Yakama Nation Fisheries Biologist III: Goldendale, WA

Agency
Yakama Nation
Location
Goldendale, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$27.46/hr
Start Date
10/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
09/17/2021
Website
https://yakama.isolvedhire.com/jobs/339880.html
Description
Fisheries Biologist III Fisheries YKFP Department of Natural Resources Hourly Wage: $27.46/Regular/Full-Time Location: Goldendale Implementation of the Southern Territories Habitat Project for the prioritization of future restoration and protection activities specific to the Rock Creek Basin, project funded by the Bonneville Power Administration. Examples of Work Performed: Establishes a scope of activities to assess fisheries and habitat production in the Rock Creek Basin. Plans and conducts Rock Creek project effectiveness monitoring. Fieldwork to include: measurement of channel and riparian characteristics, and measurement of habitat quality and quantity, spawning ground surveys, and juvenile population enumeration. Assures project activities are consistent with tribal and federal policies and regulations. Develop and maintain scientific findings for synthesis and analysis in Ecosystem, Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT) database. Identifies information needs and develops short and long range goals for fisheries supplementation and habitat restoration in the Rock Creek Basin. Develops project budgets and ensures work products comply with Tribal policy and funding agency requirements. Manage daily activities of fisheries technicians and ensure objectives are met in an effective and efficient manner. Analyze monitoring data to identify trends in habitat characteristics, limiting factors and fish utilization. Prepare all Federal, State, Tribal and local permits related to Rock Creek construction and monitoring activities. This activity may require direct assistance from Yakama Nation legal staff. Prepare and submit quarterly and final summary reports pursuant to contract guidelines. Develop proposals for fish habitat enhancement and scientific research projects, supervise their implementation and evaluate their effectiveness. Maintain performance standards and conduct performance evaluations for subordinates in accordance with Yakama Nation personnel policies. Provide oral activity updates and Fisheries Program staff meetings, conference, and associated briefings. Establish a scope of activities and relationships with project partners including: other Yakama Nation programs, conservations districts, State and Federal agencies, and private conservation organizations. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with landowners and stakeholders in the subbasin. Provide technical assistance to Bia-Range, tribal leadership and DNR staff. Conduct research on relevant natural resource management issues and applies findings and analytical policy expertise to fisheries problems in Rock Creek and elsewhere in the Ceded Lands, developing natural resource policy options for the Yakama Nation. Ability to incorporate new technologies and procedures to better meet project objectives and integrate with both YN and external databases. Conduct public outreach to the community concerning the project goals to promote habitat protection/restoration and present to youth groups. Assures project goals and timelines are met. Abide by Yakama Nation Rules and Regulations. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the life histories of anadromous and resident fish of the Pacific Northwest. Knowledge of fisheries management principles. Knowledge of ARC/INFO and ArcView GIS software. Knowledge of federal natural resources management policies and law (e.g. Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Code of Federal Regulations, etc.). Knowledge of sampling theory and habitat inventory principles. Knowledge of scientific disciplines related to watershed management including hydrology, geomorphology, soil science, and vegetation ecology and their relationships to fish habitat requirements. Skills in database application and use. Ability to implement fisheries and habitat inventories using standard methodologies with statistical validation. Demonstrated proficiency on project planning, budgeting and management. Ability to make formal, scientific presentations of original findings and the work of others, both orally and in writing. Ability to make effective oral and written presentations to non-technical audiences. Ability to plan, develop, organize, and implement studies independently. Ability to travel, to work outdoors under various weather conditions, and to perform physical labor. Ability to plan, organize, evaluate, and control the work of the technical subordinates. Maintain communication with tribal public on program policy and utilize input on policy development. Serve as Fisheries Program advisor on watershed health issues and work with entities outside the Fisheries Program who undertake projects with potential impacts with Rock Creek Watershed. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries Science or related field. Four years of fisheries research work experience. Required to pass pre-employment drug test. Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Yakama Nation Driving permit. Must be physically able to work in remote areas under a wide range of weather conditions. Enrolled Yakama Preference, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Preferred Requirements: Master's Degree with a major in fisheries science.
Qualifications
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries Science or related field. Four years of fisheries research work experience. Required to pass pre-employment drug test. Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Yakama Nation Driving permit. Must be physically able to work in remote areas under a wide range of weather conditions. Enrolled Yakama Preference, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
Contact Person
David Lindley
Contact Phone
509-830-0034
Contact eMail
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