Native Fisheries Technician
Salary: $10.99 – $17.41/hr
Opening Date: 1/9/17
Closing Date: 1/18/17
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. These positions will begin in mid-late March. There will be several long-term positions available that will run through October as well as several more short-term positions available concluding in June.
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 10 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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