Spokane Tribe of Indians seeks Fisheries Biologist

Job Close Date: 
May 13, 2015 - 9:00am


The Fisheries Biologist I will assist Fisheries Biologist II for oversight of the Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon Recovery Project. Responsibilities include assisting the Fisheries Program Manager and Fisheries Biologist II in developing and guiding project activities, with particular emphasis on research, monitoring, and evaluation actions, including supervising technical staff in the collection and analysis of samples, data analyses, and report and peer-reviewed journal article development and publication.


  • Assist with coordination of data management for sturgeon projects with broader sturgeon data management activities in the region (includes but is not limited to juvenile and adult population assessments, early life history assessments, hatchery fish collection and release information, sturgeon PIT tagging data, genetics data, and general monitoring data).
  • Provide leadership to tech staff, including training of laboratory analyses and field techniques through participation in and oversight of field surveys, laboratory analyses and equipment maintenance.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of annual sturgeon research and monitoring using appropriate data collection and sturgeon handling methodologies.
  • Co-author annual reports, supplementary white papers, and articles for publication. Present findings at public meetings and professional society/organization meetings.
  • Assist program manager with Lake Roosevelt and the upper Columbia River fisheries management action development and coordination; including participation in meetings with co-managers and other researchers on the reservoir and the upper Columbia River, as well as assistance with writing management plans and guiding documents.
  • Coordinate with and assist sturgeon hatchery efforts at Sherman Creek Hatchery (or other facility as defined by 3-Step Process), and assist program manager in navigating the NPCC 3-Step Process.
  • Assist program manager and other program biologists in the development and implementation of program activities and coordinate the annual Lake Roosevelt Fall Walleye Index Netting survey.

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