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WATER & FISH TECHNICIAN I

VACANCY ANN#:   STOI-21-151
POSITION:               WATER & FISH TECHNICIAN I
DEPARTMENT:      DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUPERVISOR:        WATER & FISH PROJECT MANAGER
STATUS:                    FULL-TIME, WITH POSSIBLE LAY-OFF UP TO 3 MONTHS
SALARY LEVEL:     $14.00 – $16.00/PER HOUR
OPENING DATE:    APRIL 26, 2021
CLOSING DATE:     MAY 10, 2021

SUMMARY:
The Water & Fish Technician I will conduct road inventories, assist with stream bank stabilization projects, and conduct/aid in stream habitat and fisheries surveys. The Technician will use computer programs, GPS units and other equipment needed to collect data, monitor stream habitat and water quality, prepare analysis, and complete other projects as assigned. This position will have a lay-off period during the year that is dependent on project funding.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Collecting stream habitat and fish data using water flow meters, gathering water quality samples, collecting fish using backpack electrofishers, etc.
• Assist in stream bank stabilization projects by planting trees and shrubs, fencing, and working with heavy equipment
• Will be responsible for equipment/vehicle maintenance
• Be able to locate specific locations on the ground using topographic maps
• Calibrating and using water quality instruments
• Organizing and entering data into the computer on MS Excel or other programs
• Working from and operating boats to collect fisheries and water quality data
• Other duties as assigned; which may include working with other related departments/ programs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• Physically able to carry equipment weighing up to 50 lbs and work outdoors in inclement weather and in streams
• Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License, good driving record, and be Tribally insurable
• Preferred experience with computers and GPS units
• Ability to read and identify locations on topographical maps
• Ability to take direction from supervisors, take initiative and complete work with little supervision
• Ability to work flexible hours and long days

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 pm 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