WATER QUALITY/FISH TECH III

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-089
Title WATER QUALITY/FISH TECH III
Supervisor FISHERIES PROGRAM MANAGER
Department DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $16.00 - $22.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date JULY 13, 2017
Closing Date JULY 27, 2017

INTRODUCTION:

The Water Quality Technician III position involves tasks related primarily to the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program.  Program goals are to assess environmental impacts from hydro-operations, wild and hatchery fish populations, and to predict fishery responses to management actions.  The position is responsible for taxonomic identification of zooplankton and macroinvertebrates and assisting Project Biologists with monitoring activities (including, but not limited to: reservoir-wide water quality, zooplankton, creel survey, fyke net, seine sampling, electrofishing, marking activities, and telemetry), and equipment care and maintenance. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  The primary responsibility of the Water Quality Technician III position is taxonomic identification and processing of zooplankton and macroinvertebrate samples.
  •  Assist Project Biologists with field surveys including invertebrate collection, operation and maintenance of mulitprobe datasone, water sampling and fish identification.
  •  Assist Project Biologists with gear preparation and maintenance.
  •  Data entry and quality assure limnological data.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  •  Background in limnology or aquatic biology/ecology with the ability to apply appropriate   limnological and ecological approaches and methodologies.
  •  Ability to accurately identify and process zooplankton and macroinvertebrate samples.
  •  Knowledge of appropriate sample handling and preparation techniques.

SUPERVISORY CONTROL:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to supervise fisheries technicians, interns, and volunteers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  •  B.A. or B.S. degree in aquatic biology, fisheries, or closely related field; AND demonstratable   experience with North American zooplankton and macroinvertebrate taxonomy in a professional laboratory setting.
  •  Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License, and tribally insurable.
  •  Must have (or the ability to attain) a Washington Boater Education Card.
  •  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  •  Ability to work independently and effectively in supervised and non-supervised settings.
  •  Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work effectively with co-workers, project partners, co-   managers, and public outreach organizations.
  •  This position requires ability to perform physically demanding work outdoors in variable weather conditions, including inclement weather.
  •   Good employment history with references.
  •   Boating experience, demonstrated training in boating safety, with particular emphasis on swift water boating experience and safety training preferred.

*Must Submit 3 Professional References, Resume, Cover Letter, and a Complete STOI Application To Be Considered For Position*

 

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or At www.spokanetribe.com       

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

FAX: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:   sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department No Later Than

 4:30 p.m. on the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves the Right to Hire According To Its Indian

Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To a Pre-Employment Drug Test

Positions with the Spokane Tribe Are Subject To a 90-Day Orientation Period