Fisheries Biologist II

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Employer
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Location
Harwood, Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Closes
Aug 06, 2021
Ref
2319797302
Discipline
Fisheries
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Announcement #

2021-148

Issue Date:

07-14-21

Closing Date:

08-03-21

Fisheries Biologist II

Fisheries YKFP

Department of Natural Resources

Hourly Wage: $24.90/Regular/Full-Time

Location: Yakima

The Fisheries Biologist II is responsible to assist in two major projects. (1)-Avian Predation Monitoring and Evaluation: is responsible for the scientific and technical biological research for monitoring and evaluation of avian predation on the Yakima River, for the Yakama Nation. This position requires overseeing Fisheries Technicians conducting avian predation surveys in the Yakima Basin. This individual is responsible for annual project reports, summaries, and professional presentations in order to fulfill contract work statements under the avian predation project. (2)-Fish Predation Monitoring and Evaluation: is responsible for the scientific and technical biological research involved with the monitoring and evaluation of fish predation on the Yakima River, for the Yakama Nation. This position requires overseeing Fisheries Technicians conducting fish predator surveys and management in the field. This individual is responsible for annual project reports, summaries, and professional presentations in order to fulfill contract work statements for the fish predation project.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the life histories of Pacific Salmon, and fish community ecology, especially predator-prey and competitive interactions.
  • Knowledge of fisheries management practices and strategies in the Columbia Basin, including Tribal Recovery Plan.
  • Knowledge of general fishery field methodologies (i.e., electro-fishing principles, fish tagging design, predation studies and design).
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with employees, Tribal membership, other agencies, and the general public.
  • Ability to work outside under all types of conditions and to perform physical labor.
  • Ability to write scientific and research papers for publication in professional journals.
  • Ability to manage multiple crews of technicians involved in carrying out M&E fieldwork.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries or closely related field.
  • Four years of successful experience as a professional fisheries Biologist I.
  • Required to pass pre-employment drug test.
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License with the ability to obtain ta Yakama Nation Driving Permit.
  • Enrolled Yakama Preference, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


Preferred Requirements:
  • Prefer candidate with experience using electro-fishing for salmonid research.
  • Prefer candidate with experience of motor boat operation and safety protocols.
  • Prefer candidate with experience in salmonid research as well as developing, implementing, and evaluating salmonid monitoring and evaluation programs.
  • Prefer candidate have a strong background in fisheries monitoring and evaluation field techniques and knowledge of Treaty Fishing Rights.

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