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Conservation Technician—Fisheries

Description of Work:

Under general supervision of biologist or Fisheries Manager, performs technical duties to implement regional management objectives.

Example of Duties:

Assists project biologist by performing all types of fisheries fieldwork using specialized and standardized sampling equipment & techniques. This may include snorkeling, scuba, creel surveys, redd surveys, fish passage, fish marking & trapping, habitat survey & restoration, radio telemetry, netting, electrofishing, hydroacoustics, water quality sampling, zooplankton & insect identification & collection. Other duties include computer data & file management & the partial analysis & written summation of fisheries date for project reports, equipment maintenance, repair & inventory. Many of these positions are seasonal or temporary.

Qualifications:

Applicant must have a high school diploma & 5 years of progressively responsible experience as a fisheries field worker or any equivalent combination of education & experience. Must have skill in the operation of equipment related to fish survey work, knowledge of maintenance procedures, be able to follow instructions, work independently & meet deadlines. Must be able to communicate effectively with peers & the public. Must be able to identify fish species, invertebrate zooplankton & aquatic insects and must have the physical ability to work & camp outdoors in adverse working conditions.