STOI GOV: SEASONAL FISHERIES TECHNICIAN I (2 POSITIONS)

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-19-095
Title STOI GOV: SEASONAL FISHERIES TECHNICIAN I (2 POSITIONS)
Department NATURAL RESOURCES, SPOKANE TRIBAL FISHERIES
Status SEASONAL, FULL-TIME
Rate of Pay $16.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
Closing Date OCTOBER 9, 2019

INTRODUCTION:

The technicians will have hands on experiences in fisheries management, with an emphasis on invasive Northern Pike monitoring and control on Lake Roosevelt.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work within the Spokane Tribal Fisheries Department assisting with invasive Northern Pike monitoring and removal efforts on Lake Roosevelt, White sturgeon recovery efforts, and native population assessments.  Techs will assist biologists with extensive field work (typically 10 hrs. /day, 4 days/week, in possibly inclement weather conditions), data collection, maintenance of survey gear and boats, and data entry.  Techs will be required to complete boater safety training and will be extensively trained in various field and laboratory safety protocols.  Techs will be provided personal protective equipment including footwear and life jackets.  Typical Northern Pike monitoring and removal methods include boat electrofishing and gill netting.  Techs will be expected to maintain a weekly log of their activities and accomplishments. Techs will learn how and why fisheries data are collected to inform management actions which preserve and enhance Lake Roosevelt fisheries. Tech will be responsible for other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Willing and able to function as an entry-level fisheries technician
  • Punctual, safety oriented, and willing to work long days in field and office settings
  • Reliable transportation to/from Fisheries offices in Wellpinit or Airway Heights
  • Demonstrate interest in a career field such as; fisheries, wildlife, culture, forestry, aquaculture,         etc.  (expressed in cover letter and during interview)
  • Able to work in a professional setting with co-workers, and general public
  • Able to work in individual and large group settings
  • Able to understand and follow safety protocols
  • Willing to work in inclement weather (heat, wind, rain, exposure)
  • Willing to work flexible and long hours in office and field when necessary
  • Willing and able to work effectively in supervised and non-supervised settings
  • Willing to travel which will include overnight stays in hotels (travel, lodging and meal costs  will be covered by the STF Department)
  • Willing to learn about regional Tribal and Federal programs and processes
  • Willing to spend long hours in training/research/reading settings
  • Able to utilize PC computers and software
  • Able (or willing to learn how) to enter data into MS Excel and utilize data collection      applications
  • Willing to work long hours on a boat in a large, deep reservoir, and in remote areas
  • Able to handle extended periods of sun exposure and limited access to restroom facilities
  • Able to pack and carry 30lbs over various terrain

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License, good driving record for insurance purposes
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather and rugged terrain, and be able carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Must have basic computer skills

 *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 Andrea Flett 

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

FAX: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:   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