The Fisheries Technician II works under the supervision of the lead Fisheries Biologist III to conduct fisheries field projects for the Stock Assessment Division. Projects include counting juvenile salmon with a river smolt trap and beach seines and counting adult salmon on the spawning grounds. Requires working with experienced technicians in the field. Focus on this work is in collecting and accurately recording field data to assess these fisheries resources. The Fisheries Technician II will work up to 40 hours per week, but may be less during slow periods. This is a seasonal position during the peak field season from April through to the end of October. This position is funded through existing external grants and continued participation is dependent on available funding.
The Fisheries Technician II will be a responsible, highly organized self-starter with demonstrated abilities to learn new skills, and once fully trained, carry out the job duties independently, with minimal supervision. Candidate must possess strong problem solving and communication skills, and the ability to adapt to new technologies including use of electronic field notebooks. This outdoor work sometimes involves long hours in adverse weather and requires physical stamina.
Work schedule is seasonal and temporary. Length of employment is from April to October 31, 2019