Fisheries Biologist

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Fisheries Biologist

   Full time

   Open until filled

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TheFisheries Biologist is a scientific professional in the Ambodat Department which collects scientific information regarding the biology and ecology of fish, and then formulates and implements strategies for the propagation, restoration, monitoring, and/or management of fish populations.

The Fisheries Biologist leads the Fisheries Program team, which includes the Aquaculturist, Hatchery Maintenance manager, and Fisheries Resource technicians. Restoring and maintaining important Tribal fisheries is the primary goal of the Fisheries Restoration Team. Primary objectives include: 1) restoring and enhancing spawning populations of endangered Lost River and shortness suckers; and 2) re-introducing populations of Chinook salmon in the Upper Klamath River Basin.

In addition, the Fisheries Biologist participates in the Klamath Tribes’ Ecosystem Restoration Team, which is led by an Environmental Scientist, and includes a Restoration Project Manager, a Water Rights Specialist and a Hydrologist. Managing and remediating processes contributing to hypereutrophication and fish habitat degradation in and above Upper Klamath Lake is the primary goal of the Ecosystem Restoration Team. primary objectives include: 1) managing and remediating non-point source nutrient loading from agricultural landscapes to measurably reduce Cyanobacteria blooms and the related adverse water quality in Upper Klamath Lake; and 2) rehabilitating and maintaining habitats to the extent necessary to recover and sustain important native fisheries, including Lost river and shortness suckers, redound trout, steelhead, bull trout and Chinook salmon.

How to Apply

All applicants for open positions must submit a Klamath Tribes Administration Application for Employment with the required support documentation listed in the job description to be considered for employment. Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration.

The Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin
Mission Statement.

“The mission of the Klamath Tribes is to protect, preserve and enhance the spiritual, cultural and physical values and resources of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Peoples by maintaining the customs and heritage of our ancestors. To establish comprehensive unity by fostering the enhancement of spiritual and cultural values through a government whose function is to protect the human and cultural resources, treaty rights, and to provide for the development and delivery of social and economic opportunities for our People through effective leadership.”