Fisheries Technicians-Alaska

Center for Environmental Management
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Anchorage, Alaska
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
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POSITION Three part-time fisheries technician positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) near Anchorage, AK. ORGANIZATION CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit LOCATION In October 2010, the Air Force’s Elmendorf Air Force Base and the Army’s Fort Richardson joined to become Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). The installation is over 73,000 acres, stretching from marine environments to alpine tundra. JBER is located near Anchorage, Alaska, which has a population of nearly 300,000. The city’s proximity to JBER provides access to an urban center as well as excellent recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities. For more information about Anchorage, visit RESPONSIBILITIES These positions will assist the JBER Biologists by running the Sixmile Creek salmon weirs project. This includes identification of out-migrating salmon smolt and fry in the spring, identification of returning adult salmon in the late summer, and maintenance of the weirs. Technicians will also enter data, manage databases, conduct analyses, and draft field reports. Technicians may also assist with habitat restoration and conduct water quality monitoring. The Sixmile weir is operated 7 days/week so this position will be required to work weekend hours and potentially evening hours. Occasionally these positions may assist other project leaders as their programs need it. PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS The successful candidate must be comfortable working in and around moving water, walking over uneven terrain, able to carry 25 lbs, work in inclement weather, and work in areas with the potential of dangerous wildlife encounters (bears and moose).
The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driving license. Candidates should have or be working towards a B.S. or B.A. degree in fisheries, aquatic biology, general biology, or closely related field. Candidates should have a strong background in working with Pacific salmon. Applicants must have experience identifying Pacific salmon and be proficient before the start of the season. Applicants will be working in a small crew and must get along well with others. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Experience with juvenile Pacific salmon identification. • Experience in fisheries sampling techniques (i.e. fish sampling, weirs, habitat restoration) and water quality monitoring. • Experience in data entry, management, and analysis. • Experience in operating and maintaining weirs. • Excellent written and oral communications skills. DURATION AND HOUSING Three part-time, four-month positions needed from mid-May 2018 to mid-September 2018. Positions are anticipated to work four 6-hour days with three days off for a total of 24 hours/week. Housing is not provided; however, rental housing is available in Anchorage. BACKGROUND CHECK Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history. PAY RATE Pay rate is $16.00 - 18.00 /hour depending on experience and qualifications. APPLICATION Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. All applications must be received by March 15, 2018. Applicants should send: 1) Cover letter noting the position, and responding to each of the requirements; 2) Resume 3) Name and daytime phone number for three (3) references, including one current or former supervisor 4) Unofficial copy of college transcripts Documents should be packaged as Word or PDF files that do NOT contain sensitive personal information (i.e., social security numbers and birthdates). Applications not meeting these requirements will be removed. Send applications via e-mail to: Cassie Schoofs For more information, contact Cassie Schoofs at the above e-mail Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at
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