Seasonal Biological Technician: Oregon

Cramer Fish Sciences
Sweet Home, OR
Job Category
Full time Positions
$18 - $23 - Hourly
Last Date to Apply
Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) has an immediate need for a temporary full-time Seasonal Biological Technician. About CFS: We are a fisheries research consulting firm that serves the Pacific Northwest and California. We are a growing, employee-owned company whose mission is to rigorously apply the scientific method to afford our clients innovative, scientifically robust solutions to address a variety of fisheries and environmental challenges. The CFS team achieves this through effective and unbiased data collection, insightful analysis and interpretation, clear communications, and the publication of results in scientific journals. Location: Work will be based out of Sweet Home, Lebanon, Corvallis, or Eugene, Oregon. Approximate Field Season: April 2023 through November 10th, 2023. Overview: To collect, tag, release, and conduct biological sampling of juvenile Chinook salmon in two reservoirs in the upper Willamette River basin. Field work will be conducted during daylight hours, from a boat, utilizing a variety of nets to collect juvenile Chinook salmon. Juvenile chinook will be PIT tagged or tagged with injected elastomer. Essential Job Functions: Sampling fish in reservoirs using seines, traps, and nets. Reservoir sampling duties include collecting and PIT-tagging and/or elastomer (VIE) tagging juvenile Chinook salmon, measuring, and weighing fish, and recording biological information for target and non-target species. Data entry on laptop computer and routine QA/QC of field data. Attention to details in sampling and safety. Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and protocols as you conduct data collection, entry, organization, and quality assurance/control. Prepare and organize the upkeep of all equipment and supplies needed for tagging and fieldwork. Operate/maintain field equipment, boat, trailer, and fleet vehicles. Ability to work collaboratively with others to resolve challenges. Minimum Qualifications: Undergraduate coursework in Fisheries Science, Limnology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field. General knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish biology is a plus. Experience operating and trailering boats with outboard motors. Proficient in Microsoft Office 365. Valid class C driver's license. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Ability to swim and comfortable wading in water. Desired Qualifications: General knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish biology. Experience sampling with fyke nets or similar. Experience PIT tagging, elastomer tagging, and handling fish. First Aid certified. Working Conditions: Must be comfortable working in aquatic environments including lakes. Must be able to walk long distances and across a variety of terrains, including uneven surfaces. Must be able to climb, jump, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl in a variety of weather conditions. Cramer Fish Sciences is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
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Kristine Constans
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