Works under the supervision of the Biologist on various fisheries field projects
including the river smolt trap, spawning ground surveys, and beach seine sampling in river, estuary, and
near-shore environments. Acts as a lead person for field projects when needed. Advises supervisor on
job issues and can make problem-solving recommendations.
Meets the proficiency standards established for Fisheries Technician I and II which includes various fisheries sampling techniques and data collection skills. A self-starter with demonstrated abilities to learn new skills and, once fully trained, to carry out the job duties with minimum supervision. Possess strong leadership qualities and communication skills to inspire others to increase their skill level and independence. Work schedules will vary and might include working at night and on week-ends. Work sometimes involves adverse weather conditions and may require physical stamina. The position is funded through existing external grants and continued participation is dependent on available funding.