Fisheries Biologist 2: John Day, Oregon

Agency
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Location
John Day, Oregon
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$36,348 to $57,904
Start Date
11/15/2021
Last Date to Apply
10/08/2021
Website
https://warmsprings-nsn.gov/job-opportunities/
Description
Summary: This position will assist with the development and implementation of monitoring efforts for the John Day Watershed Restoration Program. The prospective candidate will work with project managers and the lead monitoring biologist to generate project-specific monitoring plans intended to evaluate the effects of restoration actions on anadromous salmonid habitat. This position will assist in the development of protocols, scheduling monitoring activities, completing annual monitoring reports, and communicating results internally and with basin partners. The successful candidate will have: the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, well-developed multi-tasking skills, a detail-oriented mindset, the ability to engage in physically challenging field work, and the ability to make independent decisions to navigate unexpected field situations. Responsibilities: 1. Lead the implementation of project-specific monitoring activities; maintain familiarity with monitoring plans and protocols, and ensure quality control of field data. 2. Assist with the development of habitat monitoring projects, studies, and protocols. 3. Maintain accurate records through data collection (both on paper and electronically), notebook transcription, updating activity logs, and data management. 4. Assist with the annual analysis and reporting of monitoring activities. 5. Supervise up to three field technicians as necessary to complete monitoring activities. 6. Coordinate and/or assist with fish salvages. Applicant must be comfortable with frequent travel, often independently in rural locations throughout the John Day River Basin. A self-starter, who can thrive with minimal supervision and instruction, with the drive and passion for a long career in natural resources is critical for success in this position. Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to pass drug screening and background check.
Qualifications
Education & Experience: • Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Science or a closely related field and three years of experience. • Project management and supervisory experience necessary. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: • Knowledge of habitat requirements of mid-Columbia anadromous salmonids. • Fish identification, with particular emphasis on salmonids is desirable. • Familiarity with common pacific northwest riparian plant species and/or the ability to identify vegetation. • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Qualified candidates will be comfortable summarizing and reporting upon monitoring efforts, as well as presenting results internally and to program partners. • Ability to develop and implement scientifically valid data-collection protocols. • Experience performing statistical analysis. Familiarity with R programming language is strongly desired. • Familiar with a GIS software platform (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc) is desired. • Ability to lift objects in excess of 50lbs, ability to withstand several hours in hot and/or inclement weather.
Contact Person
Amy Charette
Contact Phone
541-575-1868
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