ODFW Aquatic Inventories Project

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Summer 2017 Positions


Closing Date:     March 17, 2017

Classification:     Experimental Biology Aide - 9 positions
Class Number:    C3769 (no job posting number)
Salary:                $2,200-$2,281/mo (Commensurate with experience) - Medical, dental, and life plans available

Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS. See FAQs at http://www.seiu503.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/10/files/2016/10/PERS-pick-up-FAQ-10.14.2016-update.2.pdf

Locations:          Central Point (2), Grants Pass (1), Gold Beach (2), Tillamook (1), Astoria (1)
Duration:            June 5 – September 30, 2017

Locations:          Tillamook (2)
Duration:            June 19 – September 30, 2017

Job Description:  The employees in this position will conduct juvenile snorkel and habitat surveys in Oregon streams. Duties include:

* Describing channel morphology and instream habitat characteristics.
* Assessing distribution and abundance of juvenile fish.
* Keeping accurate and clear data records. 
* Hiking into and along streams daily. 
* Working in hot, cold, rainy weather and over rough terrain.
* Occasional camping or backpacking in remote areas. 
* Communicating with the public to gain access to private land and to explain monitoring activities.

Qualifications:  Employees must be self-motivated, willing to work under a variety of conditions, and responsible for the quality of data collected. There are no minimum qualifications for these positions; however, candidates with related field experience (such as experience in fish sampling, conducting habitat surveys, hydrology, or biological sampling) and who have or are pursuing a Bachelorís degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely related degree in biological or ecological sciences will be given preference for interviews.

More information on the Aquatic Inventories Project may be obtained at the following:   

Applicants must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will check driving records for in-state finalists.  Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current driving record for review.

Contact:    Peggy Kavanagh, phone: (541) 757-5124 or email: peggy.kavanagh@oregonstate.edu

To apply:  Please email, mail, or fax (541-757-4102) your Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife employment application by 5:00PM (PST) on Friday, March 17, 2017 to:

                        Peggy Kavanagh
                        Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
                        Aquatic Inventories Project
                        28655 Highway 34
                        Corvallis, Oregon 97333

Application forms can be obtained from ODFW’s seasonal jobs page at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/seasonal_jobs.asp

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the Fish and Wildlife Human Resources office at (503) 947- 6051 between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM.

Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW is unable to support VISA sponsorships.

NOTE: Individuals selected for interviews will be notified and scheduled for phone or in-person interviews.  Reasonable accommodation for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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