Employment Opportunities

Monitoring Technicians

We are hiring two Restoration Monitoring Technicians for the summer months. If you want to gain experience with conservation, restoration, and fish monitoring in the Coos watershed, apply today!

The Restoration Monitoring Technician II will help lead our juvenile salmonid surveys, which includes collecting site GPS/metadata, seining, counting, and tagging fish in key stream reaches within our watershed. You will also help with aquatic inventory habitat (AQI) surveys and fish salvage at habitat restoration project sites as needed. Anticipated employment window is June 17 - September 15, 2024.

The Assistant Monitoring Technician will assist the Fish Monitoring Specialist in conducting aquatic inventories habitat (AQI) surveys, which includes measuring, quantifying, and recording stream habitat characteristics. You will also help with salmon surveys and fish salvage at restoration project sites as needed.

Anticipated employment window for both positions is June 17 - September 15, 2024. Both positions will also get to attend a two-day AQI training provided by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Application Deadline: June 9, 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

The Coos Watershed Association is seeking a qualified professional to join our dynamic team and fill the position of Administrative Assistant! This position is responsible for working with the Finance Manager and Executive Director to ensure the office and financial management systems function effectively. A core duty of this position is to assist the Finance Manager in bookkeeping activities and maintaining financial controls and grant management systems. The Administrative Assistant will also provide administrative and human resource support to staff, the Executive Director, and the Board of Directors. This position works independently and under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager.

This is a full-time (min 35 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt position with benefits.

Application Deadline: June 12 by 2 pm. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Coho Life Cycle Monitoring Internship

Apply today for a Life Cycle Monitoring internship!

We are seeking interns to assist with our salmon surveys this winter and spring! This time of year, interns will be monitoring rotary screw traps for juvenile fish that we track and follow throughout the watershed. Must have a flexible schedule; two free days/week is ideal. Must have transportation to field sites 20 minutes outside of town.

Why complete an internship with CoosWA?

The Coos Watershed Association is a dynamic watershed council working to improve habitat in the Coos basin for coho salmon. A crucial part in working to recover this species is the Life Cycle Monitoring (LCM) program that collects data on the coho population in the Coos watershed. The long-time LCM program has largely been successful through the sustained support of interns. In addition to being a vital component of the LCM program, internships offer applicable work experience and references for beginning a career in the natural resource field.

Choose a path

We offer two pathways here for our interns. Our Academic Credit Opportunity offers college students an opportunity to turn their work experience into academic credit for their hours worked on the LCM project. Our Work Experience Opportunity is for any growing professional looking to gain experience in this field of study. Read more about each pathway below.

Questions? Email fishresearch@cooswatershed.org.