Salary$2,864.00 – $3,701.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time – Non-Permanent
Closing: 6/25/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

The strategic objective of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program is to protect state waters by managing AIS. The incumbent’s primary duties of the AIS Prevention Program are early detection zebra/quagga mussel monitoring, review, and record data they collect. Key measurable objectives are number of sites and samples conducted for early detection zebra/quagga mussel monitoring, all equipment in proper working condition, and all data entered.


  • Sunday to Saturday first 40. Workweek will be the first 40 hours of work per week (24/7) but will be required occasionally to exceed these hours.
  • Incumbent may work outside of the normal workweek during holidays, weekends and may be required to respond on short notice to rapid response AIS emergencies.

Travel Requirements: 

  • These positions require weekly statewide travel and overnight stays up to five days at times.


    • A valid unrestricted driver’s license required.
    • State Boater Education Card or equivalent.  If you don’t have one, you must obtain the card within a month of hire.


    • 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.

    NOTE:  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.

    In addition, the position requires:

    • Valid State driver’s license.
    • State Boater Education Card or equivalent. If you do not have it, you must obtain one within a month of hire.
    • Experience using Microsoft Windows, smart phones, electronic tablets, PC, and laptops.
    • Experience and excellent safety record operating vehicles, motorized watercraft at least 15 feet in length, and towing trailers

    Preferred Job Knowledge and Experience:

    • Boat operation knowledge and experience, WDFW motorboat operator’s certification or equivalent.
    • Trailer operation knowledge and experience.
    • Computer and other electronic devices operational knowledge.

    Other skills and abilities for full performance of essential functions including strong to excellent skills and attitudes in the following areas:

    • The ability to communicate orally and in written communications effectively,
    • The ability to develop and hold interpersonal relationships based on integrity and honesty,
    • The ability to creativity and innovatively work independently and in a team,
    • The ability to maintain excellent public service and develop partnerships effectively through outreach and education,
    • The ability to work independently and manage workload effectively,
    • First aid and CPR certified.

    Supplemental Information

    Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. 

    In order to successfully apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

    • A detailed cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position.
    • A resume
    • Certification/Licenses
    • Three professional references.


    All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:

    The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.