Watercraft Inspection & Decontamination Section Supervisor- Environmental Planner 5


Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

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Olympia, WA
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Fish Program – Aquatic Invasive Species Unit, Olympia, Washington – Thurston County

Our Fish Program’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Unit is tasked with preventing the introduction of, and early detection monitoring of, and managing marine and freshwater AIS transported into or spread within the state through multiple pathways. This position leads the Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination (WID) Section of the AIS Unit and serves as the Department expert and strategic advisor to the AIS Policy Coordinator on statewide WID planning, policies and state and federal laws.


This position may be eligible for telework.   The default assigned work location for this position is in Olympia, Washington.  Frequency of onsite work will vary based on business and operational needs.

The current duty station is in Olympia, Washington, however, we are also considering Spokane, Washington as an alternate duty station.

This recruitment is posted until June 20, 2024, with a first review of applications to take place on May 31, 2024.  Application review will be ongoing, and therefore, we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible.  This recruitment may be closed at any time.

In this dynamic role, you will coordinate the development and/or implementation of complex environmental protection resource plans, programs, policies, and regulations to prevent AIS.

You are excited to lead and collaborate with a large variety of national and international forums on WID issues to build partnerships, plan for long-term management, develop rules and regulations, and agency strategies to prevent and manage risks AIS introductions present to state environmental, economic, and human safety and cultural resources.

We are seeking a candidate to support a broad range of aquatic environmental, economic, human cultural, and health resource protections, and minimizing adverse economic impacts to owners of affected water bodies or property.


For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4509830/watercraft-inspection-decontamination-section-supervisor-environmental-planner

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

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application.

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • 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:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents

Compensation Information

Salary: $6,510.00 - $8,758.00 Monthly


Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following Benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave types.

Eleven (11) Paid Holidays per year and one (1) personal holiday if the employee is scheduled to be, or has been, continuously employed by the State of Washington for at least four (4) months.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), and an Employee Assistance Program.


This position is in the bargaining unit represented by the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals and is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish & Wildlife Professionals.