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Biological Science Assistant (Port Sampler-Multiple Positions/Locations)

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Multiple, Oregon

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $3006.00 monthly
Deadline Apr 19, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources! 

Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

LocationsPositions are with the Ocean Sampling Project out of Oregon coastal ports including Astoria, Garibaldi, Pacific City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Florence, Winchester Bay, Charleston, Bandon, Gold Beach, and Brookings.

Anticipated DurationAnticipated start dates include March 14, April 20, April 22, and June 17, 2024. End dates vary by position and are forecasted for September 30 and October 31, 2024. Please note that “apply by dates” also vary to correspond to start dates.

NOTE: This recruitment will be opened until filled with the first review of applications beginning at 8AM on Friday, January 19, 2024 for positions starting in February.  Additional review dates are expected on March 15, 2024 for positions starting in April, and May 3, 2024 for positions starting in June. Apply now, as this recruitment may close any time after that initial review date.

Currently recruiting to hire openings in Astoria, Garibaldi, Pacific City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Florence, Winchester Bay, Charleston, Bandon, Gold Beach, and Brookings. This recruitment will also be used for any additional unanticipated openings within the remainder of the season.  The following are the current positions to be filled for the 2024 season with anticipated duty assignments:

  • Astoria:
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: April 22 – Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: April 22 – Sept. 30, 2024 (x2)
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: June 17 – Sept. 30, 2024 (x2)
  • Garibaldi:
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: Feb. 20 – Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: April 22 – Oct. 31, 2024 (x3)
  • Pacific City:
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: April 22 – Sept. 30, 2024
  • Depoe Bay:
    • Sport fishery sampling: Feb. 20 – Oct. 31, 2024
  • Newport:
    • Sport fishery sampling: Feb. 20 – Oct. 31, 2024
    • Project data and logistics support and sport fishery sampling: Feb. 20 – Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: March 14 -Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery sampling: April 22 -Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery sampling: April 22 -Sept. 30, 2024
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: June 17 – Sept. 30, 2024
  • Florence:
    • Sport fishery sampling: June 17 – Sept. 30, 2024
  • Winchester Bay:
    • Sport fishery sampling: April 22 – Sept. 30, 2024
    • Sport fishery sampling: June 17 – Sept. 30, 2024
  • Charleston:
    • Sport fishery sampling: Feb. 20 -Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: March 14 -Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery sampling: April 22 -Sept. 30, 2024
  • Bandon:
    • Sport fishery sampling: April 22-Sept. 30, 2024
  • Gold Beach:
    • Sport fishery sampling: June 17 – Sept. 30, 2024
  • Brookings:
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: Feb. 20 -Oct. 31, 2024
    • Sport fishery and commercial troll salmon sampling: April 22 -Oct. 31, 2024

(These are estimated dates. Length of season(s) may be shortened or extended depending on project needs, fishing funding, or factors beyond the project’s control).

More information on the Ocean Sampling Project can be found at https://dfw.state.or.us/MRP/salmon/index.asp

Job Description: What you will do: Port samplers conduct field interviews with recreational and/or commercial fishers and conduct recreational fishery effort counts. Employees are expected to handle and collect data and samples from a variety of fish species; learn proper identification of common marine fishes; and accurately record and summarize field data from interviews and biological sampling. Lifting of fish and equipment up to 50 pounds is required. Employees are expected to effectively communicate with anglers, commercial fishers, and the general public on a daily basis. All jobs entail working outdoors in exposed locations, at times during inclement weather conditions, and require walking up and down boat ramps and docks, on sandy beaches, and between fish buying stations.

Most positions will require the use of digital video recording equipment to monitor fishing vessel activity. Some driving between workstations is required. Employees will need to provide transportation and proof of auto insurance. Vehicle mileage while working will be reimbursed. These positions require a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, and days off may vary between weeks.

Questions about the positions? Please contact Eric.D.Schindler@odfw.oregon.gov.

Requirements/Requested Skills: Minimum qualifications are not established for these positions; however, we are seeking applicants with the following related skills and experience: conducting creel surveys, commercial fishery sampling/observing, identifying marine fish species, collecting and accurately recording field data, computer skills, and customer service, and who possess or are in pursuit of a Fisheries or Wildlife Science degree or related degree in the biological/ecological sciences or natural resource management. Preference for interviews may be given to candidates with this background.

Criminal Records/DMV Check
Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Driving is required for all positions. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified or uncertified driving record for review to be considered for the position. Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible. You are expected to provide the out-of-state driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist. Adverse background and/or driving information may disqualify you from further consideration.

NOTE: Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships.

Additional Information:

Your answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the "Job History" section in your application or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the completed "Job History" section in your online application. You may be disqualified if your experience listed in the “Job History” section does not include information used to back up your answers to the supplemental questions. If any of the positions listed in your application are part time or seasonal, be sure to include the dates you worked (month and year) and the average amount of hours worked per week in the duties section. Only those individuals who most closely match the requested skills will be invited to an interview.

For helpful tips on filling out your job history, responding to the supplemental questions, and submitting your application, click here

Attachments: If you’d like to attach a cover letter or a copy of your official or unofficial college transcripts, they can be attached to your application in the Resume/CV/Cover Letter attachments field when you apply. Cover letters may not be reviewed unless it is stated as a requirement in the job posting.

Internal Applicants: The contact information that is prefilled on your application is typically your work email and work phone number. Be sure to check your state email and Workday notifications for your status regarding the recruitment process. If you are away from the office or unable to check your state email account for an extended period, contact the HR Recruitment Unit and the hiring manager to let them know your personal email and phone number where you can be contacted. This will help to ensure you do not miss out on any correspondence that may be related to an interview. If you apply for a position as an internal applicant and then terminate while the recruitment is still in process, contact the Recruitment Unit to have your contact information updated.

External Applicants (non-state of Oregon employees): If you would like to retain a copy of this job posting, please print a copy before submitting your application. Once the job posting has closed, you will not be able to access the posting.

After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the two questionnaires relating to public records requests and veterans’ preference immediately following your submittal. These questions are necessary to complete the application process.

Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you are experiencing difficulty applying for this position or have questions, please contact the ODFW Human Resources office at 503-947-6051.

This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job listings may change without notice.

Veterans - If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the qualifications, veterans' preference points will be added to your score.  For more information on veterans' preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org and select Veterans resources under Resources. Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time.

Find information on State of Oregon benefits

More information about our agency can be found on our social media accounts and at myodfw.com and http://www.dfw.state.or.us/

If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFW’s mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregon’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats. ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities. Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve.  With Oregon’s changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making. Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future!

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

HOW TO APPLY

For more information, and/or to apply, please visit:

https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Newport--ODFW/Biological-Science-Assistant--Port-Sampler-Multiple-Positions-Locations-_REQ-144328 

 

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Category Fisheries , Marine Biology