5:00 PM
Location: East Wenatchee, WA
Wage/Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Duration: Full-time

GENERAL INFORMATION:   The Natural Resource Biologist will work at the direction of the Natural Resources Supervisor to implement ongoing wildlife, avian, fish and nuisance species management associated with operation of the Wells Hydroelectric Project.  This position will be primarily responsible for implementing the Wildlife and Botanical Management Plan, Avian Protection Plan, and the wildlife portions of the Off-License Settlement Agreement.  This position will be responsible for control of nuisance wildlife at hatcheries and on the reservoir and will provide ongoing support for terrestrial and aquatic studies. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   A Bachelor's of Science degree in biology, ecology, fisheries, wildlife or other closely related science degree is required.  Experience working with native and nuisance terrestrial and aquatic species is highly desirable. Experience working on or around large hydroelectric projects and with anadromous fish species is also desirable. Experience employing parametric statistics, report writing, spreadsheet and database management is preferred. Experience and comfort safely towing and trailering equipment such as boats and ATVs will be considered a plus.


Administer contracts, budgets and reports associated with the Wildlife Botanical Management Plan, Avian Protection Plan, Off-License Settlement Agreement and the wildlife nuisance species management program.
Supervise the operation of the Wells Wildlife and Cassimer Bar Wildlife areas.
Assist with prevention of nuisance wildlife outages, report avian collision and electrocution events, and coordinate nest management activities.
Perform analyses and critically prepare/review regulatory documents and reports.  Develop and implement wildlife and terrestrial species studies related to existing wildlife and avian plans and agreements, and compliance with the FERC operating license.
Participate within interdisciplinary teams working on strategic wildlife, fish, water quality and aquatic resources issues. 
Represent the District in regional wildlife, avian, nuisance species and habitat enhancement forums.
Other activities may be assigned including wildlife, botanical and invasive plant surveys, avian nest management, bald eagle surveys, rare plant surveys, nuisance species management, predator control activities, terrestrial resource management and inventories associated with transmission and distribution systems.
Support natural resource studies associated with implementation of the Aquatic Settlement Agreement, Anadromous Fish Agreement, Wells 401 water quality certification, and FERC license for the Wells Project.
Participate in Endangered Species Act consultations related to terrestrial species found within the Wells Project, the District's Distribution System and within Douglas County.
Represent the District in a highly professional manner and use scientifically defensible study results to inform management decisions and processes. 

A strong scientific background in biology, wildlife ecology or zoology coupled with an applied understanding of statistical and analytical principles commonly used in natural resource management.
Excellent organizational, planning, technical writing and oral communication skills.
Extensive knowledge and proficiency in the utilization of computer software programs. 
Candidates must be physically able to perform field research including walking or wading into remote locations, working in and around cold water and be physically able to carry up to 40 pounds of field equipment.  A valid Washington State, or equivalent, driver's license is required.
This is an administrative position and is not subject to any of the conditions contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement other than those benefits which apply to all employees.

How to apply for this job:

Resumes must be submitted with our Resume Cover Sheet ( click here to download ). Your cover letter and resume listing qualifications, and our Resume Cover Sheet, must be received by 4/29/2016 5:00 PM .

Postal Mailing Instructions:

Please note on the outside of the envelope:

Natural Resource Biologist - East Wenatchee, WA

Mail to:

Rene Rowton
Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County
1151 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Email Instructions:

Please include the job number ( W 1601 ) in the subject line of your email and send to

Outreach Coordinator  (Part-Time)

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group 

Job Description: Mid-Columbia Fisheries (MCF) seeks to fill a part-time position of Outreach Coordinator to work out of our Ellensburg office recruiting and managing volunteers, hosting volunteer work parties, performing public outreach to adults and children, and assisting with other projects as needed. We are seeking a hard-working, flexible, enthusiastic, and dedicated individual interested in working with the public. Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule which includes weekends. The Outreach Coordinator may at times work independently or with staff, landowners, agency partners, volunteers, or youth. Work will occur throughout the Yakima Basin under the supervision of the Program Director.


Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) Field Crew   [Stell Environmental]

Position Status: Seasonal – Full Time/Hourly
Job Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to perform skilled field activities in support of the US Army’s Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) Program at the Yakima Training Center, WA. LRAM projects are varied and include the repair of degraded maneuver trails; maintenance, construction, and installation of Seibert stakes; and erosion control activities requiring hand seeding and installation of mats and wattles. Additional projects encompass the enhancement of training lands and maneuver land repairs, exotic species management, harvesting of native seed, preparing ground surfaces for revegetation, and collecting GPS data to record future land enhancement projects. Extensive work with hand tools will be required. Must possess adept map reading skills, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record. Experience operating and maintaining 4x4 trucks is necessary and a mechanical aptitude is required.
Qualifications: This position requires work to be performed in remote outdoor conditions of varied terrain and adverse weather conditions. Ability to transport heavy loads (up to 50lbs) is necessary. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, follow safety rules, and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and customers.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

NOTE:  You will need an enhanced driver's license.  The Army will not take regular WA licenses or IDs after 1 April 2016.

Course credit may be available to students through their college/university. For additional information please contact:

Eric Brouwer – ITAM Coordinator (509) 225-8113 Jennifer Evans – LRAM Coordinator (509) 225-8116
JBLM-YTC – 970 Firing Center Road - Range Division, Bldg. 1805 - Yakima, WA 98901

Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) Field Crew Position

Status: Seasonal – Full Time/Hourly (8 weeks June-August)

Stell Environmental

Job Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to perform skilled field activities in support of the US Army’s Range and Training Lands Assessment (RTLA) Program at the Yakima Training Center, WA. Candidates must be able to accurately collect and record scientific data utilizing GPS technology for collection and site navigation, possess strong map reading skills, and have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Candidates should possess a strong base knowledge in the identification of plant species, especially in the shrub-steppe communities including grasses, shrubs, and invasive species. Experience operating and maintaining 4x4 trucks is necessary and a mechanical aptitude is required.
Qualifications: This position requires work to be performed in remote outdoor conditions of varied terrain and adverse weather conditions. Ability to transport heavy loads (up to 50lbs) is necessary. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, follow safety rules, and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and customers.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

NOTE:  An enhanced driver's license is required.  The Army will not take regular WA licenses or IDs after 1 April 2016.

Course credit may be available to students through their college/university. For additional information please contact:
Eric Brouwer – ITAM Coordinator (509) 225-8113 Dawn-Marie Jensen - RTLA Coordinator (509) 225-8114
JBLM-YTC - 970 Firing Center Road - Range Division, Bldg. 1805 - Yakima, WA 98901

Klamath Bird Observatory Research Biologists (2 Positions)

Job 1:  Research Biologist
Pay Range: $39,000 to $41,000 plus benefits
Duration: Permanent, beginning spring 2016
Project Location: based in Ashland, OR; job duties throughout southern OR / northern CA

Position Description: Klamath Bird Observatory ( seeks to fill a position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing avian long‐term monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird conservation. The Research Biologist will oversee all aspects of a specific program which consists of several distinct and always evolving research projects. Job duties include grant writing, partnership building, study design and project management, data management, statistical analyses, report and manuscript writing, community and scientific presentations, and field work as needed. Involvement in implementing field studies will be a component of this position and may include point count, area search, spot‐mapping, nest searching, mist‐netting and bird banding, and species specific survey protocols.

Job 2: Biologist
Pay Range: $32,000‐$34,000 plus benefits
Duration: Permanent, beginning spring 2016
Project Location: based in Ashland, OR; job duties throughout southern OR / northern CA
Position Description: Klamath Bird Observatory ( seeks to fill a Biologist position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing avian long‐term monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird conservation. The Biologist will have a primary role in one to several projects and a support role in other research studies. Implementation of field studies is a primary responsibility; hiring, training, and supervising field crews and/or interns, and managing field logistics. This includes development and coordination of project partners, data management, and analysis and reporting of project data. Field studies may include multiple avian survey methodologies such as point count, area search, spot‐mapping, nest searching, mist‐netting and bird banding, and species specific survey protocols.


Review of applications will begin on March 15th and continue until the positions are filled.


Pygmy Rabbit Field Tech (Ephrata)

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 1 position located in the Wildlife Program. The duty station for this position is located in the Region 2 office in Ephrata, WA. This position reports to the Biologist managing the Pygmy Rabbit Reintroduction Project. The technician is based out of the Ephrata office but will primarily work near the release site in Douglas County. Please see the job bulletin at the following link to know more details and how to apply.

Oregon Coast Aquarium Education Summer Intern

The Oregon Coast Aquarium Education Department’s internship program is designed to provide an individual with a practical learning experience while gaining valuable knowledge related to the professional field of free-choice, informal education, and learning environments. The Education Summer Intern assists the Aquarium’s Education Staff with the preparation and implementation of summer programs and initiatives both on and off-site for a variety of audiences. The internships offer a hands-on opportunity to work with youth and the general public in conservation and environmental education in an aquarium setting.

POSITION TITLE: Education Summer Intern

REPORTS TO: Education Specialists

DATES: Summer 2016, June 27th –Sept 16th


Non-Permanent Fish Biologist 1 *01878-16

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Biological Science Technician GS-0404-04/05

USFS PNW Research Station

Please respond before March 1st

The Pacific Northwest Research Station, Land and Watershed Management team is recruiting for biological science technician(s) (natural resources) GS-0404-05. These temporary positions, which will not exceed 1,039 hours, begin in May or June 2016. 

