Maintenance Mechanic 2 - Yakima, WA

Employer: Department of Fish & Wildlife

Job Description:
Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

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.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. WDFW's employees–field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species. WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at

Maintenance Mechanic 2
We are recruiting to fill one (1) Maintenance Mechanic 2 position within the Capital and Asset Management Program (CAMP). This position is located in Yakima, WA.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual, who is team orientated and has a diverse knowledge of construction. In this position you can expect to be in the outdoors, working along rivers and streams among the fish and wildlife of Washington State. You will have the opportunity to work construction and fabrication, expanding your knowledge and experience of the different aspects of construction.

The Capital and Asset Management Program's mission is to serve the Department programs by delivering technical and professional services creating and maintaining the assets under Department care. Performance of the job duties and responsibilities result in assisting the customer programs in their efforts to accomplish Department goals.

The Maintenance Mechanic 2 in the Yakima Construction Shop facilitates the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) mission of a "Sound Stewardship of Fish and Wildlife", to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

In support of the Yakima Construction Shop and its Construction and Maintenance Project Supervisor, the primary role of this position is fish screen facility inspection and maintenance on the "South Area" route. This route covers the lower Columbia River Basin, which includes the tributaries of the Yakima, Naches, Walla Walla, and Touchet rivers. Included in this route are approximately sixty (60) fish screen sites and several fish ways, all requiring weekly visits to ensure compliance with WDFW and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries biological protection criteria.

Required Qualifications:
•Valid Driver's License, and
•High School Diploma or equivalent, and
•Completion of recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade OR four (4) years of experience in mechanical repair work as a fulltime helper to a journey level mechanic, and
•Valid CDL

Preferred Qualifications:
•Valid First Aid and CPR certification

Working Conditions:
This position works in all weather conditions, on rough terrain and requires that the incumbent be able to lift 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project sites. The typical schedule is from 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; however, the incumbent may be expected to work 8 day work weeks including weekends and overtime as needed.

As a condition of employment for this job and in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Rules and the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, the selected candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing as well as a check of drug and alcohol test results conducted by prior employers. Candidates will be disqualified for employment if they refuse to submit to, or fail this pre-employment testing. Subsequent to employment, employees in this job will be subjected to ongoing random drug/alcohol testing as well as reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return to duty and follow-up testing.

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).

To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:•A current resume
•Three professional references
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions may lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

Veteran Preference Notice
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
•Subject line should include recruitment number, position and Vet (#10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
•Include your name as it appears on your application in
Military Spouse Preference Notice
To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:
•Notify us of your military spouse status by email at
•Subject line should include recruitment number, position and MS (#10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
•Include your name as it appears on your application in

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. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $4,161 - $4,714 MO

Posted on December 02, 2019
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