Fisheries Scientific Technician II – Puyallup Tribe of Indians

The Scientific Technician II will work under the direction of the Puyallup Tribal Fisheries staff to monitor juvenile salmon during spring emigration using a rotary screw trap on the Puyallup and White Rivers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Help install, maintain and monitor rotary screw traps in the Puyallup and White Rivers.
  2. Sample and collect data in the field; including identification of juvenile pacific salmon and other local freshwater species, taking/recording length, collecting scales and DNA tissue, and PIT tagging.
  3. Perform trap calibration experiments using mark-recapture methods for a variety of juvenile salmon species.
  4. Enter field data collected into excel database for analysis, includes QA/QC.
  5. Work in inclement weather during day and night shifts to protect the trap from flood damage and clear trap of debris. 
  6. Provide security at the trap location and maintain trap; including, grease fittings, riveting screens, using axe/chainsaw and fixing mechanical issues that may arise.
  7. Perform other fisheries duties as assigned, which may include: cleaning raceways/hatchery maintenance, adult spawner surveys, beach seining and adult sampling.

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