Title

Fisheries Program Supervisor 


Req Number FIS-13-00002  

Salary $35 - $49/Hourly (DOE)  

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Location Ephrata Headquarters  

Description

 

The Fisheries Program Supervisor is responsible for assuring that all requirements (implementation and reporting) contained in the FERC Order, 401 Certification, NOAA-Fisheries Biological Opinion, USFWS Biological Opinion, Priest Rapids Salmon and Steelhead Settlement Agreement and Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Protection Program are met, as it pertains to juvenile and adult salmonid passage, hatchery and habitat programs, resident fish, wildlife, terrestrial, water quality and fall Chinook protection.       

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for developing and presenting short and long-term strategies and budget to the FWWQ Manager as it relates to the requirements for juvenile and adult salmonid passage, hatchery and habitat, resident fish, wildlife, terrestrial, water quality and fall Chinook protection programs contained in the FERC Order, 401 Certification, NOAA-Fisheries Biological Opinion, USFWS Biological Opinion, Priest Rapids Salmon and Steelhead Settlement and Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Protection programs.
  • The Fisheries Program Supervisor will provide supervision and guidance to staff under their direct supervision.  This includes, but not limited to meeting all the necessary timelines for employee evaluations and documentation required to measure and access job performance (career paths, learning curves, salary adjustment memo, etc.).  Employees under direct supervision may include Fisheries Scientist, Senior Biologist, Biologist III, Biologist II, Biologist I, Fish and Wildlife Specialists and Hydro Mechanic Assistants.  
  • Responsible for developing, reviewing and finalizing all reports, technical memos, white papers, strategy documents, etc. and presenting them to the FWWQ Manager, Director of Natural Resources, or Management Team as it relates to the requirements in the FERC Order, 401 Certification, NOAA-Fisheries Biological Opinion, USFWS Biological Opinion, Priest Rapids Salmon and Steelhead Settlement and Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Protection programs.
  • Work collectively and collaboratively with internal District staff to develop proposals, plans and projects that can be presented to agencies and tribes for review and implementation.  This includes the development of study plans and strategic planning for survival and behavior evaluations, hatchery and habitat programs, wildlife and terrestrial, resident fish, water quality and other mitigation programs that will satisfy the requirements contained in the FERC Order, 401 Certification, NOAA-Fisheries Biological Opinion, USFWS Biological Opinion, Priest Rapids Salmon and Steelhead Settlement and Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Protection programs.
  • The Fisheries Program Supervisor will provide strategic guidance and District participation in regional fisheries and ESA issue and will provide negotiation and technical support and leadership for development of fish, wildlife, water quality protection, and mitigation and enhancement programs.
  • The Fisheries Program Supervisor will provide strategic advice and support to the Manager of Fish, Wildlife, and Water Quality as needed and will provide leadership in a teamwork environment and implement programs consistent with teamwork principles.
 

Position Requirements

EDUCATION:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Fisheries or related Environmental Sciences is required. 
  • An advanced degree (Master in Science) is preferred in fisheries resources or related Environmental Sciences, but not required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in hydroelectric environmental issues, which includes experience with anadromous salmonids and resident fish species and the effects of hydroelectric generation on aquatic resources, wildlife, and water quality.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a highly developed understanding of scientific sampling methodology and literature, and knowledge of fish management practices, fish husbandry, hatchery operation methods, commercial salmon fisheries, fish population dynamics and a broad knowledge of Columbia River fisheries and water quality issues. 
  • Must have working knowledge of fish culture, wildlife, botanical, water quality, biometrics, and sampling techniques as well as experience with federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to fisheries and related environmental sciences including ESA, NEPA, FERC relicensing, and CWA.
  • Must be familiar with FERC agreements and license orders, the Federal Power Act and NW Power Act.
  • Have a strong understanding of project management methods, utility operations and understanding of issues affecting the FCRPS and other Northwest projects.
  • Must have strong and effective communication skills both oral and written and must be able to communicate effectively with people in diverse job classes and particularly with peers in regulatory agencies.  Must also be able to express yourself in a clear, concise, and scientifically accurate manner when providing oral or written reports to diverse audiences.
  • Must be imaginative and resourceful in high-pressure situations and under adverse working conditions and must be able to use good judgment, be adaptable and flexible and maintain a positive, highly motivated attitude.  Must be capable of exercising leadership in all circumstances.
  • Travel frequently for meetings with regulatory agencies.  Regional overnight travel should be expected on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENT:

  • It is essential that the Fisheries Program Supervisor be able to work in a team environment, provide leadership in a teamwork environment and implement programs consistent with teamwork principles. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with individuals within Natural Resources and with other Divisions within the District.
  • The work environment is fast paced and requires that the Fisheries Program Supervisor have a high level of comprehension, concentration, and be able to multi-task.  Multi-tasking is a critical element of day to day duties and responsibilities. 

 

 

Closing Date to Apply:  January 15, 2014

 

Close Date 1/15/2014  

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.



Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Values
Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  


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