Fisheries Technician 1- Commercial Groundfish Sampler (17-930) – California

Agency
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Location
Santa Barbara, California (93109)
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$15.90/hour
Start Date
10/02/2017
Last Date to Apply
09/14/2017
Website
http://www.psmfc.org/careers
Description
Title: Fisheries Technician 1- Commercial Groundfish Sampler (17-930) Location: Santa Barbara, California (93109) Anticipated Start Date: October 9, 2017 Position Type: Full Year (12 months or more), Hourly/Non-Exempt Benefits Eligible: Yes | www.psmfc.org/benefits Salary Target: $15.90/hour Job Number: 17-930 How to Apply: Online at www.psmfc.org/careers Closing Date: September 14, 2017 at 9pm PT Group Definition: Fisheries Technicians perform duties related to the protection, preservation, propagation, and sampling of fish species and the preservation or enhancement of their habitat. They use knowledge of procedural requirements and processes to support the technical work of their unit. They provide practical technical support to research, operations, or program administration efforts. Position/Project Specifics: Position requires employee to summarize and input biological or habitat data on field forms, electronic data loggers, and/or desktop computers. They may assist with preliminary data summaries and analyses, technical report writing or database management. Employee will go to the commercial fish docks to collect their data. They then return to the office to process the data collected. Employee will use their own vehicle to travel to the commercial docks. Mileage will be reimbursed. Employee will work a 40-hour week but the days and hours are variable. ***This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving record check. Essential Job Functions: • Participate in survey crews that conduct regional fishery research, commercial fishing surveys, or tag detection and mark recovery surveys. Make standardized observations such as species identification, length, weight, growth, survival, reproductive condition, and/or signs of parasites, diseases or pathogens, fin clips or tags. • Collect and organize biological samples and collections (such as scales, otoliths, ageing structures, other tissues, etc.) • Summarize and input biological or habitat data on field forms, electronic data loggers, and/or desktop computers. May assist with preliminary data summaries and analyses, technical report writing, or database management. • Perform precision ageing of various fish species in a laboratory setting. Record age and growth data in the appropriate format. Knowledge Required by the Position: At the lower end of the range, employees use knowledge of basic arithmetic, reading, writing, and data collection to perform routine or repetitive tasks. At the upper end of the position range, employees use knowledge of the basic principles and protocols of fish biology to make readings, measurements, and observations; execute tests; collect samples, etc. If complex equipment systems are operated, the employee has the knowledge to perform calibrations or adjustments to achieve desired results. Additional Mandatory Skills: • lift 40 - 50 lbs. • valid driver's license • compile and collect neat and accurate data • oral communication skills • written communication skills Additional Desirable Skills: • fish species ID skills • using fish keys • specific software skills (spreadsheet, word processing, database, GIS, statistical) • repair & maintain equipment Physical Demands: Demands can range from moderate --where there is walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting, bending, and strenuous sweeping-- to rigorous. In the latter case, the incumbent must be able to handle buckets of water or gear weighing up to 50 pounds. Work Environment: A portion of the work is performed in an office setting with adequate lighting, heating and ventilation. The majority is performed in fish processing labs, fish holding areas, and/or in the field. Incumbents may work on narrow, elevated walkways and platforms that are over or adjacent to water. Field work involves exposure to all types of weather, slippery docks, or cold water temperatures.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualification Requirements: A range of experience and education may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present six months of General Experience* OR one year of education above the high school level that included at least six semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying. At the upper end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with a major or at least 24 semester hours of coursework in any combination of scientific or technical courses. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying. *General Experience is (1) any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with biological sciences or the processes of the biological sciences. **Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. ***This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving record check. ____________________________________________________________________ Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the PSMFC human resources office at (503) 595-3100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace.
Contact Person
PSMFC Human Resources
Contact Phone
503.595.3100
Contact eMail
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