Lynker Technologies, LLC is seeking to hire Fisheries Biologists/Ecologists II to support an upcoming contract with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) Fish Ecology Division. The hiring of positions is contingent on receiving the award for the contract.
The Fish Ecology Division at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center conducts scientific research on threatened and endangered salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest.
The Pt Adams Research Station/Northwest Fisheries Science Center conducts research on Pacific salmon, other finfish, birds, mammals and ecosystems in the Columbia River and Washington Coastal areas. A major objective of this work is to understand movement, survival and behavior of juvenile and adult salmonids in the diversity of habitats they occupy. To address this objective, NOAA Fisheries conducts a number of research activities throughout the year in the lower estuary of the Columbia River. The primary objective of this call order is to obtain contractor services of biologists, boat operators, and deck hands, to assist with these research activities.
The fishery biologist/ecologist II duties include:
Minimum required qualifications include:
- Conducting biological sampling in the estuary and near shore coastal ocean, including (but not limited to) beach and purse seining, wetland trapping, and trawling (surface, midwater, and bottom trawling),
- Obtaining other scientific measurements including acoustic camera and receiver deployment, environmental data loggers, habitat conditions. Deploying and retrieving equipment as needed,
- Assisting in staging, implementing, and cleanup of field equipment and vessels,
- Processing samples in the lab. This may range from identifying and measuring fish to conducting specialized lab processing such as processing stomachs from captured salmonids,
- Maintaining daily logs for each shift in a standard provided format (Excel) that records the start and end times of trawl deployment, estimated number of fish detections per hour, mortalities, sea lion interactions, maintenance issues, and other parameters characterizing the sample effort,
- Entering and verifying raw PIT-tag detection data into Microsoft Access databases, obtaining monthly updates from PTAGIS on specific release information for each PIT-tag detected and update the local database,
- Obtaining from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fish barge transportation study, barge load and dump information, and match that information to PIT-tagged fish loaded onto specific barge and tug trips,
- Completing all training required by NOAA Fisheries.
- A Bachelor's degree with at least 1 full year of graduate level education with emphasis in the fisheries sciences.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience with field work and post field processing and analysis of data.
Lynker Technologies, LLC is a growing, Hub-zone certified small business specializing in professional, scientific and technical services. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.
We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers’ scientific and technical priorities – creatively and effectively.
Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.
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