Natural Resources Technician II - Geoduck Monitor; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

Job Title: 
Natural Resources Technician II - Geoduck Monitor
Job Location: 
Sequim, Washington

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe's Natural Resource Department is seeking a full-time Natural Resources Technician II - Geoduck Monitor! This position oversees State and Tribal regulation compliancy and on-the-water safety to ensure a safe and orderly JST Geoduck fishery. This is a technical position that requires a broad range of water and land-based natural resource management projects at times when the geoduck fishery is not operating.    


Why work for Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe?

As a committed and collaborative partner in our community for over four decades, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe (JST) has continued to grow the areas of economic development, healthcare, natural resources, hospitality, cultural preservation, and the arts. Through our Resort Enterprises and Tribal Government, we are now the second largest employer in Clallam County, and provide a wide range of employment opportunities to our Tribal Citizens and community.

Our employees are like extended family, and we believe in providing employee benefit programs and incentives that cultivate a positive and enriching work environment, and healthy lifestyle.  We hope that each of our employees continue to honor our commitment to our community and to treat our guests like family as well.

If you would like to become a part of our team, check out this position's job details below, and apply today! Make sure to include current email and phone contacts for all provided professional and personal references in your application. 


As a Natural Resources Technician II - Geoduck Monitor, you will:

  • Primarily be field-based and apply sound scientific principles to the collection, analysis, and reporting of natural resource data
  • Conduct freshwater and marine habitat surveys, intertidal and subtidal shellfish population surveys, freshwater fish studies, water and sediment quality surveys, riparian, estuarine, and marine vegetation surveys, and marine phytoplankton biotoxin studies
  • Provide habitat and resource enhancement and restoration
  • Moniter Shellfish and finfish harvest
  • Maintains field equipment and supplies
  • Provide technical support including independent data collection and will contribute to survey design and development, project planning, data analysis including the use of statistical software, graphics, and other computer programs, database management, and report writing
  • Monitor the geoduck fishery on the water and ensure that divers and boat owners follow State and Tribal regulations
  • Check I.D. cards and verify eligibility to dive
  • Confirm diver’s participation and record number of crates harvested and dive time
  • Weigh out daily harvest and keep accurate amount of number of pounds harvested by each diver for each day
  • Ensure compliance with Washington Department of Health shellfish sanitation requirements
  • Help maintain diver’s safety and respond to emergency situations if they arise
  • Assist in coordinating weekly sampling of geoduck with divers and other tribes
  • Provide boat and equipment maintenance assistance
  • Lead and oversee assigned personnel in a variety of field activities as assigned


What are the Required Qualifications for this position?                                                                                                                                                      

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associates Degree in fisheries, wildlife, or related field preferred
  • Three (3) years of advancing natural resources related employment required
  • Experience with operating small boats (up to 30 feet)
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including effective verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrate initiative, work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally as assigned
  • Valid Washington Driver’s License with insurance on file
  • Must be able to successfully pass criminal background investigation


What are the Preferred Qualifications for this position?                                                                          

  • Experience with conducting dive operations and dive rescue training
  • DAN O2 Certification
  • Computer program, software, and technical equipment proficiency
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Effective time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • American Indian/Alaska Native preferences apply


What are the Physical Requirements and Working Conditions for this position?                                                                                   

  • Ability and willingness to endure harsh field conditions and inclement weather
  • Must be available to work any shift (to include all hours, weekends, and/or holidays as job duties require)
  • Must be able to lift, push and carry up to 60 lbs. unassisted
  • Physical ability to access all areas of the property applicable to your position
  • Must be able to withstand prolonged standing, sitting, walking, bending, climbing, squatting and twisting without restriction
  • Requires eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity; ability to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols
  • Must have the ability to reach at or below/above shoulder level on a continuous basis
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment and maintain physical stamina, proper mental attitude while dealing effectively with customers, management, team members, and outside contacts while working under pressure and meeting deadlines
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