Seasonal Biological Technician

Cramer Fish Sciences
Sweet Home, Oregon 97220
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$19-$22 Hourly
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Cramer Fish Sciences 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. Seasonal Biological Technician: Openings: Two (2) Focus & Location: Chinook salmon spawning ground surveys on Quartzville Creek, a tributary of the Middle Santiam River above Green Peter Reservoir near Sweet Home, OR. Duty Station: This position can be based out of Sweet Home, Lebanon, or Corvallis. Field Work: This position provides entry-level field support by assisting Biologists. Field work will be conducted by a two-person teams 5 days per week. Field technicians will be supervised by the Fish Ecology Lab in Portland, OR. Approximate Employment Dates: September 25 - November 15. Pay Rate: $19-$22/hour depending on experience. Essential Job Functions: Perform spawning ground surveys to document the spatial and temporal distribution of Chinook salmon redds using GPS. Sample carcasses for biological metrics (i.e., length, sex, scales, otoliths, tissue samples). Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and protocols as you conduct data collection, data entry, and quality assurance/control. Prepare and organize the upkeep of all equipment and supplies needed for field work. Walking and wading in streams at remote field sites in the foothills of the Cascade mountains. Maintaining a positive attitude and being a productive member of a team.
Minimum Qualifications: Direct experience conducting spawning surveys - OR - undergraduate coursework in Fisheries Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field. General knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish biology is a plus. Valid class C driver's license. Ability to hike along streams for up to five miles per day. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Working Conditions: Must be comfortable working in aquatic environments including wading in rivers and streams. 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 on the basis of 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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