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Natural Resources Technician I 

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Category Natural Resources  

Natural Resources Technician I

OVERVIEW: The Natural Resources Technician position is funded through multiple grant sources including The Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund. This is a full time permanent position contingent on continuing grant funding. The technician works with Natural Resources staff on a broad array of projects. These may include revegetation, fisheries, wildlife, restoration, and water quality projects.

WORK LOCATION: Natural Resources Office

SUPERVISED BY: Revegetation Manager

POSITION STATUS: Full time (40 hours/ week) with benefits

SALARY LEVEL: $17.54 - $20 hour, DOE

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm) w/ 30 min lunch break



  • Participating in career-development opportunities as requested by staff biologists. Attend courses, trainings, and conferences to expand knowledge of resource management practices (i.e. Computer software, first aid, database management).
  • Willing to engage with, lead and educate volunteers, landowners, tribal youth and school groups. Conducting physical/biological surveys in aquatic and terrestrial systems.
  • Willingness to participate in Climate Change assessment and mitigation work.
  • Properly collecting, recording, and managing scientific data.
  • Maintenance of survey records
  • Ability to get licensed through WSDA for a public operator's herbicide license and keep up on yearly credits.
  • Candidates should be competent with basic mathematical skills and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to use a computer to enter and manage data sets is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Field Activities:

  • Invasive weed treatments with herbicide spray packs and interacting with the public and landowners.
  • Planting of trees and shrubs.
  • Smolt trap construction and installation.
  • Performing biological surveys of fish populations.
  • Assist with assessment and monitoring of biological and physical processes in stream, nearshore, and estuarine systems.
  • Maintenance and repair of fisheries-related equipment and facilities
  • Collect, manage, and maintain field generated data and enter data into Excel spreadsheets, as directed.
  • Fish identification skills.
  • Ability to use technical instruments to measure water quality, use a GPS unit and other environmental instruments
  • Knowledge of native plant communities.
  • Ability to learn and conduct habitat assessment techniques, fish capture and identification, and other field activities.
  • Capture (electrofishing, seining) and enumeration techniques (spawner surveys, smolt trapping).
  • Ability to operate power tools and drive a truck and trailer.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must work well as a member of a team.
  • Must have the ability to work long hours often outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal direct supervision; work independently
  • Must demonstrate good communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to prescribed directions, routines and schedules.
  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug screening
  • Additional relevant work experience and the completion of technical training programs which includes conducting biological and environmental studies is highly desirable.
Position Requirements


  • Fisheries and Revegetation knowledge preferred OR desire to learn and work a new industry.
  • An AA degree or B.S. degree can substitute for work experience.
  • Experience preferred with Natural Resources and/or of the Elwha River.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Additional relevant work experience, training programs are highly desirable.


  • Ability to lift, push and pull items up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to hike 5+ miles a day carrying backpack loads of 40 lbs and instream hiking and climbing.


  • Must be able to work a variable schedule, including weekends.
  • Must be able to follow directions and guidelines.
  • Must know and use safe work practices.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and must be insurable.
  • Must be able to travel in the performance of job duties.
  • Must be able to comply with the LOWER KLALLAM TRIBE policies and procedures, including the Drug Free Workplace.

As with all positions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe this position is Indian Preference in hiring.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 4/7/2022  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
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