This position serves as an assistant to the Big Rivers Biologist in the Division of Fish and Wildlife within the Department of Natural Resources. Incumbent applies professional biological knowledge and techniques by planning and conducting or assisting in the planning and conducting of scientific evaluations of Indiana’s interjurisdictional and large river resources. Incumbent, upon completion of said evaluations, will make or assist in making decisions regarding implementation of any fisheries management practices deemed appropriate. Incumbent also assists in the implementation of all aspects of commercial fishing activities.
• Performs data collection and analysis, report writing,and work planning
• Implements big rivers projects, equipment maintenance, and public relations.
• Develops budget, project planning, safety, equipment repair and maintenance
• Coordinates schedule to assist with field collections of fish using various types of sampling gear.
• Improves sport fishing in public waters through application of biologically sound fish management techniques.
• Protects and improvemes aquatic habitat for sport fish as well as other aquatic life.
• Plans and conducts population investigations
• Compiles and interprets scientific data, and writing scientific reports
• Other duties include employee supervision and public relations activities.
• Two (2) year experience in water pollution or aquatic biology plus an accredited four-year degree in a related field OR an accredited graduate degree in a related field.
• Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries biology or related field.
• Must hold a valid driver’s license with good driving record.
• Specialized knowledge of biological principals, ecological variables, and life histories of aquatic communities including fish, plants, and invertebrates.
• Specialized knowledge of limnology, ichthyology, fisheries management, and aquatic resource management.
• Must be proficient with computer software and operation.
MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: http://www.in.gov/spd/2333.htm