2/13/2020 to 2/27/2020
3/30/2020 to 6/30/2020
About the position
The Large Lakes Research team is seeking a Fisheries Research Data Technician to conduct creel surveys on Dworshak Reservoir. This non-benefitted position will run from April 1 through June 30.
The data technician will work as a member of a fisheries research team. The incumbent will primarily conduct creel (angler) surveys on Dworshak Reservoir, but may occasionally be asked to assist with limnological and fish population surveys or associated lab work. The schedule will be randomized and days and times will change regularly. The incumbent must be able to, with or without reasonable accommodations, work outdoors in inclement weather, stand or walk for long periods of time, handle dead or living fish, work weekends and holidays on a regular basis, and possess a valid driver’s license.
The incumbent will primarily be responsible for interviewing parties returning to reservoir access points and recording data on fishing effort and catch. Catch data will include biological data from harvested fish, such as length, weight, scales, spines and otoliths. The incumbent must ensure that recorded data are accurate and legible.
Applicants must possess some knowledge of resident fish species and recreational fishing. Applicants must be able to accurately collect data following set protocols, work well with a team or independently, and be able to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner. A valid driver’s license is required. Experience using MS Access or similar software is a plus. Education and professional experience in fisheries or natural resource management is preferred.
Open until filled