The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW), seeks applicants for the short-term seasonal contractor position of Fisheries Technician.
The duration of this seasonal assignment is from May 13, 2018 thru July 28, 2018. Dates may change based on program need. There are no benefits associated with these positions - except earned sick leave.
The position is assigned to the DFW Field Headquarters in Westboro, MA. Field activities will be conducted throughout the state and will be in cooperation with Field Headquarters and District staff.
Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Bathymetric assessments of lakes and ponds;
Fish community surveys on lakes, ponds, streams and rivers including gill netting, trap netting, electrofishing, and seining;
Record keeping, data entry, and equipment maintenance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The tasks associated with this position involve significant physical work and exertion at times in all types of weather. The incumbent must be able to traverse irregular and remote terrain with up to 40 pounds of heavy field equipment for distances of 3 miles or more, in the presence of biting insects and ticks. Daily working hours will not be the standard 9 am to 5 pm, and may include early morning, late evening and weekend work. Applicant must have their own transportation to travel to and from work. A state vehicle will be provided for all work related activities. A current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or equivalent license from the state in which you reside is required.
Previous experience conducting fisheries surveys;
Ability to identify fish species common in southern New England;
Experience operating boats in a variety of water and weather conditions;
Basic map and compass skills, ability to use handheld GPS units, experience with GIS applications highly desirable.
Highly motivated, ability to work in a team setting and to work independently, excellent communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Access, Excel, and Word.
Completion of a Bachelor of Science or work toward a Bachelor of Science in the following areas of study: Biology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Ecology, Zoology.
Positive attitude, strong work ethic with great attention to detail, and a strong interest in natural resource management.
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