Job Title

Field Research Technician (Seasonal/Temporary)


Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inc., Traverse City, Michigan


Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inc. (GLEC) is anticipating an expansion of our staff and is looking for qualified candidates to assist in conducting the US EPA’s 2018-2019 National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA). The NRSA is a probabilistic survey of the nation’s flowing waters. GLEC anticipates hiring multiple seasonal field technician positions for 2018 and 2019.


Primary responsibilities include assisting with electrofishing in rivers and streams, collection of macroinvertebrate and water chemistry samples, instream habitat assessment, data entry, and maintenance of field equipment. Extensive overnight travel is anticipated. Sampling locations include the following states; Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.


Applicant should have an interest in stream and/or fisheries ecology, and have a desire to gain additional experience in this field. Progress toward or completion of a B.S. in aquatic sciences is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced fish taxonomy skills. The ability to carry heavy equipment, work in waders, and work in harsh weather conditions is required. Significant travel, often overnight for several weeks (travel cost provided), and a valid driver’s license is required. Determined work ethic, ability to follow directions, ability to read and navigate using maps and GPS, field experience in streams, fish identification skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting are desirable traits. Preference will be given to applicants with electrofishing, boating, and fish identification experience. Period of employment is from May 15, 2018 through September 30, 2018.

Interested applicants must send an electronic* cover letter and brief resume that outlines education and work experience to:

Ms. Kim Bell ([log in to unmask])

Human Resources

Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inc.

739 Hastings St. Traverse City, MI 49686

Fax: 231-941-2240

*No Telephone inquiries please. Information will be accepted via mail or fax but email is preferred. Mail or fax transmittals may have a slower response time than email.

GLEC is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action /equal opportunity employer of protected veterans/disabled veterans (or Pre-JVA veterans/disabled veterans)/VEVRRA federal contractor/equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities.