domingo, 21 de febrero de 2010

Fish Biological Technician

Agency: Burns Paiute Tribe
Title: Biological Technician
Closing Date: March 12, 2010
Anticipated Start Date: April 19, 2010
Position Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension and/or advancement to permanent position

The Burns Paiute Tribe in Burns, Oregon is filling a Biological Technician position in the Fisheries Division of the Natural Resources Department. The Biological Technician will be responsible for the systematic monitoring of water quality parameters at 25 – 35 sites in the Malheur River Subbasin using an established monitoring protocol. In addition, the Biological Technician will be engaged in duties included in the Fisheries Division’s 2010 statement of work. The position is guaranteed for six months with a possibility of extension based on workload, budget constraints, staffing needs and a satisfactory performance review. If the opportunity for advancement to a permanent position in the department after six months is granted, it comes with medical benefits, life insurance and a pay increase.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Make systematic visits to water quality monitoring sites during the field season to collect data on stream temperature, flow, discharge, DO, conductivity and pH
- Accurately enter data so information is current, organized and without error
- Assist with other projects in the department, i.e. redband trout electroshock sampling, bull trout trap and haul program, brook trout suppression activities, bull trout redd counts, fall fish salvage activities, and weir operations to capture and PIT-tag bull trout
- Other duties as assigned

Important Qualifications:
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries, Natural Resources or related science
- Previous field experience working alone in adverse conditions to collect data
- Previous experience working cooperatively with state and federal agencies
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Garmin GPS, flow meters, multi-parameter probes, and electrofishing units
- Willingness to be involved in all facets of a research project
- Experience living in remote areas and a desire to live in a small community in southeast Oregon
- Willingness to step outside of position and occasionally provide support to other projects in the department when need arises

Other Considerations:
- GIS mapping skills
- Knowledge of statistical methods for data analysis techniques
- Previous experience writing reports and/or applying for grants

Incumbent Must Be:
- Able to work with a diverse group of individuals
- Physically fit to perform the duties of fieldwork
- Able to pass a pre-employment drug screening
- Willing to travel and camp out in the field on occasion
- A responsible driver with a valid driver’s license and prudent driving record

Compensation is at the rate of $12.79/hr and includes accrual of sick and vacation leave. Experience linked to many of the duties and important qualifications above is desirable, but we encourage all interested applicants of diverse professional backgrounds and/or varying levels of experience to apply.

Indian Preference:
Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. With the exception of Indian preference, all applicants will receive full consideration without regard to race, sex, political preferences, sexual orientation, age, religion or national origin.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual assigned to this position.

For more info, contact:

Deadline to apply is March 12, 2010. Please submit résumé, cover letter and three references to:
Burns Paiute Tribe Human Resources Dept
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, OR 97720

Applications must be postmarked by March 12 to be considered. Application materials can be emailed to or faxed to 541/573.2323 by 5pm Pacific Time on the closing date. Note: Our department is not responsible for illegible or misprinted fax copies.

Questions about the position can be directed to Chad Abel at 541/573.1375 ext 1 or via email at Interviews will likely occur the week of March 22.