The Klamath Tribes Adminstration seeks Hydrologic Technician

Job Close Date: 
April 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Hydrologic Technician III position is located in the Aquatics Program within the Klamath Tribes Natural Resources Department. The primary purpose of this position is to support the Hydrologist by working independently and as part of a team performing field data collection tasks to develop scientific information regarding the movement and condition of water, especially as it relates to aquatic ecosystem functions, and then formulates and implements strategies for restoration, monitoring, or management.

The Hydrologic Technician III will measure and monitor surface water and ground water flows, levels, and conditions, and integrates these data into scientific endeavors to restore and maintain aquatic ecosystems and regulatory processes designed to protect the Klamath Tribes’ water rights. Other duties include establishing and maintaining a network of gauges providing continuous measurements of water flow, level, and condition in rivers, streams, springs, lakes, marshes, and shallow ground water.

The Hydrologic Technician III works with other Aquatics Program staff (Fish Biologist, Hydrologist, Fluvial Geomorphologist, Environmental Restoration Planner, and Water Quality Technicians) to implement a Fisheries Restoration Plan and an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Plan for the Upper Klamath River Basin. Restoring and maintaining important Tribal fisheries is the primary goal of the Fisheries Restoration Team. Primary objectives include: 1) re-establishing extinct spawning populations of endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers; and 2) re-introducing extinct populations of Chinook salmon in the Upper Klamath River Basin. The primary goal of the Ecosystem Restoration team is managing and remediating processes contributing to hypereutrophication and fish habitat degradation in and above Upper Klamath Lake. Primary objectives include: 1) managing and remediating non-point source nutrient loading from agricultural landscapes to measurable reduce cyanobacteria blooms and the related adverse water quality in Upper Klamath Lake; and 2) rehabilitating and maintaining habitats to the extent necessary to recover and sustain important native fisheries, including Lost River and shortnose sucker, redband trout, bull trout, steelhead, and Chinook salmon.

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