An application and resume are required to apply for this position. Please find the application at http://www.yuroktribe.org/departments/personnel/documents/YTApplication2016_005.pdf. Fill out the application in its entirety and submit the application and resume to Oscar Gensaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Yurok Tribe Human Resources Dept., P.O. Box 1027, Klamath, CA. 95548
This position is under the general supervision of another Biologist (Intermediate or Senior Biologist). The Biologist will be responsible for creation and implementation of an invasive species management plan, specifically feral cattle, including lethal removal and other wildlife related investigations. Provides technical support and assistance to other professional wildlife biology personnel engaged in scientific and technical work in the wildlife biology field. Biologist’s duties will include fieldwork as well as office work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (This position may include the following):
1. Assist Senior Wildlife biologist in providing field coordination and guidance for habitat and biological survey crews, invasive species management, trapping projects, research projects and other wildlife related field activities.
2. Work with Senior and Mid-level Wildlife Biologists to create a feral cattle management plan for Yurok Lands. Includes working with internal and external partners and adjacent landowners.
3. Seek funding opportunities and develop funding proposals to continue invasive species removal into the next fiscal year and explore ungulate management on the Yurok Reservation.
4. Oversee invasive feral cattle monitoring project including coordinating with statisticians regarding camera trap sampling design and data management.
5. Engage with the office of Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) on hiring or contracting with Tribe members.
6. Includes training, coordination, and supervision of field crews and contractors in the safe use of firearms and securing any required federal and state permits related to invasive species removal for native species conservation. .
7. Conduct literature research, compile and analyze collected field data. Use collected field data to perform analyses and create written data summaries and final reports.
8. Operates computers and standard software to create necessary reports, analyses, correspondence, and data base management as needed.
9. Operates and maintains boats, small motorized equipment, traps, firearms, and other wildlife equipment, as well as passenger vehicles and light trucks.
10. May be assigned other duties as required to meet the needs of the organization.
Applicants may contact Chris West at email@example.com if they have additional technical questions about the position.
• Knowledge of life history, biology, and habitat requirements of threatened species in the Klamath Basin region (American marten, fisher, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, snowy plover), species of specific interest to the Tribe (elk, black-tailed deer, black bear, pileated woodpecker, etc.), some knowledge of herpetological species of concern (foothill yellow-legged frog and western pond turtle), and some knowledge of historical restoration activities related to the California Condor.
• Knowledge of and experience in conducting basic wildlife surveys, including habitat mapping, transect surveys, trapping, and direct observation surveys.
• Ability to supervise field crews in an organized, productive manner and providing data quality control while maintaining a positive and safe work environment.
• Practical knowledge of record keeping, data storage and accumulation, data recall, organization and presentation.
• Skill in presenting data and its analysis, discussions and recommendations in a form requiring a minimum of review and editing.
• Ability to organize and implement sound plans, procedures and schedules.
• Skill in writing and oral expression.
• Familiarity with computers, including prior experience using word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet programs. Experience with GIS and statistical software is preferred.
• Ability to swim.
• Ability to demonstrate originality and good judgment in adapting accepted practices and procedures required to accomplish specific tasks under changing or unexpected circumstances.
• Experience with firearms and knowledge of lead and non-lead ammunition efficacy.
• Willing to commit to extended fieldwork weeks and travel to remote sampling locations (potential for negotiated exceptions).
• Valid state issued driver’s license and/or the ability to obtain a California or Oregon driver’s license. Must be insurable on the Tribe’s insurance policy.
• Must be able and willing to work cooperatively and productively with other tribal wildlife groups and agencies.
• Knowledge of the use of firearms and their application in hunting large terrestrial game.
• All applicants are subject to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Work Place Policy including pre-employment screening.
Grade 7: Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management or closely related field.
Combination of education equal to four years, with at least two years of college in Wildlife Biology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resources or a closely related field and applicable work experience which has provided training in the application of techniques and processes in the wildlife biological area (harvest monitoring, population management, habitat and biological surveys, etc.). At least one year of experience must be directly related to the wildlife management field.
Grade 8: Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management or closely related field and three years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in the field of wildlife management.
Combination of education equal to four years, with at least two years of college in Wildlife Biology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resources or a closely related field, and three years of experience which has provided training in the application of techniques and processes in the wildlife biological area (harvest monitoring, population management, habitat and biological surveys, etc.). At least two years of experience must be directly related to progressively increasing responsibility in the field of wildlife management.
Pay rate is somewhat depending on experience, but is tailored to start at the bottom of the range.