Fisheries Project Assistant-La Grande, Oregon

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
La Grande, Oregon
Job Category
Full time Positions
$3,354 - $5,106 monthly depending upon qualifications. Plus generous benefits
Last Date to Apply
Is collecting fisheries data, analyzing facts, and making recommendations your strength? If so, then consider joining the East Region Fish Research Program with the Oregon department of Fish and Wildlife and apply today! Participate in the collection of scientific data at hatcheries in Northeast Oregon. Collect juvenile salmon and steelhead from hatchery ponds with seines, crowders, and dipnets. Measure lengths and weights of juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead. Collect snouts from coded-wire-tagged fish. Use computerized data collection systems. Conduct coded-wire tag retention checks. Enter data on hand-held data recorders. Walk streams to estimate redd and adult salmon numbers. Sample adult carcasses, measure length, collect scales, fin rays, otoliths, determine sex, and assess egg retention. Conduct creel surveys of anglers. Participate in collection of scientific data in streams using trapping, snorkeling and electrofishing techniques to assess juvenile salmon where necessary. Assist project leader in preparation and writing of periodic reports, and design graphics for presentations or reports including figures and tables. Deliver project presentations at professional meetings. Assist in developing spreadsheet and database models for data analysis. Tabulate and summarize data in formats suitable for written and oral presentation. Use standard statistical techniques for data analysis. Maintain and collect data from PIT tag arrays located in streams or at hatchery facilities. Query performance of PIT arrays. Take a lead role in maintaining Access databases. Assume a lead role determining adult salmon age composition by preparing and ageing scales and fin rays.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely related degree; OR three years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships. Apply: or You must apply online.
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