Make a Difference in Oregon’s 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. This position is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) located in Central Point. Are you passionate about doing what’s best for Oregon’s fisheries and their habitat? We invite you to join our team of fisheries professionals in the Rogue Watershed District.
Assist the district fish biologist in planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating fish resource management activities in the Rogue Fish District and the upper Rogue Basin.
Receive direct assignments from the District Biologist but often work independently on specific projects, and may also coordinate the daily scheduling and assignments of seasonal employees and interns within the district.
Investigate and determine the impacts to the fishery resource of various land use activities conducted in or near streams and standing water bodies. Review and provide written and oral comments on permit applications including riparian landscape plans. Consult with permit applicants and make recommendations to minimize impacts to the fishery resource. Provide testimony as an expert witness in hearings and court cases involving fish and/or fish habitat related issues.
Requires two years’ biological experience with one year of at least two of the following: gathering data, analyzing data, or preparing reports; and a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries/Wildlife Science or closely-related Bachelor’s degree or three additional years of biological experience. A Master’s/Doctorate degree will substitute for some experience.