The positions are based in the station’s Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon.  The seasonal employee will function as part of a work crew performing technical duties in support of  professional scientists conducting various ecological and silvicultural research projects.  Crew members will be collecting data for a  ponderosa pine thinning study. Data will be collected on overstory trees, downed wood, understory vegetation, and climate.  Some crew members may also collect data on a study addressing responses to various stream buffer widths. 

The work  requires weekly overnight travel, walking on rough terrain, and traversing recently burned understories.  Temperatures may range from very hot and dry, to cool and wet. Rain, snow, wind, or dust may be encountered. The work also requires the use of safety equipment such as boots, gloves, long sleeves, and hardhats. Employees must always exercise safe work practices.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens. 

See the full outreach notice for more information

Crater Lake Science & Learning Center 2016 Student Fellowship

In 2016 the Crater Lake Science and Learning Center will offer up to four fellowships to support undergraduate or graduate student investigations. Each fellowship may be funded up to $4,000.

Who is eligible?
Senior undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a college or university are eligible to apply. Research Fellows must be self-directed individuals, have a dedicated faculty advisor in the field of the proposed research, and propose research that will contribute to issues of management concern at Crater Lake National Park. A Fellow must be able to complete the proposed project within one year from receipt of the fellowship award.

What types of projects will be funded?
The objective of the fellowship is to support student research at Crater Lake National Park that can inform and advance the needs of management and decision making at the park in four general areas: aquatic resources, terrestrial resources, social science, and applied technology.

See the flyer for more information and how to apply.

USDA Forest Service Pathways Student Trainee  Summer 2016

Description:  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District will be advertising for one GS-0404-05 Student Trainee (Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences), located in Cle Elum, Washington.  This is a basic trainee position designed to orient the incumbent to the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please apply online through Under the Student and recent graduate jobs, the position will be advertised thourgh Pathways as a student trainee (Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences) Intern Not-To Exceed graduation. There are no conversion opportunities associated with this postion. The applicant must be a student in a degree seeking program. The work will be fulltime during the summer months and possibly during the winter months as parttime. The student must be enrolled at least half-time (6-9 credits, depending on school halftime designation) for fall semester or previous spring. Transcripts will be requested upon selection. The job will open for a 5 day period in the month of March. Specify Cle Elum, Washington as the location (duty station), and GS-5: 0499-05. Please provide your contact info and when the announcement number is released, you will be emailed.

See the Outreach Notice for more information:

Fisheries Tech III

Agency: Kalispel Tribe of Indians Location: Usk, WA
Salary: DOE
Closing Date: 16/02/2016 or until filled

The incumbent of this position will work under the direction of the Fisheries Technician IV+ as a journey-level technician with a high level of independence. Duties will include assisting fisheries technicians, biologists, and program managers in data collection and data entry, and conducting fisheries conservation and management protection, monitoring, and enhancement actions.

The Fisheries Technician III will complete diverse work elements including collection of biological data and habitat conditions using established scientific principles and techniques that will guide resource management. Incumbent will assist conservation programs/projects such as fence building, planting vegetation, distributing fish, operating and maintaining equipment, gill netting, trapping, piscicide application, and electrofishing (boat and backpack).

This position is a permanent seasonal or temporary position where the incumbent will likely be required to work long, unusual hours, weekends, and occasionally holidays. Work is expected to last 9 months annually. This work is primarily performed outdoors and requires lifting, pulling, and hauling in all kinds of weather conditions on variable terrain. The Fisheries Technician III will also provide support to other projects and departments as needed.

To view the entire announcement and apply, visit

State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician *01054-16
Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician *01157-16

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U.S. Forest Service Botanist Position  [GS-09]

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Naches Ranger District

Outreach Notice

State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

Director, Office of Drinking Water (WMS Band 3) - (DOH3080)
Natural Resource Worker 2 Engine Leader
Northwest Region-Leasing, Rights-of-Way & Transactions Manager-WMS 1
Park Ranger 1 (Non-permanent) 00918
Park Ranger 1 (Seasonal) 00689
Salmon Fishery Modeler (ITS4 In-training)

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State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

Statewide Salmon and Steelhead Manager (WMS03)

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Seasonal Restoration Crew Leader
Ellensburg, WA
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group seeks a seasonal Restoration Crew Leader to coordinate and supervise technicians, interns and volunteers in performing high quality, efficient, and professional restoration work. 

Pay: $15 - 18/hour, depending on experience.  The full position description, including instructions for applying, is located at

Melissa Babik
Project Manager/ Wildlife Biologist
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
413 N. Main Street, Suite K
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509)310-9274,

State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

Asset Management Forester - NRS2
Forest Crew Supervisor - CF
Permanent Fish Biologist 3 *00150-16
Wildfire Training Coordinator

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Avian Wildlife Technician

Job ID: 26511694
Position Title: Avian Wildlife Technician
Company Name: Environment Canada/Canadian Wildlife Service
Specialty: Ecology & Conservation of Birds
Occupation: Field Technician
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
Posted: January 15, 2016
Job Type: Temporary
Job Duration: 1-3 Months
Min Experience: 2-3 Years
Required Travel: 75-100%
Salary: $28.00 - $32.00 (Hourly Wage)

Contact Person: Thea Carpenter
Email Address:

Job Description
Technicians are needed to survey songbird communities in the boreal forests of northern Alberta.  This project will run as part of an initiative designed to evaluate the impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird populations throughout the Oil Sands Area.

Technicians will work in teams of 2-3 and live in remote, tent-based camps that may be relocated to different survey areas every few days.  Distance-based point-count surveys or recording units will be used to quantify avian abundance.  Habitat and vegetation sampling may also be conducted.  Technicians will be responsible for identifying suitable camp locations and assessing access to survey areas on an ongoing basis while in the field.

Employment period will be 90 work days compressed into roughly 3-months beginning May 2, 2016. Work will be highly rewarding but also physically demanding.  Technicians should expect early mornings, long/variable working days, uncooperative weather, difficult terrain, wildlife encounters (including bears), and persistent insects.  Food, transportation (via 4x4 truck, ATV, and/or helicopter), and accommodation will be provided while in the field.  Crew members are responsible for accommodation in Edmonton for the duration of the position.

Job Requirements
Required skills and experience:

Previous experience (≥ 2 field seasons) conducting avian monitoring field programs, preferably in the boreal forest region.
Ability to identify boreal forest landbirds by sight and sound.
Experience living and working in remote field camps for extended periods of time.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and must be comfortable working independently under diverse and often adverse conditions including biting insects, heat, cold, wet, and bears.
Experience navigating in forest regions using GPS, map, and compass.
Job offers are conditional on passing a security screening and Health Canada medical examination.
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or hold valid working permits for Canada and must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent (e.g. 5L in Manitoba or G in Ontario)
Essential character traits include initiative, thoroughness, dependability, and effective interpersonal skills.

Additional preferred skills:

Experience supervising fieldwork and handling field logistics, such as creating sampling/survey schedules, coordinating travel and daily activities, summarizing data, and providing regular status updates.
Experience conducting vegetation surveys and/or ability to identify vascular plants and ecosite communities.
Experience in the safe operation of off-road vehicles (4x4 trucks, ATVs, and trailers).
Experience entering, verifying, and managing scientific data using Excel or Access.
How to apply: Please include clear and concise examples of relevant experience and skills in a cover letter and resume, combined into a single pdf.  Include in the description: Who (employer); When and How Long (date and time period of experience in months or years); Where (location including city/town and province, as well as the ecological region e.g. boreal forest, grassland, montane, etc); and What (describe your specific duties).  Note: Any applicants currently or previously employed in a Casual position with the Government of Canada in 2016 must explicitly state their status as a Casual employee and state the start/end date of their position in the application email and resume.

Deadline for application is February 3, 2016.  Hiring may begin immediately as suitable applicants are identified.

Submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF

Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife, snakes)

Job ID: 26505061

Last Date to Apply: 1 February 2016

Position Title: Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife, snakes)
Company Name: USGS Western Ecological Research Center
Occupation: Field Technician

Location(s): Dixon, California, 95620, United States 
Posted: January 14, 2016
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $18.38 (Hourly Wage)
Contact Person: Julia Ersan
Email Address:

View job here:

Job Description
The USGS Western Ecological Research Center is seeking to fill multiple positions for Biological Science Technicians to conduct Giant Gartersnake (Thamnophis gigas) field studies at several sites in the Sacramento Valley, California. Primary duties include aquatic trap monitoring and capture for abundance, occupancy, and capture- mark-recapture studies, habitat and vegetation surveys, husbandry of captive snakes for radio telemetry surgical implantation/removal, and radio tracking. Summer weather in the Sacramento Valley is sunny and hot, with average daytime temperatures in the 90°s F with many days well over 100°F. Technicians will meet at the Dixon office each day, but field work is conducted across the Sacramento Valley on private, USFWS, and NGO properties. Housing is not provided.

Job Requirements
B.S. degree in biology, wildlife management, or a related field is preferred. Prior field research experience preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Experience driving large 4x4 trucks on dirt roads preferred. Radio telemetry experience preferred, but not required. Successful applicants must possess the ability to hike moderate distances in waders and paddle a kayak while carrying equipment, often in hot or otherwise inclement weather. Hours can be irregular and long. Must be willing to work weekends. These positions are physically demanding. Must be able to record and maintain data in field notebooks and electronic databases (iPhone). Ability to work independently and as part of a team while maintaining good communication with the field supervisor is essential.


