Shellfish Technical Specialist 1

Shellfish Technical Specialist 1                                  

Natural Resources                                                       

Reports To:
Shellfish Biologist, Eric Sparkman                                                                  

FLSA Status:
Non Exempt   

Time Status:

TS Range:
4/5 ($15.24 hourly)                                                                            

Opening Date:
March 8, 2018                                                                       

Closing Date:
March 23, 2018         

Performs a variety of semi-skilled duties and assists in various technical fieldwork related tasks associated with the shellfish program.

(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Participates in clam enhancement activities including predator net installation and maintenance, graveling, seeding, and ground maintenance.
  • Operates (day and/or night hours, year round) and maintains departmental boats used in a variety of shellfish program activities.
  • Supports diving operations including geoduck sample collections and geoduck population surveys.
  • Participates in sample collection, sample processing, and data entry for clam population surveys.
  • Assures organization, inventory, and security of all departmental equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Performs any natural resources related work as required by the programs of the department.

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Associates of Arts Degree OR High School Diploma/GED and two years of natural resources or related experience OR 4 years of natural resources or related experience. Course work in fisheries, biology or related field may substitute for experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.                   

Washington State Driver’s License, Boater’s Safety Card.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and lift up to 10 pounds.  The employee will frequently be required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and lift up to 25 pounds.  The employee will occasionally be required to sit; taste or smell; and lift up to 100 pounds.

The vision requirements for this position are peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position will require the employee to regularly work in outdoor weather conditions, to frequently work in wet or humid conditions; and near moving mechanical parts.  The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat and cold (non weather); run the risk of electrical shock; and be exposed to vibration.

The noise in this work environment is usually loud.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.