[job]: Seasonal Biological Tech, Cramer Fish Sciences Watershed Sciences Lab (Issaquah, WA)

Job Description – Seasonal Biological Technician
FOCUSWatershed Restoration, Monitoring and Assessment
LOCATION:  CFS Watershed Sciences Lab, Issaquah, WA

Approximate Dates: June 26th – September 15th

Overview: The Biological Technician assists senior staff in conducting fieldwork and data collections, literature reviews, data management and summaries and problem solving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform hands on work which may include fish trapping and tagging, visual estimation techniques (e.g., snorkeling, redd surveys), collecting data on the physical environment
  • Perform habitat assessments including surveys of stream habitat condition, measurements of streamside vegetation conditions, and water quality monitoring
  • Conduct data collection, entry, and organization and basic summaries of fisheries and aquatic habitat related data
  • Prepare and organize the upkeep of all equipment and supplies needed for field work
  • Assist Lead Biologists on various tasks including: collecting data, literature reviews, performing statistical analyses and problem solving for various projects, studies and other assignments
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Personal Attributes

  • Knowledge of fisheries, forestry or wildlife studies
  • Safety conscious in all aspects of field and office work
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team with strong organization skills
  • Approaches work from a high-energy, efficient standpoint
  • Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to produce accurate, timely and quality work products to meet project objectives
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to resolve problems
  • Positive attitude and energy to complete all tasks and objectives

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Undergraduate course work in Fisheries, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field.
  • Comfortable working in aquatic environments including swimming and wading in streams
  • Must be able to work effectively in inclement weather in remote locations
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Working irregular hours in various kinds of weather and potentially rugged terrain
  • Willing to travel overnight and stay in remote locations for 2-8 days at a time
  • Basic level proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Entry-level skills in data entry, developing graphs and basic data summaries
  • Valid driver license

Closing Date:  May 5, or until filled.

Location:  Issaquah, WA

Pay Rate: $16.50/hour

How to apply:

Please send resume to Christopher Clark; Christopher.clark@fishsciences.net