Seasonal Bio Tech

Cramer Fish Sciences
Issaquah, Washington, US
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type
Cramer Fish Sciences currently has an opening for a Seasonal Biological Technician.

Approximate Dates: July - August

: The Biological Technician provides entry-level support for the organization by assisting Biologists in conducting fieldwork and data collections, literature reviews, data management and summaries, and problem solving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform hands-on work which may include fish trapping and tagging, visual estimation techniques (e.g., snorkeling, redd surveys), collecting data on the physical environment (e.g., water quality, channel bathymetry), and taking measurements of individual specimens
  • Perform habitat assessments including mapping of stream channels with a Total Station and measurement of fish habitat characteristics such as channel unit classification, large woody debris, substrate size, discharge, and water quality parameters
  • Conduct data collection, entry, and organization and basic summaries of fisheries and aquatic habitat related data
  • Use ArcGIS and other software to post-process topographic stream habitat data to create 3-dimenionsal maps of stream channels
  • Prepare and organize the upkeep of all equipment and supplies needed for field work
  • Assist Lead Biologists on various tasks including: collecting data, literature reviews, performing statistical analyses, and problem solving for various projects, studies, and other assignments
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Personal Attributes
  • Knowledge of fisheries, forestry, or wildlife studies
  • Safety conscious in all aspects of field and office work
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team with strong organization and coordination skills
  • Approaches work from a high-energy, efficient standpoint
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to produce accurate, timely, and quality work products and be accountable for meeting objectives
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to resolve problems
  • Positive energy as evidenced in an optimistic outlook, a sense of humor, and a disposition to encourage

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
  • Must be comfortable working in the aquatic environment including working from a boat platform, swimming, and wading in rivers and streams
  • Must be able to work effectively in inclement weather in remote locations
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Possible long periods of computerized data management in an office environment
  • Working irregular hours in various kinds of weather and potentially rugged terrain on occasion in order to meet project deadlines
  • Travel field work may require extended travel to remote areas for 2-10 days at a time, over long distances and in potentially inclement weather

Education/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate course work in Fisheries Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field
  • Basic level proficiency with MS Office Suite

Desired Qualifications:
  • General knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish biology, aquatic or plant ecology, fish habitat requirements, fluvial geomorphology and hydrology
  • Experience conducting stream habitat surveys (CHaMP protocol)
  • Experience with surveying methods using a Total Station
  • Basic experience using ArcGIS

Accepting Applications until: July 22, 2021

Location: Issaquah, WA

Cramer Fish Sciences is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.