Fisheries Biological Technician – Columbia River Estuary Juvenile Chinook Habitat/Hatchery Studies
Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Fisheries Biological Technician to provide support to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Fish Ecology Division for field research on the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the mouth. OAI supplies personnel support services on contract to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species.
The Northwest Fisheries Science Center conducts research on juvenile salmon life history diversity, stock composition, habitat use, performance and growth, and movement and behavior in the lower Columbia River and estuary to evaluate regional management actions such as habitat restoration and hatchery production. Studies that support this mission include the surveying of juvenile salmon and other estuarine fishes in restoration and reference habitats using seine, trap, and fyke nets, as well as passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags. These studies also examine food web interactions by collecting macroinvertebrate prey samples and salmon diet analyses and explore ecological interactions between natural and hatchery origin salmon. This position will support ongoing research and include tasks such as setting and retrieving sampling gear in the field, installing remote PIT detection equipment, analyzing salmon stomach contents in a lab, and collecting, entering, and analyzing data. The position will involve working in all weather conditions, field travel, and overnight stays.
Travel is anticipated.
This is a full-time task order with hours varying from 0-40 hours per week depending on sampling needs.
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the mouth.
Salary and Benefit: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package.
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Required Knowledge and Experience
Selected individual(s) must have the following minimum qualifications:
Additional preferred qualifications include:
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