ODFW Aquatic Inventories Project

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Position:     Conduct stream habitat, juvenile snorkel, and/or electroshocking surveys in Oregon streams

Closing Date:     March 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

Salary:                $2,561/mo. (Commensurate with experience). 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.

Available Jobs:

Type:                Stream habitat and snorkel surveys
Duration:          June 1 - September 30, 2020
Locations:        Central Point, Grants Pass, Gold Beach, Tillamook, Astoria
                         (Work to be conducted primarily on streams within each geographic area)

Type:                Stream habitat surveys
Duration:          June 1 - September 30, 2020
Location:          Prineville, Clackamas
                         (Work to be conducted primarily on streams within each geographic area)

Type:                Stream habitat and electroshocking surveys
Duration:          June 17 - September 16, 2020
Location:          Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge
                         (Work to be conducted primarily on streams within each geographic area)

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 stream habitat, juvenile snorkel, and/or electroshocking 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:   

Contact person:    Peggy Kavanagh (Peggy.S.Kavanagh@state.or.us)

To apply:  View the complete job listing and apply at https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Gold-Beach---ODFW/Biological-Science-Assistant--Aquatic-Inventories-Habitat-Surveyor-_REQ-33556

Closing date:    March 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Criminal Records/DMV Check:   Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified driving record for review. Adverse background information may disqualify you from further consideration.

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 participates in E-Verify. ODFW is unable to support VISA sponsorships.

Additional Information:   Reasonable accommodation for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you are experiencing difficulty applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051.

The employees in these positions will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job listings may change without notice.

Veterans:   If you are an eligible veteran, veteran's preference points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans' preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org and select Veterans resources under Resources.

More information about our agency can be found on our social media accounts below at myodfw.com  and http://www.dfw.state.or.us/.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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