This is an entry level professional position for the Stock Assessment Division.
This is a leadership position which includes some responsibilities needed to lead a field project.
Principal duties vary by project but generally include field sampling planning and implementation,
supervising field crews, troubleshooting equipment or sampling problems, leading or assisting in
data management, and assisting with reporting. Projects encompass a variety of fish and shellfish
species and involve a range of sampling methods. Projects include: spawning ground surveys, line
transect shellfish sampling, zooplankton net sampling, juvenile salmon screw traps, beach seines,
purse seines, crab larvae light traps, crap/shrimp pots, and juvenile salmon trawls. Other studies
may include hydro acoustic devices, internal or external tags, electronic tablets, or other control
devices. Work is performed from skiffs with outboards, on foot with protective gear, or from larger
fishing or research vessels. This position is under the direct supervision of the SA Manager and
Fisheries Biologist III, depending on the specific project.
Incumbent must be a responsible and independent worker who is highly organized. Incumbent must
possess leadership qualities, problem solving and communication skills. A key trait will be the
ability to adapt to new technologies, including use of electronic notebooks for data entry in the field
and transfer to appropriate databases.
Work schedules will vary and include working nights and on week-ends as the field project
requires. Work may at times result in exposure to adverse weather conditions and may require