Fisheries Creel Clerk, Denver Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Chatfield State Park
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$17.00 per hour, 4/1/2023 - 10/31/2023
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Conduct a creel survey of anglers at Chatfield Reservoir located in Chatfield State Park in Littleton, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Creel surveys allow fish managers to determine the number and type of fish species caught and harvested, and angler fishing pressure. These data then assist in fisheries management decisions. The creel clerk will contact and interview anglers and record data on total number of hours fished and number and size of fish caught. The ability to identify the fish caught by anglers in Chatfield Reservoir is required. These species include rainbow trout, walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, white sucker, and common carp. This position requires working four ten-hour days, consisting of both weekend days and two weekdays each week during the duration of employment. The weekdays selected for the creel survey will vary from week to week. The creel clerk will be provided a state vehicle for travelling through the park during the duration of the survey period.
● Must be available to work from April 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023 ● Must be 18 years of age or older. ● Must have a current & valid driver’s license (required for operating a state vehicle). ● Must be willing and able to work 40 hours per week. ● Must be available to work two weekdays each week, both weekend days each week and some holidays during the term of this position. ● Preference may be given to applicants with or working towards a Natural Resources degree or similar education. ● Must possess good interpersonal communication skills to interview anglers. ● Must possess good fish identification skills. ● Must possess good attention to detail. ● Ability to work with limited direct supervision and ability to work independently. ● Must be willing and able to work outside which may involve inclement weather.
Contact Person
Paul Winkle, Aquatic Biologist
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