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Biological Science Assistant (Fisheries Project Assistant)

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Biological Science Assistant (Fisheries Project Assistant)   

JOB TITLE:

Biological Science Assistant (Fisheries Project Assistant)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Clackamas Oregon United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Initial Posting Date:
02/02/2024
Application Deadline:
02/09/2024
Agency:
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salary Range:
$3,006 Monthly
Position Type:
Employee
Position Title:
Biological Science Assistant (Fisheries Project Assistant)
Job Description:
Seasonal Fisheries Employment Opportunity!
Make a difference in Oregons Natural Resources!
Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video at
https://myodfw.
com/about
Location: Based out of Clackamas, Oregon.
Season Duration: 3/25/2024 to 9/23/2024
(These are estimated dates.
Length of season(s) may be shortened or extended depending on project needs, funding, or factors beyond the projects control).
What you will do:
The primary role of this position is to help conduct studies important to management of fisheries resources in the Columbia River basin and Oregon in general.
Some of the duties will include:
  • Collect and record information on fish and fish habitats in the field by:
    • Deploy various fishing gear, such as, boat electrofishing equipment, gill nets, set lines, seines, fish traps and artificial substrates.
    • Identifying fish species, measure, mark, tag, and biopsy fish.
      Collect biological samples such as scales, fin spines, gut contents, moribund juvenile salmonids, gonads, and eggs.
      Preserve samples for laboratory analysis.
      Record fish measurements and fish habitat characteristics on data sheets and handheld computer (PDA).
    • Tow, launch, and operate boats up to 26 feet in length.
    • Interview anglers about fishing time and species sought.
      Observe commercial fishing activities during active fisheries.
      Examine angler catch to determine species, measure length, and identify marks and tags.
  • Laboratory, data and supply maintenance:
    • Enter data onto spreadsheets and databases, line verification of entered data.
    • Assist with sample preparation and laboratory analyses of biological samples.
    • Maintain and perform minor repairs on equipment such as vehicles and boats, mending nets, checking oil level of vehicles, changing spark plugs and oil on inboard and outboard boat motors.
      Clean boats, trucks, and sampling equipment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.
They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Working Conditions:
  • Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day.
    This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours.
    Work exceeding 40 hours per week requires prior approval by the supervisor.
    Position is eligible for overtime.
  • May require extended travel to study sites in Oregon, Washington and Idaho; work on weekends, at night, and in inclement weather, often in 10-12 hr shifts; and ability to trailer and operate boats up to 26 feet long, including driving full size pick-up trucks.
    Fieldwork typically requires being aboard a boat for 6-8 hours per day during the two month field season.
    May require working alone daily, extensive driving to study sites daily; work on weekends, and frequently in inclement weather.
    Occasionally involves lifting and exertion for short periods.
    Employee must be able to communicate with a variety of personalities in a professional manner.
Requirements/Requested Skills:
Minimum qualifications are not established for this position; however, we are seeking applicants with the following experience or skills.
Preference for interviews may be given to candidates with these skills and background:
  • Requires a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Requires a Boater Education Card obtained through the Oregon State Marine Board.
  • Ability to conduct field work under a variety of weather conditions ranging from heat in summer to cold in winter.
  • Experience conducting fish surveys, identifying adult fish species (especially salmonids)
  • Experience collecting biological samples from fish and accurately recording field data
  • Experience operating a powerboat
  • Experience with lab protocol and microscopes
  • Experience recording and analyzing biological data
  • Anyone who possess or are in pursuit of a Fisheries or Wildlife Science degree or related degree in biological/ecological sciences.
Questions about the positions? Please contact Grant Waltz at:
Grant.
T.
Waltz@odfw.
oregon.
gov
Criminal Records/DMV Check:
Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check.
Driving is required for all positions.
Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified driving record for review to be considered for the position.
Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible.
You are expected to provide the out-of-state certified driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist.
Adverse background and/or driving information may disqualify you from further consideration.
Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.
S.
Department of Homeland Securitys 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:
Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported in your resume or the \"Job History\" section in your application or you may not be considered for this position.
You may be disqualified if your experience listed in your resume or the Job History section does not include information used to back up your answers to the supplemental questions.
If any of the positions listed in your application are part time or seasonal, be sure to include the dates you worked (month and year) and the average amount of hours worked per week in the duties section.
Only those individuals who most closely match the requested skills will be invited to an interview.
For helpful tips on filling out your job history, responding to the supplemental questions, and submitting your application,
click here
Attachments:
If youd like to attach a copy of your official or unofficial college transcripts, they can be attached to your application in the Resume/CV/Cover Letter attachments field when you apply.
Cover letters may not be reviewed unless it is stated as a requirement in the job posting.
External Applicants (non-state of Oregon employees):
If you would like to retain a copy of this job posting, please print a copy before submitting your application.
Once the job posting has closed, you will not be able to access the posting.
Internal Applicants:
The contact information that is prefilled on your application is typically your work email and work phone number.
Be sure to check your state email and Workday notifications for your status regarding the recruitment process.
If you are away from the office or unable to check your state email account for an extended period, contact the HR Recruitment Unit and the hiring manager to let them know your personal email and phone number where you can be contacted.
This will help to ensure you do not miss out on any correspondence that may be related to an interview.
If you apply for a position as an internal applicant and then terminate while the recruitment is still in process, contact the Recruitment Unit to have your contact information updated.
The job posting closes at 11:59 PM (PDT/PST) on the close date.
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the two questionnaires relating to public records requests and veterans preference immediately following your submittal.
These questions are necessary to complete the application process.
Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
If you are having trouble applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051.
This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

