Salmon Recovery Research Biologist (Biologist II)
|Location:||Nisqually Reservation, WA|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||This is a professional level Biologist position responsible for providing intermediate level fieldwork, data collection, and analysis for the Salmon Recovery Program within the Natural Resources Department. This position assists the Program Manager with developing and implementing programs and coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies, other tribes, and the Nisqually Natural Resources Department.|
In addition to the duties and responsibilities of a Natural Resources Biologist II, the Salmon Recovery Research Biologist will oversee the operation of a seasonal weir located in the lower Nisqually River from late July through October. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the safe handling and processing of adult Chinook and other fish at the weir, as well as entering and maintaining all data associated with weir operations.
Additionally, the Research Biologist will coordinate with program staff and regional partners to conduct several on-going research and monitoring projects including the Nisqually Delta and Nisqually Reach nearshore fish ecology assessment and the Ohop Creek restoration monitoring project.
|Duties:||DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:|
• Supervises other staff or manages grants, contracts and budgets as assigned by supervisor.
• Identity, develop, and implement prioritized data collection and monitoring projects.
• Responsible for maintenance and organized storage of field equipment.
• Coordinate with program manager for purchase of program supplies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of treaty rights, state and federal environment laws and regulations and procedures.
• Knowledge of sample design and data collection techniques.
• Understanding of complex resource management planning and adaptive management processes.
• Ability to evaluate and prioritize relative threats to Tribal trust resources and develop appropriate responses.
• Ability to effectively communicate and relate to Tribal and community members.
• Ability to collect and manage data.
• Ability to represent the Tribe in a professional manner.
• Ability to perform strenuous work in difficult conditions.
• Ability to carry out duties in a safe manner.
• Competent in use of computers to communicate and process information.
• Knowledge of equipment safety and skills.
• Knowledge of salmonid biology and ecology, treaty rights, and state and federal environmental laws.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Salmon Biology or related Natural Resources field and two years of related work experience.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Nisqually Tribe’s policy.
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