Applicants must (with or without reasonable accommodations) work in inclement weather for long periods of time, handle live and dead fish, be able to hike long distances in rough terrain while carrying up to 50 lbs., 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, but accommodations are available while in the field.
The Biological Aides will work as part of a crew to conduct fishery management surveys in various water bodies throughout the region, directed towards improving local angling opportunity and quality. Work will be conducted both in frontcountry areas and in high elevation backcountry areas. Incumbents should have some familiarity with the use of common fish sampling techniques including boat and backpack electrofishing, fish tagging equipment, acoustic and radio telemetry, and using a variety of netting equipment (e.g. gill nets and trap nets). Incumbents will assist with general operation and maintenance of equipment, boats, and vehicles.
Demonstrated progress toward a B.S. in fisheries management (or related field) and experience with fish sampling methods. This position will require working in inclement weather for long periods of time. 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.