Washington State NATURAL RESOURCE WORKER 2 *03836W in Washington


The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency's mission.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. WDFW's employees–field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species. WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at www.wdfw.wa.gov.

Natural Resource Worker 2

(Career Seasonal)

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, career seasonal, Natural Resource Worker 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 1. The duty station for this position is located at 2134 Tucannon Road, Pomeroy, WA 99347 Garfield County, but the field office is located in Columbia County. The employment period is March through November, annually.

This position works under the supervision of the Blue Mountains Wildlife Area Complex Assistant Manager on the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area. The position will assist with weed control and other habitat management activities across the wildlife area.


  • Assists with weed control activities on the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area.
  • Assists with implementing public access projects such as trail construction, footbridge construction and maintenance, fence construction and maintenance, kiosk/sign construction and maintenance.
  • Assists and maintain equipment and facilities. Operates, cleans, greases, oils, services, and makes repairs to tools and equipment. Performs sub-journey work in the construction and repair of buildings and other structures on the wildlife area.
  • Check and maintain boundary fences and elk fence. Construct new fences as required. Remove old interior fences as time allows.
  • Check lakes daily and adjust inlets as necessary to keep adequate flows entering the lakes. Assist with cleaning up trash around the lakes. Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED, and three (3) months of natural resource related labor experience.

Competencies: Basic habitat management experience or understanding. Pesticide Applicators license or willing to obtain Plant/Weed Identification Basic farming skills

The successful candidate will possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Accept supervision. Work independently and as a team member.
  • Effectively and safely, operate and perform basic maintenance on ATVs, 4-wheel drive vehicles, tractors/implements, boats and standard highway vehicles.
  • Follow oral and written instructions/directions.
  • Follow prescribed policies, protocols and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and as a team member.
  • Effectively and safely, operate standard highway vehicles, ATV's, tractors and trailers.
  • Safely use hand and power tools, including chainsaws. Behavioral Competencies:
  • Communication effectiveness.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Accountability.
  • Ethics and integrity.
  • Safety awareness The successful candidate must be willing and able to:
  • Work in the field in all weather conditions, and over rugged terrain up to 50% of the time. Ability to work in inclement weather over difficult terrain, including slippery rocks, steep banks, and sticky mud.
  • Ability to walk, bend, stoop, while at times carrying up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to load and transport machinery, equipment, and gear.
  • Willingness and ability to perform in a punctual and dependable manner.
  • Willingness to accept supervision.
  • Occasional work hours outside of the regular 6:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday work hours including evenings and weekends, occasional early morning, evening, and weekend duties.
  • Safely operate motor vehicles. Supplemental Information

Working Conditions

  • This position primarily works in the field but at times may work in an office setting that includes reading, writing, phone, and computer use and may include travel for field duties. Typical hours are 6:30 to 5 M-R, Must have the ability to operate a vehicle and hold a valid driver's license. Must be able to load and transport equipment and gear, and operate a variety of equipment, including ATVs, and tractors with implements.
  • Physical, environmental, or mental demands of key work: Must be able to drive a vehicle, with trailer to units to conduct field habitat or weed control projects routinely. Ability to walk in muddy and wet environment for extended hours (6 to 8 hours).
  • Health, Safety or Administrative Requirements: Capable of walking over rough terrain for short distances (? 1 mile) regularly or occasionally over long distances (several miles). Must be able to walk over difficult terrain, lift and carry at least 40 pounds' short distances.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours as necessary to complete assignments. How to Apply: To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A current resume (please make it succinct)

  • Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional) Please note: _Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification_. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

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

Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the completeness of application materials submitted and the contents and completeness of the "work experience" section of your application in NeoGov. A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application may disqualify you from consideration for employment in this position. All information will be verified and documentation may be required.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Salary: $2,313.00 - $2,984.00 Monthly

Location: Garfield County – Other, WA

Job Type: Seasonal

Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Job Number: 2018-03836W

Closing: 4/24/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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

Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact

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