Fish & Wildlife Scientific Aid

CA Department of Water Resources
West Sacramento, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$16.07 - $19.07 per Hour
Last Date to Apply
This position offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be part of a collaborative team of professional scientists in the Aquatic Ecology Unit (AEU) and the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP). AEU conducts field studies related to fisheries and general aquatic ecology in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Under supervision of a lead person, the incumbent is responsible for collecting fisheries, invertebrate, and water quality data associated with monitoring and applied research projects in the Yolo Bypass and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The incumbent will also correctly identify and monitor native and non-native fish populations using a variety of fisheries techniques, including use of a rotary screw trap, fyke trap, and beach seine. Other duties include but are not limited to: processing biological and water quality samples in the laboratory, assistance with the management and summary of field monitoring data in databases, maintenance of field and lab equipment, and assisting with the preparation of draft technical reports. Field duties require rigorous physical work under variable conditions.
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: Experience in fisheries biology, water quality, limnology, or marine biology. Experience with taxonomic identification of organisms as well as fish and aquatic invertebrate field sampling techniques. Proficiency with standard word processing and data management software. Good communication skills and safety awareness are essential.
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