Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Rotary Screw Trap Technician, Immediate, Temporary. 4 Openings (Portland, OR)

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:52 PM
    Message # 10044719
    Becky Dobbins (Administrator)

    This job listing can also be found on the Cramer Fish Sciences website.

    Working under the guidance of a Senior Biological Technician, Rotary Screw Trap Technician assists CFS scientists in conducting field work on rotary screw traps, data collection, marking fish, data input, QA/QC and analysis, and general problem solving.

    This is a seasonal/temporary role with 4 openings and approximate 11 month duration, starting in February.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Operate and maintain rotary screw traps
    • Perform hands on work which will include fish trapping, PIT tagging, and panjet marking
    • Safely conduct field work independently following sampling protocols
    • Collecting physical environmental data
    • Enter Data into databases 
    • Coordinate acquisition, maintenance, repairs, replacement, and organization of all equipment and supplies needed for field work

    Education/Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries, Biology, or related science degree, and/or four years of related experience, or combination of undergraduate education and related experience
    • Fisheries Expertise:  Demonstrated ability to work alone or as part of a team collecting high-quality field or laboratory data. Working knowledge of the scientific method and its application in field experiments.
    • Demonstrated expertise and passion about science, natural resources and resolving complex fishery problems.
    • Demonstrated skills in data collection
    • Effective time management
    • Proficient with MS Office Suite
    • Valid Driver’s license

    Personal Attributes:

    • Positive energy as evidenced in an optimistic outlook, a sense of humor and a disposition to encourage
    • Ability to work collaboratively with others
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong organization and coordination skills

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

    • Environmental Science experience including, stream ecology, fisheries, or limnology
    • Experience operating rotary screw traps and handling and marking fish
    • Familiarity with the Willamette Valley
    • Effectively work remotely, away from home office with minimal supervision
    • Work independently or as part of a team
    • Handle multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines
    • Accurately interpret and follow established protocols, guidelines, and procedures
    • Produce accurate, timely and quality work products
    • Available to work irregular hours (including weekends and evenings) in various kinds of weather and potentially rugged terrain
    • Travel – field work may require extended travel to remote areas for 2-3 days at a time. 
    • Able to drive safely in a variety of weather conditions for extended distances.
    • Experience operating kayaks, outboard motors, 4-wheel drive vehicles, trailers and other equipment utilized in field surveys and studies

Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals     •     PO Box 11583, Portland, OR 97211 


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