[env-trinity] Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program: Fisheries Biologist I position

Tim Hayden thayden at yuroktribe.nsn.us
Fri Oct 16 14:55:08 PDT 2009

The Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program is currently recruiting for a Fisheries Biologist I to work on various fisheries related assessments on the Trinity River.

Closing: 10/23 or until filled

Responsibilities: Weitchpec Tribal Office, Weitchpec, CA. Implement tribal fisheries related monitoring and research projects, including adult salmonind spawning surveys, juvenile outmigration monitoring, juvenile fish disease monitoring, hatchery/natural interactions research, and fish habitat assessments. Oversee field crews conducting fisheries project work, ensure smooth running operations, and provide feedback to project leaders on project status and potential improvements. Coordinate field investigations with representatives from cooperating agencies including federal, state and tribal entities. Compile collected field data. Assist in written data analysis, summaries and final reports. Stay in the field 10 or more overnight stays per month as necessary to conduct work. May be assigned other duties as required to meet the needs of the organization.

Qualifications: Ability to supervise field crews in an organized, productive manner while maintaining a positive and safe work environment. Professional knowledge of biology and management of anadromous salmonids and other fisheries, water and related resources important to the Yurok Tribe. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of, and skill in performing a wide variety of fisheries and water quality field sampling techniques such as juvenile and adult salmonid population estimation, redd and carcass survey techniques, fish habitat assessment, and hatchery practices and management, and radio telemetry techniques. Possess a valid California Drivers License. Strong swimming skills and ability to conduct work safely in a swift-water environment. Experience operating both motorized jet boats and inflatable rafts. Minimum requirement is a Bachelors degree in Fisheries Biology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management or closely related field. OR Combination of applicable work experience see and education to equal four years, with at least two years of college in Fisheries Biology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resources or a closely related field.

Contact: Yurok Tribe HR Department, Oscar Gensaw, 7074821350 Weitchpec Office Trinity Fisheries, Nathan Harris, 7074984180, 5306254130 x1609, njharris30 at gmail.com 

Tim Hayden
Senior Fisheries Biologist
Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program
Trinity River Fisheries Division
23001 Hwy 96, Hoopa, CA. 95546
(530)625-4130 x1612
thayden at yuroktribe.nsn.us

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