Fisheries Technician: Alaska

Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location
Based out of Fairbanks, AK with extensive time in remote field camp locations throughout the Yukon River Basin.
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
website
http://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/fieldoffice/fairbanks/subsistence/yukon_river_mgmt.htm
Salary
Volunteer position, but travel to Alaska is covered, field food and travel costs provided as well as a per diem allowance.
Start Date
06/18/2015
Last Date to Apply
01/09/2015
Description
Appointments will extend from three to four months beginning May 2015. Projects involve monitoring salmon runs using fish weirs, digital video equipment, and sonar; conducting abundance estimates of resident fish species; and sampling water quality. Technicians will perform field work at various locations throughout the Yukon River Basin, including remote areas in the Alaskan bush. Travel to field camps is primarily by small aircraft or boat. Please note that these positions are for the adventurous as harsh weather, an abundance of biting insects, and remote living conditions can be challenging. However, this rare opportunity to work with intact assemblages of native fish species, while surrounded by abundant wildlife and pristine wilderness, will more than compensate the tolerant individual.
Qualifications
People with education and/or field experience related to biology, fisheries biology, wildlife biology, or natural resource management are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send an up-to-date resume and a recent copy of their transcripts to Aaron Martin at aaron_e_martin@fws.gov.
Contact Person
Aaron Martin
Contact Phone
907-456-0418
Contact eMail
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