Length of individual appointments will vary between 5-8 months. The expected start date is mid-March 2016.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single document saved with your last name as the file name to with “Snake Technician” in the subject line.


Washington State Jobs

Central Regional Manager (WMS 02)

Equipment Grant Lead (Environmental Specialist 5)

Natural Resource Technician 3 - NRT3



To view the full job posting for any opening at State of Washington, click here:

Click on a job title to view the complete job posting of any position listed. After you have reviewed the job posting, you can apply for the position by clicking on the "Apply" button and completing the online application.

The Undergraduate Biology Research [UBER] REU Site Program

Held:  May 23-July 23, 2016 at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)

Applications Due:  February 26, 2016


The Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER) REU Site is a nine-week, NSF-
funded program to involve undergraduates in designing and conducting research
on undergraduate biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty from
the University of Georgia Division of Biological Sciences and College of
Education. The goals of the program are to develop undergraduates’ knowledge
and skills in biology education research, encourage undergraduates to pursue
doctoral study of biology teaching and learning, expand the diversity of the talent
pool in biology education research, and contribute to the development of theory
and knowledge about biology education in ways that can inform biology instruction.
• Development of problem-solving skills in biochemistry
• Departmental teaching climate and how faculty teach biology
• Effective methods for providing feedback on undergraduate teaching
• Impact of metacognition on student performance in biology
• Using fossils to teach about evolution and the nature of science
• See UBER REU website for full list of projects:


The University of Georgia (UGA) is a land and sea grant institution with almost 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and a tradition of involving undergraduates in research. UGA is home to five NSF-funded REU SITES. UGA also has a strong infrastructure for social science research, including a Statistical Consulting Center and the Institute for Behavioral Research. UGA is located in Athens, Georgia in the Southeast US – a 90-minute shuttle ride from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Athens is an affordable, mid-sized city, nationally ranked as a “top ten” college town, with an array of outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities that attractive to students. Students will stay in dormitories on campus, which are a short walk to buildings that house UGA life science and education departments and to downtown Athens.

Barred Owl Surveys

Three announcements with USGS for as many as nine positions to conduct barred owl surveys in Oregon and Washington this Spring. 

Each announcement is specific to a study area (Cle Elum (WA), Coast Ranges (OR), and Klamath (OR)), so if applicants wish to apply for >1 study area they need to apply to each announcement separately.

Coast Ranges


Cle Elum

Forestry Technician

One permanent seasonal (18/8) Forestry Technician position in Cle Elum, WA will be filled within the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program. This is a career ladder position (GS-0462-05/06) with the full performance level at a GS-0462-06. The incumbent will serve as crew member on the FIA data collection team.

·         The DEMO announcement is open to ALL U.S. citizens - The first 60 applicants who complete and submit an application will be reviewed for referral to the hiring manager. You are encouraged to apply for the position as soon as possible. This announcement will remain open until the closing date indicated; however, individuals who apply after the limit is reached will be reviewed for consideration only if no selection is made from the initial group or if additional vacancies occur and additional candidates are needed. If you retract your application to make changes or updates, the date the application is last submitted will be used to determine those who are considered to have met the cut-off criteria.


·         The MERIT announcement is open to Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA/VRA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities such as Public Land Corps authority.


The DEMO announcement number is 16-RES-204987DP-TC– it will close at midnight (EST) on December 14th:

The MERIT announcement number is 16-RES-204987G-TC– it will close at midnight (EST) on December 14th:

For those interested in either of these positions, please apply via USAJobs ( prior to the closing date.  Also, for your application, you may use a resume or any other written format you choose.  Regardless of the format used, your application must contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and the specialized experience required for this position.  The specialized experience can be found in the ‘Qualifications Required’ section of the vacancy announcement.  All supporting documentation (including transcripts if using education as an element of basic qualification) must be included and uploaded again as part of the application process.  Internal/Federal employees are advised to include their most recent SF-50 AND performance appraisal.

Please include in your resume or work history the following information for paid and volunteer work experience especially that which is related to the job you are applying for:

•             Job title, (include series and grade if a Federal job)
•             Main duties and responsibilities
•             Employers' names and addresses
•             Supervisors' names and phone numbers
•             Starting and ending dates (month and year) (for each grade level if a Federal job)
•             Work hours per week
•             Annual salary amounts

For positions held with the Federal government, list each grade held separately, including grade levels for career ladder positions, and provide the following information:

•             Month/year that you held each grade level
•             Main duties and responsibilities performed at that specific grade level.

Read the whole announcement carefully and include required supporting documentation to ensure you application is considered.

Thank you for your interest in these vacancies.

Justin Holgerson
Data Collection Coordinator, Washington

Forest Inventory and Analysis
Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program
p: 503-808-3131
c: 916-261-4080
f: 503-808-2020
620 SW Main Street, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205

Botanicals Group Paid Summer Internship in Hop Country

Informational Flyer

For more information, please visit

DOI  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  

Job Title:  Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Job Announcement Number:  R1-16-1559260-BP

SALARY RANGE:$48,403.00 to $76,131.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Thursday, November 19, 2015 to Friday, November 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:GS-0401-09/11
DUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy in the following location:
Wenatchee, WA
WHO MAY APPLY:United States Citizens

You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts called Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength

This position serves as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Central Washington Field Office located in Wenatchee, Washington. The incumbent will provide expertise in the field of fish and wildlife biology to coordinate and conduct a wide range of biological investigations involving complex natural resources. For information about the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, visit their website at

Annual Salary:
GS9, Step 1 - $48,403 - Step 10 $62,920
GS-11, Step 1 - $58,562 - Step 10 $76,131
Employees new to the federal government are placed at step 1.

For more information, see:  ​

WDFW Permanent Scientific Technician 2 

Position No.:  11336-15

Salary:  $2,499.00-$3,229 monthly

Opening Date:  11/09/15

Closing Date:  11/19/15 at 5:00pm

​Location:  Fish Program, Science Division, Hatchery/Wild Interactions Unit, Region 2. The duty station is located at 515 HWY 97A Wenatchee, WA  98801.

As part of the Hatchery/Wild Interactions Unit, Supplementation Research Team, this position is responsible for conducting field work focused on adult spring Chinook and steelhead abundance, productivity and spatial structure in the upper Columbia River basin.

For duties and more information on how to apply, please see the application.

USDA Naches Ranger District Summer Employment 2016

Naches, WA—Individuals interested in seeking temporary employment with USDA Forest Service during the summer of 2016 are invited to attend a help session on Thursday, November 19th, at 6 p.m. at the Naches Ranger Station.

US Forest Service employees will walk through the USA Jobs application process step-by-step, and answer questions about local temporary employment opportunities.
“Our hiring process is happening earlier than it has in past years,” said Francisca Voelker, Naches Ranger District Support Services Supervisor. “Some people may not think about applying until spring time, but by then it will be too late. Our hiring for next summer is happening November 30 through December 7, we want everyone to be aware of when and how applications are accepted.”

Temporary positions are available in Naches and on all districts of the Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest. Specialties include fire, trails, timber, recreation, wildlife and archeology. All applicants interested in these jobs need to apply online through You must be a US Citizen and at least 18 years of age as of June 1, 2016.

For more information about the session, please contact the Naches Ranger District at 509-653-1401. For a list of positions with announcement numbers, visit


USFS 2016 Summer Job Opportunities

Colville National Forest Three Rivers, Newport / Sullivan Lake, and Republic Ranger Districts

The Colville National Forest has several upcoming temporary job opportunities for someone interested in working with a fantastic group of people in the beautiful setting of Northeastern

Washington. Whether you’re looking to pursue your field of interest or are just looking for a summer job, these positions will give you the opportunity to perform meaningful work.
Various positions are located across the Forest in the communities of Republic, Kettle Falls, Colville, Metaline Falls and Newport. Employment terms vary from three to six months.

Disciplines with potential job vacancies
Colville Supervisor’s Office in Colville, WA
(509) 684-7000    Archeology / Heritage and Botany

Republic Ranger District in Republic, WA
(509) 775-7400  Reforestation, Timber and Fire

Three Rivers Ranger District in Kettle Falls, WA
(509) 738-7700  Timber, Range, Soils, Fisheries, Recreation and Fire

Newport Ranger District in Newport, WA
(509) 447-7300
Timber, Range, Recreation and Fire

Sullivan Lake Ranger District near Metaline Falls, WA (509) 446-7500  Fire, Wildlife (biological technicians)

Positions in the following disciplines may be needed for the upcoming 2016 field season: fire, timber, range, recreation, soils, botany, fisheries, and archeology.

A few highlights:

Specialists and professionals are available at our district offices to speak with interested candidates.  We will have some entry level positions available.  We may have some housing options available.  June through September is the duration of most of these full time positions.  I am available for more specific questions concerning the positions and application process

How and when to apply: set up a profile today! Apply for jobs between November 30th and December 7th, 2015.  

For people to contact about more specific job information and locations at our offices across the Colville NF and timeframes of employment, please contact the Colville National Forest at 509-684-7000, or visit:

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Cle Elum Ranger District  Biological Technician (Plants) 

Temp GS-0404-4 Summer 2016

Description: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District will be advertising for one TEMP GS-0404-4 Biological Technician (Plants), located in Cle Elum, Washington.  