The employee in this position 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 and you meet the qualifications, veterans' 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.
Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time.
Find information on
State of Oregon benefits
If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFWs mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregons fish, wildlife, and their habitats.
ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities.
Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve.
With Oregons changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making.
Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future! To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video at
https://myodfw.
com/about
More information about our agency can be found on our social media accounts and at
myodfw.
com
and
http://www.
dfw.
state.
or.
us/
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

3006 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707246585-a5b49c7e7cc94cf0df1a76d6228ac0f5

LOCATION:

Oregon United States

CITY:

Clackamas

Job Origin:

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Initial Posting Date:
02/02/2024
Application Deadline:
02/09/2024
Agency:
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salary Range:
$3,006 Monthly
Position Type:
Employee
Position Title:
Biological Science Assistant (Fisheries Project Assistant)
Job Description:
Seasonal Fisheries Employment Opportunity!
Make a difference in Oregons Natural Resources!
Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video at
https://myodfw.com/about
Location: Based out of Clackamas, Oregon.
Season Duration: 3/25/2024 to 9/23/2024
(These are estimated dates. Length of season(s) may be shortened or extended depending on project needs, funding, or factors beyond the projects control).
What you will do:
The primary role of this position is to help conduct studies important to management of fisheries resources in the Columbia River basin and Oregon in general. Some of the duties will include:
  • Collect and record information on fish and fish habitats in the field by:
    • Deploy various fishing gear, such as, boat electrofishing equipment, gill nets, set lines, seines, fish traps and artificial substrates.
    • Identifying fish species, measure, mark, tag, and biopsy fish. Collect biological samples such as scales, fin spines, gut contents, moribund juvenile salmonids, gonads, and eggs. Preserve samples for laboratory analysis. Record fish measurements and fish habitat characteristics on data sheets and handheld computer (PDA).
    • Tow, launch, and operate boats up to 26 feet in length.
    • Interview anglers about fishing time and species sought. Observe commercial fishing activities during active fisheries. Examine angler catch to determine species, measure length, and identify marks and tags.
  • Laboratory, data and supply maintenance:
    • Enter data onto spreadsheets and databases, line verification of entered data.
    • Assist with sample preparation and laboratory analyses of biological samples.
    • Maintain and perform minor repairs on equipment such as vehicles and boats, mending nets, checking oil level of vehicles, changing spark plugs and oil on inboard and outboard boat motors. Clean boats, trucks, and sampling equipment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Working Conditions:
  • Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours. Work exceeding 40 hours per week requires prior approval by the supervisor. Position is eligible for overtime.
  • May require extended travel to study sites in Oregon, Washington and Idaho; work on weekends, at night, and in inclement weather, often in 10-12 hr shifts; and ability to trailer and operate boats up to 26 feet long, including driving full size pick-up trucks. Fieldwork typically requires being aboard a boat for 6-8 hours per day during the two month field season. May require working alone daily, extensive driving to study sites daily; work on weekends, and frequently in inclement weather. Occasionally involves lifting and exertion for short periods. Employee must be able to communicate with a variety of personalities in a professional manner.
Requirements/Requested Skills:
Minimum qualifications are not established for this position; however, we are seeking applicants with the following experience or skills. Preference for interviews may be given to candidates with these skills and background:
  • Requires a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Requires a Boater Education Card obtained through the Oregon State Marine Board.
  • Ability to conduct field work under a variety of weather conditions ranging from heat in summer to cold in winter.
