Bull Trout Monitoring Technician

North Fork John Day Watershed Council
Long Creek, OR
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The NFJDWC is hiring three monitoring technicians to conduct monitoring activities for bull trout and other fish species of concern during the 2022 field season. These positions will work closely with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Spring’s John Day Basin Watershed Restoration Program located in John Day, Oregon. Selected candidates will perform electrofishing surveys in the Middle and North Fork John Day Rivers. This position requires the ability to work independently in remote locations, multi-tasking skills, attention to detail, and the desire/ability to engage in physically challenging field work. The position duties consist of mostly outdoor activities and require the ability to work long hours moving around in the field. Outdoor activities will include navigating work sites in remote locations with potentially thick brush and steep and uneven terrain, moving across rocks, rocky stream banks, slick and uneven stream beds and downed logs. The position duties will require the ability to lift objects in excess of 50lbs, ability to withstand several hours in hot and/or inclement weather. Applicants must be able to walk up to several miles a day in rough terrain. Depending on the project location and access, the monitoring crew may camp out for multiple nights. Outdoor camping gear is provided by the NFJDWC. Long Creek, OR is located near a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities such as whitewater rafting/kayaking, paddleboarding, mountain biking/hiking/backpacking trails, and the pristine North Fork John Day Wilderness Area. This position also provides opportunities to network and gain experience working with other natural resource professionals. • Assist with bull trout monitoring projects/studies; carry out assigned duties efficiently and ensure quality control of data collection • Maintain accurate records through data collection (both on paper and electronically), notebook transcription, updating activity logs, and data management • Perform daily maintenance of sampling equipment and field gear, and communicate needs for repairs/replacements with project biologists • Effectively communicate with project biologists regarding status, scope, and intent of monitoring activities • Fill out bi-monthly timesheets and expense reimbursements • Other duties as Assigned
Knowledge & Skills • Ideal applicant can demonstrate the desire to pursue a career in natural resource related field • A general knowledge of fish identification, sampling and collection techniques • Demonstrated ability to follow directions as described in written protocols • Accurate data collection, recording, and data summarization abilities via word processing and spreadsheet • Experience in a primarily field-work driven natural resources role Qualifications and Experience (Required) • Progress towards a degree in Fisheries or Natural Resource studies OR at least six months of experience natural resource type work • Familiarity with Pacific Northwest salmonids, and their habitats • Applicant must be familiar with MS Office software tools • Ability to use digital cameras, GPS, and tablets for data collection is strongly desired • Successful candidates will be comfortable in a team environment, will have solid communication skills, and good time management and organizational skills • Comfortable with living and working in an extremely rural region • A valid driver’s license (NFJDWC vehicles are provided to staff for fieldwork) • Pass pre-employment criminal background and DMV check Application Materials: • Resume- include an email address and contact number • Two professional references- phone numbers and your affiliation • Cover letter- 2 pages or less and includes: To Apply: • Please submit your application materials via email to info@nfjdwc.org • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted • Please email questions about the positions or hiring process to info@nfjdwc.org Please visit https://www.nfjdwc.org/open-positions for more info.
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