Fisheries Biologist I- Restoration Project Manager

Confederated Tribe of Warm Springs

John Day, Oregon

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $37,598..00 - $66,010.00 (DOE/DOQ)

Responsibilities are, with supervisory support, to implement conservation and restoration projects on private and public lands. These projects will include: instream habitat improvements, channel restoration, riparian plantings, livestock management fencing, irrigation piping and efficiency, fish passage, and more. Assist the Senior Project Manager with project development and implementation efforts for projects completed by CTWS partners. Provide technical assistance to the Tribes’ implementation field crew. Coordinate with the Tribes’ native plant nursery to plan re-vegetation projects. Attend meetings to represent Tribal interests in the basin and communicate with agencies, Tribal membership, and public citizens to discuss projects and planning efforts. Assist with writing and management of grant funded projects.

  • Assist with the Development, design, bidding, implementation, and maintenance of conservation and restoration projects on private and public lands. These projects will include: instream habitat improvements, channel restoration, riparian plantings, livestock management fencing, irrigation piping and efficiency, fish passage, and more.
  • Assist with project development and oversee implementation efforts for projects completed by CTWS partners. These partners include Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, non-profit organizations, and Federal partners such as the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
  • Coordinate with the Tribes’ native plant nursery to plan re-vegetation projects.
  • Attend meetings to represent Tribal interests in the basin and communicate with agencies, Tribal membership, and public citizens to discuss projects and planning efforts.
  • Assist with writing and management of grant funded projects.

Qualifications / Experience Level Required:

Knowledge & Skills (Qualifications):
  • Ideal applicant is experienced in watershed restoration project management and development, with excellent communication skills.
  • Applicant must be able to frequently set up and lead meetings with landowners, agencies, and organizations.
  • Working knowledge of habitat requirements for mid-Columbia anadromous fish species is essential for this position.
  • Project design ability, contract, and technical writing skills are a must.

Education and Experience (Required):
  • A bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, fisheries or related field plus at least one year of experience in project management are required.
  • Experience developing and implementing conservation and restoration projects that target watershed and habitat recovery for anadromous fish is required.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with landowners, partners and the public.
  • An understanding of GIS, database management, and Mac OS and related office software is desirable.
  • Experience with data management and professional report writing.

Other:
Applicant must be comfortable with frequent travel, often independently in rural locations throughout the John Day River Basin. This position requires knowledge and experience in fish habitat restoration and conservation practices. A self-starter, who can thrive with minimal supervision and instruction, with the drive and passion for a long career in natural resources is critical for success in this position.

Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to pass drug screening and a background check.

HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out your apllication at the link below:
https://recruit.zohopublic.com/recruit/Portal.na?iframe=false&digest=7.VB01MseqRrVVwj2%404yeHGAUnkE7bVo.a85bxdBEmQ-

Posting Title: Fisheries Biologist I

Position Number: 708223

Contact:

Application Closes: 03-15-24

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