The position will assist a graduate student collect data on Burbot population structure and dynamics in the Green River drainage, WY. Specific duties will include using trap nets, trammel nets, and electrofishing to capture Burbot; measuring length and weights; tagging captured fish; removing otoliths, stomachs, and ovaries for diet, fecundity, and age and growth analysis.
Responsibility, % of Time, Essential/Marginal
Trap netting; trammel netting, electrofishing, processing fish by: 95% essential
Fish will be collected through the use of trap nets, trammel nets, and electrofishing. Collected fish will be processed (i.e., length, weight, tag insertion) and released.
Contribute to team efforts by: 5% marginal
Perform other duties as assigned.
· At least 18 years of age
· At least 3 months of work experience in the fisheries or aquatic science field of study.
· Ability to work long and irregular hours under adverse weather conditions while maintaining enthusiasm and positive attitude.
· Valid driver's license (must pass driving record check).
· Ability to follow directions and work independently without direct supervision.
· Good communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with agency personnel and the public.
· Ability to stay focused and alert while performing repetitive tasks; keep accurate and legible data records. Possess attention to detail.
**Employment may be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background and/or driving investigation.**
· Experience working with Wyoming fishes
· Experience working in an educational setting
· Some educational background in fisheries science