Experimental Biology Aide (Salmon-Fisheries) – 1 Permanent Position

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Sauvie Island, OR, United States
  • Mar 14, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Water Quality

Job Description

Location: Sauvie Island (10 months), Clackamas (2 months)

Job Description:

The employee in this position will be conducting salmon spawning surveys, redd surveys, adult fish trapping, habitat and fish presence surveys throughout Lower Columbia River streams and tributaries.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Walk or float streams to count redds and spawning salmon, steelhead, and lamprey.
  • Collect biological samples from dead fish.
  • Conduct adult and juvenile salmonid trapping at a permanent trap site.
  • Electrofish streams for fish presence/absence.
  • Conduct stream surveys to inventory the physical habitat of streams.
  • Conduct snorkel surveys to inventory juvenile salmonids and other fish species.
  • Keep accurate and clear data records.
  • Hike into and along streams daily, requires some use of non-motorized inflatable boats.
  • Work in hot, cold, rainy weather or in rough terrain.
  • Camp or backpack in remote areas.
  • Communicate with the public to gain access to private land and to explain our activities.
  • Coordinate with ODFW district staff. 
  • Occasionally assist on other ODFW efforts, such as adult or juvenile salmonid trapping.

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. Position may include some work on weekends. This position mainly conducts field work in and around and streams, and may be physically demanding. Employees will occasionally be working independently under adverse weather conditions in semi-remote areas. Requirements: Applicants must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. ODFW will check driving records for in-state finalists. Out of state finalists will be required to present a current driving record for review. Minimum qualifications are not established for this position. Preference may be given to applicants with experience in fish sampling and habitat surveys, knowledge and background working with GIS and Access databases, and who possess or are in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a related biological/ecological sciences degree. Employees must be self-motivated, willing to work under a variety of conditions, and responsible for the quality of data collected.

Apply by Friday, March 24, 2017 

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Government- State/Provincial


$2,200-$2,281 per month - starting (Commensurate with experience)

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