Fisheries Technician: Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Spooner, Wisconsin
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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This position will assist with all aspects of fisheries research conducted by the Spooner Fisheries Research Team, including data collection, data entry and analysis, and writing reports. This work requires office and field work and situations in which the incumbent will serve as a crew leader. The job will provide opportunities to engage in diverse fisheries and limnological experiences including spring and fall fisheries surveys, standard limnological and zooplankton sampling, fish behavioral research, and the opportunity to engage in independent research. 40% - Assist the Northern Lakes Fisheries Research Scientist and Spooner Fisheries Research Biologist with all aspects of the Big Round Lake alum treatment study and Spider Lake Chain muskellunge/northern pike study. Job duties include limnological and zooplankton sampling, temperature logger deployment, maintenance, and downloading of data, PIT tag receiver downloading and maintenance, fish tagging, and fisheries assessments. 20% - Assist with all fisheries field surveys and hatchery protocols related to the Muskellunge Age and Growth study. Job duties include fyke netting, marking of fish, implanting hatchery-reared muskellunge with PIT tags, the collection of length, weight, sex, and aging information from all surveyed fishes, and data entry, data QA/QC, and data summarization and visualization. 20% - Maintenance and repair of all fisheries and limnological sampling gears. Job duties included boat, trailer, outboard, net, and equipment maintenance and repair. 20% - Conduct independent research related to the Muskellunge Age and Growth study as directed by the Fisheries Research Team Leader and Northern Lakes Fisheries Research Scientist. Job duties include data acquisition, data visualization and statistical analyses, and report and manuscript writing.
Required: -Experience with standardized fisheries sampling gears -Proficient in identifying the fishes of Wisconsin -Experience maintaining and repairing basic fisheries sampling gears and equipment -Ability to work in inclement weather and on weekends and holidays Preferred: -B. S. degree in fisheries management, biology, natural resources management or related field or currently in pursuit of such a degree -Experience with fish tagging procedures -Experience with database management and common fisheries statistical analyses -Experience with report and manuscript writing
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