This position will be responsible for assisting the Umatilla Subbasin Project Leader in developing and implementing fish habitat restoration and enhancement projects in the Umatilla Subbasin by providing technical project support toward achieving project objectives. This position will assist various aspects of restoration project implementation including developing project opportunities, conducting baseline analyses and field surveys, assisting in project development via action plans, completion of environmental compliance requirements, administration, conducting monitoring and evaluation, reporting, multi-agency and private landowner coordination and assistance with project administration and staff supervision.
1. Bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university in fisheries science, natural resources or watershed management, biology, ecology, hydrology or related field.
2. Minimum of two years of relevant experience performing primary and secondary duties and responsibilities related to fisheries habitat restoration and having specialized, applicable training in the discipline of anadromous salmonid habitat requirements, restoration techniques and watershed process as outlined below.
3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate, develop and implement habitat restoration activities with cooperating partners as defined by contractual agreements and permit specifications. Understanding of habitat restoration strategies and methodologies associated with restoring aquatic ecosystems for aspects of Columbia River salmonid life cycle requirements. An understanding of watershed processes and functionality is required.
4. Knowledge of fish habitat, salmonid lifecycles, watershed science and stream channel morphology principles applicable to the Grande Ronde River Basin.
5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in scientific inventory, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of restoration principles and utilizing specialized skill sets to achieve objectives.
6. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). It is highly desirable for the candidate to have ArcMap/GIS experience.
7. It is highly desirable for the candidate to GPS experience and ability to learn and utilize survey-grade GPS equipment.
8. Familiarity and related work experience utilizing tools and equipment pertinent to the conduct of duties of a fisheries habitat biologist. Experience with the operation of restoration-related equipment such as survey equipment, tractors, electrofisher etc.
9. Strong and demonstrable written and verbal skills are required with demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and with others.
10. Must have a valid state driver’s license and meet Tribal insurance requirements. Immediate reporting of accidents/damage to GSA or Tribal vehicles.