Fisheries Technician: Southeast Utah

Agency
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Location
Price, Utah
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10.99/hour
Start Date
05/05/2018
Last Date to Apply
02/11/2018
Description
6 month (May-Oct) position for 2018 field season. Primary duties include assisting regional fisheries biologist with: 1. Colorado River Cutthroat Trout enhancement projects a. fish trap/spawning operations b. stream habitat improvement projects c. stream surveys d. invasive species removals e. high mountain lake surveys f. stream rotenone treatment g. equipment maintenance h. data collection/entry as assigned 2. General lake and reservoir fisheries management: netting and electrofishing surveys, warmwater fish transfers, disease fish collection 3. Assist habitat program with habitat protection and enhancement activities, riparian enclosure/exclosure fencing 4. Community/Conservation Outreach events: fishing clinics, free fishing day Much of this work is completed in remote areas requiring frequent overnight camping in some of the most scenic areas of the state. Campers, food, and supplies are provided on overnight trips. Work related gear (waders, wader boots, uniform t-shirt and hat) is provided. Housing can be provided.
Qualifications
Education in an Aquatics related field culminating in a B.S. degree is desired. Experience with above listed activities is desired. Electrofishing and netting surveys, working/camping/hiking in remote environments, handling fish, maintaining fisheries sampling gears, crew lead experience, and identification of trout species will be used as ranking criteria. Candidates are expected to be able to pack 50 pounds through mountainous terrain for 8+ miles in a day, often in slippery, rocky terrain. To apply email resume to calvinblack@utah.gov.
Contact Person
Calvin Black
Contact Phone
4356505106
Contact eMail
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