Background: Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (MCF) is a non-profit, community based group dedicated to protecting and restoring wild salmonid populations and their habitats through restoration, protection, education, and community involvement throughout our region. Mid-Columbia Fisheries works with landowners and community partners to protect and restore fish habitat. The Mid-Columbia region includes the Yakima Basin, the Klickitat, White Salmon, and Wind Rivers, and numerous smaller tributaries in Skamania, Klickitat, Benton, Yakima, Kittitas and Franklin Counties. For more information about us please visit our website: http://midcolumbiafisheries.org/
Job Description: MCF seeks to fill one opening for a Culvert Survey Crew Lead for the summer of 2018. This position will support native fish recovery by assessing and prioritizing fish passage barriers in priority watersheds on the Cle Elum Ranger District. Road crossing structures and stream habitat will be monitored in the Swauk, Teanaway, Manastash, and Taneum watersheds. Fish passage assessment data will be collected following the WDFW Fish Passage Barrier and Surface Water Diversion Screening Assessment and Prioritization Manual.
• Collecting accurate and complete habitat prioritization data
• Efficiently transferring complete data to the MCF Project Manager and WDFW staff • Managing summer interns who will be assigned to support field efforts
Position Duration: This position is expected to begin June 1st, 2018 and terminate in mid-October, 2018. This position will work 10 hours a day for a total of 40 hours per week.
To Apply: A complete application should include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Please email one electronic copy and mail one hard copy of your completed application packet to Kaitlin Deardorff at MCF, 413 N. Main Street, Suite K, Ellensburg, WA, 98926, email@example.com.
Applicants are encouraged to email with any questions about this position.
Application Closes: The position is open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on April 30th, 2018. Interviews to follow the review date.
• A.A.S., B.S. or M.S. degree in fisheries, wildlife, or related field; OR 2 years of experience in habitat surveys or similar field work;
• Demonstrated experience leading or coordinating field work;
• Valid Driver’s license;
• Must be able to communicate effectively, responding to emails, texts and calls in a timely manner;
• Respectful communication with a variety of people including crew members, supervisor, volunteers, interns, landowners, and others;
• Must be dependable and self-motivated;
• Must be able to work up to 10 hours/ day for 40 hours per week;
• Must be comfortable working around water and in remote areas (without cell phone coverage); and
• Must be willing and able to comply with all safety and personnel policies.