Fisheries Technician: Bridgeport, NY

Cornell University Biological Field Station
Bridgeport, NY
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This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position at the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point, Oneida Lake. Conducts fisheries assessment in order to generate annual estimates of abundance of important sport fishes on Oneida Lake, New York. Sampling is conducted with various fishing gear including trawls, gillnets, seines, trapnets, and electrofishing. Some sampling is conducted at night. Laboratory analysis includes age and growth, diet and other tasks associated with specific projects. Maintains electronic files of fisheries data, conducts preliminary analyses of data, and provides summaries to principal investigators. Participates in development of reports to funding agency and contributes to preparation of articles for the technical literature. Some interactions with the public and agency personnel.
Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 year to 2 years, Associate’s degree, 2 years of college coursework or equivalent; more than 6 months and less than 1 year experience. Boat operation skills and knowledge of boating safety requirements. Familiarity with basic computer software, particularly spreadsheet and word processing. Must have and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license. Must be able to work from heights of over twenty five feet. Must take pride in daily work and be comfortable with multitasking. Must have the ability to interact with public; ability to read situations and act accordingly and respectfully. Work well with a diverse group in a professional and respectful work environment. Must be capable of performing the physically demanding functions associated with this position Knowledge of fish biology, fish sampling and fisheries management Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and social media
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