Lummi Nation Job Center:
Shellfish Biologist III 

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Shellfish Biologist III 
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Job Summary
This is a full-time, professional-level position working in the Harvest Management Division of the Lummi Natural Resources Department (LNR). Under limited supervision from the Fisheries Harvest Manager, the Shellfish Biologist III will be responsible for planning, implementing and documenting field research to assess intertidal shellfish populations and habitat, and for developing and implementing adaptive management strategies for intertidal shellfish populations under current and future environmental conditions. Working within existing management and regulatory frameworks, the incumbent will actively participate in the co- management process for shellfish species, will work to maximize Lummi tribal members opportunities to harvest shellfish, and will coordinate the commercial, ceremonial and subsistence harvest of shellfish species. The Shellfish Biologist III will have strong leadership, time management, grant writing, project administration and communication skills. The Shellfish Biologist III will coordinate with the Lummi Shellfish Hatchery in planning and implementing clam and oyster enhancement strategies and support efforts to expand sales of clam, oyster, and geoduck seed. Although the primarily focus of this position will be intertidal shellfish, the Shellfish Biologist III will also support work with other shellfish species (e.g., Dungeness crab and spot shrimp). This is a 2-year grant-funded position with the possibility for extension based on future funding. This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits.

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