Aquatic Biologist Job Description Sample
Interdisciplinary Supervisory Research Toxicologist/Fish Biologist
Are you a professional Toxicologist, Ecologist, or Fish Biologist looking for a position in the Federal workforce? Do you have an interest in designing or implementing studies to address aquatic resources in ecological environments? *Do you want to be part of an important aspect of the Federal Government, helping with exciting and groundbreaking research? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!
Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit
What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
This is an interdisciplinary position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements: DEN-2018-0066.
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As a Supervisory Research Toxicologist/Fish Biologist/Ecologist within the Columbia Environment Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:
Conduct research focused on bioaccumulation and toxicity of contaminants from water, sediment, soil, and food; the physical, chemical, and biological factors affecting these processes; and relationships between laboratory responses, field responses, and characteristics of contaminated aquatic ecosystems.
Lead research teams on a permanent and continuing basis, serves as a principal investigator on research projects, and provides scientific guidance and oversight for environmental toxicology investigations at CERC, within USGS, and for other organizations.
Provide scientific guidance and oversight for research related to ecological restoration, behavioral toxicology, invasive species control, and other research conducted inthe Ecology Branch at CERC.
Responsible for managing an annual research program of approximately $1,700,000 to $2,000,000.
The work is primarily sedentary. Requires some walking, standing, carrying, and working in labs. The work requires some physical exertion, including working in water, working in remote areas, walking over wet, muddy, or uneven surfaces, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities. The work requires average agility and dexterity.
Work requires both indoor and outdoor activities, but is primarily indoors in a normal office and laboratory setting. The laboratory has adequate cooling, heating, and lighting. The work involves regular and recurring handling of irritant and/or toxic chemicals. Special safety coat, safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes, or additional safety equipment as required. The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted.
25% or less - Overnight travel of 3-7 nights per month may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to
Current or former Federal employees with permanent competitive status
ORindividuals eligible under a special or noncompetitive appointing authority (e.g., disabled, eligible Pathways Intern within conversion period, former Intern noncompetitively converted to a term appt, Returning Peace Corps Volunteer, etc.). Veterans with preference or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approx 3yrs or more of continuous active service. Addtl info:VetGuide.
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Job family (Series)
0482 Fish Biology
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
Selectee may be subject to serving a on-year supervisory probation period.
Selectee subject to successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam.
More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
If selected for this position, you may be required to file one or more financial statements and/or a procurement integrity certification of compliance upon reporting and annually, some of which may be subject to public disclosure.
This position requires completion of a one-year supervisory probationary period, if one has not been previously completed.
This position requires completion of a medical examination at Federal expense.
A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
GS-0408 - Ecologist
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours or the equivalent in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours or the equivalent in ecology, and 12 semester hours or the equivalent in physical and mathematical sciences.
GS-0415 - Toxicologist
Degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
GS-0482 - Fish Biologist
Degree with major study in biology, zoology, or biological oceanography that included at least 30 semester hours in biological and aquatic science and 15 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences. This course work must have included:
At least 15 semester hours of preparatory training in zoology beyond introductory biology or zoology in such courses as invertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, histology, physiology, embryology, advanced vertebrate zoology, genetics, entomology, and parasitology; and
At least 6 semester hours of training applicable to fishery biology in such subjects as fishery biology, ichthyology, limnology, oceanography, algology, planktonology, marine or fresh water ecology, invertebrate ecology, principles of fishery population dynamics, or related course work in the field of fishery biology; and
At least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, or statistics.
In addition to the basic education requirement as stated above, applicants must have one year of appropriate professional experience that is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service.
