With or without reasonable accommodations, applicants must work in inclement weather for long periods of time, handle live and dead fish, hike long distances in rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs., work in inclement weather, stand/work in cold water for long periods of time, work underwater using snorkel equipment, and lift/carry up to 60 lbs. Applicant must be willing to accommodate a flexible schedule. Work periods may be up to 10 consecutive days. Housing is not provided.
Work as a member of a 3 person crew, led by a crew leader, to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region. Work will mainly be conducted in frontcountry areas in the spring and fall, and in high elevation backcountry areas in July and August. Incumbents should be familiar with common fish sampling techniques including boat and backpack electrofishing, snorkeling, tagging, and netting.
It is preferred that applicants are working towards completion of a B.S. in fisheries management (or related field) and experience with fish sampling methods. Have the ability to maintain a positive attitude and uncompromising work ethic through uncomfortable conditions is very important. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.