About the position
Dates Needed: The tentative dates for this position are February 4th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019. There is an opportunity to extend this position following a 30 day layoff period following June 30th. Extension will be dependent upon department need and employee performance.
The Henrys Lake Fisheries Management Station is seeking one (1) temporary Fisheries Technician position. This position is non-benefited and will work 40 hours per week. Work schedules will include some weekends and holidays.
Hatchery work responsibilities include: assisting with the Yellowstone Cutthroat trout spawn, taking biological samples from fish, monitoring spawning and egg incubation environments, collecting and recording biological data, performing routine egg incubation duties such as cleaning and caring for egg rearing vessels, operating hatchery and fish equipment and inspecting equipment to insure proper working order, maintaining grounds and equipment, and other duties as assigned.
Fish population responsibilities include: Collecting and recording fisheries data, accurate trout identification, collecting and recording angler efforts, harvest and catch data, assisting with electrofishing, gillnetting and fry trapping surveys, biological sampling of fish and assisting with habitat restoration projects.
Desired qualifications: It is preferred that applicants possess or are currently working towards a B.S. degree in a Fisheries/Biological Science or related field, but not required. Applicants must be able to work and interact with the public in a professional and positive manner, be detail oriented, self-motivated, safety conscious and follow set protocols while performing their duties.