Job Announcement - Fish Biologist for Cowlitz Indian Tribe


 Cowlitz Indian Tribe




Title: Fish Biologist Classification: Full Time

Schedule: Flexible Hours 8 am to 5 pm

Location: Longview, WA Salary Range: DOQ

Opening Date: July 10, 2010 Closing Date: August 15, 2010

Position Summary: The Cowlitz Indian Tribe successfully petitioned to have Eulachon (Columbia River smelt) added to the ESA. The Tribe is beginning a comprehensive, multi-year program of scientific research into basic aspects of eulachon biology. The fish biologist will serve as project lead for the Tribe’s new program of eulachon research. This position will coordinate closely between the Tribe and all partnering governmental agencies, as well as coordinate subcontracting and plan all logistics necessary to implement the program of research

Duties Include: Project management tasks will include: initiating and completing multi-year field studies; serving as program lead biologist directing the work of field staff; technical and professional report writing; participating in professional forums; planning, organizing, and conducting administrative functions such as property management, budget and finance, procurement, and safety.


1. Position requirements are approximately equivalent to USA Federal GS-11 research position.

a. Applicants must possess at minimum, an appropriate master's degree in biology with a fisheries focus, or equivalent/better graduate degree in a relevant field.

b. Successful applicants should also provide evidence they have conducted research that has led to advances in a specific area of research, to advances in  the discipline or field of science involved, or to advances in science in general.

2. Specific knowledge of anadromous fish biology and population ecology dynamics.

3. Strong knowledge of statistics, analytical capacity and experimental design.

4. Proven project management skills.

5. Experience in scientific methods and recent biological field work.

6. Ability to lead, direct and coordinate between the Tribe and cooperating agencies.

7. Ability to communicate professionally and efficiently in written and verbal form.

8. Ability to operate small powerboats and knowledge of boating safety.

9. Ability to lift 50+ pounds consistently.

10. Ability to work in inclement weather for long periods of time.

11. Strong interpersonal communication skills.

12. Current driver’s license, clean driving record in recent years.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.

Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership

in an employee organization.

Please mail résumé to: Human Resources Department

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

P.O. Box 2547

Longview, WA 98632