Seven Feathers Casino Resort
The Fisheries Biologist will be responsible for supporting the Natural Resources Department in fisheries work. The biologist will carry out the functions of the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery grants. In addition the biologist will assist in fish monitoring, policy, consultation and acclimation.
Collects, records and summarizes biological data and other information for use in technical studies or for developing fisheries management plans.
Conducts studies of fish populations to determine survival, growth, and migration of fish.
Researches fish mortality in conjunction with surface water quality, to identify source of mortality and potential solutions to problems.
Develops comprehensive management plans to maintain and restore fisheries and habitat.
Provides technical fisheries assistance to the public and other agency officials
Participates in field examinations and evaluations of Tribal, state, and private lands and waters.
Recommends approval or disapproval of permits to use land resources that could impact on water and aquatic habitat.
Coordinates with local, state, and federal environmental protection and resource management personnel waterway sources to ensure protection of waters and other natural resources, and to ensure coordinated efforts toward goals.
Consults with governmental and private sector contractors in such areas as fisheries restoration projects.
Reviews proposed plans and provides technical expertise.
Prepares applications for federally funded fisheries programs.
Prepares prescriptions which identify and recommend solutions to fisheries problems.
Collects and analyzes data, and prepares reports on water quality, fisheries habitat, and fish populations, and harvests fish eggs.
Collects and examines fish to determine the health of fishery and water quality.
Assists in planning and developing recommendations for hatchery design and systems.
Plans and coordinates Tribal fish distribution.
Responsible for managing fisheries program budgets.
Must be First aid/CPR certified (training will be provided).
The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
Bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife science or a related scientific field; with a minimum of 4 years of field experience and/or investigative research and analysis experience (Master’s Degree preferred).
Demonstrable understanding of regional fisheries, water, and environmental issues (Pacific Northwest).
Demonstrable experience in Federal/State agency relations; familiarity and experience with Oregon south coast fisheries issues; a modest understanding of Indian Tribes; and ability to work independently to accomplish work within established goals and timelines.
Demonstrable experience producing biological surveys, study designs and reports.
Experience designing and implementing successful stream and riparian restoration projects
Experience working collaboratively with multiple partners for fisheries restoration projects
Must be able to communicate effectively in public situations; must have excellent speaking, writing and statistical analysis skills, and be able to develop plans, grant proposals and agreements.
Must be able to work cooperatively with other NR staff and project partners
Current and valid Oregon driver’s license in good standing with no ability to insure as determined by the Tribe’s insurance carrier.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be physically fit; be able to work and navigate outdoors under sometimes strenuous situations, and must be able to hike long distances, carry up to 50 lbs, wade in streams, swim and snorkel dive.