5/4/2018 to 5/31/2018
$12.31/hour plus competitive benefits
About the position
Dates Needed: June – November, 2018 (start and end dates flexible)
Note: Housing is not provided. This is a benefited position not to exceed 1385 hours.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of fishery team that is actively restoring fish habitat in the Lemhi River basin. The incumbent will assist the Lemhi Program manager with many aspects related to developing, implementing, and monitoring habitat restoration projects. The purpose of these projects are to address factors that are limiting the abundance, distribution, and survival of ESA-listed anadromous and freshwater resident salmonids in the basin.
Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to, collecting biological (weights, lengths, DNA, scales, etc.), and physical (discharge, temperature, sediment) data used to prioritize projects, documenting project construction activities using video and still cameras, assisting in developing informational and outreach videos, assisting in revegetating disturbed areas (seeding, willow planting, watering), and maintaining field equipment. The successful applicant will also be involved in project effectiveness monitoring, including backpack and barge electrofishing, PIT-tagging salmonids, redd count surveys, operating rotary screw traps and weirs, and data management (recording, organizing, and error checking in multiple databases).
It is preferred that applicants have a BS degree in fisheries (or related field), or equivalent in job experience and training. Applicants must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in close proximity with research collaborators, as well as alone with minimal supervision. Incumbent must be able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to lift up to 60 pounds, pack up to 40 pounds for several miles, walk up to eight miles a day along stream banks and trails, and work in all weather conditions. Must accommodate a flexible schedule (holidays, weekends, and nights) as necessary.
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)