Fisheries/ Environmental Technician Position- WA Department of Ecology

Position Description

As part of a crew, help complete stream habitat assessments throughout Washington State following an established protocol. Surveys include channel morphology measurements, water quality, benthic sampling and fish tissue collection. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with habitat assessments, collecting biological samples and fish identification.

 The position will be stationed at the Department of Ecology in Olympia, but will require statewide travel including some overnights. Work week will consist of 4 weekdays (10+ hours per day). The position will be from approximately May 20,2013 to September 30, 2013. Compensation will be $2300/month, plus stipend when overnight stay is required.


  • Fisheries experience with freshwater species identification is required.
  • Willingness to travel (occasionally overnight) and be capable of hiking and carrying equipment in difficult terrain and working in inclement conditions.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in science (e.g., biology, ecology) preferred.
  • Boating and whitewater rafting experience preferred.
  • Experience driving with boat trailer.
  • Experience with electrofishing.
  • Familiar with GIS.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to by April 15, 2013.