City of Seattle,
Position Description Seattle Public Utilities' (SPU) Aquatic Resources Section in its Water Planning & Program Management Division is seeking three (3) seasonal temporary employees to assist with fish sorting, sampling, and releasing of adult salmonids at its Cedar River fish passage facility, located at the Landsburg Diversion Dam in Ravensdale, WA. These positions will assist with SPU's mitigation obligations as outlined in the Cedar River Habitat Conservation Plan that allows for drinking water diversion from the Cedar River. The Cedar River contributes to approximately 67% of the Seattle metropolitan area's drinking water--the other 33% is from the Tolt River. The duties for these temporary employees include operating and maintaining the fish passage facility, assisting with data collection for monitoring and research, and assisting and coordinating with SPU's mitigation sockeye hatchery managers. These positions will report to the Fish Passage Project Manager. The duty station is at the Landsburg Diversion Dam, a secure facility in Ravensdale, WA. These Seasonal Temporary assignments are approved for up to 1040 hours of work within a one year period from date of hire (approximately 6 months of full-time employment. Work is expected to start at the end of August. \u00a0 Job Responsibilities Identify fish and collect data on adult salmonids. Take tissue samples from ESA-listed Puget Sound Chinook salmon. Handle live adult salmonids with an average weight of approximately 8 pounds and a maximum weight of 30 pounds. Monitor environmental conditions in fish ladder and fish holding ponds. Conduct and coordinate fish transport and handling activities with Cedar River Hatchery Managers and staff. Operate mechanical fish sorting and transport equipment, including fish transport truck with air brakes. Record field data and enter it into Excel spreadsheets. Complete necessary reports and paperwork, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Assist in facility upkeep and light maintenance duties. When time allows, assist with sockeye spawning at the hatchery. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in natural or physical sciences, environmental sciences, planning (with emphasis on environmental issues), public administration\/policy (with emphasis on natural resources) aquatic resources, fisheries, or related field and Experience: \u00a0A minimum of three years experience in environmental or aquatic or fisheries research, environmental law, impact analysis, environmental compliance, toxic substance management, or a related field. Equivalency: Other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability. The ideal candidate will have field experience in fisheries or aquatic sciences with an emphasis on adult salmon identification, handling ESA-listed fish, taking field data and entering it into Excel spreadsheets or a database. The candidate will be team-oriented and display good written and oral communication skills. Work Environment\/Physical Demands: Work will be conducted outside, often in wet, cold conditions. A small office, break room, and locker in locker room are available. Work on weekends and holidays is required. Work will require long periods of standing and the ability to carry up to 30 pounds of load while navigating steps up and down the fish ladder and dam facilities. License, Certification, and Other Requirements: Current, valid Washington State Driver's License. This position will require specialized health & safety training and certification, which will be offered at the beginning of the assignment. SPU's Safety program requires a pre-employment medical assessment as a condition of employment for this position. Due to contact with critical infrastructure, a job offer will be contingent upon passing a background check including criminal history. Additional Information At Seattle Public Utilities, our job is to protect the area's quality of life. We pledge to meet community and environmental needs by: Maintaining some of the nation's best drinking water Preventing sewer backups, flooding and landslides Helping Seattle residents and businesses be recycling leaders Protecting local waterways and the Sound from sewage overflows and polluted strormwater runoff. Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation and the environment. As an employer, the City of Seattle is a leading local government in environmental stewardship, green building technology and social justice, making our City what it is today and shaping our future. Our employees plan an important role in making this possible. Learn more about Seattle Public Utilities at our web page www.seattle.gov\/util
City of Seattle,
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