Native Aquatic Species Technician – Colorado Springs

Agency
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$17.00 - $18.00 / hr - Dependent on Experience
Start Date
04/17/2022
Last Date to Apply
03/10/2023
Website
https://cpw.state.co.us/
Description
POSITION: Biological Technician (Aquatic – Native Species and Conservation) - 4 positions available to fill out a field sampling team START & END DATE: - Two (2) positions: April 17th through November 30th, 2023 (possibly extending a few weeks) - Two (2) positions: June 5th through November 30th, 2023 (possibly extending a few weeks) PAY RATE: $17.00 to $18.00 per hour (dependent upon education and experience) LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO (housing not provided) DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 10th, 2023 JOB DESCRIPTION: Assist native aquatic species biologist in a variety of projects. Work emphasis will focus on amphibian conservation and eastern plains native fish inventory, including state threatened and endangered species within the Arkansas River basin. Primary work will include fish surveys, amphibian surveys, and collecting habitat and water quality data. Sample methods will include electrofishing and seining, amphibian VES surveys (primarily Boreal Toad and Northern Leopard Frog), as well as eDNA collection. Additional duties as assigned would include, but are not limited to: general shop work, river reclamations, data entry and analysis, as well as the opportunity for other recreational fishery sampling and related work with sportfish biologists. Work will require employees to carry heavy loads in mountainous terrain, extensive hiking in high elevation environments, operate four-wheel drive vehicles, and wade in wetlands, streams and rivers while sampling. Backpacking experience is preferable. Employees should expect to work in adverse and physically demanding conditions during long and irregular hours. Employees will frequently be out of town during the work week and overnight travel during these periods will be required. Meals and overnight lodging or camping facilities will be provided during these periods. Weekend work will be NOT be required. HOW TO APPLY: Please email a detailed resume, as well as a short personal statement and three (3) references (including phone numbers) to: alex.jouney@state.co.us (preferred) Or mail to: ATTN: Alex Jouney Colorado Parks and Wildlife 4255 Sinton Road Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Qualifications
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to candidates with a college degree or coursework in aquatic, wildlife, or other biological sciences. Experience with fish / amphibian identification and sampling, as well as data management is desirable. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. A willingness to learn, a good attitude and strong work ethic are indispensable in this position. The ability to get along with other members of a field crew is also important. Strong skills working in Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS, GPS use, as well as ATV / 4x4 use would be helpful.
Contact Person
Alex Jouney
Contact eMail
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