Examples of such specialized experience could include experience in any of the following fields: environmental toxicology, aquatic toxicology, wildlife toxicology, ecotoxicology, biochemical toxicology, or molecular biology; graduate- level work or the equivalent field work and laboratory research integrating field observations of environmental toxicology with laboratory-based research on fish or wildlife toxicology to solve research and applied problems involving (1) the mechanism(s) of action of chemicals on the developing embryos of fish and wildlife; (2) development of tools to assess exposure of fish and wildlife to the complex mixtures of chemicals found in the environment; (3) integration of field and laboratory studies in an effort to develop predictive models for understanding the reproductive effects of environmental contaminants; (4) understanding the impacts of contaminants relative to other stressors on a populations; and (5) interpretation of the results from the above research in the context of natural resource management. Working within broad areas of research on conceptual aspects within the field of study; independent research on exceptionally difficult problems in scope and complexity; typically works as a project leader or primary investigator; independently defines specific problems and methods required; problems are difficult to define and require sophisticated research techniques; and demonstrated ability to make significant modifications to existing theory and methodology. Research has demonstrated ability as a mature, competent productive worker, leader of a productive research team and leader in the conception and formulation of productive research; has authored a number of scientific publications to influence the field markedly; contributions include senior author of scientific research publications in a peer-reviewed research journal which are recognized as significant through acknowledgement and reference by others in the field; and presentation at national and international meetings of professional societies.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.
USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
Basis of Rating:
If you meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements of this position, you will be contacted via email after the vacancy announcement closes and given
5calendar days to submit narrative responses that address the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to perform the duties of this position. You may be rated and ranked based on the information you provide in your resume as well as the responses you submit to the required KSAs. The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are as follows:
1. Ability to conduct research on the effects of contaminants on aquatic and terrestrial organisms.
2. Ability to interpret data from laboratory or field toxicology studies using water quality criteria (WQC), sediment quality guidelines (SQGs), or terrestrial quality guidelines (TQGs).
3. Ability to interpret data on biological indicators of toxicity from laboratory or field toxicity studies, as it relates to fish and wildlife population-level-effects.
4. Knowledge of approaches used to conduct Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) and Resource Assessments associated with Natural Resource Damage and Restoration (NRDAR).
5. Ability to obtain funding for conducting research projects in the field of environmental toxicology and chemistry and establish interagency agreements.
6. Skill in publishing reports or scientific journal articles in the field of environmental toxicology and chemistry.
7. Ability to supervise a research group with the duties of developing work plans for staff, writing proposals, managing budgets, and supervising employees.
NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application, or that your resume or application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
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Aquatic Instructor III - Aquatic Fitness
Aquatic Instructor III - Aquatic Fitness Print Apply Aquatic Instructor III - Aquatic Fitness Salary $18.44 - $21.35 Hourly Location Lacey, WA Job Type Part Time Department Parks and Recreation Job Number 2015-00012
Questions Basic Purpose Lacey Parks and Recreation manages three local high school swimming pools: North Thurston, Timberline, and River Ridge. During the non-school hours, Lacey Parks and Recreation offers community programming such as swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, open swim, and facilitates rentals for private groups. This is a part-time position working approximately 3 - 5 hours per week. Aquatic Fitness Instructors are expected to teach classes in a positive, upbeat, motivating, and safe manner. This is an on-going recruitment and applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Observe participant movements to ensure injury prevention.
Provide modified exercises for participants with injuries.
Provide participants clear instructions on correct posture and form.
Motivate and encourage all participants to succeed. Qualifications
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a High School diploma or G.E.D.
Must pass a background investigation.
The ideal candidate will be available to work evenings, specifically Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Previous teaching experience is desired.
Certification from an accredited group fitness/water fitness association is desired. Temporary positions are not eligible for health insurance, other insurances, holidays or paid leave benefits provided to regular full-time positions; however, they are covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Social Security and Federal withholding taxes will be deducted from wages.
The following are duties that are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned. RiverWatch duties are as follows:
Collect stream / water quality data from the field for use in determining biological trends for Illinois streams.
Train and certify volunteers, referred to as Citizen Scientists, to collect high quality scientific data that will subsequently be used by professionals and the general public to gauge long-term trends in stream health, develop land management strategies, identify potentially degraded waters, and assess the effectiveness of restoration projects.
Train Citizen Scientists to measure the intactness of the macroinvertebrate community, which is measured by the total number of taxa, total number of EPT (orders Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera) taxa, and Macroinvertebrate Biotic Index (MBI) scores.
Compile and analyze data from all years of the Illinois RiverWatch Program for biological trends and significance.
Use map-based analyses to determine distributions of specific taxa and to test for change over time across the state.
Map trends in stream characteristics and the distributions of taxa and species of interest sampled by RiverWatch volunteers using Arc Map software.
Maintain the RiverWatch database.
