These positions will assist with collecting, marking, and tracking Bull Trout. Bull Trout will be collected from the Metolius River basin using backpack electrofishing gear, marked with passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags, transferred to the Odell Lake basin, and tracked using both fixed and mobile PIT tag interrogation systems. One of these positions will also assist with collecting, marking, and tracking Warner Sucker. Warner Sucker will be collected in the Warner basin using hoop nets (or other appropriate sampling gears), marked with PIT tags, and tracked using both fixed and mobile PIT tag interrogation systems.
The successful candidates will be expected to drive vehicles and motorboats to remote field sites, navigate with map, compass, and global positioning system (GPS), hike off trail and in cold, swift-moving streams up to 16 km per day while carrying up to 23 kg in order to conduct electrofishing surveys, mobile PIT tag surveys, and access field sites, PIT tag Bull Trout and other fishes, follow established guidelines for the care and handling of fish, collect biological data and samples (e.g., fish length, tissue samples), and maintain complete and accurate records (including records from data-logging equipment). The successful candidates will also be expected to maintain field equipment including, but not limited to, fixed and mobile PIT tag interrogation systems, backpack electrofishing equipment, vehicles, and boats. The successful candidate for one of these positions will also be expected to safely deploy hoop nets and other entrapment gears. Personnel will work in a variety of weather conditions such as wind, rain, snow, direct sun, and air temperature varying from less than 0°C to greater than 35°C.
Personnel will work with limited direct supervision and must adhere to safety guidelines. These positions require a flexible work schedule that may vary in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. During each week in April and May, personnel in these positions may spend from two through four days at a time either camping or staying in a hotel in the Warner basin. Some additional camping is anticipated during June through August; personnel will be in travel status when staying in hotels or camping. Housing will not be provided for this project, but per diem will be provided when personnel are in travel status.
Minimum qualifications are not established for these positions. However, preference will be given to applicants that have or are working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a related biological/ecological science. Preference will also be given to applicants with experience using backpack electrofishing gear, hoop nets, monitoring fish distribution and movement using PIT tag technology, hiking off trail and in streams carrying heavy loads, and general experience conducting field work related to fisheries monitoring or research. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will check driving records for finalists with an Oregon Driver License. Finalists without an Oregon Driver License will be required to present a current certified complete driving record for review. This position also requires a valid Boater Education Card that can be obtained through the Oregon State Marine Board. See www.boatoregon.com.
To Apply: Email (preferred), mail, or FAX (541-757-4102) a completed Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Employment Application Form by 5PM on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 to:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
ATTN: Mike Meeuwig
28655 Highway 34
Corvallis OR 97333
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife application forms can be obtained from the ODFW’s Jobs Page under seasonal jobs at: www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/seasonal_jobs.asp . Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is unable to support VISA sponsorships.
If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the ODFW human resources office at (503) 947-6051 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.