Shellfish Farm Manager – Nisqually Tribe

NATURE OF WORK: This position is responsible for managing operations, supervising employees, and leading marketing efforts of shellfish grown at tribally owned or leased properties.


    • Manage and oversee all operational functions of the shellfish farm.
    • Plan, manage, and perform tasks and projects related to farm development, operations, and monitoring.
    • Manage, supervise and train technicians and other shellfish farm employees.
    • Establish and maintain financial records.
    • Establish and maintain inventory and quality control methods.
    • Develop, monitor, and revise shellfish farming plans.
    • Research and purchase equipment and supplies.
    • Develop marketing plan and lead marketing efforts of shellfish grown on tribally owned or leased properties.
    • Schedule farming tasks from seeding to harvest.
    • Work with, guide and educate production staff and management to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements including those from the Department of Health, Thurston County, and WDFW.
    • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of related federal, state, and local laws.
  • Knowledge of shellfish farm operational functions, development, and monitoring techniques.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and management techniques.
  • Knowledge of financial record keeping practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of inventory and quality control methods.
  • Knowledge of shellfish farming plans and methods.
  • Knowledge of farm development, operations, and monitoring techniques.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple personnel.
  • Ability to effectively plan and manage projects.
  • Ability to effectively train staff.
  • Ability to organize and manage financial records.
  • Ability to organize and maintain inventory.
  • Ability to establish and enforce quality control processes.
  • Ability to develop successful farming plans.
  • Ability to develop and implement successful marketing efforts.


  • 5 years recent experience directly in the shellfish aquaculture business.
  • Experience working with and educating production staff to ensure compliance with health and environmental safety requirements.
  • 1 year Supervisory experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Tribe’s insurance policy.

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*Position closes Friday, February 28th*