Verify volunteer data sheets and ensure that data have been properly entered into the database. Monitor usage of RiverWatch data.
Assist in development and execution of a strategic plan for the program.
Coordinate the financial elements of the program, develop an annual budget, and maintain reliable financial records.
Assist in development and execution of a year-round fundraising plan that includes grants, fundraisers, and corporate and major donor solicitations.
Direct and oversee the work of volunteers and contractual employees including five RiverWatch trainers, quality assurance officer, and interns.
Oversee all elements of volunteer administration including recruitment, training, retaining, support and recognition.
Organize and conduct training workshops and open labs for volunteers.
Conduct certification workshops for RiverWatch Contract Trainers
Collaborate with local, state and federal government, academic institutions, nonprofits, and citizen groups to foster data sharing and facilitate projects and outreach activities related to water quality monitoring.
Develop and implement strategies to ensure that professionals such as scientists, water quality professionals, community leaders, and those with local, state and federal government, academic, and nonprofit institutions use RiverWatch data to assist in watershed planning, and water quality research and policy.
Maintain an up-to-date, comprehensive database of contact information for RiverWatch volunteers, network groups, donors, and partners.
Produce and oversee the production of RiverWatch publications including the newsletter, brochures, website, quality assurance report, data analysis report, and all other program documents.
Conduct presentations at
Evaluate progress and prepare an annual report of activities and accomplishments.
Assist with other NGRREC education programs as requested. Environmental Educator duties are as follows:
Assists with environmental education programs and events as needed, delivering programs and hosting educational booths at festivals, conferences, resource fairs, and other events.
Maintain additional Environmental Education program databases (grant tracking, people served, etc.).
Work as part of the NGRREC environmental education team to host events, assist with general programming, and provide support for other educators.
Oversee and work effectively with volunteers, per diem educators, and interns.
Assist and maintain the environmental education web pages.
Assist with other NGRREC duties as assigned. Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions SKILLS REQUIRED
MS in the field of natural resources or other related fields required.
Highly motivated, creative, organized, experienced individual who wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Experience in community-based outreach education with one to three years teaching in formal or non-formal environment is highly desired. Experience with a broad range of ages desirable.
Experience with project and personnel management.
Familiarity with concepts associated with streams and watersheds, water quality standards, sampling procedures, and aquatic macroinvertebrates.
Excellent writing, presentations, and public relations skills.
Proven grant writing and fundraising experience.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Must exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and plans.
Requires statewide travel. Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and willingness to learn new computer applications.
Proficiency developing and using relational database software such as Microsoft Access and MySQL
Familiarity with statistical analysis for scientific reporting
Familiarity with ArcMap geospatial analysis procedures
NE District Wildlife Biologist
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is accepting resumes and applications from applicants for the position of Northeast District Wildlife Biologist (Game Biologist III). A cover letter and resume expressing your interest in this position must be submitted as part of the application process. These documents must be specifically attached to the requisition for which you are applying.
Under the supervision of the Northeast District Manager, in the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the District Wildlife Biologist (Game Biologist III) serves as the District’s wildlife resources specialist and is responsible for: 1. Able to work cooperatively, in a supportive and encouraging manner, with all District, Field Headquarters, and Administrative staff. 2. Prepares and implements detailed wildlife management area plans using state guidelines, policies, Priority Habitats of State-listed Species, BioMap2, license agreements and climate change tools.
Includes coordination of data collection with District Manager, District Aquatic Biologist, District Stewardship Biologist, Wildlife Technicians, and Field Headquarters staff. 3. Develops and implements habitat improvement projects on Wildlife Management Areas, Wildlife Conservation Easements, and leased federal lands, for wildlife restoration purposes in coordination with the District Manager, District Aquatic and Stewardship Biologists and Field Headquarters Habitat staff. Assist with regulatory permitting, including filing permit applications, creating GIS maps, attending site visits and hearings, and supervising contractors. 4.
Manages wildlife species including black bear, coyote, deer, turkey, moose, beaver, wood duck, plus major furbearing animals for which check stations are operated annually. Provides field research capabilities to wildlife project leaders. 5. Coordinate and implement Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program rare species surveys, banding projects, conservation plans, and habitat projects with District Manager, District biologists, Wildlife Technicians and Field Headquarters biologists.
