Hatchery Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance Lead - C&M Project Lead - Permanent - *07615-24

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Lacey, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $5,479.00 - $6,349.00 Monthly
Deadline Jul 23, 2024


Capital and Asset Management Program –Construction Shop
Lacey, Washington – Thurston County

The Capital and Asset Management Program mission is to serve the Department by delivering technical and professional engineering, construction, and maintenance to sustain facilities, infrastructure, and ecosystems under the Department’s care. Performance of the job duties and responsibilities result in assisting the customer programs in their efforts to accomplish Department goals. 

This position provides ongoing scheduled and unscheduled/emergency and quick response maintenance, repair, and construction and to address the continued operation and production at state agency owned facilities, structures, equipment, and lands statewide.  The incumbent in this position utilizes a robust knowledge base of various fields of construction to maintain and improve the condition of various areas such as hatchery buildings, water intake, distribution, delivery, drainage, septic systems incubation and bird predation prevention systems and infrastructure for human safety issues, and structural integrity, fish health and production.

Here is what you will be doing, 

Project Leadership: 

  • Assists in the preparation, scheduling, and supervision of the work layout for the maintenance and construction at facilities, access sites and wildlife areas.
  • Effectively communicates project scope and expectations to a crew by translating general work requirements into a prioritized plan for individual tasks and assignments.
  • Conducts meetings to discuss daily milestones and safety precautions.
  • Determines materials, PPE, equipment, and manpower needed and ensures its availability.
  • Identifies needs and deficiencies in the plan/schedule and reports these to the Construction and Maintenance Project Supervisor.
  • Continuously inspects completed work making sure it is up to code and specifications and initiates timely problem resolutions.
  • Assists with the closeout of projects by compiling and reporting staff time, cost of materials, and activities performed, entering work order completion remarks, and submitting as-builts, when applicable.

Commercial Plumbing: 

  • Repairs or replaces high- and low-pressure supply lines and drainpipes.  Installs and modifies existing water intake, distribution and drainage systems and pipes.
  • Operates excavation equipment and electronic utility locators to aid in the location of underground water lines and septic systems.

Heavy Construction Equipment Operation and Maintenance:

  • Inspects, operates, and transports all types of heavy earthmoving equipment including but not limited to: Commercial combination dump trucks and trailers, wheel loaders, dozers, track excavators, power wheelbarrows, boom trucks, backhoes, all-terrain forklifts, and personnel lifts in the execution of all phases of construction as relates to hatchery maintenance installation and repair tasks.
  • Clears, removes, and transports mud and debris from on-site hatchery abatement ponds, intake structures, demolition projects and general construction tasks using excavators, boom trucks, backhoes, and dump trucks.
  • Works around, exposes, and installs sensitive buried utilities and alarm lines using backhoes and track excavators.

Mechanical and Metal Fabrication:

  • Independently services and provides diagnostic functions on crowders, rotating belt screens, electronic rolling doors, winches, and predation structures.
  • Layout, cuts, assembles, and welds various hatchery components to modify, repair and improve safety, operation or improve fish production and health.


  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Duties are performed at construction sites on hatchery and wildlife areas.  Hazards include working on rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces, confined and difficult to reach spaces, and working and driving in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or snow.  
    • Bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, and lifting of 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project site.         
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations.
    • Some tasks will involve sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Schedule:
    • Work 6:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.
    • Work overtime as needed/requested. This will include overnight stays and evening and weekend work.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Travel required 60-80% depending on season.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Computers, basic hand tools, power tools such as drills, cut off saws, circular saws, hydraulic punch, metal band saws, grinders, welders, cutting torch, plasma cutter, personnel lifts, power wheelbarrows, chainsaws, jack hammers and/or powered motors, trash pumps, portable generators, automotive equipment, pick-up trucks, and trailers.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Frequent interactions varying between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Agency customers and vendors.



  • Four (4) years experience in the operation of heavy equipment including one (1) or more of the following: 
    • Two (2) years of vocational training in heavy equipment, general construction, carpentry, concrete, or a similarly related field. 
    • Two (2) years of experience in the construction or building trades 
    • Two (2) years as a Maintenance Mechanic 1 or a higher level.  
    • Two (2) years of similarly related experience.
  • Four (4) years’ experience in industrial/commercial plumbing.
  • Knowledge of common methods, practices and materials used in repairing buildings, mechanical equipment, and building facilities; use and care of tools.
  • Proficiency in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to: read and work from blueprints, plans, and sketches;, and estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs.


  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement with current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.


In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following: 

  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Forklift Operation Certification
  • Boom Truck Certification
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • HDPE fusion certification 

Supplemental Information

Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application.

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references. 


All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents


Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following: Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave types. 

Eleven (11) Paid Holidays per year and one (1) personal holiday if the employee is scheduled to be, or has been, continuously employed by the State of Washington for at least four (4) months. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA),  and an Employee Assistance Program.


This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  This recruitment may be used to fill positions in addition to those listed.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer


To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to diana.humes@dfw.wa.gov 
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.


To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at diana.humes@dfw.wa.gov 
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. 

As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.  All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.  

Request an accommodation: Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format please contact Jayme Chase by phone 360-902-2278 or email Jayme.Chase@dfw.wa.gov, or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 800-833-6388.

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