Stream Habitat and Snorkeling Surveyor; Oregon

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Astoria, Tillamook, Gold Beach, and Trout Creek, Oregon
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
March 20, 2023 at 11:59pm
Available jobs: Stream habitat and snorkel surveys Duration: June 5, 2023 – September 30, 2023 Locations: Astoria, Gold Beach, Tillamook Housing: none provided Available jobs: Stream habitat surveys Duration: June 20, 2023 – September 30, 2023 Location: Trout Creek Housing: Rustic housing available These are estimated dates. Length of season(s) may be shortened or extended depending on project needs, funding, or factors beyond the project’s control. What you will do: The employees in these positions will conduct stream habitat and/or juvenile snorkel surveys in Oregon streams. Duties include: • Describing channel morphology and instream habitat characteristics. • Assessing distribution and abundance of juvenile fish. • Keeping accurate and clear data records. • Hiking into and along streams daily. • Working in hot, cold, rainy weather and over rough terrain. • Occasional camping or backpacking in remote areas. • Communicating with the public to gain access to private land and to explain monitoring activities. • Working on a two-person crew on streams within a specific geographic area. • These positions require a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day including most weekends and some night work. These positions may be physically demanding. Questions? Please contact
Minimum qualifications are not established for these positions; however, we are seeking applicants with the following related skills and experience (e.g., fish sampling, conducting habitat surveys, hydrology, or biological sampling and must be self-motivated, willing to work under a variety of conditions, and responsible for the quality of data collected) and who possess or are in pursuit of a Fisheries or Wildlife Science degree or related degree in biological/ecological sciences. Preference for interviews may be given to candidates with this background. More information on the Aquatic Inventories Project may be obtained at the following:
Contact Person
Peggy Kavanagh (
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