Natural Resource Specialist

at  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Salem, Oregon, USA - 97303

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Immediate26 Feb, 2020USD 6294 Monthly27 Nov, 20192 year(s) or aboveRegulations,Credit,Fisheries,Wildlife,ResearchNoNo
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  • Three years of experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a program related to fish, wildlife, or habitat. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level related to fish, wildlife, or habitat performing research, analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities; AND
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Bachelor’s degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework , or three additional years of biological experience related to fish, wildlife, habitat performing studies, research, or resource management activities.
    A Master’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Master’s degree in
    biological/ecological sciences will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.
    A Doctorate degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Doctorate degree in
    biological/ecological sciences will substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
    Applicants who have obtained a Master’s degree or Doctorate that included work experience from an internship, work/study, thesis, or similar program may list this experience in their application to receive credit for the work experience. The Master’s degree/Doctorate and applicable work experience will be considered separately and both the education and applicable experience may count toward minimum qualifications.


• With waterway alterations permitting
• Analyzing statutes, administrative rules, and policies
• Evaluating the potential effects of development proposals on fish, wildlife, and habitat
• Negotiating mitigation for development impacts to fish, wildlife, and habitat
• Using GIS software



Work collaboratively with the Department of State Lands (DSL) and the Department of Agriculture (ODA) implement HB 2437 (2019 legislative session) to interpret statutes and develop administrative rules to implement this new policy consistent with the criteria outlined in HB 2437. Implement and monitor activities performed under these rules. Write biennial adaptive management review and recommendations for modifying administrative rules. Develop administrative rules for similar activities in wet/flowing “traditionally maintained channels.” Work with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences to design and implement a study of the benefits and impacts of maintenance activities in traditionally maintained channels. Prepare biennial legislative reports identifying methods of implementation, compliance information and outcomes of implementing this new policy, and recommendations for further legislation. Use the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Mitigation Policy as the foundation for input and recommendations to DSL and ODA (ODFW Strategic Plan 2018-2024: Goal 1 – Objectives 1.1, 1.2), which will further ODFW’s mission and contribute to implementation of ODFW’s Strategic Plan 2018-2024 ( ).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


Min:2.0Max:7.0 year(s)

Information Technology/IT

HR / Administration / IR

Software Engineering





Salem, OR, USA