Job Announcement- River Educator with Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Job Close Date: 
June 9, 2014 - 5:00pm

Job Description – River Educator
Title: River Educator
Pay: $15/hr.
Schedule: This position will work approximately 24 hours each weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from June 28 to September.
To Apply: Please email your resume to fish@midcolumbiarfeg.com, AND mail 2 hard copies of your resume to Mid-Columbia Fisheries, PO Box 2211, White Salmon, WA 98672 by June 9, 2014.
Qualifications:

  • The River Educator must be a self-motivated, independent, and outgoing individual who enjoys meeting and talking with river users.
  • Use of your personal vehicle is required for travel up and down the White Salmon River corridor. Mileage will be reimbursed at the State of Washington rate (approx. $0.55/mile).
  • The River Educator must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to be covered on Mid-Columbia Fisheries’ auto insurance (fairly clean driving record needed).
  • Knowledge of river process and salmon habitat is preferred, or interest in learning these topics.
  • Ability to walk on steep, uneven terrain.

Job Description:
The River Educator will meet private boaters and anglers at put-ins and take outs along the White Salmon River and provide educational materials and information on four topics:

  • Protection of spawning fish and redds
  • Limiting the spread of invasive species through use of best practices
  • Protection of instream and riparian habitat for fish (large wood)
  • Protection of shoreline and riparian habitat and private property, and respect for the river’s natural resources, users, and landowners.

The majority of time will be spent at the put-in at BZ Corners and around Husum Falls. Secondary focus areas include Northwestern Lake Park, the take out at the mouth, put-ins above BZ Corners, and local river user hang outs. The River Educator may occasionally be assisted by volunteers or interns. Occasionally the River Educator may be asked to assist with other duties.
This is a temporary, grant-funded position. Supervision for the position and technical information and handouts will be provided by staff from the US Forest Service and
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group.