NATURE OF WORK: This position provides technical assistance to finfish program
biologists. December through July, the individual will assist the Finfish Biologist with a
long-term steelhead supplementation project to be conducted within the Hood Canal.
The individual will also assist with projects being conducted by other Tribal biologists;
specifically, he or she will assist the Finfish Biologist with Coded-Wire Tag sampling
and salmon redd surveys during the months of August through November.
REPRESENTATIVE JOB DUTIES:
• Salmon spawning ground surveys – raft, snorkel and foot
• Steelhead redd surveys and triangulation
• Carcass sampling- otolith, DNA, Coded-Wire Tag (CWT) and scale collection
• *Piloting drones for spawning ground surveys, including license training
• Redd pumping (weekend work required)
• Transporting of eggs to North Fork Skokomish Salmon Hatchery
• Assist with CWT commercial sampling duties
• Estuary sampling
• Salmon pre-smolt abundance estimates- snorkel surveys and backpack electro-
• *Data tabulation and analysis using computer programs, including excel, ArcMap
• Parr and smolt collection
• Assist with Smolt trap installation and removal (NOAA South Fork Steelhead
• Assist with Daily smolt trap monitoring/fish sampling NOAA South Fork
Steelhead Study (weekend work might be required)
• Water quality analysis
• Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ALSO INCLUDE:
• A two-year degree in biology or related field; or a high school diploma and
two years of relevant work experience.
• Valid driver’s license and insurance
• Must be physically fit and able to carry out demanding work in rugged terrain,
in all weather conditions and on the water
• Experience with handheld GPS units
• Able to maintain accurate data and records.
• Pass a pre-employment drug screen test
• Ability to identify fish species
• Prior experience with small boat operations
• Familiarity with Skokomish fishing areas and Treaty rights
Behavioral Standards: Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other tribal
employees, and tribal leaders. A team player that helps the organization meet its
objectives. Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effective communications with
customers and other tribal employees. Gets along with co-workers and managers.
Positively represents the tribe maintaining the trust Skokomish residents have place in
each of us. Demonstrates honesty and ethical behavior. This position is at will and does
not create a contractual relationship between the tribe and the employee.
If you have further questions please contact
Winona Plant the Skokomish Indian Tribe Personnel Manager at 360-426-4232 ext.
2009. Link to the Skokomish Indian Tribe Job Application