PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION Fisheries Technician 1- Pudding/ Caspar Creek Monitoring (17-903) in Fort Bragg, California

PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION POSITION DESCRIPTIONTitle: Fisheries Technician 1- Pudding/ Caspar Creek Monitoring (17-903)Location: Fort Bragg, CA (95437)Position Type: Temporary, 6 months or less, Hourly/Non-ExemptBenefits Eligible: No | Target: $14.00 to $16.00/hour, DOEAnticipated Start Date: October 2, 2017 or sooner Job Number: 17-903How to Apply: Online at Date: August 12, 2017 at 9pm PT Group Definition: Fisheries Technicians perform duties related to the protection, preservation, propagation, and sampling of fish species and the preservation or enhancement of their habitat. They use knowledge of procedural requirements and processes to support the technical work of their unit. They provide practical technical support to research, operations, or program administration efforts.Position/Project Specifics:Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is seeking 2 motivated individuals to assist the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct a Before-After/Control-Impact study to assess the impact of in-stream accelerated large wood recruitment on salmonid productivity. This is a multi-year experiment, requiring pre-treatment and post-treatment summer and winter habitat and abundance evaluations. Treatment concluded in summer 2015 so this is the 3rd winter and spring post-treatment. Primary responsibilities include: backpack electrofishing surveys, winter habitat surveys, PIT tag array maintenance and repair, spawning ground surveys, adult and juvenile migrant trap operation, Floy and PIT tagging salmonids, and collection of clean and accurate data following strict protocols.These positions will require working with multiple agencies, technicians, and biologists, so having good interpersonal skills is required. We need motivated, focused, and detail oriented people, who will follow strict field and safety protocols. Candidates must be able to hike up to 8 miles a day, lift up to 50 lbs, and perform strenuous field work on difficult terrain and in inclement weather, all while maintaining a positive attitude.These positions will start October 2 (or sooner) and will go through the end of March. In general we follow a 4-10 schedule but some holiday and weekend work will be required.***This position requires a valid driverand#39;s license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving records check.***Essential Functions: (The functions listed below are characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this group and pay band. They are not all-inclusive. Individual positions may perform some or all, as well as other similar work under close to general supervision.)Participate in survey crews that conduct regional fishery presence/absence research, recreational/commercial fishing surveys, anadromous fish escapement surveys (carcass, redd, trap/weir, snorkel, etc.), or tag detection and mark recovery surveys. Make standardized observations such as species identification, length, weight, behavior, growth, survival, reproductive condition, and/or signs of parasites, diseases or pathogens, fin clips or tags.Collect and organize biological and habitat samples and collections (such as scales, otoliths, ageing structures, other tissues, water quality, etc.).Support watershed and stream assessments by working as part of a field team that performs habitat surveys. Includes road inventories, stream habitat inventories, channel typing, habitat typing, woody debris and riparian inventories.Summarize and input biological or habitat data on field forms, electronic data loggers, and/or desktop computers. May assist with preliminary data summaries and analyses, technical report writing, or database management.Knowledge Required by the Position: At the lower end of the range, employees use knowledge of basic arithmetic, reading, writing, and data collection to perform routine or repetitive tasks. At the upper end of the position