Technicians for juvenile salmonid distribution and habitat use study on the Chehalis River

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) seeks to hire 3-4 qualified field technicians for the summer of 2013 to assist with data collection on juvenile salmonid distribution and habitat use in the Chehalis River basin. This is an exciting opportunity to gain critical skills in conducting field research in fish biology. Technicians will assist in all aspects of data collection including, but not limited to, snorkel and habitat surveys, PIT tagging juvenile fish, installing and maintaining PIT tag antennae’s, seining, electrofishing, and other associated data collection techniques. Candidates with experience in described techniques are encouraged to apply. In addition, technicians must be willing to work long hours in inclement weather, hike 5-10 miles in a work day, carry 50lbs of gear, and camp. The work schedule will most likely be 4 days at 10 hours / day but is subject to change.

Interested candidates must fill out an online application with WDFW (, Job posting #10383-12 Scientific Technician 2 POOL). Qualified candidates will be selected from the pool and contacted in mid-June for interviews. Positions will be based out of the WDFW office in Olympia, WA.  If you have questions regarding the position please contact John Winkowski ( Thank you for your interest.

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