Fish Technician I: West Plains, MO

Missouri Department of Conservation
West Plains, MO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will work directly with department Sport Fish Ecologists and Fisheries Management Biologists to complete research and management work related to various sport fish programs and projects. The main responsibility is to lead a field crew to collect the sport fish related data that is needed to inform management and research decisions. This position will assist the Sportfish Ecologist with various projects that include (but are not limited to): Striped Bass evaluations, fish habitat research, Rainbow and Brown Trout evaluations, electrofishing, and various other fisheries related assessments. Specific duties will include transporting a boat and crew to various waterbodies, launching and operating the boat, light marine maintenance, and coordinating with other field staff. The successful applicant will also be provided the opportunity to work on other natural resources priorities. Other tasks may include data entry, electrofishing, and literature review. This is a full-time temporary position to be filled 6/2022-6/2023, but these dates are flexible.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree in aquatics related field preferred Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on 4.0 scale is desirable. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 45 credit hours. SPECIAL ABLILTY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to: Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships. Work outside in adverse weather conditions and perform tasks requiring strenuous physical activity. Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance. Obtain a current, valid driver license by the date of employment. Work Saturdays, Sundays and holidays when needed. Keep an accurate record of supplies, services and time reports. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Smoking is prohibited in all owned, rented or leased Department of Conservation offices, buildings, and similar facilities, in Department aircraft, and in vehicles. The Department of Conservation will hire only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment. Candidates must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.
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Andy Turner
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