Under the supervision of the Native Trout and Chub Program Coordinator, this position will plan, organize, and implement field projects related to the inventory, monitoring, management, and conservation of native trout and chub and their associated habitats, with an emphasis on recovery efforts tied to species recovery plans or conservation agreements. This position will collect aquatic field data, stock and transport fish, survey fish populations and habitat, using a variety of sampling methods. Compiles, analyzes and reports on collected data. Reviews and may prepare materials for publication in technical journals and publications for presentation and will develop and deliver presentations to scientific conferences, Department personnel, the general public and/or media. May serve as a crew leader and communicate, coordinate, and direct other staff and volunteers when collecting field data and with the general implementation of projects. Plans field project logistics and coordinates with internal and external partners. Develops annual work plans and will assist with the preparation of annual reports, technical and survey reports, popular articles, and other reports as assigned. This position will operate and maintain a variety of specialized equipment commonly used in terrestrial, aquatic, and habitat field projects and will operate 4WD vehicles (including ATVs and UTVs) and watercraft in field work. May be required to obtain special certifications as required. Provides support to other programs as needed regarding native fish management. Attends staff and project planning meetings and performs other duties as assigned.
This position may regularly work in extreme conditions to include hiking over rough terrain, camping under primitive conditions in remote locations, and handling and identifying native and non-native fishes and other aquatic organisms. Fieldwork will entail long days and some weekends, working irregular hours, and being out of town for up to 5 days at a time.
The position requires knowledge of/in: fish and wildlife management, techniques, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; biology of native and nonnative fish species found in Arizona; federal, state and agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures; best management practices for various wildlife-related duties; principles of electrofishing; application of piscicides or other nonnative aquatic species removal methods; proper fish transportation procedures; and effective training and leadership techniques. The ideal candidate will have skills in the use of radio communication systems, GPS devices and technology, use of various modes of transportation such as boats, 4WD vehicles, ATVs, UTVs, horses or mules, first-aid and survival skills, and have effective team-building techniques. Candidates must be able to develop effective and positive working relationships with coworkers, the public, tribal governments, various local, state, and federal governmental agencies, special interest groups and the media. The ideal candidate will have skills in customer service; mentoring; delegation; negotiation; have effective verbal and written communication; presentation skills; report preparation; editing techniques. The ideal candidate will have the ability to identify native and nonnative fishes found in Arizona.
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in fisheries or wildlife science or closely related field from an accredited college or university, and at least one year professional experience in fisheries or wildlife management/research.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions. Position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
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