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Sportfish Technician: Southeast Utah
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Southeast Utah - Office located in Price, UT
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7 month (April - Oct) position for 2021 field season (may last until mid-November). Primary duties include assisting regional fisheries biologist with:
1. Colorado River Cutthroat Trout enhancement projects:
* Fish trap/spawning operations, *Stream surveys, *Invasive species removals, *Stream rotenone treatments, *Equipment maintenance, *Data collection/entry as assigned.
2. General lake and reservoir fisheries management:
*Lake and reservoir netting (gill, fyke, trammel), *Lake and reservoir boat electrofishing surveys, *Stream electrofishing surveys, *Warmwater fish transfers, *Fish collection for disease testing, *Fish tagging
3. Assist with aquatic habitat protection and angler access enhancement activities:
*Riparian enclosure/exclosure fencing, *Stream habitat improvement projects, *Fishing pier installations, *Angler bridge and walkway installation.
4. Dam maintenance on multiple reservoirs:
*Measuring flow data, *Measuring piezometers, *Replace drain pipes, *Rodent control
Much of this work is completed in remote areas requiring frequent overnight camping in some of the most scenic areas of the state. Campers, food, and supplies are provided on overnight trips. Work related gear (waders, wader boots, uniform t-shirt and hat) is provided. Housing will be provided.
Education in an Aquatics related field culminating in a B.S. degree is desired. Experience with above listed activities is desired. Electrofishing and netting surveys, working/camping/hiking in remote environments, handling fish, maintaining fisheries sampling gears, crew lead experience, and identification of trout species will be used as ranking criteria. Candidates are expected to be able to pack 50 pounds through mountainous terrain for 8+ miles in a day, often in slippery, rocky terrain.