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9 Feb 2024

Full-Time Fisheries Technician 1

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission – Posted by PSMFC_Recruitment North Bonneville, Washington, United States

Job Description

Position/Project Specifics:

This position monitors the fish passage and holding conditions between the switch gates at Bonneville’s juvenile monitoring facility from March through October, swing and graveyard shift.

Essential Functions:

  • Collect and organize data such as air pressure, water quality, debris levels, etc.
  • Monitor the status of facility systems and equipment. Assist in the development, fabrication, construction, and maintenance of systems.
  • Make regular facility inspections including, for example, dewatering equipment, pumps, flumes, gates, tanks, screens, filters, gatewells, and/or tag interrogation equipment. Monitor and maintain water quality levels. Record findings and adjustments made. Respond appropriately and immediately to emergencies.
  • 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 range, employees use knowledge of the basic principles and protocols of fish biology to make readings, measurements, and observations, execute tests, collect samples, etc. If complex equipment systems are operated, the employee has the knowledge to perform calibrations or adjustments to achieve desired results.

Additional Mandatory Skills:

  • Compile and collect neat and accurate data   
  • Oral communication skills                  
  • Written communication skills

Additional Desirable Skills:  

  • Specific software skills (spreadsheet, word processing)
  • Construction, fabrication, and installation skills                                  
  • Repair & maintain equipment

Physical Demands:

Demands can range from moderate –where there is walking, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, lifting, bending, and strenuous sweeping– to rigorous.  In the latter case, the incumbent must be able to handle buckets of water or gear weighing up to 50 pounds.   

Work Environment:

A portion of the work is performed in an office setting with adequate lighting, heating, and ventilation.  The majority is performed in fish processing labs, fish holding areas, and/or in the field.  Incumbents may work on narrow, elevated walkways and platforms above or adjacent to water.  Field work involves exposure to all types of weather, slippery rocks, trails, irregular terrain, insects, poison oak, rough or fast-moving water, or cold water temperatures. Work at high elevations or aboard boats may be required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

A range of experiences and education may be presented.  At the lower end of the range, candidates must present six months of General Experience* OR one year of education above the high school level, including at least six semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses.  An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.

At the upper end of the range, candidates must present one year of Specialized Experience** OR a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major or at least 24 semester hours of coursework in any combination of scientific or technical courses.  An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying.

*General Experience is (1) any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position or (2) experience that provides a familiarity with biological sciences or the processes of the biological sciences.

**Specialized Experience is the experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position’s duties successfully. It is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.


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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: seasonal. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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