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Database Specialist (Part Time) at Blue Leaf Environmental

Provide data management solutions for large- and small-scale fisheries projects. Determine the needs of clients and end-users and design the database architecture and user-friendly applications required by them. Primary duties will be to build and maintain databases as well as custom applications. That said, a flexible candidate who could potentially support Blue Leaf in other capacities beyond database management would be a notable plus. This could include but is not limited; fisheries field work, data collection, data analysis, reporting, and/or proposal writing.

Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity Coordinator Job Announcement 

Type: Full-time, permanent position. 

Salary: The salary range for this position is $53,000 - $62,000 plus full benefits. Benefits package includes retirement, medical, vision & dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. 

Closing Date: Position open until filled. Screening begins April 23, 2021 to identify candidates to interview. 

To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and three references to Call Melody Kreimes 509-670-5523 with any questions. 

Summer Job 2021 at CWU: Stream Research Field Tech 

Job summary: Assess fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate populations in streams near Snoqualmie Pass along the Interstate 90 corridor. This work is part of a larger project to assess the effectiveness of wildlife crossing structures and fish passage on the ecological connectivity of low-mobility species.

Educational Benefits: Skills gained are directly applicable to research and technical work in Biology and Environmental Sciences. These include field data collection, electrofishing, aquatic macroinvertebrate collection and identification, snorkel surveys, and data entry. 

Review of applications will begin May 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. 

Summer 2021 Job at CWU:  Small Mammal Research Field Tech  

Job summary: Assess small mammal and bat populations in the Snoqualmie Pass area and quantify use of wildlife crossing structures in I-90. This work is part of a larger project to assess the effectiveness of wildlife crossing structures on the ecological connectivity of low-mobility species. I am committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in wildlife conservation biology. 

Educational Benefits: Skills gained are directly applicable to research and technical work in Biology and Environmental Sciences. These include field journal, habitat measurements, specific techniques for mammalian studies, GPS, and data entry. 

Review of applications will begin April 30th and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

WSDOT Restoration Crew Member (Natural Resources Technician 2 & 3)

Multiple positions!
Olympia, WA
$15.74- $23.47 Hourly

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Environmental Services Office, located in Tumwater, WA is currently looking to fill four non-permanent positions on the Environmental Restoration Crew. These non-permanent positions will include benefits and are expected to last 6 months.

These positions will provide technical support to a resource management program that provides ongoing management, development, and maintenance needs to habitat restoration, fish passage, and wetland mitigation sites on public lands throughout Washington State. If you enjoy manual labor outdoors, supporting environmental improvement projects, sometimes in inclement conditions, then please read further and consider applying for this unique opportunity.

See link for more information, including details on how to apply: LINK

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Hiring Temporary and Permanent Positions:

Project Manager (two positions, full time, permanent)

Position Description: Mid-Columbia Fisheries (MCF) seeks two enthusiastic and experienced aquatic restoration professionals to fill Project Manager positions with our dynamic non-profit organization in south-central Washington State. Work will occur throughout the Yakima River Basin under the supervision of the Yakima Basin Program Director. 

The positions will focus on developing and implementing on-the-ground salmon habitat projects in the Yakima River and its tributaries. Other duties may include managing assessments or data collection work, building community support for salmon recovery, and supporting bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) recovery.

For more information, see the full position description.  Application screening begins April 14th.

Seasonal Bull Trout Task Force Field Lead 

Job Description: Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (MCF) is looking to fill one seasonal Bull Trout Task Force Field Lead position, based in Ellensburg or Yakima, WA. We are seeking a hard-working, flexible, enthusiastic, and outgoing individual interested in native fish conservation. Applicants must be willing to work in and around flowing water, hike long distances, tent camp, and perform manual labor in variable weather conditions and occasionally at night. The crew lead will often supervise interns, and may work independently or with staff, agency partners, and volunteers. The position will generally work 40 hours each week. Additional information about the Bull Trout Task Force can be found on the MCF website.

US Fish & Wildlife Service Seeking Summer 2021 Student Assistants

TITLE: Student Assistant (1-3 opportunities) 
OPENING DATE: March 17, 2021 
CLOSING DATE: when filled 
RECOGNITION: $1,500 Award 
WORK LOCATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia River Fish & Wildlife Conservation Offices Vancouver (Washington) & La Grande (Oregon) 
TOUR OF DUTY: Positions begin between May 16 & June 20, 2021. Positions end between August 21 & September 25, 2021. 

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group is Hiring Summer Interns!

Job Description: MCF seeks to fill several part-time volunteer summer internship positions to work out of our Ellensburg office and assist with field work in surrounding areas. Interns will collect data, assist with restoration, monitor vegetation, conduct education, and complete some office related tasks.  

To Apply: A complete application should include a cover letter, resume, answered copy of the questionnaire (download pdf), and a list of three references. Please email one electronic copy of your completed application packet to Emily Smith at

Applicants are encouraged to email with any questions about these positions.

Application Closes: The positions are open until filled.  MCF will begin reviewing applications on April 8th, 2021. Interviews to follow the review date.

Freemont Brewing Lab Technician

Fremont Brewing Company is hiring for an opening in the Quality Lab. The Lab Technician will report to the Technical Director and will conduct daily routine analysis on raw materials through finished product.  [Complete job description and how to apply]


Conservation Northwest Sagelands Heritage Program

Conservation Associates (2 positions)

Location:  Ellensburg and Omak

Conservation Northwest is a regional non-profit organization working in Washington state and British Columbia, with a 30‐year track record of success protecting wildlands and connecting habitat across the Pacific Northwest to support the recovery of our region’s most iconic wildlife.


Our campaigns and groundbreaking collaborations reflect our science-based, tenacious, and pragmatic approach to effective conservation. We work on the ground to engage agencies and communities to find common ground and collaborative solutions that improve ecological resilience of forest, and sage-land habitats.


We are seeking two, outgoing, energetic, and technically proficient persons to join our ~20 person staff. The positions will be ¾ time with benefits, for 1 to 2 years with possibilities to continue after that and or advance to full time. 


One position will be in the Ellensburg vicinity, and one position in the Omak vicinity. The persons will work from home with computer and phone reimbursements negotiated.  The incumbents will need to have a personal vehicle used for work and be reimbursed for mileage.  The incumbents will be expected to travel as necessary throughout the Sagelands Heritage Program area in eastern Washington.


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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 

Seasonal Project Assistant - Mouse Mast Project



Graduate Opportunities in Biology at CWU with the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project: Fish and Wildlife Connectivity in the Washington Cascade Range 


ScribeAmerica (Become a Medical Scribe)

State of Washington Job Board  (

USAJobs (

How to Land a Technician Job in Fisheries and Wildlife

The Wildlife Society Careers Webpage  

Conservation Job Board

DOE Sciences Undergraduate Laboratory Internships  

Biology Jobs Listed in ZipRecruiter


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