Fish Biologist - Natural Resource Scientist 2 (USA) ~

19 de agosto de 2014

Fish Biologist - Natural Resource Scientist 2 (USA)

Recruitment # 2014- 2014-08-7328-08157
SALARY RANGE:  $3,549- $4,653 per month plus a comprehensive benefit package including retirement.
LOCATION:  Beautiful  Olympia, Washington
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner than later. Recruitment may close at any time without prior notification.
The position designs and implements monitoring of fish populations' response to managed landscapes in the Olympic Experimental State Forest (OESF) as part of the Agency's implementation of the Habitat Conservation Plan for state trust lands. The work includes development of a study plan; data collection, data management and analysis of fish population dynamics and habitat conditions; cooperation with external researchers; and reporting. The work is conducted under the supervision of the OESF Research and Monitoring Manager.
The position also provides consultation on fish biology, ecology and conservation for planning and monitoring projects on state lands such as the OESF Forest Land Plan and Sustainable Harvest Calculation. This includes reviewing and/or conducting environmental analyses, providing comments on external conservation and management plans, and communicating with stakeholders and other interested parties.

The incumbent will lead a project, organize and prioritize workload, communicate with others, and work in a team environment.

About 70 percent of the work is conducted in the office in Olympia and about 30 percent of the time will be spent traveling to the OESF for field work, field tours, and meetings.

*Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries, Ecology or Biology.
*At least three (3) years of research work experience in fish ecology;
*Working knowledge of anadromous salmonid ecology;
*Knowledge of and experience with research methods in fish ecology and population biology;
*Knowledge of statistical theory and experience with statistical techniques;
*GIS knowledge and experience;
*Good writing skills.
**Note: A Master's degree will substitute for two of the required three years' experience in fish ecology and PhD will substitute for all of the required experience, provided the field of major study was in fish biology, ecology or conservation.

*Understanding of natural resources management, particularly forest management;
*Experience with salmonid sampling techniques (such as spawner surveys, redd counts, weirs, traps, tagging);
*Experience with measuring/assessing biological and physical conditions in streams;
*Experience using remote sensing data (such as aerial photos, LiDAR, and satellite imagery);
*Database management skills and experience.

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