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Salary– $68,076.00 – $89,292.00 Annually


  • Works within the Mid-Management Team (MMT) or other identified entity to develop and maintain a consistent state-wide approach to new policies, new direction on existing policies, and significant initiatives.
  • Serves as Liaison and Policy Lead within the District(s) for projects/issues/processes that are impacted by new or redirected policies or significant initiatives.
  • As District Policy lead, conducts strategic analyses concerning agency or externally developed policies, redirected policies, or significant initiatives.
  • Works with the RHPM, District Team, and supervised staff to implement strategic direction by identifying specific actions and using a continuous strategic approach.
  • As District Liaison, assists the RHPM to actively engage local, state, or federal agencies and other external entities important to the success of the identified strategic direction.
  • As District Liaison, assists the RHPM in engaging Tribal governments.
  • Provides guidance, direction, and information to staff regarding Program/Agency policies, procedures, and directions in a clear and timely manner.
  • Works with staff to develop strategic approach to accomplish goals, addressing issues, and successfully implementing assignments.
  • Hydraulic Project Approval Permitting: Directs, guides, and provides information to staff for successful implementation of the Hydraulic Code.



  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    1. Work is performed in an office and outdoor environment.
    2. Office work includes reading, writing, phone, and computer use. Must have the ability to operate a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license.
    3. Fieldwork also requires knowledge of the operation of a GPS, clinometer, and digital camera.
    4. Knowledge of electroshocking equipment and procedures may be required.
    5. Physical, environmental, or mental demands of key work: Must be able to drive a vehicle to conduct field review of project sites.   Physical capacity to work in remote forested and aquatic environments, conducting fish surveys and other related tasks.  These activities can consist of 8- to 10-hour days, for several days in a row.  Capable of walking over rough terrain for short distances (up to 1 mile) regularly or occasionally over long distances (several miles).
  • Schedule:
    1. Monday thru Friday 8 AM – 5 PM.
    2. These hours are flexible to accommodate seasonal workload or additional duties as assigned by the regional program manager.
  • Travel Requirements:
    1. In the field 25% doing ride-along’s, field work, or traveling to meetings throughout the state.
    2. Periods of overnight travel may be required, and work hours may exceed the standard 8 AM to 5 PM workday.
    3. Willingness and ability to work extended hours as necessary to complete assignments.
    4. May include extended travel and evening or overnight trips.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    1. Electroshocking equipment, boots, GPS, clinometer, digital camera, state-assigned work vehicle.
  • Customer Interactions:
    1. Agency staff, other government agencies, tribal, private stakeholders, and the general public.



Closely related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-by-year basis.

  • Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science.


  • Five (5) years of professional experience in fish management or fish research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research.

Please note:

  • A Master’s degree in the applicable science may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
  • A Ph.D. in the applicable science will substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.


  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and partner with the public, tribes, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Knowledge of ecological processes pertinent to the Northwest.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and general familiarity with Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) mapping.
  • General understanding of various regulatory processes, including the Hydraulic Code, Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Shoreline Management Act (SMA).
  • Demonstrated organization and time management skills to effectively prioritize workload and maximize efficiency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within the regulatory environment including reviewing, issuing, monitoring, or complying with federal, state or local environmental permits.
  • An interest in fish and wildlife resource management and working with others in a collaborative and regulatory environment to influence sound resource management.