Fisheries Biologist, West Sacramento, CA and Gresham, OR

This job posting is open until filled
Cramer Fisheries Science (CFS) is looking for two individuals with some combination of quantitative fisheries skills, habitat restoration and monitoring and field experience to work with either our Pacific Northwest or Central Valley California teams to help resolve challenging resource management problems. This individual would work as part of a team providing specialized services to clients helping them understand the effects of resource management actions on aquatic habitat and fish. CFS is well-regarded in the region for developing highly-defensible, practical solutions to support sustainable natural resource management.

Location.
Two full-time positions will be filled using this recruitment. One position would be stationed at our corporate headquarters in Gresham, Oregon and the other would be stationed at one of our Central Valley California offices in West Sacramento, California. However, both positions would collaborate with peers at all CFS offices. We have on-going projects and many new prospects and expect steady work for the foreseeable future.

Description.
CFS seeks an individual with a combination of fisheries analysis, modeling and reporting skills and field experience in the areas of stream habitat assessment, restoration and fish tracking. Knowledge and experience with project team leadership, permitting and ecology and resource management is a plus.
– Collaborate with Project Managers to develop annual project reports including graphs and data summaries
– Test hypotheses, collect data, perform statistical analyses and problem solving for various projects, studies and other assignments
– Complete research, technical writing and analysis of data related to project tasks as assigned, summarize and display data
– Serve as a task lead on multiple projects and guide Technicians successfully in order to help support the project work and data collection needed
– Perform hands on work which may include fish trapping and tagging, deploying and downloading radio or acoustic telemetry equipment, stream habitat surveys, collecting data on the physical environment (e.g., water quality, channel bathymetry), visual estimation techniques (e.g., snorkeling, redd surveys), and taking measurements of individual specimens
– Obtain and implement permits for restoration and monitoring projects
– Maintain client relationships and distribute periodic project updates for lead projects. Attend client meetings as necessary
– Manage logistical items such as purchasing of equipment and supplies, and assigning various duties and tasks to staff

Qualifications – Required
– Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries, Biology or an equivalent field and 2 years of related experience
– Must be capable of acquiring and administering a Scientific Collecting Permit
– Experience operating boats, outboard motors, 4-wheel drive vehicles, trailers and other equipment utilized in field surveys and studies
– Demonstrated skills in data collection, entry, and analysis, developing graphs and communicating project methods and findings in presentations and reports
– Proficient with MS Office Suite
– Familiar with R or other standard statistical software
– Highly-motivated, self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team
– Speak and write English fluently.

Qualifications – Desired
– Master’s degree in Fisheries, Biology or an equivalent field and 1 year of related experience performing fisheries or wildlife studies
– Experience with fish tracking methods, technologies and analysis including acoustic and radio telemetry and PIT Tags and/or habitat surveying and modeling.
– Experience with habitat restoration and monitoring
– Demonstrated ability to lead a team and work collaboratively as a role-player as needed

Expectations
The applicant must produce high-quality work, be able to meet objectives and deadlines, and have a strong commitment to meeting the goals of the project within the budgeted time frame. The candidate should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and be able to work collaboratively with team members to solve problems. It is important for the applicant to be positive and professional at all times, demonstrate respect for team members, work with a clear and attentive mind, and be punctual to scheduled start times with appropriate attire and materials. The candidate must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and have the ability to handle multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines.

Compensation and Benefits
The compensation package for this position will include a competitive base pay, opportunity to participate in company bonus programs, and includes benefits such as company paid health/dental/vision coverage and long term disability. CFS also has a partial matching 401k program and has established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in which eligible employees participate in company ownership. A career at CFS includes the opportunity for high performing individuals to advance to senior level positions.

Open: February 20, 2015 or until filled
Position Start Date: Immediately

Email cover letter and resume to: HR@fishsciences.net . Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for one or both positions.
More information can be found here: http://www.fishsciences.net/about_us/jobs_detail.php?listing_id=7

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