Fisheries Technician

Description: FISHBIO, a fisheries research and monitoring firm, is seeking a fisheries technician for our office in Oakdale, CA.

Responsibilities: Tasks include, but are not limited to, field data collection, equipment fabrication and installation, data analysis, report writing, and technical support for various projects.

Requirements/Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology, aquatic biology/ecology, environmental engineering, or closely related field; or possess five or more years of experience in a related field. The right candidate will have a general knowledge of anadromous fish, resident salmonids, fish passage, endangered species consultation, habitat assessment, or fish management strategies and water resources. Experience and physical ability to collect field data (e.g., fisheries monitoring, water quality, surveying, hydraulics/hydrology) are required: must be in good health, able to lift 50 lbs., and be a good swimmer. Excellent communication abilities that include technical writing skills, one-on-one discussions, and group presentations are a must. A flexible work schedule is required, as occasional overnight travel and working nights, weekends, and/or holidays is anticipated.

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of  California rivers and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and California native and non-native fish species. Experience on boats, operating boats (oar and jet),  e-fishing, PIT tagging, acoustic tagging, and working on a weir are beneficial. Ideal candidates should be detail-oriented, creative at problem-solving, resourceful, self-motivated, and comfortable in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment.

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications

Closing date: Until filled

Clean driving record, good references, evidence of job or education required. To apply, email your resume to




Oakdale, CA



Date Posted

November 08, 2017

Job Type

Full Time