New job Biological Science Assistant in Oregon | 2021

Biological Science Assistant

Company : Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salary : $2,638 - $3,354 a month
Location : Oregon

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Department of Fish and Wildlife

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$2,638 - $3,354

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Position Title:

Biological Science Assistant (Oregon Plan Monitoring Surveyor)

Job Description:

Permanent Fisheries Employment Opportunity

Make a Difference for 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.

Location: Based out of Coos Bay , Oregon. Work to be conducted primarily on the Coquille, Coos, Millicoma Rivers.

Job Description: What you will do: The employee in this position will assist in field studies with the Aquatic Inventories Project and the Oregon Adult Salmonid Inventory and Sampling project collecting data on aquatic habitat and adult salmonids. Principle duties will include conducting spawning ground surveys for naturally spawning salmon, steelhead, and lamprey, conducting instream/riparian habitat surveys, and conducting snorkel surveys on select coastal streams. Additional duties will include contacting and requesting permission from private landowners, hiking into and along streams, maintaining quality control of data, and coordinating with ODFW district staff.

This position requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day including most weekends and some night work. This position may be physically demanding.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

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Requirements/Requested Skills: Minimum qualifications are not established for this position; however we are seeking applicants with the following related skills and experience (e.g., identifying and enumerating adult and juvenile salmonids, describing instream characteristics and channel morphology, conducting snorkel surveys, collecting data, navigating moving waters in non-motorized crafts, and customer service) and who possess or are in pursuit of a Fisheries or Wildlife Science degree or related degree in biological/ecological sciences. Preference for interviews may be given to candidates with this background.

Criminal Records/DMV Check

Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified driving record for review to be considered for the position. Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible. You are expected to provide the out-of-state certified driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist. Adverse background information may disqualify you from further consideration.

Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is unable to support VISA sponsorships.

Additional Information:

Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the "Job History" section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the completed "Job History" section in your online application. You may be disqualified if your experience listed in the “Job History” section does not include information used to back up your answers to the supplemental questions. If any of the positions listed in your application are part time or seasonal, be sure to include the dates you worked (month and year) and the average amount of hours worked per week in the duties section. Only those individuals who most closely match the requested skills will be invited to an interview.

For helpful tips on filling out your job history, responding to the supplemental questions, and submitting your application,

Once the job posting has closed, you will not be able to access the posting.

The job posting closes at 11:59 PM (PDT) on the close date. After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the two questionnaires relating to public records requests and veterans’ preference immediately following your submittal. These questions are necessary to complete the application process.

Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you are experiencing difficulty applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051.

This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job listings may change without notice.

Veterans - If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the qualifications, veterans' preference points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans' preference points visit and select Veterans resources under Resources. Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time.

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