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SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN II DEPARTMENT: FISHERIES

Puyallup Indian Tribe
Puyallup, WA Full time
Posted on December 22, 2017

PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS

JOB DESCRIPTION

OPENS: NOVEMBER 14, 2017 CLOSES: JANUARY 5, 2018

JOB TITLE: SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN II DEPARTMENT: FISHERIES

REPORTS TO: STOCK ASSESSMENT BIOLOGIST

SALARY: $20.78/HOUR HOURS: 40 HRS/WK - TEMPORARY

(MAY INCLUDE GRAVEYARD/NIGHT SHIFTS) (NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION EFFECTIVE

JANUARY 24TH TO JUNE 15TH

 – NO BENEFITS)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Scientific Technician II will work under direction of the Puyallup Tribal Fisheries staff to monitor

juvenile salmon during spring emigration using a rotary screw trap on the Puyallup and White Rivers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Help install, maintain and monitor rotary screw traps in the Puyallup and White

Rivers.

2. Sample and collect data in the field; including identification of juvenile pacific

salmon and other local freshwater species, taking/recording length, collecting

scales and DNA tissue, and PIT tagging.

3. Perform trap calibration experiments using mark-recapture methods for a variety

of juvenile salmon species.

4. Enter field data collected into excel database for Puyallup Tribal Fisheries

analysis, includes QA/QC.

5. Work in inclement weather during day and night shifts to protect the trap from

flood damage and clear trap of debris.

6. Provide security at the trap location and maintain trap; including grease fittings,

riveting screens, using axe/chainsaw and fixing mechanical issues that may arise.

7. Assist in preparing final trapping report; including data coalescing to report fork

length, catch totals and species composition.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.Fisheries – Scientific Technician II

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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

Minimum requirement of four years of smolt trapping experience, or Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in

Environmental Science or related field from four-year college or university; and at least one-year related

experience and/or training on smolt traps; or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and

experience. Must have beginning to intermediate computer skills in Excel and Word and be able to

accurately enter and compile data into a computer spreadsheet. Also must be comfortable working in

and around boats in inclement weather.

Note: Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g. if you work 20 hours per week for a 12

month period you will be credited with 6 months of experience)

Additional Preferred Skills

Ability to work alone and at night.

Mechanical ability

Identification/knowledge of juvenile/adult salmonids and other freshwater species

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 and employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common

fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret information

from various types of graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to the job from detailed written or oral instructions. Ability

to deal with problems involving potentially dangerous situations in a safe manner.

Licenses or Certificates

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance

required. Driver’s License must not contain any restrictions that would otherwise prevent an employee

from operating a GSA vehicle and complying with the Tribe’s Vehicle Use Policy.Fisheries – Scientific Technician II

May be required to successfully pass a background check prior to hire, and periodically throughout

employment thereafter.

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 and

use hands to finger, handle or feel.

* The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or

balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

* The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth

perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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 frequently exposed to wet, humid

conditions, outside weather conditions, and moving mechanical parts.

*The employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.

* The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.

*The noise level in the river environment is usually moderate.

* The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate.

* Requires occasional travel using employee’s own transportation or use of GSA vehicles.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the

need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

INDIAN PREFERENCE EMPLOYER AS REQUIRED BY LAW

H O W T O A P P L Y:

Submit application and resume postmarked by the closing date to:

Human Resource Department

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

3009 East Portland Avenue Ph.#: (253)573-7863

 Tacoma, WA 98404 Fax#: (253)573-7963

Email: jobs@puyalluptribe.com

Note: Applications & copies of job announcements available at Rm. # 157

 or online at www.puyallup-tribe.com