Tongass Fisheries Survey Team Project Leader
Student Conservation Association - Alaska

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Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization is seeking an experienced, quality oriented outdoor leader to supervise a small fisheries team to assist in the collection of fisheries smolt data on a stream on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. The work will include: Stream surveying, adult fish counts and collection of biological data from fish species.

Crew Manager
  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
  • Assist and train corps members in kitchen duties
Technical Advisor
  • Supervise and assist the training of corps members
  • Manage the quality & technique of work performed
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential
  • Partnership Representative
  • Manage relationship with agency partners
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work projects
  • Program Administrator
  • Assist SCA Program Manager to complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist SCA Program Manager in budget management and reconciliation
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
  • Represent SCA and the Tongass National Forest in a positive and professional manner
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Degree in Fisheries Science or extensive experience required
  • Previous fieldwork experience and the knowledge and ability to work in both wilderness and non-wilderness settings
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic are required
  • Self-starter ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Data entry experience
  • Experience managing a program budget preferred
  • Able to carry heavy loads up to 50 pounds and be able to work in outdoor environment exposed to the elements including camping and hiking for extended periods of time; up to 4-10 days per hitch
  • Completion of an SCA Work Skills Session preferred
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Program Dates: March 20th - June 28th, 2013

Compensation: Salary $530 - $560/week depending on experience, paid biweekly. Meals and housing provided. Tents and group gear provided for backcountry work projects

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