About the position
To repair and maintain fish screens and collect biological data relating to fisheries management and research; perform related work.
Examples of Duties
1. Data collection.
Typical duties: interviews anglers to obtain harvest data and survey angler opinions; collects fish by electrofishing, gillnetting, or trawling; operates fish traps to collect fish movement data; measures and weighs fish; collects scale samples and checks for tags and clipped fins; prepares biological specimens and records information; marks fish with coded wire tags or freezebrands; records information from recovered tags; summarizes and reports on biological information collected; occasionally assists in enforcing fish and game laws; inputs, and retrieves data using personal computer.
2. Equipment operation.
Typical duties: operates power boats for collection of fish and biological data; operates and maintains fish tagging and marking equipment; maintains and repairs fish traps and screens; inspects equipment to insure proper working order.
Some knowledge of: life history, anatomy, and ecology of various fish species.
Experience: recording, summarizing, and analyzing scientific data; identifying various fish species; operating a boat and outboard motor; diagnosing and repairing minor mechanical problems.
Valid driver's license.
Incumbents may be required to travel to remote locations for fish tagging, trapping, or sampling operations. These positions involve walking several miles over rugged terrain and along stream banks; standing and working in cold water for up to five hours per shift; lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 60 pounds with occasional lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds for short distances; working under water using snorkel equipment; working in extreme weather conditions. This classification will be used as an underfill for recruitment and training purposes for the Fishery Technician, Senior.
Employees in this class are expected to participate and to instruct in fishing activities.