Fish Habitat Technician II– Monitoring: Oregon

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Prairie City, OR
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• Position consists of monitoring fish habitat on two Tribally-owned conservation areas in Eastern Oregon.
• Salary is $12.50/hour. This is a nine-month limited duration position with a start date sometime in April, 2017.
• Duty station is the Forrest Conservation Area, ½ mile east of Prairie City, OR.
• Job is open until filled. Email questions to Emily Davis (

Description: The position is focused on scientific monitoring of fish and wildlife habitat on two Tribal conservation areas in the Upper and Middle Fork John Day Basins. The ideal candidate has attention to detail, experience working outdoors in all weather conditions, and ability to learn quickly. Strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work well with a variety of other people from different backgrounds is a must for this position. A background in natural resources is a plus. Once oriented to the job, the position receives little supervisory oversight and requires the candidate to have problem-solving aptitude. During the field season (April—October), the employee will work in an office environment about 10%, with most time spent in the field. As field season wraps up the employee will spend increasing amounts of time in the office (up to 90% by the end of the position period) organizing and processing data.

➢ Assisting with scientific monitoring and data collection on the Oxbow and Forrest Conservation Areas, including but not limited to: groundwater, irrigation and river flow; soils; vegetation; stream geomorphology; snorkeling and/or wading to monitor fish populations; grazing monitoring (the Conservation Areas are working ranches).
➢ Some computer work, such as data entry and light data processing in Excel

Location: Grant County, Oregon is a large, rural county with an area of 4,528 sq. mi. and a population of less than 8000 people. The Forrest Conservation Area is located just outside of Prairie City, population 900. The nearest major airport is in Boise, Idaho (3.5 hours drive). Housing is not provided. To learn more about the location and the conservation areas, visit or
Requirements: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Excel, Word, etc.). Most data collection in the field is done on an iPad Mini; some data collection is done with very high-tech survey-grade equipment. Therefore Applicant must be comfortable quickly learning new technology skills if needed. Experience in natural resources management or related is desirable. Preference may be given to those candidates with a background in botany, aquatic ecology, plant ecology, stream restoration, hydrology, geomorphology, watershed sciences, or fisheries. Candidates must be willing to work with little supervision, in remote setting with rugged terrain and inclement weather. Heavy lifting is required to 50 pounds, as is use of ATVs/UTVs, and frequent hiking over uneven ground and in rivers/streams. Excellent verbal communication skills are a must. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and successfully pass a drug test and a background test. Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. equivalent and be 18 years of age or older.

TO APPLY: Applicants must complete a Tribal job application, available online at Submit your application on the Warm Springs job website-- DO NOT email it to the job contact (Emily Davis).
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