ODFW Aquatic Inventories Project

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Summer 2016 Positions

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Classification:     Experimental Biology Aide - 8 positions
Class Number:    C3769 (no announcement number)
Salary:                $2,141-$2,220/mo (depending on experience) - Medical, dental, and life plans available

Locations:          Central Point (2), Grants Pass (1), Gold Beach (1), Corvallis (2), Tillamook (1), Astoria (1)
Duration:            June 1 – September 30, 2016*

*These are estimated dates. Length of season(s) may be shortened or extended depending on   
  project needs, funding, or factors beyond the Project’s control.
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.

Experience in fish sampling and habitat surveys is preferred, but standardized training will be provided.  Employees must be self-motivated, willing to work under a variety of conditions, and responsible for the quality of data collected.  Candidates with related field experience and a college background in a natural resource field such as fish and wildlife, biology-related fields, geology or hydrology-related fields 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

Please email, mail, or fax (541-757-4102) your Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife application by March 24, 2016 to:
                        Peggy Kavanagh
                        ODFW - 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.  Accommodations for interviews will be provided to individuals with disabilities upon request.

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


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