Assist in the field collection of biological (macroinvertebrates and fish) and physical/chemical samples and measurements at freshwater streams, lakes, and groundwater throughout NJ. Fisheries duties include assisting with fish collection using backpack electrofishing in wadeable streams and rivers as part of the Northern NJ Fish IBI and Headwaters Fish IBI Programs. Responsible for meter calibration and equipment prep. Process biological samples in the laboratory, Data entry. Candidate will be required to wade into streams and perform work on a boat.
Experience conducting electrofishing surveys on wadeable streams and boat electrofishing lakes and rivers.
Residency: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7(L. 2011 Chapter 70), also known as the New Jersey First Act which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the NJDEP on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey state employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the NJDEP or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than 7 days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.