Eco Logical Research, Inc. has several job openings for people with an interest in stream ecology, fisheries science, geomorphology, and habitat restoration to work the summer field season in three sub-basins of the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon (Asotin, Tucannon, and John Day). The primary job duties are to perform detailed surveys of stream habitat and channel topography using the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program (CHaMP) protocol, and monitoring juvenile steelhead and Chinook salmon populations as part of the Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP). Some positions may also include constructing instream restoration structures.
Prospective employees will ideally have a background in biology or watershed science, preferably with experience in some of the following: electrofishing, monitoring fish habitat, fluvial geomorphology, working with GIS, the basics of land surveying (e.g., using a total station), and living and working in the outdoors. Candidates must be able to work well as a member of a team, usually in a crew of 3-6, over long and sometimes arduous days. Camping for multiple days and packing heavy loads of equipment in and out of sites is often required. Previous wilderness first aid knowledge is a plus, but not required. Most gear will be provided as well as housing. Employees will work a set schedule of eight days on followed by six days off, and receive an hourly wage of $16 plus $10 per diem. Positions start at the beginning of June and extend through the end of October. Employees will be required to attend a mandatory two week training session from June 5-14th in Cove, OR. Interested parties are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and references to ELRJobs@ecologicalresearch.net. The application deadline is February 28, 2017.