Administrative Assistant

US Fish & Wildlife - Abernathy Fish Technology Center

About the organization

We are a small technology center, conducting genetic, nutrition, physiological, and ecological research on a wide variety of fish on behalf of state fish and wildlife offices, tribal fish hatcheries, and other federal agencies with aquatic interests (i.e. NOAA Fisheries, Bonneville Power Administration, etc.). We are located in Longview, Washington, along Abernathy Creek, which feeds into the mighty Columbia River. We are 90 minutes from Portland, Oregon.


(I currently have this job and will be retiring in August. We have a history of hiring returned Peace Corps volunteers and would love to have applicants for this position with Peace Corps non-competitive eligibility when it is posted on USA Jobs upon my departure. If you would like a notification of when this position is posted, or if you would like to know more about it in the meantime, please feel free to contact me. This job will likely be a GSA 5/6. There is opportunity to network and grow within the agency. The people at the facility are delightful to work with.)

This job entails ordering supplies for the research facility, paying invoices, serving as the primary point of contact for visitors to the facility, producing a bi-monthly newsletter, maintaining the website, and assorted other tasks as needed.


This position requires excellent people skills, the ability to organize work so that deadlines are met in a timely fashion, familiarity with desktop publishing and website content development, and keen writing and editing capabilities. Knowledge of standard Microsoft office suite products is expected.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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