Resource Biologist 1

Job Title:
Resource Biologist 1


Reports to:
Scott Steltzner

FLSA Status:
Non- Exempt

Time Status:
Part-time (32 hours a week)

TS Range:
8/9 ($24.39 hourly)

Opening Date:
February 7, 2020

Closing Date:
February 21, 2020


SUMMARY: As a journey level Resource Biologist performs professional environmental, fisheries, shellfish, or related resource biological analysis, conduct surveys, assist with coordination of enhancement and management plans, and provide technical consultative services in specialty area. This is a grant funded position. 

(Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Conduct Brownfields inventory collection with a nearshore focus. Maintain a public record of brownfield sites and their cleanup status.
  • Implement mechanisms and resources to provide meaningful opportunities for public participation in the tribal community
  • Conduct species at risk sampling, using laboratory protocols.
  • Perform data entry and analysis from various programs.
    • Collecting Water level data and post processing.
    • Assists with Brownfield site surveys.
  • Participate in the planning, removal, and operation of Brownfield sites and how sea level data will affect it.
  • Develop mechanisms for Tribal Approval of cleanup plan and verification and certification that cleanup is complete.
  • Attend meeting with Tribal, State, and private entities to review and develop protection strategies for fish and shellfish resources as they relate to contaminated sites.
  • Provide Technical reports and recommendations to the Tribal policy personnel for their use in developing Tribal policy positions on contaminations and cleanup issues.
  • Give oral presentations, produce technical reports and create scientific posters.
  • Data collection and recording while performing duties in the EPA Brownfields Program.
  • Assure security, organization, and inventory of departmental vehicles, equipment, and supplies.
  • Performs any natural resources related work as required by the programs of the department.
  • Map existing information onto GIS maps to depict stream features, land use and fish usage.
  • Assess information for detrimental effects to habitat and resources.

This position has no 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.

Bachelors of Arts or Science Degree in a related field plus two years of experience; OR Associate of Arts Degree in a related field and four years of natural resources or related experience; OR High School graduation or GED, and six years of natural resources or related experience. Course work in natural resources biology or related fieldwork 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.

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.

Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.