Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Burbank, WA, USA
  • Apr 16, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

Summary

About the Position:

TERM APPOINTMENT and can be extended up to a maximum of six years and may be converted to permanent without further competition.

This position is seasonal and is expected to work between 6 to 8 months out of the year (March through November).

Ice Harbor Project is a multi-purpose hydropower project, with missions that include operation and maintenance of the facility for flood control, hydroelectric power generation with six main generating units, navigation locks, fish facility with two fish ladders, recreation and natural resources management. Pasco, WA is located in southeastern Washington. It is part of what is known as the Tri-Cities, consisting of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco. Pasco is in a high desert area with the outer area being mostly farming area producing wheat, corn, grapes, apples and other crops. There are many wineries in the area. Recreational opportunities including fishing, hunting, boating and camping are abundantly available to enthusiasts. In the winter, skiing is within an hour away.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operation of juvenile fish transportation facilities and/or barges.
  • Collect and maintain data associated with the juvenile fish transportation program.
  • Provide detailed reports to Supervisor on facility or barge operations on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for collecting fish, loading raceways and barge holds, and for determining fish numbers, loading densities, and overall fish behavior and condition.
  • Make recommendations concerning facility and/or barge operations and equipment to improve overall operation.
  • Responsible for ensuring fish facilities and/or barges are operated within fish passage criteria.
  • Coordinate with and/or assist researchers working on fish facilities or barges.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Closes 04/23/2018

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$37,223 to $48,385 per year Pay scale & grade GS 6