Aquatic Invasive Species Technician

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Emporia, Kansas
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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1 temporary position (999 hours max) will be available located out of the Emporia Research and Survey Office under direct supervision of Vanessa Salazar. This position will have the opportunity to work in this position for up to 1 year, as allotted (999 hours) resets in December. Incumbent will have statewide duties to complete activities in support of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program. Job duties include conducting zebra and quagga mussel sampling (i.e., plankton net and eDNA), boat operation, conduct bait shop inspections, identify baitfish, crayfish species, and aquatic invasive vegetation, assisting with outreach and education efforts, collecting fish tissues for annual disease monitoring, and other duties as assigned. Training will be provided. The job is designed to prepare you for the next step in your career! If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and references to
Must be able to perform duties in a variety of outdoor settings and weather conditions. Must be comfortable speaking to the public while maintaining a professional demeanor and positive attitude. Must have a willingness to learn and work well as a team. Required to be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in natural resource management.
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Vanessa Salazar
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