Blue Valley Ranch is recruiting a natural resource technician to assist with data management, monitoring surveys and research on a variety of topics. Primary duties of these positions will include, but are not limited to, conducting standardized stream electrofishing surveys, sampling and marking of fish via PIT-tags, maintaining PIT-tag interrogators and water quality stations, evaluating fish for diseases, stocking fish, data entry, data management, and analysis.
Secondary duties of this position may also include feeding fish, maintaining fish screens, implementing moist-soil management techniques and planting native species in wetland habitats, monitoring forest treatment plots, evaluating browse effect on timber regeneration, and establishing and maintaining food plots for wildlife. Successful applicants will also be expected to readily assist other ranch programs such as irrigation, equestrian, livestock, hay production, and guest services as assigned.
Must be 18 years of age or older, possess a valid driver’s license, and be working towards (or possess) a Bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited university in the fields of Fisheries, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Rangeland Management, Wetland Sciences, or closely related field.