Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources!
Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
Do you love fishing and helping others learn how to fish? Do you like being around others who value the outdoors and work to maintain our angling heritage? Do you have the technical know-how to coordinate volunteers to accomplish fish enhancement projects? If so, this may be your dream job and we want to visit with you! We are looking to fill a permanent Natural Resource Specialist 2 position in Charleston. Initial interviews are anticipated to be held via phone, video or virtual interview due to the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video at https://myodfw.com/about
What you will do:
• Supervise, train and provide technical assistance to citizen volunteers involved in fish enhancement projects. Conduct stream surveys, habitat improvement and educational programs, monitoring of fish populations. Conduct broodstock development, egg incubation, fish rearing, and monitoring of hatchery fish contributions. Work with educators to develop school programs to promote conservation education and salmonid enhancement. Plan and coordinate programs for citizen volunteers to help enhance the fish resources in the Tenmile, Coos, and Coquille basins. Obtain appropriate permits and approval to complete District volunteer projects. Conduct outreach for Department programs. Make presentations to society, agency, school, club, youth groups, and public meetings. Participate/coordinate public and/or youth events such as Free Fishing Weekend events, displays at fairs and festivals, etc.
• Complete records and reports associated with District hatchery activities. Write Annual STEP Summary Report. Analyze data, prepare reports on District activities, and fish management work. Perform fish management activities to help meet Department objectives as directed by the District Fish Biologist. Review land and water development proposals and recommend mitigation/protection for fish and aquatic resources. Conduct monitoring, restoration, or maintenance activities at Coquille Valley Wildlife Area as part of the District team. Sample biological organisms for fish management purposes. Respond to environmental emergencies.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience:
• Two years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program that included one year of at least two of the following: gathering data, analyzing data, or preparing reports, and a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science, or a closely-related Bachelor's degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework; or three additional years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program; OR
• One year of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program that included at least two of the following: gathering data, analyzing data, or preparing reports, and a Master's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science, or a closely-related Master's degree in biological/ecological sciences; OR
• A Doctorate degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science, or a closely-related Doctorate degree in biological/ecological sciences.
Applicants who have obtained a Master's degree or Doctorate that included work experience from an internship, work/study, thesis, or similar program may list this experience in their application to receive credit for the work experience. The Master's degree/Doctorate and applicable work experience will be considered separately and both the education and applicable experience may count toward minimum qualifications.
• Caring for fish under various stages of artificial propagation
• Negotiating with natural resource agencies, private landowners, local governments and/or irrigation districts for protection of fish populations and habitats
• Designing and implementing fish sampling and monitoring activities
• Evaluating biological data and making management recommendations
• Speaking in public and making presentations
• Writing progress, technical or scientific reports
• Designing and implementing fish habitat improvement projects
• Leading/working with volunteers for project implementation
Please note: This recruitment closes on 5/25/2021