Includes turtles, amphibians, snakes, birds, and invertebrates, especially state-listed species and Species of Greatest Conservation Need. 6. Conducts censuses on woodcock, grouse, and waterfowl. 7. Supervises the release of pheasants and interacts with pheasant hunters.
Develops pheasant stocking areas. 8. Advises and takes action if necessary on nuisance animal complaints, and coordinates with Environmental Police, as needed. 9. Supervising member of the State Large Animal Response Team. 10.
Provides technical assistance to State, municipalities, corporations, individuals and Division Districts concerning wildlife problems. 11. Recommends the acquisition of wildlife lands to the District Land Agent, and conducts site visits to assess wildlife habitat value of lands under acquisition consideration. 12. Attends staff meetings and various Division-sponsored seminars to further knowledge of policies and programs. 13.
Maintains contact with civic, sportsman and conservation organizations; individual landowners, farmers or sportsmen to secure cooperation in wildlife conservation programs and to promote the goals of related agency programs. 14. Instructs Wildlife Technicians regarding their job duties, evaluating them individually on a tri-annual basis using the EPRS program. 15. Acts as liaison with public use groups and addresses natural resource questions from the public. 16.
Analyze data and prepare reports as required. 17. Attends state-offered courses including those pertaining to supervisory skills, communication, negotiation, Excel, Powerpoint, Arcview GIS. 18. Assists with prescribed fire management state-wide. 19.
Assists in the release of trout and other fish and assist in projects involving fisheries management and research projects, as needed. 20. Assists with summary descriptions for DFW lands on the Mass Wildlife Lands Map. 21. Performs related work as required, including posting boundary signs.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge’s, skills, abilities) Knowledge of the principals and practices of wildlife biology, including state-listed species and Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Knowledge of the types and characteristics of wildlife habitats, including state-listed species, and Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Knowledge of research methods and techniques followed in wildlife biology.
Knowledge of the principals of wildlife management. Knowledge of the methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs and tables. Knowledge of radiotelemetry, pit tags, and other field tracking equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious, supportive, and encouraging working relationships with others. Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications and guidelines governing assigned unit activities. Ability to make public presentations regarding wildlife matters of concern.
Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of wildlife and rare species data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Ability to work independently, and as a team leader.
Ability to lift and carry heavy objects. Proficiency with a chainsaw. Excellent writing skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Arcview GIS. Comfortable in the outdoors under difficult conditions. Graduate degree in Wildlife biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry or a related field with four years of wildlife management experienceorbachelor degree in Wildlife biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry or a related field with five years of wildlife management experience is preferred.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance
Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, paraprofessional or technical experience in wildlife biology, wildlife management work or forestry and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in wildlife management, wildlife biology or forestry may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience. II. A Graduate degree with a major in wildlife management, wildlife biology or forestry may be substituted one year of the required (A) experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organization:Department of Fish And Game
Title:NE District Wildlife Biologist
Location:Massachusetts-Ayer - 85 Fitchburg Road
Fishery Biologist 2- Upper Sacramento River Monitoring
Job Description PACIFIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION POSITION DESCRIPTION
ALL JOBS WILL BE REMOVED AT MIDNIGHT (EASTERN TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE
(9:00PM (PACIFIC TIME) THE DAY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE).
NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONCE THE JOB IS REMOVED.
: Fishery Biologist 2- Upper Sacramento River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring
Anticipated Start Date: February 5, 2018
Position/Project Specifics: The candidates will be required to lead complex fisheries surveys on the Upper Sacramento River Basin. This includes adult Chinook carcass surveys, redd surveys, snorkel surveys, video monitoring in an effort to report abundance and assist in the investigation of long term and short term fisheries resource management issues, collecting biological samples, recording data, performing high level data analysis, and technical report writing. Knowledge of salmon and steelhead life histories in required. Experience conducting anadromous fisheries surveys, boat operation and trailer experience is also required. Weekend and holiday work is sometimes required. This position requires a valid driver's license and all offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a driving records check.
