Seasonal naturalist aides are hired approximately spring through fall to assist district fish management and research biologists in conducting field and laboratory investigations. This includes lake and stream fish population surveys, angler surveys, fish population estimates, water quality analysis, vegetation management and fish culture activities. Aides assist with biological research projects by gathering and processing data and performing related duties such as operating, maintaining and constructing the equipment used to collect data.
Three positions will assist as onboard observers of contract fishing vessels. They will be responsible for removing Asian carp from the Ohio River. One of the three positions will directly assist biologists with coordination and data compilation and will be reimbursed at a higher wage rate ($16.01/hour).
Start and end dates will vary based on location.
Seasonal naturalist aides must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. Applicants for these positions are expected to have basic knowledge of math and scientific methods, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with the public. Applicants with a background in fisheries/aquatic sciences are preferred.