Fisheries Biologist

Employer: 
Great Lakes Indian Fish Wildlife Commission
Job Field: 
Fisheries
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
Wisconsin
Location Detail: 
Odanah, WI
Job Description: 
The Fisheries Biologist will work 50% of the time on both Inland Fisheries and Great Lakes Fisheries tasks. Under the supervision of the Inland Fisheries (IF) and Great Lakes (GL) Section Leaders, the Fisheries Biologist will: 1. Assist member tribes with the development and implementation of fish harvest management and monitoring systems (IF, GL); 2. Assess fish populations, particularly spring adult and fall juvenile walleye in ceded territory lakes that have been or are likely to be fished under treaty-reserved rights (IF); 3. Assess fish populations, particularly siscowet and juvenile whitefish surveys in summer, and spawning lake trout and whitefish in fall (GL); 4. Assist with updating and generating information from computerized databases used to determine walleye recruitment codes, to manage tribal harvest, and to develop survey plans for ceded territory lakes (IF); 5. Assist with preparing annual Administrative reports and memos, as assigned (IF, GL); 6. Maintain working relationships with other agencies by participating on inter-agency fish management committees and through established information exchange procedures and schedules, as assigned (IF, GL); 7. Assist with reviewing and developing comments for select proposals and activities of other agencies (IF, GL); 8. Supervise full-time and seasonal staff, and other duties as assigned (IF, GL).
Qualifications: 
1. Masters degree in fisheries or closely related field; or Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in fisheries. 2. Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications, and with computer spreadsheet and word processing software. 3. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in close cooperation with others. 4. Experience with fishery assessment techniques, fishery modeling, fish population dynamics, and in working with tribal communities preferred. 5. Experience with statistics, data analysis, and data/statistical analysis software like SAS or R preferred. 6. Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable. 7. Indian Preference will be applied consistent with GLIFWC policies and the federal Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (PL 93-638).
Salary: 
Salary: $31,878 - $37,658
How to Apply: 
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Leanne Thannum, Biological Services Division Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission P. O. Box 9 Odanah, WI 54861
Last updated May 26, 2010