Kalispel Tribe Tech III job announcement

Title: Fisheries Tech III

Agency: Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Location: Usk, WA


Closing Date: 16/02/2016 or until filled

The incumbent of this position will work under the direction of the Fisheries Technician IV+ as a journey-level technician with a high

level of independence. Duties will include assisting fisheries technicians, biologists, and program managers in data collection and data

entry, and conducting fisheries conservation and management protection, monitoring, and enhancement actions.  

The Fisheries Technician III will complete diverse work elements including collection of biological data and habitat conditions using

established scientific principles and techniques that will guide resource management. Incumbent will assist conservation

programs/projects such as fence building, planting vegetation, distributing fish, operating and maintaining equipment, gill netting,

trapping, piscicide application, and electrofishing (boat and backpack).

This position is a permanent seasonal or temporary position where the incumbent will likely be required to work long, unusual hours,

weekends, and occasionally holidays.  Work is expected to last 9 months annually. This work is primarily performed outdoors and

requires lifting, pulling, and hauling in all kinds of weather conditions on variable terrain. The Fisheries Technician III will also provide

support to other projects and departments as needed.

The Fisheries Technician III performs work under the supervision of the Fisheries Technician IV+ with latitude for exercise of

independent judgment and decision making.  Work is reviewed by the Fisheries Technician IV+ one-on-one discussions.

This position exercises no direct or indirect supervision.


 Conducts biological studies and inventories using established data collection techniques. Enters biological data and performs

QA/QC. Assists with studies and/or research for which precedence and patterns have been established.

 Participates in sampling programs and projects designed to provide catch, effort, mortality, species composition, life history,

abundance, distribution, movement, age, growth, and other biological data to inform fishery management decisions.

 Participates in netting, trapping, electrofishing, and piscicide projects designed to reduce or eliminate target non-native fish


 Assists as a crew member in standardized fisheries data collection with gill nets, trap nets, boat electrofishing, backpack

electrofishing, angling, snorkeling, fixed station and mobile biotelemetry.

 Participates in stream, lake, and river habitat enhancement and restoration projects including: fencing, vegetation planting,

bank stabalization, instream structure placement, channel construction, road obliteration, fish passage improvement,

distributing fish, operating and maintaining equipment.

 May assist with or perform other work as required.

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