This incumbent will work primarily in the field independently to complete inventories on vascular plants with a focus on non-native plant species. The duties will include using a hand-held sprayer mounted to a truck bed and at times a backpack sprayer to apply herbicide on National Forest Lands. Other duties will also include mapping (GPS, ArcMap GIS) invasive plant populations and support for the native plant program such as seed collection. The successful applicant will have experience in plant identification, computer data entry, GPS, operating a 4-wheel drive vehicle, and field navigation skills. Applicants with the ability to field identify local flora, experience with the use of microscopes and dichotomous keys, and a commercial applicator’s pesticide certification are preferred. 
Qualifications: Prefered applicants should have some course work in biology, botany, plant ecology, forest ecology, or a related discipline, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience . Applicants must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to carry heavy loads. The position may be filled at a GS-04 pay grade ($13.68/hr), based on applicant qualifications. United States citizens only will be considered for these positions. Applicants must have: 1) botanical skills to identify state-listed noxious weeds and other exotic plants at various growth stages and to distinguish these from native species that may be “look-alikes” . 2) Applicants must have a current driver’s license.

Physical Demands:  This position requires field work for up to four months (approximately June 16 through September 30th). The incumbent may encounter temperature extremes, rough walking surfaces, steep terrain, rain, wind, and possibly snow.

Location: The position’s duty station is located at Cle Elum Ranger Station, Cle Elum, Washington, 82 miles east of Seattle, and 27 miles west of Ellensburg.

ABOUT THE OKANOGAN-WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST:  This forest encompasses more than 4-million acres in Washington State and stretches north to south from the Canadian border to the Goat Rocks Wilderness - a distance of about 180 miles. The forest lies east of the Cascade Crest, which defines its western boundary. The eastern edge of the forest extends into the Okanogan highlands, then south along the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers, and then to the Yakima River valley. Because of this wide geographic range, the forest is very diverse - from the high, glaciated alpine peaks along the Cascade Crest and the numerous mountain ranges extending eastward from the crest, through deep, lush valleys of old growth forest, to the dry and rugged shrub-steppe country at its eastern edge. Precipitation varies widely - from more than 70-inches along the crest to less than 10-inches at its eastern edge. This greatly affects the forest and vegetation types across the area.
Cle Elum Ranger District: The Cle Elum Ranger District encompasses approximately 375,000 acres and extends from near the city of Ellensburg and the Yakima River to the crest of the Cascades in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Snoqualmie Pass areas. It is bordered by the Wenatchee River Ranger District to the north along the Wenatchee Mountains - Mt. Stuart divide and by the Naches Ranger District to the south along the Manastash Ridge divide. To the west of the district is the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply online through to the following Single Vacancy Recruitment announcements, Opens a period in Nov-Dec. Specify Cle Elum, Washington as the location (duty station), for GS-4: TEMP-OCR-404-4-PLANT. This announcement will be open for 15 days. Please provide your contact info and when the announcement number is released, you will be emailed.

FOR MORE INFO: Helen Lau, District Botanist 
(509) 852-1074 (Cle Elum Ranger Station)      

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

Natural Resources Specialist IV (Wetlands and Waterfowl Specialist)

Job ID: 24963702
Position Title: Natural Resources Specialist IV (Wetlands and Waterfowl Specialist)
Company Name: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Occupation: Other
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Port Arthur, Texas, 77640, United States 
Posted: October 12, 2015
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 5-7 Years

Apply URL:

Job Description
The Wetland Habitat and Waterfowl Specialist is responsible for assisting Region and Wildlife staff in design and implementation of habitat development, enhancement and research projects on public and private lands. Assists with development of wetland permit requests; reviews proposed wetland related projects, regulations, habitat plans and coordinates and prepares comments for the Region and Migratory Wildlife Program on these tasks. Serves as a technical committee representative to the Gulf Coast Joint Venture. Coordinates and reports TPWD accomplishments to the GCJV Coordinator. Assists regional staff in development of site specific plans related to potential habitat acquisition projects; develops grant proposals for Migratory Wildlife and Wetland Program. Provides leadership in developing in-service habitat management training. Acts as Wildlife Division point of contact with the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project, Wetland Reserve Program and other related programs as assigned. Coordinates public waterfowl hunts on TPWD wildlife management areas as assigned. Other duties include technical assistance to private landowners; develops specific management bulletins, brochures and audiovisual materials on the wetlands and waterfowl for the Division. Serves as the team wetland and waterfowl specialist. Performs additional duties as assigned. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

Job Requirements
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in Natural Resources Management. Major course work from Bachelor’s or post-Bachelor’s degree programs must include 24 hours minimum in Wildlife/Habitat Conservation, Wildlife/Natural Resources Management and/or Research from accredited college or university.
Five years experience as a professional wildlife biologist, waterfowl biologist, wetland ecologist or closely related natural resources scientist.
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license;
Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, the National Wildfire Coordinator Group’s (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification.
Acceptable Substitutions:

Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in natural Resource Management may substitute for 1 year of the required experience; PhD in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in Natural Resource Management may substitute for 2 years of the required experience.

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to pass, within one year of employment, the FFT II moderate duty physical fitness standard (walk 2 miles with a 25 lb pack in 30 minutes or less) OR the arduous duty physical fitness standard (walk 3 miles with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes or less);
Required to conduct (without air sickness) low-level aerial fixed wing aircraft and helicopter surveys. TPWD employees are required to comply with departmental aircraft weight restrictions. Weight limit restrictions prohibit flight with passengers that weigh in excess of 286 pounds. Must maintain less than 287 pounds to accomplish annual low-level aerial surveys.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon meeting and maintaining physical requirements

Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of wetlands wildlife, habitat, and habitat management requirements and techniques;
Knowledge of plant and animal taxonomy with special emphasis on wetland species;
Knowledge of wetland habitat mitigation processes, wetland permitting and wetland delineation/determination;
Knowledge of issues relating to the management and conservation of coastal marsh habitats;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in technical writing;
Skill in using of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook;
Skill in using GIS/GPS software;Ability to conduct scientific studies, surveys, data analysis and complete scientific and popular publications;
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing on a range of waterfowl, wildlife, and wetland issues;
Ability to deal effectively with private landowners, land managers, advisory boards, universities, the media, consultants, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the general public;
Ability to conduct low level aerial waterfowl surveys;
Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple assigned tasks to meet deadlines;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agency staff and management to achieve common goals;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Additional Information:

Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work on holidays, weekends and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;
Required to use appropriate safety procedures and equipment;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Required to travel 25% with possible overnight stays;
Required to operate State vehicle;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
Submittal of a completed online application;
Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).
NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application.  A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.

Biology Related Internships Abroad

IE3 Global Internships offers a variety of science-related internships. 

See the full list of affiliated programs at  

WSDOT Liaison to National Marine Fisheries & US Fish and Wildlife - Trans. Planning Specialist 4

Opening Date/Time:

Thu. 10/15/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

Thu. 10/29/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$60,420.00 - $79,296.00 Annually

Job Type:

Project (limited duration)


Thurston County – Lacey, Washington

Recruitment Number:


The Opportunity: Are you a highly motivated, energetic, and collaborative environmental professional with a strong understanding of wildlife biology?  Do you enjoy building positive relationships, problem solving, and regulatory streamlining?

We are seeking an experienced biologist to join our multi-agency Liaison team in the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Environmental Services Office (ESO).

The ESO provides statewide direction and leadership on key environmental issues and strategies affecting the state’s transportation system.  ESO’s Liaison Program provides critical support to WSDOT’s regions and modes through place-based staff at Federal and State resource agencies who are dedicated to efficient delivery of quality transportation programs and environmental stewardship. The program facilitates predictable state and federal environmental reviews in support of WSDOT project delivery.        

The WSDOT Liaison to National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) is a professional biologist providing Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation services and technical expertise to WSDOT projects and programs.

Please Note: This is a 4-year project position with the opportunity to be extended.

To view the entire job announcement and to apply, please visit: WSDOT Liaison to National Marine Fisheries & US Fish and Wildlife - Trans. Planning Specialist 4



Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group welcomes students, staff, and the public to attend an internship symposium  Monday, October 26th, 11-1 in the first floor foyer of the Science Building. Interested parties will learn about past intern participation in habitat restoration and research, and have the opportunity to network with local professionals in Fisheries Management/ Research, Wildlife, Habitat Restoration, and Educational Outreach. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!


The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 2. The duty station for the position is the Methow Wildlife Area (MWA) near Winthrop Washington with work performed in Okanogan County. Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280



The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, project, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 1, District 3. The duty station for this position is located at 3316 16th St, Lewiston, ID, 83501.

This position reports to the District Wildlife Biologist in District 3 and works out of the Idaho Fish and Game office of the Hells Canyon Bighorn Sheep restoration coordinator. The position works in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho on bighorn sheep research and restoration efforts. Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280



The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one (1) full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 3 field position located in the Habitat Program. The duty station is in the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Thurston County. This position duration is 12 months with a possible extension pending funding up to 18 months. Anticipated start date October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016.

This non-permanent position supports and supervises field research surveying off-channel wetlands in the Chehalis River floodplain for seasonal use patterns (ingress and egress) of native and nonnative fish and amphibians. The sampling is a segment of the Dam Impacts Study documenting biotic species distribution & use in off-channel habitats. Data from this study will inform enhancement options, potential dam impacts, and watershed plan development in the Chehalis River Basin. Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280





Job Title:

Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time:

Wed. 08/12/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$54,744.00 - $71,844.00 Annually

Job Type:

Full Time - Permanent


Thurston County – Olympia, Washington


Dept. of Transportation

Recruitment #: 2015-HQ-078

Note: We are re-opening this recruitment to expand the candidate pool. If you previously applied you do not need to re-apply.

