Fisheries Biologist III-Washington

Agency
Spokane Tribal Fisheries
Location
Spokane, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$26 - $30 per hour, DOE, DOQ
Last Date to Apply
09/29/2018
Website
http://www.spokanetribe.com/job-description?id=1047
Description
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Fisheries Biologist III position will provide direct oversight for the Spokane Tribal Fisheries, Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program and Northern Pike Suppression and Monitoring Program. The position will assist the Fisheries Program Manager with carrying out the mission of the Department. Specific activities include leading the Lake Roosevelt angler creel survey, general fishery monitoring, Northern Pike suppression, monitoring, and outreach, summer youth mentorship, Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN), acoustic receiver array maintenance, and collecting data to inform husbandry and release strategies of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery (BPA Project #1991-046) and Rainbow Trout Net Pen Program (BPA Project #1995-009). The position will lead the day-to-day coordination of the projects described above. The position will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of all data collected and disseminated. The position will lead generation of annual reports, grants, manuscripts, and public presentations on behalf of the Department. The position will lead a diverse team of Biologists and Technicians, provide oversight of equipment maintenance and procurement, and will effectively delegate duties to meet project objectives and deadlines. The position will be required to regularly represent the Department on regional technical teams, committees, at meetings, and in the media. Knowledge and experience in fisheries management, reservoir management, and staff management are required for this position. Additional job duties include assisting with other Department activities including, but not limited to; fieldwork, community engagement and outreach, and assisting Program Biologists and Manager with the development of fishery management recommendations. This position is a “safety sensitive” position. Required Materials to be Submitted: Resume Cover Letter Two writing samples (publications, thesis, abstract, technical report, etc.) Spokane Tribe Employment Application, with References (3 individuals).
Qualifications
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A valid Washington Driver’s License (or ability to attain one) and must be eligible for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance M.S. Degree in Fisheries Management or related field Demonstrated supervisory/management experience (3 years) Must have (or ability to attain) a Washington Boater Education Card Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills (include two examples of scientific writing, e.g. peer reviewed articles, abstracts, thesis, technical reports) Must be proficient with MS Office Suite Must be willing and able to travel and stay overnight in hotels for meetings and fieldwork (lodging and meal costs are covered by the Department) This position requires ability to perform physically demanding work outdoors in variable weather conditions, including peak summer heat, freezing temperatures, and in inclement weather Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule outside of normal business hours Must have good employment history with references DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES: Published peer reviewed scientific articles in fisheries management or related field Over five years demonstrated experience with fisheries monitoring survey methodologies (gill net, boat electrofishing, fyke net, beach seine, etc.) and data analysis Demonstrated staff and field leadership experience Extensive boating experience and safety training (boating safety certifications) Demonstrated familiarity with angler creel survey design and implementation Demonstrated experience marking and tagging fish, tracking, and interpreting telemetry data Familiarity with dynamic flood control reservoir environments and the Federal hydropower systems Familiarity working in a co-management setting Knowledge and capacity to develop and lead fisheries monitoring surveys. Must demonstrate a strong background in field survey and research methods, data analysis, and statistics Demonstrated familiarity with R, ArcGIS, and SigmaPlot Demonstrated ability (or willingness to learn how) to safely operate research vessels in a dynamic flood control reservoir Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work effectively with diverse co-workers, project partners, and public outreach organizations Demonstrated ability to maintain self, crew, and equipment safety at all times by following established SOPs, communicating clearly, and using best professional judgement Demonstrated ability (or willingness to learn) to drive 1-ton pickup trucks trailering over 8,000 lbs
Contact Person
Sabrina McCoy
Contact Phone
509-458-6583
Contact eMail
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