Fisheries Technician 1- Feather River Hatchery Sampling (17-909) – California

Agency
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Location
Oroville, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
14.00/hour
Start Date
09/04/2017
Last Date to Apply
08/10/2017
Website
http://www.psmfc.org/psmfc-info/careers/career-search
Description
PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION POSITION DESCRIPTION Title: Fisheries Technician 1- Feather River Hatchery Sampling (17-909) Location: Oroville, CA (95966) Position Type: Temporary, 6 months or less, Hourly/Non-Exempt Benefits Eligible: No | www.psmfc.org/benefits Salary Target: $14.00 to $16.00/hour, DOE Anticipated Start Date: September 4, 2017 Job Number: 17-909 How to Apply: Online at www.psmfc.org/careers Closing Date: August 10, 2017 at 9pm PT Group Definition: Fisheries Technicians perform duties related to the protection, preservation, propagation, and sampling of fish species and the preservation or enhancement of their habitat. They use knowledge of procedural requirements and processes to support the technical work of their unit. They provide practical technical support to research, operations, or program administration efforts. Position/Project Specifics: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking 3 motivated individuals to assist the Feather River Fisheries Program, operated by the California Department of Water Resources Division of Environmental Services, with the Feather River Hatchery Sampling program. Fisheries Technicians will work under the direction of the project manager(s) to implement the sampling protocols for the project and will be primarily responsible for collecting biotic data associated with the monitoring of lower Feather River salmonid populations. Specific duties include, but are not limited to weekly implementation of adult salmonid sampling, during which the incumbent will be handling salmon and processing samples and organizing and recording data. Experience conducting salmonid surveys and sampling is desirable, but not necessary. Other skills that are necessary: ability to lift 40-50 lbs, ability to reach, lift, bend, twist, handle and carry equipment, written and oral communication, ability to work closely with others in a team environment, safety consciousness, and a positive attitude. Flexibility to help on other Feather River Fisheries field projects on an as needed basis is also a must. ***This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving records check.*** Essential Functions: (The functions listed below are characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this group and pay band. They are not all-inclusive. Individual positions may perform some or all, as well as other similar work under close to general supervision.) • Participate in survey crews that conduct regional fishery presence/absence research, anadromous fish escapement surveys (carcass, redd, trap/weir, snorkel, etc.), or tag detection and mark recovery surveys. Make standardized observations such as species identification, length, weight, behavior, growth, survival, reproductive condition, and/or signs of parasites, diseases or pathogens, fin clips or tags. • Collect and organize biological and habitat samples and collections (such as scales, otoliths, ageing structures, other tissues, water quality, etc.). • Summarize and input biological or habitat data on field forms, electronic data loggers, and/or desktop computers. May assist with preliminary data summaries and analyses, technical report writing, or database management. Knowledge Required by the Position: At the lower end of the range, employees use knowledge of basic arithmetic, reading, writing, and data collection to perform routine or repetitive tasks. At the upper end of the position range, employees use knowledge of the basic principles and protocols of fish biology to make readings, measurements, and observations; execute tests; collect samples, etc. If complex equipment systems are operated, the employee has the knowledge to perform calibrations or adjustments to achieve desired results. Additional Mandatory Skills: • trap/weir • mark fish • carcass and redd surveys • electronic detection technol. • able to swim • lift 40 - 50 lbs. • load boats on trailers • tow & maneuver trailers • valid driver's license • operate motorized boats • operate non-motorized boats • operate GPS • habitat typing • habitat monitoring • fish species ID skills • using fish keys • operate handheld data recorder • compile and collect neat and accurate data • specific software skills (spreadsheet, word processing, database, GIS, statistical) • oral communication skills • written communication skills • repair & maintain equipment Physical Demands: Demands can range from moderate --where there is walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting, bending, and strenuous sweeping-- to rigorous. In the latter case, the incumbent must be able to handle buckets of water or gear weighing up to 50 pounds. Long daily periods of hiking, carrying equipment, swimming, and/or standing may be required. Camping out for extended periods may be required. Some work requires the ability to maintain footing in fast-moving water. Work Environment: A portion of the work is performed in an office setting with adequate lighting, heating and ventilation. The majority is performed in the field. Field work involves exposure to all types of weather, slippery rocks, trails, irregular terrain, insects, poison oak, rough or fast-moving water, or cold water temperatures. Work aboard boats is be required.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualification Requirements: A range of experience and education may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present six months of General Experience* OR one year of education above the high school level that included at least six semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying. At the upper end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with a major or at least 24 semester hours of coursework in any combination of scientific or technical courses. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying. *General Experience is (1) any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with biological sciences or the processes of the biological sciences. **Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. Please apply online at: http://www.psmfc.org/psmfc-info/careers/career-search Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the PSMFC human resources office at (503) 595-3100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace.
Contact Person
Tiffany Schillereff
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