The Opportunity: The WSDOT Environmental Services Office (ESO) is currently seeking an enthusiastic candidate to fill the Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator vacancy. This position develops and implements WSDOT’s statewide environmental training plan. The candidate selected for this position will coordinate with internal and external customers to identify and respond to training needs and to create a state-of-the-art program that utilizes all mediums (web, paper and classroom). This position promotes training techniques that support adult learning styles to ensure that WSDOT training is effective and relevant to the audience. This position also provides direct support to WSDOT’s Statewide Permitting Lead on programmatic permit implementation and reporting to ensure compliance and helps the Permitting Compliance Program Manager to update guidance documents and policies. If you are an excellent employee who gets along well with people and likes to develop innovative solutions, then you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

For additional information and directions on how to apply, please click on the following link:  Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3.



Announcement # 2015-119 Issue Date: 07-01-15 Closing Date: 07-14-15
Yakama Nation Fisheries FRMP
Department of Natural Resources

Hourly Wage: $16.86-$19.34 DOQ/Regular/Full-Time

Location: Yakima (Fisheries Satellite Office)

Serves as the information Management Specialist for the Fisheries Program (Superfund Section). The objective of this position is to assist the staff with Superfund Section activities throughout the Pacific Northwest, ensuring the protection and enhancement of Yakama Nation’s fishery resource. Responsible for document control, literature research, report writing, data management and maintaining the public information record. Assists with organizing information to assist staff in identifying, evaluation, categorizing and prioritizing contaminated sites affecting Yakama Nation’s fishery resource. Works with the Section Supervisor and staff specialists to develop project work plans, establish budgets, track project expenditures and prepare project reports. Assists with the organization and presentation of technical information. Assist in the facilitation of informational meetings for the tribal community. As directed, assists in presenting project status reports to upper management and Tribal Council. Maintains project work effort records and provides
documentation of contractual deliverables.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Knowledge of Yakama Nation’s Treaty and treaty rights.
 Knowledge and experience working with tribal, state and federal governments.
 Ability to demonstrate experience working with PC Operation Systems, Microsoft Office software, ArcGIS and Project Management software.
 Ability to understand specific laws, policies and guidance related directly to Superfund cleanup projects for remediation and restoration actions (including and understanding the roles and responsibilities of lead agencies, trustees and PRP’s) including, but not limited to: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), National Oil and Hazardous
Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA), Model Toxic Control Act (MTCA), National Priorities List (NPL), Tribal Fish Consumption Rates, Trial Loss Services.
 Ability to gain knowledge of federal and state CERLA sites in Washington and Oregon.
 Ability to organize, analyze, retrieve and present technical information.
 Ability to conduct literature reviews.
 Ability to communicate effectively; compose clear and concise reports, memoranda, letters and give public presentations.
 Ability to assist in drafting request for proposals and establishing final contracts for professional services.
 Ability to accomplish complicated tasks independently.
 Ability to maintain accurate records of work activities, site file information, documentation of decision points along with all Committee Actions or Resolutions associate with projects.
 Ability to develop reports and presentations.
 Ability to collaborate with tribes, federal/state/local agencies, environmental groups and industry to clean up and restore the Columbia River Basin.
General Recruiting Indicators:
 Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, natural sciences, engineering or other closely related field OR an Associate’s Degree with three years of professional environmental work experience.
Special Requirements:
 Required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
 Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State Driver License with the ability to obtain a valid Yakama Tribal Drivers Permit.
 Positon is dependent upon project funding.

The job announcement and employment application are provided at

DWFW Natural Resource Technician 2 (2 positions)

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill two (2) full time, non-permanent, Natural Resource Technician 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 2. The duty station is in the 1550 Alder Street NW, Ephrata; Grant County.

The purpose of this position is to support field staff with technician level duties. Incumbents in positions allocated to this class work under the direction of a biologist or higher level technician. In addition to collecting field data, an incumbent(s) in this position allocated to this class also performs a variety of routine technical duties in laboratory and/or field, such as review, record, and tabulate data gathered by themselves and/or others. As a technician, this person will contribute to the recovery and conservation of various wildlife species found throughout Region 2.

Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280

WDFW Natural Resource Worker 2

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill two (2) full time, nonpermanent Natural Resource Worker 2 positions located in the Wildlife Program, Region 3, Colockum Wildlife Area. The duty station is 9002 Tarpiscan Rd, Malaga, Kittitas County. The employment start date is July 1, 2015 with a duration until September 30, 2015.

The Natural Resource Worker 2 position assists with the implementation of fish & wildlife enhancement projects and wildlife oriented recreational use projects on the Colockum Wildlife Area, which includes over 91,603-acres. The Colockum Wildlife Area is located about 15 miles south of the city of Wenatchee, in Kittitas and Chelan counties.

Please look at the job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280

Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3 (Internal Only)

Opening Date/Time:  Thu. 06/25/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Thu. 07/16/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:  $53,148.00 - $71,496.00 Annually

Job Type:  Agency Internal - Permanent

Location:  Thurston County – Olympia, Washington

Department:  Dept. of Transportation

Recruitment #: 2015-HQ-078

Please Note: This recruitment is open to permanent WSDOT internal employees only.

The WSDOT Environmental Services Office (ESO) is currently seeking an enthusiastic candidate to fill the Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator vacancy. This position develops and implements WSDOT’s statewide environmental training plan. The candidate selected for this position will coordinate with internal and external customers to identify and respond to training needs and to create a state-of-the-art program that utilizes all mediums (web, paper and classroom). This position promotes training techniques that support adult learning styles to ensure that WSDOT training is effective and relevant to the audience. This position also provides direct support to WSDOT’s Statewide Permitting Lead on programmatic permit implementation and reporting to ensure compliance and helps the Permitting Compliance Program Manager to update guidance documents and policies. If you are currently a WSDOT employee who gets along well with people and likes to develop innovative solutions, then you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.


For additional information and directions on how to apply, please click on the following link: Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3 (Internal Only)


2015 Harvest Laboratory Internship (Prosser)

Four Feathers Wine Estates

Compensation: $12-$14/ hr

Four Feathers Wine Estates is a family-owned winery located in Prosser, Washington. We are a custom crush facility that will be crushing 15,000 tons this harvest for different clients. We have a team of skilled and experienced winemakers and cellar crew dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality. We are currently looking for motivated and hard-working interns to join us for the 2015 harvest. Harvest Laboratory positions will cover every level of harvest activities from grape analysis, bench trials, and general winemaking. We will spend time with every intern to make sure they learn and understand winemaking principles and practices. Duration of internship is from early September through mid-December and a typical work week is from five to seven days.
Harvest Duties
• Running analysis and trials related to fermenting juices and finished wine including:
o Daily fermentation checks
o Basic wet chemistry
o Enzymatic analysis
o Daily fermentation checks
o Trials
• Keeping and updating appropriate and accurate records
• Pulling daily samples for analysis
• Weekend and overtime work will be expected during the harvest season
• Perform basic cellar work as needed to support production
• Strong interest in winemaking and wine production
• General knowledge in fermentation science
• College level coursework in laboratory setting/basic lab skills
• Good computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel
• Attention to detail
• Communicate well with others and work effectively as a team
• Permanent, legal right to work in U.S.; Four Feathers Wine Estates does not sponsor or renew visas for internship positions
• Ability to pass drug screening

Please reply with a resume to this ad.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers


Position Description:
WSDOT South Central Region has an opening in our Biology and Mitigation Program (described below). This is temporary/non-permanent, Transportation Planning Specialist 1 position with a term of 1 year (NTE 2 years).The person filling this position will support the WSDOT South Central Region, Biology and Mitigation program. They will assist higher-level specialists on biological studies, reports, plans, and impact assessments, and also work in the field, collecting data and conducting wetland delineations, habitat restoration activities, fish salvage, and wildlife surveys.

  • Essential Job Functions:
  • --Accept direction and communicate effectively on the status of current tasks
  • --Review plans, technical reports, scientific literature, and field data to fulfill requests for information, and synthesize information in support of program work products
  • --Traverse and work on uneven terrain and/or shallow water while transporting and utilizing equipment and supplies. Field work may occur during periods of inclement weather
  • Collect data, make observations, and convey that information in detailed notes
  • --Perform work on a computer, in an office environment

Required Qualifications Include:
--Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or other related field of study – OR – demonstrable experience performing similar job functions
--Ability and temperament to communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing.
--Ability and willingness to traverse uneven terrain and/or shallow water, even in adverse weather conditions.
--Ability to clearly document field observations.
--Knowledge and experience using industry standard word processing, spreadsheet, database, and GIS software.
--Ability to be on time for work and manage time effectively.
--Ability to legally operate a motorized vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications Include:
--Certification on electro-fishing equipment and 100 hours of experience
--Familiarity with ESA, MBTA, BGEPA, CWA Section 404, and other environmental regulations
--Experience conducting wetland delineations
--Experience with data-analysis functions of Esri GIS software
--Experience conducting scientific surveys of small mammals, amphibians, and/or fish

Send resumes and CVs directly to:

Mark V. Norman
WSDOT South Central Region
Assistant Environmental Manager – Biology and Mitigation
Work: (509) 573-8324
Cell: (509) 969-9005

Career Seasonal Scientific Technician 2 *04839-15

State of Washington
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
SALARY: $2,426.00 - $3,135.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 05/21/15
CLOSING DATE: 05/31/15 05:00 PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting native fish and wildlife, and providing sustainable fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. Working throughout the state, WDFW’s employees–field biologists, enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, customer service representatives and others—manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore habitat and enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at
This recruitment is for (2) two 9-month permanent full-time Career Seasonal Scientific Technicians in the Fish Program, Science Division. The duty station for these positions is located at 201 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA, 98926. The employment season for these positions is April thru October.
These 9 month career seasonal scientific technician 2 positions will provide field data collection and data entry for the Yakima Steelhead VSP Project. The positions support the agency mission by conducting sound science to fill critical data gaps that can be used to inform management. The positions are 100% federally funded under contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration.

