POSITION: up to 4 positions: Seasonal Aquatic Technician I (temporary: 3, 5, and 9 month appointments)
START & END DATE:
9 month appointments (2): March 5, 2018 – November 17, 2018
5 month appointment (1): March 5, 2018 – July 31, 2018
3 month appointment (1): May 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018
Employees will primarily be part of a field crew conducting non-native fish control operations on the Yampa River. This work entails using flat-bottomed outboard jet boats to navigate and electrofish the river during runoff. Employees will help inventory and monitor cutthroat trout populations in streams and lakes. Employees will assist biologists with monitoring fish populations in other streams, lakes, and rivers in Northwest Colorado. Employees will collect data during agency sponsored fishing contests. Employees will be responsible for entering and organizing field data and gear maintenance. Certain duties will entail hiking, backpacking, and camping in remote areas.
Valid driver’s license, the ability to swim, heavy lifting (up to 60 lbs), experience towing trailers, a good attitude, interest in biological sciences, the ability to work well as part of a team.
Additional desirable qualities: ability to identify both native and sport fishes of western Colorado, experience driving boats, a mechanical aptitude for repairing generators and outboard engines, ability to use computer software such as spreadsheets and e-mail, training and education in a field of biology related to natural resource management, a love for hard work and the outdoors.
****Employees will be frequently out of town during the work week and overnight travel will be required. Employees will also be expected to work irregular hours, including weekends, as needed.***
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume and contact information for 3 references to Tory Eyre at Tory.Eyre@state.co.us. For questions, call 970-878-6074 or email Tory.Eyre@state.co.us.
Please put “MEEKER TECHNICIAN” in the email subject line and indicate which position(s) (3, 5, or 9 months) you would like to be considered for.