VACANCY ANN. #: STOI-20-175
TITLE: ZOOPLANKTON TAXONOMIST/BIOLOGIST I
DEPARTMENT: DNR, FISHERIES
STATUS: REGULAR, FULL-TIME
RATE OF PAY: $22.00 - $26.00 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: JUNE 18, 2021
CLOSING DATE: JULY 19, 2021
We are seeking a Zooplankton Taxonomist/Biologist I to perform zooplankton identification and field sampling for the Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program Limnology Project. Program goals are to assess environmental impacts from hydro-operations, wild and hatchery fish populations, and to predict fishery responses to management actions. The Taxonomist/Biologist position is responsible for accurate taxonomic identification of zooplankton and macroinvertebrates and assisting Limnologists with field surveys (including but not limited to: reservoir-wide limnological surveys, zooplankton collection, equipment care, and maintenance. This position will also assist Program Biologists with fisheries surveys (creel, netting, and electrofishing), fish tagging and other program related-activities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• The primary responsibility of the Taxonomist position is taxonomic identification and processing of zooplankton and macroinvertebrate samples.
• Field preparation and equipment maintenance for field surveys.
• Assist Limnologists with limnological field surveys including water sampling, operation and maintenance of multi-probe datasonde, zooplankton and invertebrate collection.
• Assist Program Biologists with fisheries-related field surveys including but not limited to creel, netting, electrofishing, and tagging.
• Data entry and quality assurance of limnological data.
• Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• Ability to accurately identify and process zooplankton and macroinvertebrate samples and apply appropriate limnological and ecological approaches and methodologies.
• Experience using taxonomic keys and literature for accurate identifications.
• Knowledge of appropriate sample handling and preparation techniques.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
• Excellent work ethic and ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and effectively in supervised and non-supervised settings.
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work effectively with co-workers, project partners, co-managers, and public outreach organizations.
• This position requires sitting at a microscope for extended periods of time and physically demanding work outdoors in variable weather conditions, including inclement weather.
• Good employment history with references.
• B.S. degree in aquatic biology, fisheries, or closely related field with emphasis in limnology or aquatic biology/ecology AND Two years of experience with North American zooplankton and macroinvertebrate taxonomy in a professional laboratory setting.
• A valid Driver’s License, and a good driving record for insurance purposes.
• Boating experience, demonstrated training in boating safety, with particular emphasis on swift water boating experience and safety training preferred.
• Must have (or ability to attain) a Washington Boater Education Card.
Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resource Department or at the Spokane Tribal website at www.spokanetribe.com
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone: 509-458-6583, or 509-458-6527m Fax: 509-458-6556
Applications must be received in the Human Resource Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date
The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy
All Applicants are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Test
Zooplankton Taxonomist/Biologist I
VACANCY ANN. #: STOI-20-175