The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has a seasonal position (no benefits) available in Dutch John, Utah near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This appointment will last from approximately May 1 to November 10, 2017. Housing is provided.
This job includes both habitat and aquatic duties primarily along the North Slope of the Uinta Mountains in the vicinity of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Habitat duties will include fence maintenance surrounding several Wildlife Management Areas, assisting with wildlife guzzler repair and installation, and removing/treating invasive vegetation. Aquatic duties will include assisting with fish population assessments using gill nets, electrofishing, trawls, trammel nets, plankton tow nets, etc. From September through October, duties will include daily operation of a fish trap for spawning Kokanee Salmon. Additionally, maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment, data entry, lab work, and general office work, will also be assigned.
Must have a valid driver's license. Experience with operating boats and 4-wheel drive vehicles is preferred. Computer experience, specifically working with word processing and spreadsheets is required. Basic carpentry skills are also desired, particularly for the habitat component of the position.
The applicant must be able to work independently, in inclement weather, hike over adverse terrain, and lift heavy objects, with a variable work schedule.
Preference will be given to applicants with work-related experience and/or a degree in biological sciences(or actively pursuing).
For more information or to submit a resume, email Ryan Mosley, Flaming Gorge Project Leader for Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, at email@example.com or call (435)885-3164.