Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • Resource Protection Analyst

    Job Location US-WA-Auburn
    # of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time Term-Limited
    Pay Grade

    Under general supervision, this position will be responsible for engaging in selected salmon management and salmon habitat protection and restoration processes, to represent the Tribe’s priorities in habitat protection and restoration, salmon enhancement and management plans. This position will support other activities to improve and sustain harvestable salmon populations within the Tribe’s U&A.


    1. Participate on teams dealing with a variety of issues relevant to processing permits for research and monitoring projects and plans affecting the Muckleshoot Tribe’s interests.
    2. Provide briefings to Fisheries Director, Program Managers and tribal policy leaders.
    3. Assist the Fisheries Division as needed in the review of plans affecting the Tribe’s interests.
    4. Review and comment on NEPA, SEPA, ESA and other regulatory processes that affect tribal fisheries and/or tribal resources.
    5. Complete a plan for the Urban Salmon Strategy.
    6. Provide assistance to the Tribe in promoting the objectives of the Urban Salmon Strategy.
    7. Continue to coordinate and collaborate with WRIA 8 and 9 lead entities, King County, the Corps of Engineers and others on projects that address temperature impairments in key migration corridors.  
    8. Work with UW School of Aquatic Science and Fisheries and WDFW and potentially other groups to formalize a vehicle and identify funding sources for salmon enhancement and research directed at increasing salmon survival and achieving harvestable abundance in WRIA 8 and other urban watersheds.
    9. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.



    A PhD in Fisheries Biology Fisheries Science, or closely related field, from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 14 semester (21 quarter) hours of coursework, excluding dissertation credits, at the 400 level or above beyond those required for, or used to receive, a Master’s degree in subjects such as genetics and physiology; ecology and behavior; management, conservation, and restoration; aquaculture; hatchery science; fisheries acoustics; river ecology, salmon or shellfish culture, watershed management; or sustainable fisheries. Additionally 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of graduate level statistics and/or biometrics are required.


    The PhD Degree requirement may be substituted by seven (7) years of directly relevant experience, including at least one (2) years of supervisory experience of professional scientific and technical staff and a Master’s degree in Biology, Fisheries Biology, Fisheries Science, or directly related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of or supplemented by 4 semester hours (6 quarter hours) of upper level (500 or higher) in fisheries or aquatic science courses in subjects such as genetics, physiology; ecology; resource management, restoration; aquaculture, fisheries acoustics; river ecology, hatchery production, and 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of research design, statistics and/or biometrics (course numbers 500 or higher).




    Special Requirement: Transcripts are required as part of the application process


    • Extensive knowledge of fish and shellfish species, including anadromous salmonids, habitat characteristics and requirements, and ecological relationships
    • Extensive knowledge of fisheries and environmental regulations, stream hydraulics, land management and development, soil conservation
    • Lake and stream management for anadromous fish habitat protection
    • Principles and procedures of fisheries enhancement, harvest management, and biological research
    • Methods of biological data collection, interpretation and presentation
    • Statistical and research theory and techniques
    • Fish population measurement techniques
    • Current literature, trends and developments in fisheries and fish habitat research
    • Strategic planning techniques and processes
    • Physical and natural sciences related to ground/surface water quality, quantity, development, and basin-wide management
    • Methods of data collection, interpretation, statistical theory and techniques
    • Fish population measurement techniques
    • The relationship between surface water hydrology, instream flow management and storm water management with water supply, dam operations, fish passage, and restoration of fish habitat and water quality.
    • Review and development of written and oral comments on technical and policy-related reports related to harvest management, fisheries management, or fish habitat issues.

    Licenses or Certifications Required

    Current and valid Washington State driver’s license and First Aid/CPR/AED certification required.


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