Fisheries Technician 1    

Job Title:
Fisheries Technician 1

Department:     
Natural Resources

Reports To:
Enhancement Manager, Will Henderson

FLSA Status :   
Non-Exempt
  

Time Status :
Full Time       

TS Range:
4/5
                  

Opening Date:
January 13, 2020        

Closing Date:
January 27, 2020

 

SUMMARY: Performs a variety of semi-skilled fisheries fieldwork and natural resources work. Assists in the installation, removal and collecting of data for smolt traps. Operates natural resource equipment, including boats, trucks, etc. This position requires the successful applicant to work weekends and holidays occasionally. This position is project related and will end at the end of the project. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Collect data for smolt trapping, commercial sampling, and stream surveys.
  • Assists in feeding fish, pulling and cleaning nets
  • Stream surveys
  • Assist with installing of smolt traps.
  • Perform other Natural Resource Department duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Associate of Arts Degree in Natural Resources or a closely related field OR High School Diploma/GED and two years of Natural Resources experience or experience in a closely related field OR 4 years of relevant Natural Resources experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have a current Washington State Driver’s License. Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State Boater Education Card within 30 days of hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell.

The job requires the employee to frequently lift and/or move over 10 to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift 50 to 100 pounds or more.

Special vision requirements for this position are close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

The job requires the employee to be able to walk at times a number of miles of stream, which often is through changing terrain; a lot of bending, climbing, stooping, and crouching may be a factor. Will need to be able to carry gravel bags weighing 30 to 40 pounds over short distances.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently required to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally required to work in high, precarious places; and around vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Most of the job duties will be required to perform outdoors in all types of weather. Also must be comfortable being able to work in and around open waters.

OTHER:
This position will be required to work weekends and holidays occasionally.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

CONTACT:
Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.