Fisheries/Geomorphology Technician

posted Feb 25, 2012, 12:09 PM by Joseph Wheaton

Eco Logic Research, Inc. in cooperation with Utah State University is seeking self motivated individuals with an interest in stream ecology, habitat restoration, and/or geomorphology to work the summer field season in The Columbia River Basin of Washington and Oregon. The primary job duties are to perform detailed surveys of stream habitat and channel topography, data processing using GIS, and capture and tagging of juvenile salmonids. Some positions may also include as much as 50% of the time dedicated to constructing instream restoration structures with hand tools as part of a large scale experiment. Prospective employees will ideally have a background in biology, preferably in relation to fish, familiarity with GIS, basics of land surveying (e.g., using a total station), and experience living and working in the outdoors. Candidates must be able to work well with others, usually in a crew of 3-6, while enduring long and sometimes arduous days. Camping for multiple days and packing heavy loads of equipment in and out of sites is required periodically. Previous wilderness first aid knowledge is a plus, but not required. Most gear will be provided, including crew housing during off days. Employees will work a set schedule that will rotate the length of the field season including an eight day hitch followed by six days off, and receive a monthly salary ranging from $1,800-2,600/month, depending on experience, plus a $10 per diem for each day worked in the field. The position begins at the beginning of June and extends through the end of August; some positions may extend into the fall months. All employees will be required to attend a two week training session in early June; exact dates and location, to be determined. Interested parties are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and references to  Please visit our website at for a better overview of the company and our work.