West Fork Environmental is a natural resources consulting firm working throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our diverse team of talented scientists and natural resource specialists is dedicated to finding innovative and creative solutions to address challenges in the fields of fisheries, wildlife management and forestry. West Fork offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. If you are a team player, are highly motivated, love the out of doors and believe that we can and must manage our way through the current array of environmental challenges – there may be a place for you at West Fork putting science to work.
Duties/Description: Assist in conducting fish distribution surveys in headwater streams and wildlife sampling in Washington and Oregon. Position will be mostly field-based. Work conditions can be strenuous and require traversing steep forested terrain in all weather conditions with a 40 pound backpack. Map reading, aerial photo interpretation and orienteering skills will be used on a daily basis. Positions are based out of Tumwater, WA but overnight travel will be required. Company vehicles are provided for travel and lodging and meal costs are paid while away from the Tumwater operations base.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a degree in the natural sciences or be actively seeking a degree in a related field. The successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to follow strict sampling protocols and be proficient in the collection of scientific data. Map reading skills, accurate interpretation of aerial photography and orienteering skills are required. Prior professional experience in the fields of fisheries, wildlife, forestry, or geological disciplines is highly desirable.
Salary: $12.50 - $17.50 per hour plus overtime, depending on experience.
Duration: Approximately six months (April 1- September 30, 2015), depending on project duration.
Application: Submit an electronic letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org