Hatchery Technician/ Trapper

Hatchery Technician/ Trapper

Req No:
Natural Resources
Closing Date:
October 24, 2021

The Tulalip Tribes

The Tulalip Tribes publicly announces that Indian Preference in hiring shall apply to Tulalip Tribal job opportunities according to our Preference Code.


Tribal Department: Hatchery


Job Summary: Fish Hatchery Technician/Trapper position is classified as a specialized full-time position generally requiring up to 40 hours per seven (7) day work week depending on seasonal needs and/or hatchery operating conditions. A flex-time work schedule or overtime hours may be necessary with approval by the Hatchery Manager and/or Fisheries Director. Performs duties as they relate to U.S. v Washington and to the harvesting, processing, or transporting fish harvested in the exercise of treaty fishing rights. This position qualifies for tax exempt status for individuals who meet the qualification of 26 U.S. Code §7873. Position is also subject to available funding. This position involves being a responsible caretaker and protector of our hatchery fish which is an important resource to the tribal community, to show and maintain respect for the fish as living creatures and as a cultural symbol; to also show respect in the control and handling of any nuisance wildlife; must also have a willingness to put the care and protection of the fish first, at times ahead of personal interests. The hopeful result will be a successful program with millions of healthy fish to be released into the marine environment eventually benefitting our people and others who depend on these fish as part of their livelihood.


Compensation:  $21.50 hr.


Minimum Required Education

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Additional schooling, workshops, short-courses and/or on the job training related to firearms safety, hunting or trapping education, fish culture, fish health, or hatchery chemical usage training with course completion certificates and/or can demonstrate a general knowledge and competence in accepted nuisance wildlife hunting and trapping methods, and/or fish hatchery operations and current fish culture and fish health practices.

Minimum Required Experience

  • One (1) year experience working with wildlife trapping and/or working with fish and related activities in a fish hatchery environment.


Required Licenses/Certifications/Prerequisites

  • WA State Driver’s License and must adhere to the Motor Vehicle Regulation (Personal Automobile Insurance & Abstract Required) Use of personal vehicle may be required.
  • Must have proper legal authorization to carry and handle a firearm and other weapons while on the job per tribal firearms and human resource policies. Must also be able to legally own and/or handle a firearm responsibly.
  • Must be able to obtain and carry nuisance wildlife hunting and/or trapping permit(s) per tribal, federal, and Washington state laws.
  • Must complete an Agility exam to determine if physically capable of performing job duties
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.



Terms of Employment:  This is a regular full-time position.