Make a difference with shellfish fisheries! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Marine Resources Program is recruiting for a Shellfish Assessment Biologist in Newport, Oregon. This is a permanent position responsible for assisting the shellfish and estuary habitat assessment project which generates quantitative data to describe shellfish communities in selected bays and estuaries throughout Oregon. The project has a total of 4 permanent and seasonal staff who conduct research and assessment of Oregon’s marine / estuarine shellfish and estuarine habitat resources. A description of the position responsibilities and preferred experience is listed below.
Applications due January 10, 2018
Salary Range: $2,200 – $2,281 per month
To view the announcement and apply for the position, please follow the link to the Shellfish Biologist position on the ODFW website:
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is a state agency responsible for managing Oregon’s fish and wildlife resources (http://www.dfw.state.or.us ). ODFW’s Marine Resources Program (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp/) is responsible for managing Oregon’s marine natural resources including commercial and recreational fisheries. The Marine Program office is located in Newport, Oregon at the Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center campus where federal, state, and university scientists conduct cutting-edge marine science research ( http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/).
See the following links for information on the ODFW Shellfish Program: (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/) and the Shellfish Assessment Project: (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/Seacor/index.asp)
The Shellfish Assessment Biologist is part of a team that supports a field-based project to assess estuarine shellfish populations and habitats in Oregon coastal estuaries. The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are to: (1) participate in conducting shellfish and estuary habitat assessment sampling in coastal estuaries; (2) assist the Shellfish Assessment Project Leader with literature review, data analysis, and report writing; and (3) provide public information and outreach services regarding recreational shellfisheries.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following skills:
Although this is a permanent position, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applications can be obtained from the ODFW’s Jobs Page under seasonal jobs at:http://www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/seasonal_jobs.asp.