Data Management Specialist 1- Upper Sacramento River Basin Salmonid Monitoring (20-1154)

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Red Bluff, CA
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$19.25/ hour
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Title: Data Management Specialist 1- Upper Sacramento River Basin Salmonid Monitoring (20-1154) Location: Red Bluff, CA (96080) Anticipated Start Date: December 16, 2020 Position Type: Full Year (12 months or more), Hourly/Non-Exempt Benefits Eligible: Yes | Salary Target: $19.25/ hour Job Number: 20-1154 How to Apply: Online at Closing Date: November 27, 2020, at midnight (PT) Position/Project Specifics: The Upper Sacramento River Basin Salmonid Monitoring project is a collaborative effort to gather and disseminate essential scientific data to promote and manage salmon and steelhead populations in the Central Valley. The monitoring plan was developed to determine the effectiveness of current restoration actions and promote wise stewardship of future management decisions impacting threatened or endangered salmonid populations. Adult winter-run and spring-run Chinook salmon escapement surveys in the Central Valley produce adult abundance and trend data that is used to evaluate the performance in region-wide recovery efforts. Specifically, these data are used to produce juvenile and adult estimates, monitor performance standards, assess water temperature compliance, determine impacts from hatcheries, evaluate inland and ocean harvest, and monitor the effects of both long-term and short-term management actions in promoting healthy populations of anadromous fish. The Candidate will play an important role in impacting the overall goals of the project by streamlining the data collection process, providing expertise in the area of database management, enhancing reporting capabilities, improving existing methods of data analysis, creating a new data flow structure, and coordinating field research. The candidate will be allocating their time in the following areas: database re-structuring and maintenance 25%, data analysis, statistics, and reporting 30%, data collection protocols implementation and evaluation 15%, information technology maintenance 10%, data QA/QC 10%, and fieldwork 10%. Supervision of other employees is expected. The schedule is Monday-Friday. Minimum of bachelors degree required. Environmental, biological, or science-based degree preferred but not mandatory. Ideal experience would be at least 1 year in fisheries, wildlife, or the natural sciences. Basic knowledge and proficiency of biological statistical methods required. ** This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving record check. ** Essential Functions: At the lower end of the range, employees: • Compile natural resources data from pre-existing data sources. • Assist biologists with simple analysis and interpretation of data. • Keep records on methods and parameters of data collection. • Present information in common graphical formats. • Write narrative descriptions of communities according to a standardized format. Assure data is handled consistently across different communities. At the upper end of the range, employees: • Compile project data into standardized electronic data formats. This includes accessing filed information and verifying its accuracy and completeness, performing data entry, electronic data transfer, editing, and error checking. • Extract relevant data and present it in a variety of text and numeric formats, reports, tables, graphics, or figures. • Maintain local versions of datasets in accordance with established regional database exchange formats and standards. • Maintain a local archive of current and historical reports and documents. Coordinate the regular transfer of reference materials to archives and libraries. • Create queries, summaries, and/or maps for recurring reports. • Assist biologists with simple analysis and interpretation of data. Knowledge Required by the Position: The employee must have knowledge of: • natural sciences • personal computers and software packages and applications for databases, spreadsheets, and word processing • data management concepts, principles, and methods • quality assurance principles • common query languages sufficient to: input data; structure information retrievals; edit, combine and manipulate data; and/or provide reports for users. This knowledge allows the employee to assess or interpret the significance of the results and relate that to the overall objective of the assignment. Additional Mandatory Skills: • MS Excel • MS Word • oral communication skills • writing technical documentation • biological statistical methods Physical Demands: The work is generally sedentary, although there may be some nominal walking or standing for short periods of time, or carrying of light loads of papers, books, reports, etc., that require only moderate physical ability and physical stress. Significant amounts of time may be spent on the phone. Work Environment: The works area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The work involves the common risks or discomforts typical of offices, meeting rooms, libraries, and the like. __________________________________________________________________________________ The 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 another 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.
Minimum Qualification Requirements: A range of experience and education may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR four years of successfully completed education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (biology, fishery biology, environmental science, aquatic science, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics), or any other field that provides the same knowledge. 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 one year of graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying. **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. To be creditable, Specialized Experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
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