[MARMAM] Temporary Job posting with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Dyanna Lambourn lambodml at DFW.WA.GOV
Mon Jun 12 12:14:22 PDT 2006

There is currently one temporary Scientific Technician 2 opportunity with Wildlife Program, Science Division in Pierce County.  

Position: 	                Scientific Technician 2
Duration: 	3-3.5 month temporary 
Start Date: 	07/17/06
Salary:		Range 36, Step A, $2268 monthly

Position description:  This is a temporary position funded by a Prescott Marine Mammal Stranding Grant administered by NOAA Fisheries and awarded to WDFW, Marine Mammal Investigations Unit.  The incumbent will assist with the investigation of marine mammal strandings and mortality in Washington waters.

Responsibilities:  Assist with live and dead stranded marine mammal response throughout western Washington but primarily within South Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Assist with necropsies and sample collection from dead marine mammals.  Will walk and drive beaches to identify and collect stranded marine mammals. Assist with land and boat based census and observations at local haulout sites.  May assist with capture and tagging operations.  Complete data entry including Level A stranding data forms. 

Required skills: marine mammal identification, basic knowledge of marine mammal anatomy, ability to work unsupervised, excellent attention to detail abilities and good communication skills.  Must have experience with Microsoft Office products specifically:  Excel, Access and Word. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school or GED, including one year of high school science and two years of experience as a Scientific Technician 1.  


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

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

If you are interested in this temporary opportunity, or would like additional information, please contact Monique Lance lancemml at dfw.wa.gov by June 20, 2006.  Please send a cover letter and resume including the names, phone numbers and e-mails of three professional references electronically.  Phone inquiries 253.589.7235.  

Please pass this opportunity on to anyone who may be interested but does not have e-mail.

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