Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Seasonal Native Fisheries Technician Positions Now Closed


This job posting is now closed. Thank you for the great response. If you have not been contacted for an interview, please keep us in mind for next season. Happy fishing and see you downstream!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Field Season: Native Fisheries Technician

Native Fisheries Technician
Salary: $10.99 – $17.41/hr

Opening Date: 1/20/16
Closing Date: 2/2/16

Position: Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources - Moab Field Station is seeking to fill several Wildlife Technician positions without benefits available in Moab, Utah. Two of these positions will begin April 11, 2016 and run through October. There may be several more short-term positions available beginning April 11th and concluding in June. Start date is firm.

Responsibilities: Assist with various field projects involving native and endangered species of fish on the Green, Colorado, and San Juan Rivers and Lake Powell. Duties include monitoring of native and nonnative fish populations, using seines, raft and Jon boat electrofishers, trammel nets, trap nets, larval light traps, sonic tracking and submersible PIT antennas. All field work is carried out during river trips which last up to 9 days. Technicians will be expected to row rafts, motor boats and become proficient with all collection techniques, identification and tagging. Following field trips technicians clean and maintain equipment, and prepare for future trips. Applicants MUST be agreeable to mechanical removal and disposition of nonnative fish species. Project technicians will also be responsible for data collection and organization.

Qualifications: Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule under harsh and adverse field conditions and camp while conducting fieldwork. Applicants must be willing to and capable of performing physically taxing tasks and working outdoors in hot and/or rainy/cold weather. Field trips range from three to nine day trips in remote canyon locations. Applicants are required to be over 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and provide proof of citizenship. Desired experience includes: scientific data collection, whitewater rafting, motorized boat operation and maintenance, boat-mounted electrofishing, fish netting and seining, fish identification, backcountry or whitewater safety training, the ability to work independently, attention to detail and mechanical aptitude. Housing is NOT provided although meals, tents, sleeping pads, dry bags and all camp gear are supplied during fieldwork.

Weblink:  http://moabfish.blogspot.com/  Info about specific projects, locations, and fish species.

Contact: Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to: katherinecreighton@utah.gov (preferred)

You may also apply by mailing your resume and cover letter to:

Katie Creighton – Project Leader
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources–Moab Field Station
1165 South Highway 191, Suite 4
Moab, Utah 84532

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hiring Soon for 2016 Field Season!

Please keep an eye on this site for upcoming job opportunities at the Moab Native Fishes Office. We will soon post technician openings for the 2016 season. These positions will begin in early April and run through October. A few shorter-term positions are available that will begin in early April and only run into June.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


​Vacancy: BLM Interdisciplinary Ecologist or Fish Biologist, 
GS-408/482-11 position.  
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403692100

The BLM UT will be filling TWO positions through this announcement, one position in the Canyon Country District, Moab, UT and the other in the Green River District, Vernal, UT. For more information regarding the BLM Utah, please see link below.



http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en.html  

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a growing aquatics program with the BLM in Utah!  This position will provide professional expertise for the BLM District regarding aquatics, fisheries, riparian, and wetlands ecosystem management; sampling procedures and data collection; analysis and interpretation of inventory and monitoring data; and other expertise relative to aquatic ecology. 

The Interdisciplinary Ecologist/Fish Biologist will serve as the lead for the aquatics program and as the subject matter expert regarding aquatic, fisheries, riparian, and wetland resources for the District. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and working with a wide variety of partners and key stakeholders to develop fisheries, aquatic, riparian, and wetland projects to better manage these resources.  The incumbent will also ensure that these resources are considered in the development and review of other projects that occur throughout the District.  The incumbent will determine effects of land management activities on components of aquatic and riparian resources over time. Based on an understanding of the relationship between biological and physical processes, the successful incumbent will develop conservation measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate any adverse affects to aquatic and riparian resources.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Seasonal Native Fisheries Technician- Job Posting Now Closed

Seasonal Native Fisheries Technician Positions Now Closed

This job posting is now closed. 

Thank you for the great response. If you have not been contacted for an interview, please keep us in mind for next season. Happy fishing and see you downstream...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Seasonal Fisheries Technicians

Native Fisheries Technician
Salary: $10.99 – $17.41/hr

Opening Date: 1/6/2015
Closing Date: 1/15/2015

Position: Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources - Moab Field Station is seeking to fill one (1) Wildlife Technician position. This is an eight month position without benefits based in Moab, Utah. The start date is mid-March and will continue through October 2015.

Responsibilities: Assist with various field projects involving native and endangered species of fish on the Green, Colorado, and San Juan rivers. Duties include monitoring of native and nonnative fish populations, using seining, raft mounted electrofishing, trammel-netting, and larval light traps. All field work is carried out during river trips which last up to 9 days. Technicians will be expected to row rafts, motor skiffs and become proficient with all collection techniques. Following field trips technicians clean and maintain equipment, and prepare for future trips. Applicants MUST be agreeable to mechanical removal and disposition of nonnative fish species. Project technicians will also be responsible for data collection and organization.

Qualifications: Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule under harsh and adverse field conditions and camp while conducting fieldwork. Applicants must be willing to and capable of performing physically taxing tasks and working outdoors in hot and/or rainy/cold weather. Field trips range from three to nine day trips in remote canyon locations. Applicants are required to be over 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and provide proof of citizenship. Desired experience includes: scientific data collection, whitewater rafting, motorized boat operation and maintenance, boat-mounted electrofishing, fish netting and seining, fish identification, backcountry or whitewater safety training, the ability to work independently, attention to detail and mechanical aptitude. Housing is NOT provided although meals, tents, sleeping pads, dry bags and all camp gear are supplied during fieldwork.

Contact: Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to: katherinecreighton@utah.gov (preferred)

You may also apply by mailing your resume and cover letter to:

Katie Creighton – Project Leader
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources–Moab Field Station
1165 South Highway 191, Suite 4
Moab, Utah 84532

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hiring Soon for 2015 Field Season

Please keep an eye on this site for upcoming job opportunities at the Moab Native Fishes Office. We will soon post technician openings for the 2015 season. These positions will begin mid-March and run through October.