The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Research Branch is recruiting to fill a regular full-time appointment for a Wildlife Technician position located in Flagstaff Arizona. This recruitment is for a Colorado River fisheries technician.
The Wildlife Technician for the Colorado River is responsible for assisting with monitoring and research. The WT must possess the skills to live, navigate, and work in remote wilderness environments for up to three weeks at a time with limited communication. This entails camping out and working with a small group of people.
Major duties include:
* Sampling fish (via electrofishing, hoop nets, angling, other methods), processing fish (identifying, measuring, scanning and tagging)
*Entering, processing, and summarizing data utilizing a variety of programs including: Access, Excel, ImageJ, and others; maintaining, and preparing scientific and sampling equipment utilized for fish monitoring trips (e.g. equipment logistics)
* Conducting creel surveys and image analyses from game camera(s) and may serve as a field crew leader and direct other assistants (interns and volunteers) in the collection of field data and general implementation of projects
* May also assist with inter/intra-agency projects and works as part of the larger Research Branch team to accomplish the branch’s goals and operational objectives which include, but are not limited to, outreach, training, and providing expertise and support to other work units in the
*Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: (KSA's): The candidate must have knowledge of basic fish capture techniques, basic biology, particularly native fishes, scientific method and analytical thought, professional standard data collection and analysis, and basic report preparation methods. The candidate will have skill in handling, tagging and measurement of various aquatic wildlife, ability to navigate in remote wilderness settings, use of various field equipment to include proper operation, maintenance and basic repair, basic first aid and survival techniques. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and be able to work alone or as part of a team.
The candidate will have the ability to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, in remote locations for extended time in areas where primitive camping may be required.
The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife science or closely related field. The preferred candidate will have experience with aquatic field investigation and have knowledge of species identification and habitat requirements.
In addition, the preferred candidate will have experience with monitoring fish (e.g. electrofishing and PIT tagging) on large rivers for extended periods of time, particularly within the Grand Canyon. The preferred candidate will have skill in preparing and writing technical reports and the ability to apply field data compilation and tabulation techniques.
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 in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.
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