Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Assistant Fish Project Leader)

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Newport, OR, USA
  • Oct 31, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Research

Job Description

Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources!

ODFW Mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.


• This position is with the Western Oregon Fish Research & Monitoring Program with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife located in Newport.
• This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

• The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job postings may change without notice.

• You must submit your application online. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Duties & Responsibilities

Would you like to find a steady, rewarding career in fisheries management in a beautiful and exciting place to live? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a rare and exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals in Newport, Oregon as an Assistant Fish Project Leader. 

This position will assist in the implementation of the Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Project under the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. This project provides quantitative assessments of juvenile and adult salmonid populations in indicator streams of coastal basins in western Oregon. The Assistant Project Leader will be responsible for leading the monitoring effort in the field by coordinating field staff, determining survey effort to provide statistically valid population estimates, managing and analyzing extensive datasets, and preparing and presenting final reports. The individual will also coordinate project surveys and provide technical information to agency programs and to other state and federal agencies, private landowners and industry, watershed councils and others. Major roles and responsibilities are to:

• Plan, coordinate and implement monitoring and research. Train, prepare work schedules for, and direct the daily activities of seasonal employees. Operate and maintain adult and juvenile fish traps, including rotary screw traps. Operate electrofishing equipment and tag adult and juvenile salmonids with various tag types. Provide input into performance evaluations to supervisor.

• Manage collected data and conduct statistical analyses. Review, proof, and organize field data. Summarize, tabulate and graph data using spreadsheet, database and graphics software. Perform statistical analyses using computer software (R and MS Access). Develop estimates and describe status and trends in salmonid populations over multiple life stages. Prepare reports and other scientific papers. Review pertinent fisheries literature. Write sections of annual, final, information and other reports and scientific papers. Prepare and give oral and poster presentations of research findings at meetings, workshops and symposia.

Working Conditions

• Requires long hours analyzing, managing data and writing reports.

• Requires outside work in inclement weather in cold, swift streams. May require the use of inflatable boats to access and conduct some surveys. Considerable travel can occur in all types of weather.

• This position has been designated as sensitive in that the incumbent in this position has access to confidential/fiscal-related information. The successful candidate will be subject to an initial criminal history background check with fingerprinting and will be subject to annual criminal history checks thereafter. Continued employment is contingent upon passing the criminal history background check.

• 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, and does not exceed forty (40) hours in a work week. Work exceeding 40 hours per week requires prior approval by the supervisor. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours.

NOTE: You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will check driving records for in-state finalists. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current driving record for review.

NOTE: Within three-days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships. 

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications

• Two years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program that included one year of at least two of the following: gathering data, analyzing data, or preparing reports, and a Bachelor's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science, or a closely-related Bachelor's degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework; or three additional years of  biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program; OR

• One year of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program that included at least two of the following: gathering data, analyzing data, or preparing reports, and a Master's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science, or a closely-related Master's degree in biological/ecological sciences; OR

• A Doctorate degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science, or a closely-related Doctorate degree in biological/ecological sciences.

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$3,664.00 - $5,339.00 Monthly

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