Fisheries Technician III: Oregon

The Klamath Tribes
Chiloquin, Oregon
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Full time Positions
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The Fisheries Technician III position is located in the Aquatics Program within the Klamath Tribes Natural Resources Department. The primary purpose of this position is to support the Fisheries Biologist by working independently and as part of a team performing field data collection tasks relating to fisheries management, fish culture relating to reintroduction programs for endangered species, fish distribution and abundance, and habitat restoration and monitoring.

The Fisheries Technician III works with other Aquatics Program staff (Fish Biologist, Hydrologist, Fluvial Geomorphologist, Environmental Restoration Planner, and Water Quality Technicians) to implement a Fisheries Restoration Plan and an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Plan for the Upper Klamath River Basin. Restoring and maintaining important Tribal fisheries is the primary goal of the Fisheries Restoration Team. Primary objectives include: 1) re-establishing extinct spawning populations of endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers; and 2) re-introducing extinct populations of Chinook salmon in the Upper Klamath River Basin. The primary goal of the Ecosystem Restoration team is managing and remediating processes contributing to hypereutrophication and fish habitat degradation in and above Upper Klamath Lake. Primary objectives include: 1) managing and remediating non-point source nutrient loading from agricultural landscapes to measurable reduce cyanobacteria blooms and the related adverse water quality in Upper Klamath Lake; and 2) rehabilitating and maintaining habitats to the extent necessary to recover and sustain important native fisheries, including Lost River and shortnose sucker, redband trout, bull trout, steelhead, and Chinook salmon.
• Bachelors of Science Degree in Fisheries Biology, or closely related field, REQUIRED. (Copy of degree and transcripts must be submitted with application.)
• Two (2) years experience implementing studies or actions involved in managing and/or monitoring fish populations, REQUIRED. Fish culture experience highly desirable.
• Two (2) years experience conducting fish habitat surveys, REQUIRED.
• One (1) year experience implementing and/or monitoring stream habitat restoration actions, REQUIRED.
• One (1) year experience supervising field crews, REQUIRED.
• Must be willing and able to work irregular hours in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time, REQUIRED.
• Must be dependable, responsible, highly motivated, and willing and able to work independently, REQUIRED.
• Proficiency in the use of computers for a variety of tasks including:
o general computing using Microsoft Office (e.g. spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc.), REQUIRED;
o analysis using statistical software (e.g. R, Systat, SAS, or the equivalent), PREFERRED;
o mapping and analysis using ArcGIS, PREFERRED.

• Must possess a valid Driver's License, have a good driving record and be insurable by the Klamath Tribes. Must obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License within initial 90-day probationary period as a condition of employment, REQUIRED. (Copy of valid driver’s license must be submitted with application.)
• Must be able to operate power boats, and obtain an Oregon Boater Education Card within the initial 90-day probationary period as a condition of employment, REQUIRED.
• Must submit to and clear an alcohol/drug screen test, REQUIRED. (Employment will be contingent upon clearing the required alcohol/drug screening test.)
• Indian preference will apply. (Must submit proof of Indian Preference with application.)
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Sarah Bates
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