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Natural Resources On-Call Fisheries Technician

Fortuna, California, US
Closing date
May 21, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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June 01, 2022 - October 31, 2022; $18.00 to $22.00 per hour (DOE)

Under the direction of the Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist, this position will be required to provide oversight and assist professional personnel engaged in scientific and technical work in the field of fisheries biology. This position will support the Tribe's study aimed at evaluating impacts of non-native Sacramento pikeminnow on native fishes and assessment of potential population suppression methods and is comprised mostly of fieldwork with some time spent in the office. This position requires work during various times of the day. This position may also require weekend and/or evening shifts, as well as overnight travel. This position may involve coordination with the Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist to assist field crews on a variety of departmental projects.

Major Duties

This position may include, but is not limited to, the following duties:

Assist crew with fisheries field techniques including boat electrofishing, seining, gillnetting, hook and line sampling, and spearfishing.
Records and enters data and database management
Participate in snorkel surveys
Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

College degree or pursuing a degree in Fisheries Biology or related field; College level training in math, science, and experience with data collection protocols; Experience working with and handling scientific equipment; Computer experience; Punctuality, reliability, and honesty; Professional appearance and demeanor.

Desirable Qualifications

Degree in a Natural Resources related field including, Natural Resources Sciences, Fisheries, Wildlife, Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Geology
Experience collecting data using scientific procedures and protocols
Experience operating boats and working in marine and river environments
Experience with fish handling and fish identification

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to walk, stand, and perform various aspects of this job while lifting or carrying up to 25 to 50 pounds of field equipment. Stamina and sufficient physical ability to accomplish fieldwork that includes strenuous exertion in inclement weather may be required.
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