Fishery Biologist 1– Mendocino Salmonid Monitoring Field Crew Leader

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking 1 highly motivated individual to assist the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to continue a long term regional monitoring program for assessing California’s Coastal Salmonid abundance trends in Mendocino County. Primary responsibilities include: Leading, scheduling, and performing spawning ground surveys, operating adult migrant weirs, traps, and counting structures, collecting biological samples from live and dead salmonids, operating screw traps and fyke net traps, PIT tagging juvenile salmonids, collecting clean and accurate data, ensuring all data collected is regularly checked for QA/QC, and training fisheries technicians to follow strict field and safety protocols.
We need a reliable, motivated, observant, organized and passionate individual with good leadership skills and the ability to identify and handle salmonids of all life stages. Candidates must be able to hike or kayak up to 10 miles a day in remote areas, over rough terrain, and in adverse weather. They must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, perform strenuous field work, orient themselves using topo maps and GPS units, operate 4wd vehicles and ATV’s, and follow strict field and safety protocols. Since there are multiple agencies, technicians, and biologists involved with the project, candidates must have very good interpersonal skills and an overall positive attitude. We are looking for team-players.
Position will start October 16 and will go through the end of June 2020. In general we work a 4-10 schedule, but some additional holiday and weekend work will be required. Closing Date: Sep 23, 2019

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Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission


Fort Bragg, CA



Date Posted

September 02, 2019

Job Type

Full Time