Research Assistant and Resource Technician: Tunnel Dam Fish Community Project – Missouri

Agency
Missouri Department of Conservation
Location
Clinton, MO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Assistant $10.83/hr; Technician $9.86/hr
Start Date
09/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/18/2017
Website
https://mdc.mo.gov/
Description
The two positions (one crew leader and one crew member) will be based out of the Clinton Grasslands Field Station in West Central Missouri, they will assist Stream Habitat Ecologist with sampling for the fish community on the Niangua River upstream and downstream of Tunnel Dam. Duties will include fish sampling using backpack, barge and boat electrofishing as well as seines and other nets and habitat assessment. Workers will use GPS and GIS technology to map sites. Workers will also assist with data entry and will potentially assist with other grassland field station projects. The selected crew leader will have additional duties including leading the crew in all aspects of the sampling effort when the Stream Habitat Ecologist cannot be present.
Qualifications
Knowledge of fish sampling techniques and fish identification skills are not required, but encouraged. Attention to detail is critical. Employee must be able to travel statewide including overnight stays lasting multiple nights, but will be reimbursed for travel expenses. Employee must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Application: Please send cover letter, resume, references, and the earliest date you will be able to begin work in Missouri to the contact below.

Housing: Housing is available for a minimal cost. Contact the supervisor for details.

Contact: Jason Persinger 2010 S 2nd St, Clinton, MO 64735 jason.persinger@mdc.mo.gov phone (660) 885-6981
Contact Person
Jason Persinger
Contact Phone
(660) 885-6981
Contact eMail
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