Fisheries Technician 2 (19140222)- MT FWP

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Salary: $12.35
Deadline: February 25, 2019 12:00 am
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Position assists in fish population surveys/inventories and laboratory studies to assess the characteristics and dynamics of fish populations and angler use. Survey methods will include the use of various fish capture techniques such as gill-netting, trap-netting, seining, electrofishing, and radio telemetry. Employee must be able to accurately read lengths and weights of fish off measuring boards and scales as well as letters and numbers on fish tags and may be responsible for accurately and legibly recording this information by hand on field data sheets. Operates and maintains field equipment and vehicles; ensures equipment, boats, vehicles, and nets are field ready. Cleans boats and equipments as needed to prevent equipment from malfunctioning and to maintain a safe working environment. Operates, assembles, and tests field equipment, as directed. During routine fieldwork, the position professionally represents Montana Fish Wildlife, & Parks to a variety of people including landowners, anglers, University personnel, local governments, MFWP staff, or the general public. Work in and around watercraft is expected. Research and monitoring will require work in the field, may require long days, and may occur in a variety outdoor environments, sometimes in adverse weather. One position will assist primarily with providing creel survey and fish tagging during the Paddlefish snagging season at Intake Fishing Access Site as well as assisting in pond and reservoir surveys. A second position will primarily assist with a radio telemetry project assessing passage and movement of Shovelnose Sturgeon, Pallid Sturgeon, Sauger, Paddlefish, and Blue Sucker as well as other duties as assigned. Work will involve field research activities that follow directed and supervised work schedules, overnight travel, and lifting heavy objects.