Friday, March 13, 2015

Fish Facilities Assistant Manager - Tacoma Power (Tacoma, WA)

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Job Title:Fish Facilities Assistant Manager
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 04/03/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$73,528.00 - $94,265.60 Annually 
Job Type:Non-Classified
Location:Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Power is seeking a Cushman Fish Facilities Assistant Manager responsible for supporting the Fish Facilities Manager in the commissioning, management and operation of an upstream adult fish collector at the Cushman No.2 Dam, a downstream juvenile fish collector at the Cushman No.1 Dam, and two fish hatcheries in the North Fork Skokomish River Basin.

Tacoma Power has the responsibility to produce 2,000,000 sockeye fry, 375,000 Chinook juveniles, 15,000 steelhead smolts, 225 steelhead adults, and between 10,000 to 35,000 coho smolts in hatchery facilities to release into the North Fork Skokomish River system as described in the Cushman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) License Article 417.

This position will:
1. Oversee day-to-day operations of two hatcheries and up and downstream fish collectors.
2. Manage fish facilities operation staff.
3. Meet fish supplementation and collection goals.
4. Assist with the development and implementation of annual work plans and budgets.
5. Assist in the writing of annual reports.
6. Work closely with Cushman project operation and maintenance staff to achieve project operation and maintenance objectives.

Other duties are included but not limited to: performing technical and scientific duties related to the biological aspects of utility operations and associated impacts; designing studies and compiling statistical and technical information; preparing reports and analysis of data as necessary for fisheries and related recreational programs in support of FERC license implementation and re-licensing requirements; managing technical staff activities, productivity, work plans, and schedules. 
Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology or related field with specialization in fisheries science, salmonid aquaculture, or other related biological field and 3 years of professional level experience in fisheries or related environmental programs.

The successful candidate must live or be willing to relocate within a 40 minute drive of the North Fork Salmon Hatchery located across from Lake Kokanee Park. 
 Selection Process & Supplemental Information:
Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date.