Fisheries Research Technician – Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Plum Lake, WI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Between $12.00 - $14.14 per hour depending on experience and training
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Last Date to Apply
Are you looking for a job in the fisheries or natural resources industry? Your passion, skills and research could be a key part in maintaining a healthy and sustainable fish population in Wisconsin! The Department of Natural Resources' Office of Applied Science is hiring two (2) Fisheries Technicians to assist with all aspects of fisheries research conducted at the Escanaba Lake Research Station. This work involves data collection, data entry and analysis and writing reports. Other responsibilities include conducting field research aimed at understanding the life history of various fish species, including but not limited to: age and growth, diet, habitat, ecological requirements, population size and structure, mortality rates, and angling harvest, using standardized sampling techniques, including electrofishing, fyke netting, gill netting, seining, gastric lavage, and creel census. This position requires both office and field work, including situations in which the incumbent will serve as a crew leader to other technicians.
Required Qualifications: - Knowledge of fish identification, fisheries biology, fish sampling, statistics, and limnology. - Willingness to work in inclement and variable weather conditions. - Ability to communicate with the public on a frequent basis. - Ability to work independently. - Work-shift flexibility and working weekends/holidays is required. Preferred Qualifications: - Boater's safety certification. - Experience with zooplankton and benthic macroinvertebrate identification. - Experience with common fish sampling gears such as electrofishing, gill netting, and fyke netting. - Experience with radio telemetry. In order to be appointed to this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin. Non-residents may apply, but must meet residency requirements upon hire. **** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. HOW TO APPLY Submit resume, cover letter and references to: Gregory Sass RE: Job Code 13355 Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
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