[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

[job]: Trawl Catch Shares (West Coast) Observer Program (start 5/18/17, WA, OR, CA coast)

Currently we are in immediate need for observers to begin work in the Trawl Catch Shares (West Coast) Observer Program.  These positions would begin 5/8/17 and are based on the Washington, Oregon, and California coast. If you know recent graduates still looking for field biology positions, please forward this e-mail to them and encourage them to visit www.alaskanobservers.com.  They can also e-mail me at r-moore@alaskanobservers.com or call me at 888-317-9343 to get more information.

Additionally, we will continue to hire and deploy observers in the North Pacific (Alaska) during July and August of 2017.

Thanks for your help, and please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions.



Rachel Moore
Recruiting Coordinator
Alaskan Observers, Inc.


Recreational Fisheries (FISH 260) Guest Lectures for Spring Quarter

You don’t need to be enrolled in the FISH 260/261: Recreational Fisheries course to attend one of the many guest lectures hosted this spring quarter. Please see the attached flyer for the schedule of guests representing perspectives on a range of topics impacting recreational fisheries in the Pacific NW. FISH 260/261 is offered annually in spring quarter and is taught by Professor Christian Grue.

FSH 260 speakers poster 2017 elect (pdf)

[paid internship]: Secure Fisheries (Broomfield, CO)

Secure Fisheries LogoPosition title: Intern, Secure Fisheries
Reports to: Associate Director, Secure Fisheries
Job type: Hourly; non-exempt; full-time
Date: Summer 2016
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Secure Fisheries Summary

Secure Fisheries advances sustainable fisheries through science-based analysis in Somalia and the Lake Victoria region and coordinates with regional stakeholders to fight IUU fishing in the Indian Ocean. Our program has a comprehensive approach to improving fisheries governance and combatting IUU fishing. Working at the state, regional, and global levels with three complementary focus areas, Secure Fisheries: promotes sustainable management of Somali fisheries, improves food and economic security in the Lake Victoria Basin, and combats IUU fishing in the Indian Ocean. In support of these focus areas, Secure Fisheries provides science-based reporting on fisheries resources. See further information at: www.securefisheries.org.

Primary Role

Secure Fisheries seeks to provide an open and inclusive atmosphere where interns work as a part of our team: interns attend team meetings as well as OEF staff meetings, work on a range of projects related to Indian Ocean and Somali fisheries, and have the freedom to suggest additional projects they believe are relevant based on their interests and understanding of the issues. Our goal is to give our interns the chance to apply their knowledge to real issues that we face daily.

Primary responsibilities may include:

  1. Contributing to our work on Somali fisheries and Indian Ocean fisheries.
  2. Conducting original research on the role of international corporations and distant water fishing fleets in the Indian Ocean.
  3. Conducting original research on fisheries crime, specifically with respect to transnational crime in the Indian Ocean.
  4. Conducting research on the impact of food security on conflict.
  5. Contributing original writing to the team’s website, blog, and social media online presence.
  6. Coordinating with Secure Fisheries team members.

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