Seasonal Fisheries Technician-Connecticut River

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Westborough, MA and field locations
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Fisheries & Wildlife seeks applicants for the position of Seasonal Fisheries Technician. These are contract positions for no more than 26 weeks (April 1- September 30). No benefits are included, except earned sick leave. The Fisheries Technician performs various manual tasks related to field operations on the Connecticut River Anadromous Fish Restoration Program. Work stations will be in the field, the fish passage facility in West Springfield, Massachusetts, or as the duties at the fishways permit, the incumbent will be assigned to the field headquarters in Westborough. At the field headquarters duties will include but not be limited to; data entry, digitization, gear, boat, and vehicle maintenance, boat and backpack electrofishing surveys, bathymetric surveys, creel surveys, and general data organization. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Trapping salmon and counting fish at a fish passage facility. 2. Assisting biologists with field sampling and recording field data. This includes electrofishing to determine fish populations’ status and conducting fish habitat surveys. 3. Loading and unloading equipment. 4. Record keeping/data entrey. 5. Performing preventative maintenance on equipment and tools. 6. Lifting and carrying net loads of fish (approximately 20 lbs.)
Qualifications: Ability to identify various species of warm and coldwater fish species as well as anadromous fish species. Ability to maintain records of fishway operational conditions including descriptions of mechanical problems, river flows, and water temperatures. Ability to work in a team setting. Previous experience sampling fish populations (electrofishing). Must have their own transportation to travel to and from work. The Fisheries Technician job involves significant physical work and is performed in all types of weather. Daily work hours will vary, including early morning or late afternoon start times, working evenings and weekends. APPLY ONLINE ONLY: An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Johanna Zabriskie - 617-626-1599
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