Essential Functions: At the lower end of the range, Fishery Biologists have a solid working knowledge of established scientific methods and techniques to perform recurring assignments of moderate difficulty. Methods and techniques are well established, apply to most situations, and do not require significant deviations. Resource planning reports generated by employees at this level involve conventional biological concerns. Reports generated may be short-range management plans or portions of annual work plans. Lower range work examples include:
Develop age composition structures, stock assessments, escapement totals, harvest levels, run reconstruction frameworks, and/or run forecasts for designated fish species and stock. Evaluate and direct sampling efforts or reporting practices to best meet data requirements. Write memoranda and reports necessary for transfer of information to the appropriate individuals, agencies, and organizations.
Plan, schedule, and conduct behavioral, physiological, morphological, and survival evaluations of hatchery and/or experimental fish populations. Oversee and assist with fish culture tasks for study purposes and recommend procedure variations. Write or contribute to papers and reports for publication, and compile reports on results of data collection and analysis. Prepare and deliver formal and informal presentations at seminars, meetings, etc.
Conduct limited physical and biological watershed, stream, and fish habitat assessments. Responsible for conducting data investigation and research, drafting technical report, database management, GIS for all physical and biological data, and survey and inventory results. Prepare, present, implement and update watershed assessment plans.
Assist in writing contract proposals and progress reports. Assist in developing detailed contract specifications, task statements, quality of work criteria, and other specifications.
Monitor budget expenses for projects, control purchasing, and manage equipment inventories. At the upper end of the range, the Fishery Biologist has specialized knowledge and demonstrated competence in advanced techniques of a complex area of fish biology sufficient to serve as a troubleshooter or specialist. The employee is competent to modify or adapt standard techniques, processes and procedures, and to assess, select, apply precedents and devise strategies and plans to overcome significant problems related to species production, protection, habitat restoration, or program management and evaluation. Planning reports generated by employees at this level assess the impact of various multi-faceted management or public practices on a resource. Upper range work examples include:
Use biological information to evaluate run profiles and habitat suitability in stocked streams within a major geographical area. Develop comprehensive management plans to insure preservation, protection, and enhancement of habitats.
Plan, design and implement research studies on fish health and/or nutrition. Analyze and report biological and/or genetic information affecting future selection, rearing, and spawning activities.
Prepare both quarterly progress and annual reports on run status and hatchery or fish facility operations.
Prepare fish habitat measurement plans or management plans for a watershed or large geographic area.
Write publishable reports of research and project findings. Knowledge Required by the Position_: _ * Knowledge of fishery biology (including knowledge of particular species of fish) .
Knowledge of aquatic habitats.
Knowledge of the scientific method.
Knowledge of sampling protocols.
Knowledge of Windows-based computer applications such as: * word processing * spreadsheets * e-mail * publishing software * presentation software * database software * topographic software * bibliographic software * statistical analysis packages.
Knowledge of technical writing protocols.
Knowledge of advanced statistical analysis and mathematics. Additional Mandatory
_ __ _ * _snorkeling _ * _electrofishing-boat _ * electrofishing-backpack * _operate trap/weir _ * operate nets (seine, gill, etc) * _able to swim _ * _carcass and redd surveys _ * _lift 40-50 lbs. _ * _load boats on trailers _ * tow & maneuver trailers * _electronic detection technol. _ * _operate motorized boats _ * _operate non-motorized boats _ * _hiking _ * operate GPS * valid driver's license * _habitat typing _ * _habitat monitoring _ * _fish species ID skills _ * using fish keys * specific software (spreadsheet, word processing, database management, GIS, statistical analysis, behavioral analysis, bibliographic) * oral communication skills _ * written communication skills _ ## Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements: A range of education and experience may be presented. At the lower end of the range, candidates must present successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major in biological science with at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences. In addition to the undergraduate degree requirement, candidates for positions at the lower end of the range must also present 1 year of Specialized Experience
OR 2 years of progressively higher graduate education leading to a master's degree in fields directly related to the position being filled. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying. At the upper end of the range, in addition to the undergraduate course of study described above, candidates must also must present one year of Specialized Experience
OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph. D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in fields directly related to the position being filled. An equivalent combination of experience and education is also qualifying. Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. *
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the PSMFC human resources office at (503) 595-3100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. Requisition Number: 18-968 Closing Date: 01/21/2018 Openings: 1 Job Title: Fishery Biologist 2- Upper Sacramento River Monitoring
* Up to 10% Position Type: Full-Year
Project Length:* 12 months or more
Pay Rate:* 2074.01 semi-monthly
City:* Red Bluff
Senior Marine Biologist
Your Opportunity 2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.
