Lead Fisheries Technician (2): Oregon

Burns Paiute Tribe
Burns, Oregon
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Summary: The Burns Paiute Tribe is seeking two Lead Fisheries Technicians. The positions will be geared toward completing the Tribe’s fisheries related statement of work. Duties may include working with biologists and managers to complete electrofishing surveys, invasive brook trout removal by angling and gill netting, environmental DNA data collection, monitoring a put-and-take Chinook Salmon fishery, amphibian surveys, data entry, and assisting in report writing. The ideal candidate(s) will be well versed in fisheries field techniques, be comfortable and experienced with remote back-country work, and foster a strict regard for data quality and precisely following protocols.

The positions are expected to be 6 months in duration (ending approx. Nov 30, 2017)
Basic Requirements:
A high school diploma or GED equivalent AND at least 3 years of field experience pertaining to fisheries or natural resources. Course work or a degree from an accredited university or college in a field related to natural resources or biology may substitute for 2 of the 3 years of required experience. The ideal candidate(s) will demonstrate a fisheries or natural resource related career path. Candidates may be required to provide transcripts upon hire if substituting education for experience. The successful candidate(s) must possess a valid driver’s license and qualify for coverage under the Tribe’s vehicle insurance. The successful candidate(s) will also be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as well as a criminal and character background check.

Additional Required Skills Pertaining to Job Duties:
1. Proficiency in fisheries field methods.
2. Skill in organizing and properly transmitting data from field to database.
3. Comfortable and experienced in remote wilderness field locations, hiking up to 10 miles/day with gear, backcountry camping, working long hours in a variety of adverse weather conditions.
4. Ability to anticipate and remedy field needs (data sheets, gear repair or purchase, etc.)
5. Proficiency navigating in remote locations using a handheld Garmin GPS.
6. Ability to synthesize original reports based on data analysis completed by senior technical staff.
7. Skill in written and oral communication.
8. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Familiarity with ArcGIS preferred.

Indian Preference:
Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of qualified Indian applicants, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian preference will receive consideration without regards to race, color, sex, politics, age, religion, or national origin.

How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume with related education and experience, and 3 references to:

Fisheries Program Manager
Kris Crowley; kristopher.crowley@burnspaiute-nsn.gov
Human Resources Director
Kerry Opie; kerry.opie@burnspaiute-nsn.gov
Contact Person
Kris Crowley
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