SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Fisheries Biologist I (Field Biologist) position involves tasks related primarily to the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program (LRFEP). Lake Roosevelt is a large, dynamic flood control reservoir which experiences annual changes in elevation of up to 80 ft, requiring great diligence from boat operators to maintain crew and equipment safety. Program goals are to assess wild and hatchery fish populations, fishery impacts from hydro-operations, and to analyze data characterizing fishery responses to management actions. The position will be responsible for leading field crews in various LRFEP field surveys and other data collection efforts. Additional job duties include assisting with other Fisheries Program activities, including but not limited to; aquatic community sampling and sample analyses, invasive species control, and assisting Program Biologists and Manager with the development of fishery management recommendations.
REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED:
Resume, Cover Letter, One writing sample (technical report, thesis, publication, abstract, etc.), Spokane Tribe Employment Application, Professional References (3 individuals).
Bachelor's degree in fisheries, natural resources, aquaculture, or environmental science, with twelve months of demonstrated professional experience.
Must have a demonstrated background in fundamental fisheries survey, management, and statistical techniques.
Must be able to accurately identify local fish species at various life stages.
Must demonstrate familiarity with R statistical software, SigmaPlot, and ArcGIS.
Must demonstrate experience collecting biological data and samples and ability to maintain integrity and quality of field data.
Must be able to effectively communicate complex ideas to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
Must demonstrate competence with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Must demonstrate writing skill (Provide a writing sample).
Must demonstrate public speaking skills (Provide an abstract sample).
Must be willing to travel to attend trainings and meetings.
Must be able to work effectively in a diverse work environment.
Must be willing to work hours outside of the typical work day, such as late at night, early mornings, and weekends.
Must demonstrate experience with boating, boat safety, and boat trailering, including a valid
Washington State Boaters License (or the ability to attain one).
Must have a vehicle or access to reliable transportation and must hold (or be able to attain) a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be eligible for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance (good driving record).
Prefer a Master’s degree in fisheries, natural resources, aquaculture, or environmental science, with twelve months of demonstrated professional experience.
Prefer demonstrated familiarity with large-scale fishery monitoring techniques, data collection, data interpretation, and reporting.
Prefer demonstrated ability to safely and effectively manage diverse technical staff and youth interns.
Prefer demonstrated familiarity with gill net, fyke net, beach seine, and boat electrofishing.
Prefer work history demonstrating boating competency and previous experience conducting fisheries surveys on a dynamic flood control reservoir.
Prefer demonstrated familiarity with aquaculture including hatchery and net pen culture practices.
Prefer demonstrated familiarity using and maintaining sensitive electronic equipment including, but not limited to; PIT tag readers, electronic scales, and field tablets.
Prefer demonstrated familiarity with gill net mending, small motor repair, and general workshop skill.
Prefer understanding of the co-management work environment.