Application Information

Statewide Native Plant Stewardship Program Manager

Professional Services Contract
Responses Due:  June 22, 2015
Duration of Phase I Contract:  July 15, 2015 through December 31, 2015; Initial contract may be extended up to 24 additional months.
Personal Services Contract: $12,500 - $15,000 (Phase 1)
Location:  To be determined in consultation with successful candidate

The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) is requesting qualifications from interested persons to serve as Program Manager to establish a new Statewide Native Plant Stewardship Program in coordination with WNPS chapters.  This is a paid contract position and applications will be accepted through June 22, 2015.

Project Description and Scope of Work
This is the initial phase of a multi-year program to establish the institutional arrangements and identify program options and opportunities among 11 active WNPS chapters. The Program Manager will be responsible to the Chair, WNPS Stewardship Steering Committee, established by the State Board of Directors.

1. Program Management
a. Establish program management procedures with steering committee and Administrator
b. Establish work location and work schedule
c. Establish program evaluation and reporting procedures
d. Work with steering committee to identify potential incentives and opportunities for chapters and partners to local stewardship programs. Program Implementation and Information Exchange
e. Establish WNPS email, web and social media options for the statewide stewardship program
f. Determine the options and feasibility for electronic training methods
g. Set up access to available stewardship information to chapters and public

2. Program Requirements
a. Meet with individual chapters, as appropriate, to outline program and identify local requirements and needs
b. Prepare requirements report on similarities and differences among chapter’s stewardship needs.
c. Recommend core program for Native Plant Steward candidates with individual and group training options
d. Develop recommendations for cost (in-kind and cash) sharing individual chapter programs
e. Work with chapters to identify potential partners and project opportunities
f. Identify up to 3 chapter pilot programs for implementation in 2016
Interested persons should submit an application packet that includes the following by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 22, 2015.  Please submit one copy electronically and one by mail.  Materials must be received by this date; this is not a postmark deadline.

1. Letter of interest, providing specific details about your training, experience, knowledge and abilities related to the scope of work.
2. Current resume.
3. Three professional references with current phone numbers.

The period of this contract will be approximately from July 6 through December 31, 2015 and may be extended through December 31, 2017.  The initial contract for the remainder of FY2015 will be between $12,500 and $15,000 for personal services depending on experience; reimbursement for travel and other program expenses also will be provided.  Compensation for Phase 2 and Phase 3 can be negotiated.

Top candidates must be articulate, reliable, enjoy working with people and able to work independently with minimum supervision.  Highly desired are education in and/or experience with Washington native plants and ecology, botany and plant identification, stewardship and restoration, managing conferences or lecture series, teaching adults, and familiarity with local community restoration and education projects.  Experience using PC-based software including Word, Access and Excel also is desired.  Candidates will need to have flexible schedules, be self-motivated, and capable of efficiently organizing time and priorities.  Candidates should have their own vehicle or regular access to a vehicle for travel statewide.

Process and Timeline
Responses due:  5:00 pm on Monday, June 22, 2015. (Not a postmark deadline.)
Review of Responses:  June 22 – 26, 2015.
Interviews Scheduled:  June 29 – July 8, 2015.
Selection Announced: July 9, 2015.
Project Commencement:  July 20, 2015
Initial Contract Completion:  December 31, 2015.

For more information, call 206-527-3210 or email or contact Bill Brookreson at: 253-292-8570 or; or Gary Smith at 425-672-1370 or  Application packets should be mailed to:  Washington Native Plant Society, 6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 215E, Seattle, WA  98115 or email to

Field Research Technician       Summer 2015
I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project – Small Mammals


Project Summary:  CWU is investigating ecological and genetic connectivity for a variety of vertebrate species before and after wildlife crossing structures are implemented in the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project area by Washington State Department of Transportation.  The Small Mammal team led by Dr. Ernest will continue collecting baseline and post-construction data on pikas and other small mammals this year in the project area between Easton and Hyak.  Field activities include conducting occupancy surveys for pikas, measuring pika habitat features, testing pika foraging preferences (graduate student research); live-trapping small mammals, collecting tissue samples for genetic analysis, and measuring habitat use by small mammals.

Job Description:  Approximately 30-40 hours/week for 6-10 weeks (totaling approx. 280 hours) between ~ July 1 and Sept. 1, 2015 (with some flexibility).  Pay rate $14/hr.  Duties may include pika occupancy surveys; live-trapping, marking, and genetic sampling of pikas; assisting graduate student with field experiments on pika foraging; installing sampling grids for pitfall and/or live-trapping of small mammals (insectivores, rodents); habitat measurements on small mammal grids;  surveying for presence of burrowing small mammals, and measuring habitat features; recording GPS coordinates and uploading GPS data; taking detailed field notes and submitting typed copies; entering data in Excel; driving and maintain clean project vehicle; assisting with other CWU I-90 projects. 

Working Conditions:  Field work in pairs or small teams, outside in all weather conditions, on uneven and steep terrain; must be able to walk across talus, hike distances up to 1 mile and carry backpack with equipment up to 40 pounds; may encounter biting insects.  Requires travel from Ellensburg to field sites in project vehicle. Typical work week is 3-4 days, including early morning and late evening hours and 2-3 consecutive nights of camping.  Must be able to work collaboratively in small mammal team.

• Field skills: careful data collection; ability to work outdoors for long hours,  carry field equipment over rough terrain
• Cooperative team skills
• Ability to work independently

• Field experience in biology
• CWU student, Biology major
• Continuing as a student in fall, with interest in doing research
• Experience handling or trapping small mammals or other vertebrates

To be considered for this position:   Email or send short cover letter (explaining your interests and qualifications), names and phone numbers of 3 references, and resume or CV to Dr. Kristina  Ernest, Office: Science 236E; 963-2805  

Screening begins Tuesday, May 26.  Open until filled.

WSDOT Fish Passage Biologist - Transportation Planning Specialist 3

Opening Date/Time: Tue. 05/26/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/04/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $4,429.00 - $5,813.00 Monthly $53,148.00 - $69,756.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, Washington

Recruitment Number: 2015-HQ-064

The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Environmental Services Office (ESO) is seeking a dynamic and passionate fish biologist with extensive experience in fish passage barrier assessment, correction, and monitoring, and salmonid habitat assessment and enhancement. This position works closely with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to direct fish passage inventories, habitat assessments, fish way inspections and evaluation of fish use pre and post project. They will be the expert looked to make recommendations on fish passage designs and help resolve issues and overcome challenges in the design, permitting and correction of fish passage barriers. This work is imperative to meeting WSDOT’s goals in delivery of work under our fish passage program and this position will work with external partners such as tribal, stat/federal entities, regional fisheries enhancement groups and others interested in fish passage.

Due to the nature of this work and the opportunities to build and maintain relationships, it is imperative that the future incumbent is quick to adjust to change, has solid team facilitation skills, and is responsive to the needs of our agency and those working in conjunction with our team. The most successful candidate will have a highly collaborative work management style and a drive to find and identify partnerships, along with the ability to present the technical needs of our program to diverse audiences.

If this sounds like the position for you, apply today!

To view the entire announcement and to apply, please click on the following link:  Fish Passage Biologist - Transportation Planning Specialist 3


Wildlife Technician position GS-404-7 13/13

Cordova Ranger District - Chugach National Forest

This wildlife technician position is part of the outstanding terrestrial program team on the Prince William Sound management zone of the Chugach National Forest.  This management zone area includes portions of two Ranger Districts: Cordova and Glacier.  This position helps plan and conduct field studies, executes habitat enhancement projects, supports biologists and botanists with field crews and field operations.  This position and location will be a great opportunity for someone who likes wild country and exciting field logistics.

Interested candidates can direct questions to Erin Cooper at: or 907-424-4757

No previous federal permanent status:

Merit (Region Wide) Announcement #:  15-111004-146138R-MM –

Merit (USFS R10 Wide) closes on:  05/11/2015 (10 Days)


Sage-Grouse Field Technician

Sage-Grouse Field Technician (1) needed ASAP through 31-July-2015 for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings).  The study will assess biological responses of vegetation and radio-marked sage-grouse adult females and chicks to large-scale grazing treatments on private lands.

This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Dr. David Naugle, Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and Science Advisor to NRCS’s Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Mark Szczypinski, Research Technician (Sage-Grouse Field Crew Leader), FWP.

Duties potentially include, but are not limited to, conducting lek counts (April through May), night-time capture of sage-grouse hens or chicks and marking them with radio transmitters, capture of hens using rocket nets, monitoring nest success and hen and chick survival via radiotelemetry, collection of vegetation data, data entry and proofreading, maintaining field vehicles, and other miscellaneous duties as needed. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in radiotelemetry and in operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads. Successful applicants may be asked to help collect vegetation data with the range field technicians as needed.  Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers.

Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear.  Work schedule is extremely dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long days during the peak of nests hatching or chick tagging, split work shifts and unpredictable days off—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and wildlife research experience.

