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Seasonal Biological Technician

Cramer Fish Sciences
West Sacramento, CA
Expired: April 26, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $18 to $22 Hourly
  • Full-Time

Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) has an immediate need for a temporary full-time Seasonal Biological Technician.

About CFS: We are a fisheries research consulting firm that serves the Pacific Northwest and California. We are a growing, employee-owned company whose mission is to rigorously apply the scientific method to afford our clients innovative, scientifically robust solutions to address a variety of fisheries and environmental challenges. The CFS team achieves this through effective and unbiased data collection, insightful analysis and interpretation, clear communications, and the publication of results in scientific journals.

Location: Work will be based out of Sweet Home, Lebanon, Corvallis, or Eugene, Oregon.

Approximate Field Season: May 2023 through November 10th, 2023.

Pay Rate: $18 - $22 depending on experience.

Overview: To tag, conduct biological sampling, and release juvenile Chinook salmon in two reservoirs in the upper Willamette River basin. Field work will be conducted during daylight hours. Fish will be marked with either a PIT tag or elastomer tag and kept on site in portable tanks. Care and feeding of fish will be required prior to their release.

Essential Job Functions:

  • PIT-tagging and/or elastomer (VIE) tagging, measuring, weighing, and recording biological information on large quantities of juvenile Chinook salmon.
  • Monitoring tagged fish and transporting and releasing fish.
  • Data entry on laptop computer and routine QA/QC of field data.
  • Attention to details in sampling and safety.
  • Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and protocols as you conduct data collection, entry, organization, and quality assurance/control.
  • Prepare and organize the upkeep of all equipment and supplies needed for tagging and fieldwork.
  • Operate/maintain tagging equipment, holding tanks, transport tank and trailer, and fleet vehicles.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to resolve challenges.
  • Support work on Willamette Valley Reservoirs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate coursework in Fisheries Science, Limnology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field. General knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish biology is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365.
  • Valid class C driver's license.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to swim and comfortable wading in water.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of Pacific Northwest fish biology.
  • Experience PIT tagging, elastomer tagging, and handling fish.
  • First Aid certified.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be comfortable working in aquatic environments including lakes.
  • Must be able to walk long distances and across a variety of terrains, including uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to climb, jump, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl in a variety of weather conditions.

Cramer Fish Sciences is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.


Cramer Fish Sciences

West Sacramento, CA
95691 USA



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