Project Biologist

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Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Longview, Washington, US
May 02, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Natural Resources Director and the Wildlife Program Manager, the Project Biologist's primary responsibilities include all aspects of project implementation to accomplish a field inventory of beaver habitat in managed forest lands within the ancestral lands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The Project Biologist will perform staff-leveling planning, coordination, and implementation of a USFWS grant funded inventory of beaver habitat. Modeled sites will be field evaluated, scored, ranked, mapped, and archived for future relocation work. The Project Biologist will assist the Wildlife Program with all other needed tasks.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: include the following, and other related duties as assigned.
Review Beaver Intrinsic Potential (BIP) model results within the project area footprint and develop a list of sites to evaluate based on specific attributes.
Conduct field investigations to specific sites to evaluate potential for future beaver relocation and identify whether the site is currently occupied by beaver.
Complete site scorecards for each site evaluated.
Archive field information and create maps using ArcGIS that are linked to data.
Author technical reports documenting survey results, referencing scorecard information, maps and photos collected in the field.
Coordinate with other organizations doing this type of work to assure methods are consistent with other regional efforts.
Coordinate with the various WDFW personnel that house the BIP modeling results and manage beaver in the State of Washington.
Use standard field equipment: GPS, digital camera, compass, clinometer, and rangefinder to collect field data.
Assist with other Wildlife Program activities as needed, with emphasis on beaver related personnel needs.
Attend meetings on behalf of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
Maintain all records according to Natural Resources Department (NRD) standards.
Must work as a team player and assist the NRD in all other duties as assigned.
Comply with all applicable Cowlitz Tribal Codes and Regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in environmental or biological science and 2 years of professional-level experience. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of the experience. A PhD may substitute for two years of experience.
A demonstrated understanding of the riparian, wetland and related upland interface characteristics.
Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.
Excellent time management skills and work ethic.
Proficient with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office 365 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and Adobe.
Ability to conduct fieldwork in extreme weather, in steep terrain, carrying heavy packs and equipment.
Ability to work both independently with little direction and in a group with direction.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively.
Experience working with field equipment: GPS units, digital camera, compass, clinometer, and rangefinder.
Represents the Cowlitz Tribe in a positive, courteous and professional manner.

Desired Knowledge:
Ability to be entrepreneurial in nature; capable of seeking out and obtaining grant funding to further wildlife program goals.

Requirements: Must submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.

Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

Please submit cover letter with resume.

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