Do you enjoy boating and exploring outdoors? Are looking to gain experience in freshwater fisheries? This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the conservation and management of spring-run Chinook salmon, a State and federally threatened species, in the Central Valley of California.
This position will work on the lower Feather River, assisting in juvenile monitoring of salmonids using a rotary screw trap to develop population estimates.
Duties include: fish handling and identification, collecting biological and environmental data and taking biological samples, data entry and data management, maintaining survey equipment and field gear, operation of boats and vehicles, and towing trailers.
Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aids may also assist on other salmonid monitoring projects in the Sacramento River Watershed.
Data collected from these monitoring efforts contribute towards a large-scale multi-agency effort to develop a juvenile production estimate for spring-run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River Watershed.
Possession of a valid driver license, and either:
Education equivalent to completion of two years of college with a minimum of 10 semester hours in biological or chemistry sciences.
One year of experience in surveying, studying or evaluating fish or wildlife populations, data habitats or users, or working in a chemistry laboratory.