  • Experience conducting fish surveys, identifying adult fish species (especially salmonids)
  • Experience collecting biological samples from fish and accurately recording field data
  • Experience operating a powerboat
  • Experience with lab protocol and microscopes
  • Experience recording and analyzing biological data
  • Anyone who possess or are in pursuit of a Fisheries or Wildlife Science degree or related degree in biological/ecological sciences.
Questions about the positions? Please contact Grant Waltz at:
Grant.T.Waltz@odfw.oregon.gov
Criminal Records/DMV Check:
Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Driving is required for all positions. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified driving record for review to be considered for the position. Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible. You are expected to provide the out-of-state certified driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist. Adverse background and/or driving information may disqualify you from further consideration.
Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys 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:
Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported in your resume or the \"Job History\" section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. You may be disqualified if your experience listed in your resume or the Job History section does not include information used to back up your answers to the supplemental questions. If any of the positions listed in your application are part time or seasonal, be sure to include the dates you worked (month and year) and the average amount of hours worked per week in the duties section. Only those individuals who most closely match the requested skills will be invited to an interview.
For helpful tips on filling out your job history, responding to the supplemental questions, and submitting your application,
click here
Attachments:
If youd like to attach a copy of your official or unofficial college transcripts, they can be attached to your application in the Resume/CV/Cover Letter attachments field when you apply. Cover letters may not be reviewed unless it is stated as a requirement in the job posting.
External Applicants (non-state of Oregon employees):
If you would like to retain a copy of this job posting, please print a copy before submitting your application. Once the job posting has closed, you will not be able to access the posting.
Internal Applicants:
The contact information that is prefilled on your application is typically your work email and work phone number. Be sure to check your state email and Workday notifications for your status regarding the recruitment process. If you are away from the office or unable to check your state email account for an extended period, contact the HR Recruitment Unit and the hiring manager to let them know your personal email and phone number where you can be contacted. This will help to ensure you do not miss out on any correspondence that may be related to an interview. If you apply for a position as an internal applicant and then terminate while the recruitment is still in process, contact the Recruitment Unit to have your contact information updated.
The job posting closes at 11:59 PM (PDT/PST) on the close date. After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the two questionnaires relating to public records requests and veterans preference immediately following your submittal. These questions are necessary to complete the application process.
Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you are having trouble applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051.
This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

The employee in this position 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 and you meet the qualifications, veterans' 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. Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time.
Find information on
State of Oregon benefits
If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFWs mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregons fish, wildlife, and their habitats. ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities. Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve. With Oregons changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making. Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future! To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video at
https://myodfw.com/about
More information about our agency can be found on our social media accounts and 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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