A strong work ethic, the ability to work alone all day in remote areas and be self-motivated, good physical condition, and sense of humor are a must. The wage is $11.58 per hour plus free housing. Successful candidates will be hired as short-term workers through the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit; there are no benefits associated with these positions.  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  To apply, email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single MS Word attachment as soon as possible to Lorelle Berkeley at:; AND Mark Szczypinski at:  Please direct questions to Mark via e-mail or by phone at 406-320-2529.

Project Summary:
The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a sagebrush-obligate species that was designated as warranted for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 2010 but precluded due to higher priority species. The loss and degradation of the sagebrush habitats has led to extirpation of this species from over half of its historical range.   In 2015 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a final listing decision for the sage-grouse.  To help avoid a listing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently implemented the Sage-Grouse Initiative (SGI) program, which provides incentives to private landowners within key areas to help them modify their ranches and grazing systems to improve sage-grouse habitat and populations.  Our goal is to evaluate the effects of SGI grazing systems on sage-grouse vital rates, distribution, and habitats , and to inform NRCS’s grazing programs by recommending modifications (if needed) that can benefit sage-grouse.   We are focusing on a representative sage-grouse population and network of SGI-enrolled land in central MT.  Viability analyses suggest that adult female survival, chick survival, and nest success are the vital rates that contribute most to population growth.  Thus we use radiotelemetry to monitor hen survival and habitat use, nest success and nest-site selection, and chick survival and habitat use.  Findings will inform federal and state grazing management programs as well as landowners that incorporate wildlife interests into grazing management around the West.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.

Colville National Forest Seasonal Botany Crew

15-TEMP-R6404-3BIOA-DT-MC  Biological Science Aid GS-03 FS2267
15-TEMP-R6404-4NATR-DT-MC Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) GS-04 FS2735
15-TEMP-R6404-5NATR-DT-MC Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) GS-05 FS2736

Opening: 24-Apr-2015
Closing: 30-Apr-2015


ScribeAmerica is currently recruiting pre-professional students (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy) to become ED scribes with the highly respected ER physicians at Kootenai Health Emergency Department in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

The opportunity to work as a medical scribe is second to none for students interested in pursing a career in healthcare. The chance to shadow a physician one-on-one provides valuable exposure to real medicine in action.  Furthermore the students will be paid
$10/hour for their time after passing an $8 training and probationary period. Those who are selected for the positions will be compensated for training. Also, all hours spent working as a scribe are counted towards clinical hours that can be used for medical
school, PA school or Nursing school applications.

Students may apply online at under to "How to apply" tab, by selecting Coeur D'Alene Idaho. Students may also email with any questions.  

GEAR UP STEM-A-PALOOZA Job Opportunities!

Work with CWU GEAR UP this summer!. We have excellent job opportunities working with middle school and high school students attending on campus summer camps! One week, two week and four week opportunities. Please apply online at the student job board. Positions are listed as GEAR UP JUMP Start Summer College Mentors(4 weeks) and CWU GEAR UP Summer STEM Camp Mentors(1 or 2 weeks). Great pay and room and board.
Questions? email Kelley Quirk GEAR UP Program Manager at or call 963-2118.

Bureau of Reclamation Student Interns

Two Positions: one located at Twisp, WA and one located at LaGrande, OR

Student Trainee (Biological Sciences), GS-0499-03/04

· Pathways, Intern not-to-exceed (temporary)
· Salary: $​25,434 (GS-03), $28,553 (GS-04) per annum
· Moving expenses are NOT authorized

Announcement Open:  ​4/14/2015 through 4/28/2015​

BR-PN-PWT-RO-15-​134​ (GS-04):

BR-PN-PWT-RO-15-​135​ (GS-03):

Is open to:  Students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, including eligible veterans meeting this criteria.

American Rivers Conservation Outreach Associate

TITLE:                                 Conservation Outreach Associate, Yakima River Basin
CLASSIFICATION:             Associate
WAGE CATEGORY:          Exempt              
REPORTS TO:                      Director, Rivers of Puget Sound and the Columbia Basin
LOCATION:                         Cle Elum, Ellensburg or Yakima, WA

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.  American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance.  For more information please visit

The Yakima River Basin Conservation Associate plays an important role in building and maintaining support for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (“Yakima Plan”) and its implementation, primarily through outreach, communications, media, and coordination of Yakima Plan supporters.  75% of this position serves the multi-stakeholder Yakima Plan Implementation and Executive Committees, and 25% serves American Rivers in the Yakima and Columbia Basins.

·         Work with key Yakima Plan stakeholders to create an outreach and communications plan to increase awareness and support for the Yakima Plan by local, state, and federal decision makers and the general public on both sides of the Cascades.
·    Coordinate key stakeholders to carry out the outreach and communications plan by:
o   Planning and facilitating media outreach and field trips;
o   Preparing stakeholders for interviews;
o   Helping to develop and maintain websites and social media pages for the Yakima Plan;
o   Developing a “rapid response” strategy to address developing events through both media and targeted outreach, and execute that strategy in coordination with Yakima Plan Implementation and Executive Committees and subcommittees as appropriate; and
o   Developing fact sheets and other materials as needed by the Implementation and Executive Committees and distribute as requested.
·         Attend Yakima Plan Workgroup and Committee meetings as needed.
·         Build local support for Cle Elum Wild and Scenic river designation and key river restoration projects.

·         Help coordinate outreach and communications for a diverse coalition working to fund and implement an multi-faceted water management and ecosystem restoration plan
·         Communicate effectively with diverse audiences to meet the diverse needs of the Yakima Plan coalition
·         Communicate the value of Wild & Scenic River protection for the upper Cle Elum River system

·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science, Environmental Policy, or related field and at least two years of relevant experience working on conservation issues, in coalitions, and/or communications and outreach.
•      Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects and interest in developing and demonstrating leadership skills.
•      Strong critical thinking and good judgment.
•      Effective advocate with superior communication skills (written, verbal, media, and public speaking).
•      Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, flexible, self-motivated, and self-confident, with a sense of humor.
•      Must be willing to work remotely but in close coordination with colleagues.
•      Strong time management skills, including the capacity to engage on several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
•      Team player and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to advance the organization’s broader goals and objectives.
•      Personal commitment to collaborative conservation, the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, and American Rivers’ mission.         

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.

Applications will be considered immediately.  Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: with “Yakima Associate” in the subject line or to American Rivers, Attn:  Yakima Associate Position, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls please.  

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Environmental Health Position at Yakima Valley Health District

Posting Date:  March 20, 2015


Environmental Health Specialist

Environmental Health Director

FLSA Status – Non-Exempt

Union: Local 17, AFL-CIO

POSITION STATUS: Full-time   40-hr week
Salary Range: $3,760 to $6,011 per month plus benefits

The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for conducting routine and complaint based inspections in the food, water recreation, solid waste, drinking water, and onsite sewage programs; investigating foodborne, waterborne, and vector-borne illnesses; reviewing plans for solid waste facilities, schools, food service establishments, drinking water systems, and onsite sewage systems; and performing site hazardous assessments

Application Information

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Student Internship 2015

The US Fish and Wildlife Service at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is accepting resumes for a student internship during the summer of 2015. The internship is expected to last 11 weeks. The period is anticipated to run from late May to early August but specific dates will be negotiated once a candidate is selected.  The refuge is located in NE Washington and encompasses more than 40,000 acres of forested habitats. It lies in the Selkirk Mountains, one of the western most chains of the Rockies. It is drained by several small streams and includes three fishing lakes. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife native to the Northern Rocky Mountains. For more information visit the refuge web page at:

The focus of the position is wildlife habitat management but will also assist with hands on wildlife management activities.  The selected candidate will gain experience in forest management, refuge management.

The projects the position is expected to assist with or perform include:

Quaking aspen inventory and assessment
Noxious weed control
Monarch inventory
Monarch habitat inventory
Monitoring of camera traps for large mammals
Rare plant survey
Bald Eagle nest monitoring
Vegetation sampling
Additional habitat and wildlife related management and monitoring activities are also expected to require short term assistance. These may include: bat surveys, deer monitoring, forest restoration, and various other wildlife, plant or habitat projects.

While field experience is not required, a successful candidate will be working toward or recently completed a bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, forestry, botany or related area. He/she should be able to work independently as well as part of team.

For interns whose residence is greater than 50 miles from refuge headquarters east of Colville, the Refuge provides $175 per week stipend for 11 weeks. However, this stipend may be reduced or eliminated at any time due to budgetary constraints or service policy revisions. Living quarters in a bunkhouse environment are also provided. Transportation to and from the refuge is the responsibility of the intern. It is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience on a national wildlife refuge working with friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive staff.

To Apply:

Email a resume with cover letter and contact information for two references. Please submit materials by April 15, 2015.

For further information or to apply please contact:

Mike Munts
Wildlife Biologist
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
1310 Bear Creek Road
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-8384
(509) 684-8381 fax

Pre-med and Pre-Therapy Students
Summer Shadow Program
Kadlec Regional Medical Center (Richland Washington)

This program will allow students, who are/have been enrolled in college coursework preparing them to enter a Medical or Therapy program, to complete 80 hours of job shadowing at KRMC.  The WSHA recommends that Pre-Med students get at least 40 hours of job shadowing prior to applying to Medical School and most Therapy Schools require up to 90 hours of observation prior to applying.  As an organization, Kadlec wants to assist these students in meeting their educational requirements and give them a jump start in their chosen field.

