Job

Experimental Biology Aide

Salary Range: $2,038—$2,113 per month (commensurate with experience)
Research Project: John Day Steelhead/CHaMP (1-2 positions) and Middle Fork IMW (1 position)
Location: John Day, Oregon
Duration: April 1, 2013—September 27, 2013

These are estimated dates. Length of season may be shortened or extended depending on project needs, funding,  or factors beyond the project’s control.

Duties:

Employees will be a member of a field crew to survey and sample summer steelhead in the John Day River basin in northeast Oregon. Fieldwork will include using seines and electro-fishing equipment to capture juvenile salmonids, visual spawning ground surveys of adults, identifying fish species, operating  computers and other electronic equipment, collecting biological information from salmonids, and conducting aquatic habitat surveys. Fieldwork during March- May will primarily include spawning  ground surveys of adults. Fieldwork during June-September will include habitat surveys and juvenile steelhead abundance monitoring (Steelhead/CHaMP positions), or juvenile Chinook and steelhead markrecapture surveys (Middle Fork IMW position). Fieldwork will require the employee to walk in cold,  flowing water, on slippery surfaces. The employee must be able to work long hours, including overnight  stays and weekends in adverse weather conditions.

Requirements:

Minimum qualifications are not established for this position. However, preference may be given to applicants with related experience or who have or are in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in biological/ecological sciences. We are seeking individuals who can be team players, can operate mechanical and electronic equipment, and are knowledgeable in the identification of juvenile salmonids. This position requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. ODFW will check driving records for in-state finalists. Out-of-state
finalists will be required to present a current driving record for review.

To Apply: FAX or mail an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Employment Application to:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
ATTN: John Day Life Cycle EBA
P.O. Box 9, John Day, OR 97845
Phone: 541-575-1167 ext 224
FAX (541) 575-0948
Email: ian.a.tattam@state.or.us

Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2013 or until position is filled.

Record “John Day Seasonal EBA” in the “Job Applied For” section of the application. Application forms can be obtained from ODFW’s Jobs Page under seasonal jobs at: www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/seasonal_jobs.asp. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is unable to support VISA sponsorships. If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the ODFW Human Resources office at (503) 947-6051 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.