A great job for a Habitat Fisheries Biologist–Project Manager just opened up at the Warm Springs’ John Day Basin Office. Applications will be open until March 21:
THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE WARM SPRINGS RESERVATION OF OREGON
BRANCH OF NATURAL RESOURCES – Fisheries Department – John Day Basin Office
320 W Main Street, John Day, OR 97845
Phone (541) 575-1866
Fax (541) 575-1869
Habitat Fisheries Biologist
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon /John Day Basin Office, John
This position will assist in implementation of nearly $2 million per year in grant funding for numerous
conservation and restoration projects that target watershed and habitat recovery for anadromous fish
throughout the John Day River Basin. This position requires a keen understanding of the socioeconomic
context of rural and agricultural land management, and experience with project management.
This position will have six focal areas:
1. Develop, design, bid, implement, and maintain conservation and restoration projects on private
and public lands. These projects will include: instream habitat improvements, channel restoration,
riparian planting, livestock management fencing, irrigation piping and efficiency projects,
irrigation diversion structures which improve fish passage, culvert replacements, and more.
2. Assist with project development and oversee implementation efforts for projects completed by
our partners. These partners include Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils,
non-profit organizations, and Federal partners such as the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land
3. Provide technical assistance to the Tribes’ implementation field crew.
4. Coordinate with the Tribes’ native plant nursery to plan re-vegetation projects.
5. Attend meetings to represent Tribal interests the in basin, and communicate with agencies, Tribal
membership, and public citizens to discuss projects and planning efforts.
6. Assist with writing and management of grant funding and fiscal responsibilities, and write reports
that reflect progress and details of project work efforts.
Knowledge & Skills:
Ideal applicant is experienced in watershed restoration project management and development, with
excellent communication skills. Applicant must be able to frequently set up and lead meetings with
landowners, agencies, and organizations. Working knowledge of habitat requirements for mid-Columbia
anadromous fish species is essential for this position. Surveying skills, project design ability, contract,
RFP and bid packet technical writing skills are a must.
Applicant must be comfortable with frequent travel, often independently in rural locations throughout the
John Day River Basin. This position requires knowledge and experience in conservation practices, fluvial
geomorphology, re-vegetation techniques, water law, and partnership building. A self-starter, who can
thrive with minimal supervision and instruction, with the drive and passion for a long career in natural
resources is critical for success in this position.
• A bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, fisheries or related field plus at least three
years of experience in project management are required.
• Experience developing and implementing conservation and restoration projects that target
watershed and habitat recovery for anadromous fish is required.
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with landowners, partners and the public is a
mandate of this position.
• An understanding of GIS, database management, and Mac OS and related office software is
Starting salary range: $39,000 to $44,000. The Tribes offer a competitive benefits package, including
401K (4% match), 5% retirement, medical insurance with dental and optical, and paid personal time off.
Annual merit based raises are allowed.
March 21, 2016
Applicants must formally apply through http://www.warmsprings.com/warmsprings/Job_Opportunities/
Position: Fish Biologist, #708142
Please attach a resume to the online application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information contact Amy Charette, 541-575-1866, email@example.com