Assistant Biologist-(2 Seasonal-1 Full Time/Regular)-Open until filled
- - Inland Fish & Wildlife
- Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA
This position assists biological staff within a biologically-based program necessary for the proper management and regulation of the Tribe's fish, wildlife, and plant harvesting activities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Performs fish and wildlife sampling and data collection.
- Registers fish and wildlife harvest.
- Assists in the development of fish and wildlife management information to advise the Tribe's Administration on fish and wildlife management regulations and policies.
- Assists in creating and maintaining database on biological information.
- Assists with statistical procedures and data analysis for fish and wildlife data.
- Assists with department planning.
- Assist with hunting, fishing, and gathering permit issuance.
- Performs data entry.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, outside vendor/service providers, customers and staff from State, Federal and Tribal Natural Resource Management Agencies.
Medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include frequent standing, walking, sitting, typing, computer use, equipment use; occasional pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, manual handling, hearing, smelling, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, color vision, field of vision and bending. Working conditions include working on a boat, occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat, extreme cold, wet/humidity/ noise, and vibration. Tasks may be conducted during periods of inclement weather including extreme cold, heat and humidity. Potential hazards include occasional moving mechanical parts and infectious exposure.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Management or Wildlife Management required.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in fish or wildlife handling and sampling required.
Certification/License: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Knowledge of Field Data Collection Methods required. Must have strong understanding of the flora and fauna of the Great Lakes Region. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS, ArcInfo, etc.) required. Knowledge of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) required. Knowledge of statistical analysis software preferred. Knowledge of fish and wildlife handling required. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner. Technical writing skills required. Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Must be able to work extended hours when needed. Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to operate ORV's, boats and/or 4 wheel drive vehicles. Must be able to work under pressure and handle difficult situations. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.