Environmental Assessment Services, LLC (EAS) is a nationally known, scientific environmental characterization company based in Eastern Washington since 2005. EAS is looking for a Fisheries Technician to fill a full-time, 40 hour per week position at Little Goose dam, with the possibility of filling in at Lower Monumental dam on an as needed basis. Work will be approximately 4 months in duration and will occur from late June until mid-November.
Essential Functions (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):
-Assist with sampling fish at USACE hydroelectric projects, including juvenile salmonid and non-salmonid species identification, look for fin clips, weigh, measure, identify injuries and diseases on the fish.
-Monitor fish health and recirculation system while sampling fish.
-Accurately record information in spreadsheets and collate and summarize information to write weekly and annual reports on fish information.
-Conduct juvenile and adult fishway inspections of the dam and fish facility to ensure operations are in compliance with criteria as set forth in the USACE Fish Passage Plan.
-Piscivorous avian predator identification.
-Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources field, or an Associate degree with relevant work experience.
-Experience as a fisheries technician or biologist, evaluating the health of juvenile salmonids.
-Experience with fish handling.
-Experience with anesthetizing fish.
-Work experience at a large hydroelectric project smolt collection facility.
-Experience with Microsoft Office in Windows, including generating tables from Excel, preparing data deliverables and writing scientific reports in Word.
-Experience with avian identification.
-Ability to work independently.
-Ability to take direction and work collaboratively with a wide range of personalities.
-Strong organization skills and detail-oriented.
-Ability to accurately interpret and follow established protocols, guidelines, and procedures.
-Ability to produce accurate, timely and quality work products and be accountable for meeting objectives.
-Ability to meet USACE requirements and security clearances to work at dam sites on the Snake and Columbia rivers. This includes about 8 hours of online training that must be completed before the first on-site shift at a dam.
-Knowledge of Snake and Columbia rivers fish species.
-Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds, walking up to 5 miles per day, and working outdoors in various weather conditions and around spiders/insects.
-Must have reliable transportation and be able to commute to remote locations.
-Must be available to work regularly scheduled shifts for the duration of the season (back-up staffing is limited).
-Must be willing to work early morning to early afternoon and/or late morning to evening shifts.
-May be required to work holidays and/or weekends.
-Ability to adapt to variable work schedules.
As a Federal Contract Employer, KOMAN Families of Companies follows Federal Laws as it pertains to drug testing. All candidates who receive a written offer of employment will be required to undergo drug testing for commonly abused controlled substances in accordance with Federal Law. It is important to note although a State may have legalized a controlled substance, if the controlled substance is illegal per Federal Law, it is then considered to be illegal. KOMAN Families of Companies is a Drug-Free Workplace. Successful completion of a background and DMV record check also must be completed prior to hire.
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EAS is an EOE