The program will allow for 21 Pre-Med and 9 Pre-Therapy students to get 80 hours of job shadowing over 4 weeks (20 hours a week, roughly) at KRMC.  There will be an application/interview and orientation process to ensure we accommodate those students who are truly working toward a Medical or Therapy school placement and to fully prepare them to encounter Kadlec’s patient population during their observation experience.  Participants will get to spend time with two Provider Mentors which offers them a diverse and well-rounded experience, including both in-patient and out-patient locations.  The program will also include a Professional Workshop in the middle of the summer to allow them to ask questions of Providers and other students, to learn about professional ethics/development, and offer them other valuable tools to use toward their educational endeavors.

For further information or to receive application, interested students must email ( or contact me by phone (509-942-2356).

Applications are due on April 20, 2015 (for first consideration). Applications will be accepted until all available slots are filled.


Summer Internship with Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Job Description: Mid-Columbia Fisheries (MCF) seeks to fill several summer internship positions to work out of our Ellensburg office collecting data and assisting staff members with regular duties. We are seeking hard-working, dedicated individuals interested in working on habitat restoration projects or performing educational outreach. Activities are primarily geared towards data collection, assisting with the relocation of nuisance beavers, or educational outreach. Work will occur throughout the Yakima Basin under the supervision of the Project Manager. The position will require either a 5 credit or 10 credit commitment. 

Pay: Non-paid position

Position Duration: Positions are expected to begin June 22, 2015 and terminate on or about September 14, 2015.

Positions are opened until filled.  They will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2015.

Application materials


WDFW Scientific Technician 2

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one (1) full-time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 2 position located in the Habitat Program, Region 3. The duty station is located in Ellensburg, WA. The position duration is approximately 3 to 4 months with an anticipated start date of March 15, 2015 and ending June 30, 2015.

Depending on funding availability the position may be extended beyond June 30, 2015.

This position performs data collection of fish and wildlife habitat variables in focused field studies in the Yakima Basin. This baseline data collection effort is part of the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan. This position is about 50-75% fieldwork. Duties include fish and wildlife habitat data collection; driving on logging roads and navigating complex undeveloped road and stream networks; hiking off-trail through sometimes dense vegetation up and down steep slopes; and care and management of equipment. Please see the job bulletin for more details and how to apply.


Job Announcement Number:15-0617-118852DP-NP

​Closing Date:  Monday, February 9, 2015 to Friday, February 13, 2015

Job Description:  This position is located in Region 6, on the Entiat Ranger District of the National Forest in Okanogan,Wenatchee.   Please see the posting on USAJOBS.  For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Janet Flanagan at 509-784-4701 or email at

Rural Community Development Resources
Annual Small Farms Conference & INTERNSHIP

7 AM to 4 PM
Friday, February 6th
Yakima Convention Center at 10 N. Eighth St.

Volunteer at a full day of workshops on state and federal issues relevant to farmers. Workshop topics include the new farm bill, immigration reform, food safety, pesticide use, organic farming, crop insurance, the Affordable Care Act and the state’s regulation of the recreational marijuana growing, processing and retail.

They are seeking ten volunteer of which they hope to select two students for a paid summer internship in Yakima.

Contact Maria Giedra at 509-453-3157 or if you have additional questions.



Select Botanicals Group Hops Country Internship

Job Description:
Select Botanicals Group, LLC is looking for a limited number of individuals for our summer internship program in the heart of hop country. The focus of this internship will be to work in the quality management program, ensuring the highest quality hops for our customers.

Interns should plan on spending 40+ hours per week working in the field (mostly walking and scouting for off type varieties), and 8-10+ hours per week on learning opportunities including brewing beer on a pilot system, learning about commercial hop production and breeding, touring and brewing in a commercial brewery, and much more. Some travel will be required.

The ideal applicant will be pursuing or have recently finished a college degree in a field including, but not limited to, biology, soil science, botany, or business, as well as have an interest in hops and/or beer.

Position dates will be from June until September, depending on individual school schedules..

Application deadline will be March 15th, 2015, or until positions are filled.

Location: Toppenish, WA
Base Pay: $12/hr

Apply Online

Restoration Technicians

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group is hiring three restoration technicians for seasonal positions running around March 30, 2015 through October 30, 2015.  There is flexibility in the position timing and duration.

Closing Date:  Positions are open until filled.  They will begin reviewing applications on February 2, 2015.

Job description and application instructions

Restoration Crew Leader

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group seeks to fill a seasonal position of Restoration Crew Leader to work out of the Ellensburg office, supervising technicians, interns, and volunteers.  The position will require a minimum of 31 week commitment from April to October, working on average 4-10 hour days per week.  

Closing Date:  Positions are expected to begin March 30, 2015 and terminate on or about October 30, 2015.  There is flexibility in the position timing and duration.

Job description and application instructions

U.S. Geological Survey Field Technician

Closing Date:  1/28/15

GG-404-5 Field Technician  Salary:  $15.15 per hour

Vacancy #:  SRFS-15-003

Duration of job: May 18, 2015 through approx. August 22, 2015
Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work.
Duty Station: Creston, WA. 

Must have 9 months of field survey experience OR 3 years Sub-professional work OR 3 years of college with courses related to the field of work plus 3 months of field or lab experience. In addition, incumbents must have at least 1 month experience in sampling plant communities, and ideal candidate will be familiar with plant species in sagebrush ecosystems. Candidates without 1 months experience sampling and identifying plant species will not be considered.

Application Information


US Geological Survey Field Technicians

Closing Date:  1/28/15

GG-404-6 Field Technicians   Salary: $16.89 per hour 

Vacancy # SRFS-15-004

Duration of job: May 18, 2015 through approx. August 22, 2015

Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work.
Duty Station: Creston, WA. 

Must have 1 year and 9 months of field survey experience OR 4 years of sub-professional work experience OR 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 120 semester/180 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience.  In addition, incumbents must have at least 3 months experience in sampling plant communities, and ideal candidate will have experience working in sagebrush ecosystems. Candidates without 3 months experience sampling and identifying plant species will not be considered.

Application Information

Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Technician I

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill four (4) full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 1 seasonal field positions located in the Habitat Program. The duty station is in the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Thurston County.

Position Duration:  4.5 months (with possible extension pending funding up to 8 months)

Anticipated start date:  February 16 2015, through June 30 2015. The workweek will be Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM.

Location:  While the duty station is in Olympia, fieldwork occurs throughout the Chehalis River Basin and employees can expect to spend approximately 100% of their time in the field (4 days/week) returning daily to Olympia.

These seasonal (non-permanent) positions support field research surveying for stream-associated salamanders in the upper Chehalis River Basin, and surveying off-channel wetlands in the Chehalis River floodplain for both fish (native and nonnative) and amphibians. The sampling is a segment of a Dam Impacts Study that will document what species are present in current riparian areas and floodplain that will be inundated if a dam was constructed and what species of fish and amphibians in off-channel wetlands may be affected by reduced flows downstream from such a dam.

Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.


Natural Areas Manager -- NR Specialist 3

Recruitment # 2014-11-6178-10669

SALARY RANGE:            $3,549 – $4,653 per month
TYPE OF POSITION:       Permanent, Full-time.   This position is represented by WFSE.

Important Note:   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:                      Ellensburg, Washington

CLOSES:                          OPEN UNTIL FILLED - First review December 5, 2014
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner than later. (Optional wording: recruitment may close at any time without prior notification)


To be considered you must apply online at
Carefully review your application materials before submitting.
You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.
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Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems is currently seeking energetic, organized Medical Scribes to help doctors with medical charting in the emergency department. Previous experience as a scribe is not required. This position will support Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.  Please see the flyer for more information.

This is a great opportunity for students who are currently interested in pursuing a career within the medical field by providing hospital experience and exposure while being compensated. Please see to formally apply. 


Environmental and Conservation Internship

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served.  Depending on the duties of the specific internship, Environmental and Conservation interns can expect to:

• learn about electric utility environmental issues, such as tracking, reporting on and handling of greenhouse gases, system operations and field techniques for fish protection, and the use of GPS and GIS systems.
• utilize interview and writing skills in support of utility environmental programs.
• work on ongoing projects with industry professionals to gain "real-world" experience.
• assist in field studies and gain experience in data acquisition, summarizing data collected from field collections, applying statistical analysis, and producing tables and graphs.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

NOYCE SMART Internship  (CWU)

NOYCE SMART (Science and Mathematics Alliance for the Retention of Teachers) Affiliate Program.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, the NOYCE SMART Affiliate Program is open to freshman, sophomores and community college students majoring in science or mathematics interested in exploring a career teaching middle or high school.  Please see the flyer for more information and contact the CWU Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education [CESME].

D.O.E. Environmental Technician Project Specialist

-- TWO Positions Available --

Opening Date/Time: Mon. 08/04/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time 

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $2,212.00 - $2,855.00 Monthly
$26,544.00 - $34,260.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent
Location: Chelan County – Wenatchee, Washington
Department: Dept. of Ecology

Job Description:


Opening Date/Time: Thu. 09/11/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $2,212.00 - $2,855.00 Monthly
$26,544.00 - $34,260.00 Annually
Job Type: Project (limited duration)
Location: Spokane County – Spokane, Washington
Department: Dept. of Ecology

Job Description:

Pacific Northwest National Library Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

Applications for Spring 2015.  Deadline:  10/07/1

Ten week summer and 16 week semester paid internships in science, mathematics and engineering.  Work on research projects specific to your career goals.

See PNNL Flyer for more info.  Apply at



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