Your Duties Our Environmental Services discipline group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. We provide integrated, multidisciplinary services to identify and assess liabilities and risks, and to develop solutions to promote effective environmental solutions. Our staff of professionals includes specialists in marine biology, wetland science, wildlife biology, soil science, fisheries biology, botany, hydrogeology, hydrology, water resources management, forestry, habitat and ecosystem restoration, permitting, GIS, information management, environmental monitoring, in-situ/ex-situ remedial design and implementation, human health and ecological risk assessments, air quality permitting and reporting, pipeline compliance, stormwater permitting and planning, and audit support services. We are seeking exceptionally talented and enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in the marine environment to join our team and advance their career. Stantec’s has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Marine Biologist to work within our North Atlantic Marine Resources program. The successful candidate will direct and oversee aspects of both small and large scale multi-discipline projects with a high degree of technical complexity and a significant marine study component. We need a dedicated professional to support our growing energy and community development practices that includes offshore wind, electric transmission, offshore oil and gas and port and harbor development. The position will build and maintain client relations and participate in project development and contract document preparation. The person will mentor mid- and junior-level marine biologists and other staff. The position will provide oversight of field study program design and implementation for marine assessments, dredge permitting, benthic habitat assessments, baseline studies, aquatic habitat assessments, SAV- habitat evaluations, habitat improvement and restoration. The successful candidate will oversee teams conducting sampling design, data collection and data management, statistical analyses, reporting and presentation for a variety of marine projects. The ideal candidate for this position is one that can capitalize on existing client relationships to expand Stantec’s profile and market share in the regional market (through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development).
Duties: Develop, manage and support components of technical marine resource projects including:
Senior level management of existing and new projects
Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables
Marketing and Business Development
Client Management/client communication
Technical direction to staff/mentoring of staff
QA/QC of technical documents
Support field work as needed
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Minimum of Bachelors or Masters of Science in biology, botany, ecology, wildlife biology or a related discipline from a recognized university.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience; which must include lead technical environmental and marine consulting to the oil and gas, energy, and transportation sectors.
Demonstrated experience project development and management.
Ability to develop and lead a technical proficiency on a national level
Strong desire for business development, multi-disciplinary internal collaboration, and proposal development
Willingness to travel for project work and business development opportunities
Extremely strong social skills and ability to interact across a broad range of audiences/ technical backgrounds
Extensive experience preparing environmental assessments/ impact statements and thorough knowledge of Federal and State regulations as it pertains to coastal and offshore marine development, mitigation requirements, and resource protection.
Strong ethical and moral responsibility
High energy, enthusiastic and a sense of humor
Adaptable social skills dependent on situation
Ability to work individually and within a team setting We offer competitive and flexible benefits plans and compensation programs. We also provide support for professional development, continuing education and encourage participation in professional association programs.
Job ID32103# of Openings Remaining1Experience (Years)10
Aquatic Visitors Center Coord
Under the direction of the Stone Lab Manager and Education and Outreach Manager, assumes responsibility of all operations as it relates to Aquatic Visitors Center (AVC); oversees and monitors daily operation of facility; assumes responsibility for care and welfare and record keeping of education animals including fish, amphibians, and reptiles; leads public tours and educates small groups on current Lake Erie issues; trains seasonal employees on AVC daily duties; provides oversight for volunteers; oversees associated housing facility located at AVC; performs simple maintenance of facility and grounds; maintains daily activity reports and produces a seasonal activity report; works occasionally on research vessels; builds a special event calendar early spring and late fall; performs cash handling duties including sales and inventory of merchandise; performs other duties as needed; position is a temporary appointment that will last from mid-April to late October, 2018 (flexible beginning and end dates). This position is located in Put-In-Bay, Ohio.
Two (2) years college course work or demonstrated ability in the conduct of routine field work.
