TEMPORARY FISHERIES BIOLOGIST I

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-092
Title TEMPORARY FISHERIES BIOLOGIST I
Supervisor FISHERIES PROGRAM MANAGER
Department NATURAL RESOURCES, TRIBAL FISHERIES
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status TEMPORARY FULL-TIME (12 WEEKS)
Rate of Pay $20.00 - $24.00/PER HOUR (DOE/DOQ)
Opening Date JULY 14, 2017
Closing Date JULY 28, 2017

INTRODUCTION:

The Temporary Fisheries Biologist I position involves tasks related primarily to the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program.  Program goals are to assess wild and hatchery fish populations, environmental impacts from hydro-operations and analyzing data to predict fishery responses to management actions.  The position will primarily be responsible for assisting the Project Biologists and Manager with Northern Pike removal and monitoring activities (including, but not limited to: fyke net, seine sampling, electrofishing, set-lining, gill-netting, data management and analyses, report and journal writing, and equipment care and maintenance.)  Additional activities include assisting with other fisheries program activities, including but not limited to; predator and aquatic community sampling and sample analyses, fisheries surveys, and assisting Program Biologists and Manager with the development of recommendations for reservoir and fisheries management operations.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Northern Pike removal using gill nets and boat electrofishing.
  • Co-author the annual reports, supplementary white papers, and articles for publication. Present findings at public meetings and professional society/organization meetings.
  • Provide leadership to tech staff, including training of laboratory analyses and field techniques through participation in and oversight of fisheries surveys and laboratory analyses. Includes, but is not limited to fish diet, aging structure analyses, and fish identification.
  • Input and quality assure all fisheries data (includes but is not limited to creel, diet, aging, FWIN, trapping and general monitoring data).
  • Assistance with writing management plans and guiding documents.
  • Assist Fisheries Biologist II with gear preparation and maintenance.
  • Assist Fisheries Biologist II and program manager in the development and implementation of Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

• Knowledge and capacity to implement appropriate fisheries sampling methodologies, research, and management.

• Strong background in biological research methods, including data analysis and statistics with familiarity of related software (i.e., R, SigmaPlot, Systat, etc.)

• Knowledge of aquaculture techniques, including conservation aquaculture approaches and methodologies.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Demonstrated skills in data management and scientific writing.

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work effectively with co-workers, project partners, co-managers, and public outreach organizations.

• Ability to work effectively in supervised and non-supervised settings.

• This position requires ability to perform physically demanding work outdoors in variable weather conditions, including inclement weather.

• This position requires significant amounts of work to be performed outside general business hours, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

• Good employment history with references.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid Washington Driver’s License (or ability to attain one), and must be eligible for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance.
  • Must have (or ability to attain) a Washington Boater Education Card.
  • B.S. Degree in Fisheries or closely related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a professional Fisheries Biologist
  • Ability to effectively use ArcGIS preferred.
  • Good employment history with references.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible work schedule, which may include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • 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