Field Technician – Imperiled Fishes (Missouri)

Missouri Department of Conservation
Columbia, MO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Duties: the employee will assist with ongoing surveys to monitor populations of endangered Niangua Darter and other rare stream fishes. The employee will be trained in a variety of field methods to sample these species of conservation concern, associated fish communities, and collect data describing habitat characteristics. Activities will include conducting fish distribution surveys in Ozark streams using snorkeling and kick seine methods, habitat assessment, and data collection using various electronic instruments. The employee may also assist with data management, analyses, and reporting. Opportunities to assist other staff in Science or Fisheries may be available. The employee may perform other duties as required. Location: based in Columbia, Missouri with weekly travel in central and southwest Missouri. Pay rate and duration: $15.00 per hour and up to 40 hours per week are permitted throughout the duration of employment. This position is funded from approximately early/mid-May through mid-August 2023.
Work full-time mid-May through mid-August. Perform sampling while submersed in cool water (whole-body, appropriate thermal gear provided). Work extended or non-standard hours including frequent overnight trips lasting up to four consecutive nights. Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships; teamwork will be essential. Work outside in adverse weather conditions such as rain or extreme heat and perform tasks requiring strenuous physical activity. Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance. Maintain a current, valid driver license throughout employment. Keep accurate records of supplies, services, and time worked.
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Chris Rice
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