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biological science-related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge of Lake Erie fish and ecosystems. Target Salary: $10.00 - $11.00 Hourly Job Category:
Research Job Appointment (FTE%): 100.0 The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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- Please wait... Apply now × Apply for Job × × × Enter your email to apply Date: Dec 30, 2017 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp. Position
The primary responsibility of the Runner F&B – Aquatic Club is to stock storerooms and pump rooms with daily warehouse deliveries as well as deliver product to bar and service areas. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and The Venetian | The Palazzo Casino Resort’s policies, practices, and procedures. Essential
Duties & Responsibilities:
Consistently demonstrate Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino core values.
Acknowledge all guests immediately with a smile.
Speak first and speak last.
Personalize each guest contact.
Make eye contact and greet people you pass.
Be alert for guests who need assistance and offer help.
Maintain complete knowledge of all menu items, liquor brands, beers and non-alcoholic selections available in the assigned outlet.
Maintain complete knowledge of and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors and intoxicated persons.
Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment; use equipment only as intended. Works in an appropriate non-hazardous manner avoiding self injury and unsafe work methods.
Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies and service procedures. Must be regularly checked by supervisor to ensure proper handling of equipment and proper lifting techniques.
Obtain outlet keys from Shift Manager.
Provide a service or assistance to meet the needs of a guest, client or customer. Proper performance requires knowledge of a specific function or activity and familiarity with policies and procedures of the department. Comply with policies and procedures of the department or section in order to complete service satisfactorily. Proper performance requires some physical and mental dexterity in order to accomplish tasks associated with the completion of the service.
Possess skills to expedite clerical processing, perform a service, evaluate information, and take action based upon information to complete a task or assignment or activity.
Completion of a task or assignment requires use of equipment, tools or systems related to the proper performance of the service. Provide a service for others, and provide expertise based on information keyed, gathered, studied, processed or reviewed.
Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
- Performs other related duties as assigned. Company Standards of Conduct All Venetian | Palazzo Team Members are expected to conduct and carry themselves in a professional manner at all times. Team Members are required to observe the Company’s standards, work requirements and rules of conduct. Team Members are expected to behave in a manner that supports a harmonious work environment to help us deliver unmatched service to our guests and customers.
+ 21 years of age.
Proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both in spoken and written form.
Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to Company appearance standards.
Must be able to obtain and maintain required licenses, such as a Health card, Alcohol Awareness (TAM) card and any other certification or license, as required by law or policy.
Must possess at least (1) one year experience as a barback or food runner.
Ability to communicate effectively with the Kitchen Expeditor or Chef with regards to food orders.
Must be able to work with others, communicate well, give direction, review the work of others, and provide guidance and counsel when needed to achieve department goals and objectives.
Must maintain a positive attitude toward work and interface with hotel guests in a congenial and polite manner.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with guests and other Team Members of different backgrounds and levels of experience.
- Must be able to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Physical
Must be able to:
Lift or carry 50 pounds, unassisted, in the performance of specific tasks, as assigned.
Exert strong physical effort in transporting cases of liquor and beer from the storeroom to the bar.
Endure abundant physical movements throughout the work areas.
Must be willing to work outdoors in seasonal heat (100F+) or cold as well as inclement weather.
Physically access all areas of the property and drive areas with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Maintain composure under pressure and consistently meet deadlines with internal and external customers and contacts.
Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with guests, management, other team members, and outside contacts.
Ability for prolonged periods of time to walk, stand, stretch, bend and kneel.
Work in a fast-paced and busy environment.
Must be able to touch and handle supplies in a safe and non-hazardous manner, maintaining proper hygiene, cleanliness, and disposal methods.
Work indoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to, CRT, noise, dust, and cigarette smoke.
AIM Aquatic Crew Member - Southwest Colorado
Job Description:Bureau of Land Management Aquatic Monitoring Crew Member
Crew Member Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 20 weeks
Salary: $500-$520/week, DOE
Benefits: Paid training, $15/day camp rate per diem; AmeriCorps Education Award of $2907.50 upon satisfactory completion of term
Program Dates: May 2018 - September 2018 Southwest Conservation Corps’ Mission It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.
In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southwest Conservation Corps is seeking stream habitat assessment technicians to assist in the implementation of the aquatic Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) initiative. The technicians will be trained in partnership with the National Aquatic Monitoring Center (Utah State University). Interns will work in a crew of 2 people (one crew lead and one technician) to assess stream habitat. Technicians will sample streams and rivers on BLM land using the BLM’s aquatic AIM protocol. Successful applicants will spend 4-8 days in a row in the field camping and collecting water quality data, stream habitat data, and benthic macroinvertebrate samples.
