This position's primary responsibility will be to collect data about use and catch information through interviews conducted with anglers at public access points. These creel interviews will be performed in both Dane and Vilas counties in Wisconsin. This job will be performed both under direct and indirect supervision.
The objectives of this research are to understand demographic patterns of panfish anglers across the state of Wisconsin, assess the degree to which technology use impacts catch efficiency, and evaluate the effects of technology on angler satisfaction.
The creel interviews are expected to run from the end of December through mid- March, and additional work may be available from mid- May to mid- June. Exact dates may be subject to change as weather will dictate the creel interview schedule. We highly encourage individuals who are available the length of the UW winter break (12/27-1/23) to apply.
UW-Madison is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
No experience necessary! Must be enthusiastic and willing to learn.
Must be available to work all weekends.
Must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass UW driver authorization.
Must be able to work independently and in a team.
Must be able to work in inclement weather conditions. Suitable outdoor clothing such as boots, jackets and snow pants may be provided.
Must be willing to travel to Trout Lake station in Vilas County for 2-3 days at a time (travel times are paid and will be in a UW fleet vehicle. Housing at Trout Lake Station will be provided.)
Must be willing to learn how to interview anglers.
Must be willing to learn to drive a snowmobile.
Must be willing to learn fish identification.
Preference will be given to individuals who can conduct interviews in Spanish or Hmong.