Temporary Seasonal Fisheries Technician (up to 3 seasonal and 1 longer term)
Agency/Location: USGS Great Lakes Science Center, 1451 Green Road, Ann
Arbor, Michigan 48105 with work on the Huron-Erie Corridor (St. Clair River,
Detroit River, and western Lake Erie).
Responsibilities: Participates as a team member in spawning and nursery
habitat surveys of the Huron-Erie Corridor investigating patterns relating
to fish diversity and abundance, habitat quality and availability, and
aquatic invertebrate community dynamics. Incumbent will assist with: (1)
field sampling of fishes including fish eggs and larvae, physical habitat
data, water quality, and invertebrates; (2) laboratory processing of
biological samples, including sorting and identification of fishes (eggs and
larvae) and invertebrates, and assist with rearing of live eggs; and (3)
data entry. Incumbent will assist with maintenance of field gear,
laboratory facilities, and vehicles.
Qualifications: BS or working toward a degree in fisheries or a closely
related field preferred. Recent graduates and those looking to fulfill an
internship are encouraged to apply. Field season begins in March and will
continue until the end of July 2011 or as project funding and objectives
allow. Opportunities for additional work during October- December may also
be available. The applicant must be capable of working long and varied hours
on boats in extreme weather conditions. Must possess a valid driver's
license and passport, and be willing to work extended stays in field locales
to include long sample days. Lodging and travel allowance may be provided
for St. Clair River work.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Send resume with contact information of three references via mail, fax, or
USGS Great Lakes Science Center
1451 Green Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
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