Successful applicants will be part of a large crew assisting in the collection of Chinook/Steelhead catch, biological and social data. Applicants must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to traverse rocky, steep, stream banks carrying a variety of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. for up to 3 miles each day and work in all types of weather. The handling of harvested fish is required with this position. Work averages 40 hours per week including most weekends and holiday days through October 31st. Overnight stays and out of area travel may be required.
Major responsibilities include: conducting creel surveys, assisting in coordination of field activities, and assisting other regional fisheries staff as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree in Fisheries, Biology or a related field is preferred. Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Access is preferred. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skill are required. Applicants should have some knowledge of the life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species; and identifying various fish species. This position involves contacting and interviewing the public so good communication skills are required. A valid driver’s license is required.