Fisheries Technician – Meeker, Colorado

Agency
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Location
Meeker, Colorado
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$15.00/Hr DOE
Start Date
03/09/2020
Last Date to Apply
02/21/2020
Website
http://www.cpw.state.co.us
Description
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 ***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.
Qualifications
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: ● Preference may be given to applicants with or working towards a Natural Resources degree or similar education ● Valid driver’s license ● Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. ● Experience towing trailers ● A good attitude ● Ability to work with limited supervision and work well within a team ● Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays 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 excel spreadsheets ● A love for hard work and the outdoors
Contact Person
Tory D Eyre
Contact Phone
970 878 6074
Contact eMail
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