Eastern Washington Fisheries/Science-Related Technician

  • Anchor QEA
  • Kennewick, Washington, USA
  • Feb 06, 2018
Flexible - Several Options Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Anchor QEA, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking fisheries biologist and science-related technicians to fill several full and part-time positions from February through November 2018 in Eastern Washington.

These positions offer opportunities for training and experience in fisheries management, working directly with US Army Corps of Engineers Biologists monitoring the health of migrating juvenile salmon. Technicians will assist with monitoring the number and condition of smolts collected at five hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Tasks include but are not limited to: salmonid and non-salmonid species identification; avian predator identification; basic math calculations; data entry in Microsoft Word and Excel; and scientific report writing. These positions may require working holidays and weekends and working on multiple projects at various locations. Project sites are located at the McNary, Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and Lower Granite dams. Some travel expenses will be covered.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in science, or an Associate’s degree with relevant experience. 
  • Ability to meet all US Army Corps of Engineers requirements and security clearances to work at dam sites on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. This includes about 8 hours of online training.
  • Knowledge of Snake and Columbia River fish species.
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs, walking up to 5 miles per day, and working outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Must have a reliable transportation source to commute to remote locations.
  • Must be able to take direction well and work well with others.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Desired Qualification:

  • Experience as a fisheries technician, evaluating the health of juvenile salmonids. 
  • Experience handling and anesthetizing fish. 
  • Experience generating tables from Excel, preparing data deliverables, and writing scientific reports. 
  • Experience with water quality monitoring protocols and equipment.

Anchor QEA employs more than 360 highly motivated people in offices around the United States. Our people are our most valuable resource, and we are committed to fostering a work environment that is conducive to the personal and professional growth of each employee. We strive to contribute to a friendly, supportive, and fun work environment.  

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