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FISHERIES TECHNICIAN: Wisconsin
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Full time Positions
The starting salary range for this position is $24,763.
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(full-time for ~ 2.5 years, then dependent on funding) for the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), located on the Bad River Indian Reservation at Odanah, Wisconsin. GLIFWC serves 11 Chippewa tribes in the implementation and management of treaty harvesting rights. GLIFWC's Biological Services Division employs biologists with expertise in fisheries, wildlife, wild plant, and environmental issues.
Under the supervision of the Great Lakes Section Leader or designee, the Fisheries Technician will assist in completing a baseline dietary study on four (4) species of Lake Superior fish and assist with a lake trout temperature/depth study.
1. Perform field work consisting of sampling fish catches from Lake Superior commercial fishing vessels and collecting biological information from fish, to include stomach samples for diet analysis, aging structures, length, weight, sex,
fin clip, and sea lamprey wounding data;
2. Process age structures and diet collections as per protocols developed by the Lake Superior Technical Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission;
3. Enter biological and diet data into existing standardized database;
4. Assist with collecting lake trout and attaching external archival tags;
5. Collect archival tags and biological information from recaptured archival tagged lake trout;
6. Performs other duties as assigned.
GLIFWC offers a full range of fringe benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, disability insurance, and life insurance. This position has been classified as 100% tax exempt for qualified tribal members under Internal Revenue Code 7873 - Tax Exemption for Income Derived from Treaty Fishing
1. Bachelors degree in fisheries or related field; or high school diploma with experience and demonstrated abilities in fisheries work.
2. Experience in commercial fishing and in working with tribal communities preferred.
3. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access and with word processing software preferred.
4. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in close cooperation with others.
5. Must be in good physical condition and willing to travel.
6. Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable.
7. Indian Preference will be applied consistent with GLIFWC policies and the federal Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (PL 93-638).
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Jennifer Krueger, Biological Services Division Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission P.O. Box 9, Odanah, WI 54861 firstname.lastname@example.org