The Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is seeking to fill two fishery technician positions – a lead field technician and field technician – to assist in an investigation of stream fish communities in National Park Units located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Field work will require long hours at times and will be physically demanding (i.e., hiking long distances to access remote sample sites while carrying equipment). Duties will include, but are not limited to, assisting with backpack electrofishing, fish identification, fish processing (including tissue sampling, photo vouchering), measuring stream physiochemical habitat, and data recording and entry. Field work will take place over an approximately 12-week time span and will require staying in provided field housing.
All applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic, thrive in a team environment, pay close attention to details, and have effective communication skills. Highest consideration will be given to candidates that possess experience in stream fish sampling using backpack electrofishing and fish identification.