Fisheries Technician I Northeast Utah

Utah DNR, Division of Wildlife Resources
Vernal, Utah
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
11.79/hr+ DOE
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1- 8 month (Mar-Oct) position for 2021 field season. One position will be filled at the Technician I level. Primary duties include assisting regional fisheries biologists with: CRCT enhancement projects throughout Northeast Utah: fish trap/fish spawning operations, stream habitat improvement projects, stream rotenone treatments, invasive species removals (brook trout) Ability to complete required training: purchasing, drivers, computer and information technology, pesticide applicators, and helicopter trainings, among others will be administered High mountain lake fish surveys and stream electrofishing surveys Reservoir sampling, including gill netting, fyke netting, boat electrofishing, fish tagging, foodweb/ecology studies Habitat protection and enhancement activities, trespass cattle monitoring, riparian enclosure/exclosure fencing Help with conservation outreach activities (fishing clinics/free fishing day) Assist biologists with crew training and supervision. Crew leads will be expected to keep subordinate employees productive and on task in an independent capacity. Crew will be assigned equipment upkeep and maintenance duties while not in travel status. Much of this work is completed in remote areas requiring frequent overnight camping in some of the most scenic areas of Utah. Campers, food, and supplies are provided on overnight trips. Housing and benefits are not provided for this position. Work related gear (waders, wader boots, uniform t-shirts and hat) is provided.
Education in an aquatics-related field culminating in a college degree is required. Experience with above listed activities is desired. Additionally, experience with: electrofishing and netting surveys, working, camping, and hiking in remote environments, habitat and/or landscaping, fish handling, maintaining fisheries sampling gears, working/leading in team environments, and identification of trout species will be used as ranking criteria. Hard work ethic, critical thinking skills, ability to work independently, and attention to detail is a must. Candidates are expected to be able to pack 50 pounds through mountainous terrain for 8+ miles in a day, often in slippery, rocky terrain. Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Bryan Engelbert at
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