An excellent attitude, work ethic, and willingness to learn
Course work in natural resources/ecology or other scientific fields
Field experience collecting scientific data
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
The ability to read, interpret, and navigate using topographic maps
The ability to work in the field in harsh weather conditions, with little contact with the outside world for up to 8 days at a time
The ability to work closely and amicably with 1-2 other field technician(s) for several days at a time with little to no contact with other people
The ability to interact and communicate professionally with multiple stakeholders including: landowners, recreationalists, hunters, anglers, and BLM employees * A high degree of comfort wading in all types of streams including those with slick rocks, boulders, fast water, cold water, deep mud, and log jams * A willingness to work long days (10 - 12hrs) Required Experience:
Experience with primitive camping
Experience driving 4X4 vehicles on rough roads (or a willingness to learn) * A valid driver’s license
Backcountry travel experience and solid navigational skills
Wilderness first aid certification
Leadership skills and experience
Coursework in stream ecology, hydrology, or geomorphology Applicant must be physically fit, able to stand and walk for long periods of time (at a minimum 6 miles/day) and lift items that weigh up to 40 pounds in upwards of 100 degree heat. The successful applicant will have experience and willingness to spend multiple days camping in remote areas and be familiar with best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles. A government vehicle will be used for work travel but a personal vehicle is highly recommended for travel to and from the duty station and for personal time. Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads is also necessary. There is potential for working in adverse conditions including extreme heat and monsoonal rains and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions), so field safety skills and risk management are important. The successful applicant will also attend CPR, First Aid training and Defensive Driving (or provide certification if still current). Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.
* College Graduate * S. Citizenship
Permanent Resident Card, INS form I-551 * Alien Registration Card, INS form I-551 * A passport indicating that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence * A departure record ( INS 194) indication that the INS has approved it as temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence
Driver's License Apply Now! To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application. Tracking Code: 939-984 Job Location: Montrose, Colorado, United States
Position Type:* Full-Time/Regular
Salary:* 500.00 - 520.00 USD
Aquatic Technician - April 2017
Still Hiring for Dayton Ohio Area! Seeking a Seasonal Full-Time Aquatic Technician, in the Dayton Ohio area, who enjoys working in the great outdoors with boats and motors, four-wheel drive trucks, John Deere Gators and other equipment, can talk effectively with customers about their lakes and ponds, have decent math skills and take pride in their work. The main responsibilities of this position are treating aquatic vegetation and algae at established accounts, surveys, and generating new leads for new accounts. Other duties include assisting with fountain and aeration installations, along with maintenance/trouble shooting systems, fish stocking of bass, bluegills, catfish and grass carp, water clarification and planting of natural aquatic vegetation. Mechanical aptitude and experience with trailers a plus. We are looking for a highly motivated individual that works well on their own, yet is a strong team player.
Requirements: Valid, clean Ohio drivers license, pass a background check and drug test, high school diploma, reliable transportation to and from work, college helpful but not required, experience in lawn service or pest control very helpful, ability to read and interpret herbicide labels, operating procedures, and safety rules, possess good time management and organizational skills.
We Provide: Excellent 90-day training program with assistance in preparing for required state certification test, competitive compensation, generous vacation and holiday schedule, 401k program, medical insurance, uniform allowance, quarterly performance bonus, year-end bonus based on Company performance and numerous other benefits.
About OUR COMPANY: Since 1979 we have been a national leader in providing water management services in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio and the Carolinas. We have become one of the largest companies of our kind with a top-notch reputation among our customers, suppliers, competitors and regulators. The employees of our company all take pride in contributing to our continuing growth and success! SEND RESUME AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB. Make the right move and apply today!
Since 1979 The Lake Doctors has been a national leader in providing aquatic water management services to customers in Florida, South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia and Alabama. Our services include aquatic weed control, terrestrial and ditch bank control, installation of fountains and aeration systems, water clarification, aquascaping, fish stocking, water testing. As one of largest companies of this type, its employees take great pride in contributing to the success of thecompany. Visit our website at www.lakedoctors.com to find out more about us.
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