Another great FW position with one of our amazing FW alums!

From: Danielle Van Vliet <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:44 AM
To: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Utah DWR Seasonal Position

Hi Jim,
Hope all is well after the Polar Vortex. My lab has another seasonal position open and I was hoping you could pass it along to the FW listserv. Its a really cool position with a mix of both lab and field work. Its primarily with our Research crew but has a fish health component too!

Go Green

Danielle Van Vliet, PhD
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Fisheries Experiment Station
Fish Health Biologist
1465 West 200 North
Logan, Utah 84321

Fish Health/Fish Research Technician

Opening date:  February 4, 2019
Closing date:  When filled
Salary:  $11.21 – 12.56 per hour based on experience
Location:  Fisheries Experiment Station, Logan Utah
Time frame: Approximate dates from Feb 11 to October 31, 2019
Positions available:  1
Housing: Not provided

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has a seasonal position (no benefits) available at the Fisheries Experiment Station in Logan, Utah. This appointment will last from approximately Feb 11 to October 31, 2019. Housing is not provided.

Examples of Duties
The selected incumbent will be shared between the Utah Division of Wildlife’s fisheries research and fish health programs and will provide technical assistance on field and laboratory based research and fish health inspections. Fisheries Research program duties will be variable and may include but are not limited to: electrofishing, gill netting, spawning surveys, limnology, data entry and QA/QC, otolith preparation and ageing, isotope preparation, zooplankton identification, literature reviews, triploid sampling and equipment maintenance. Fish Health responsibilities may include travel to various sites around the State to assist with fish health inspections, prepare specimens for laboratory analysis, prepare media and reagents, prepare and stain slides, perform animal dissections, work with potentially hazardous materials, clean and sterilize laboratory areas and equipment, deflesh fish heads and laboratory upkeep.

Job Requirements and Skills
Applicants must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, work well with others, work in occasional harsh weather conditions, go on overnight trips, camp on occasion, operate four wheel drive vehicles, tow trailers, operate boats, lift 50 lbs, handle and/or dispose of hazardous materials, work with laboratory chemicals, use strong cleaning agents and have a valid Utah driver’s license. Preference will be given to those with a B.S. in fisheries or a related field.

Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor setting, and work weekends and holidays. Applicants must successfully pass a criminal history background check upon hire.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a seasonal application form to:

Robert Shields
Fisheries Experiment Station
1465 West 200 North
Logan UT 84321
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