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Fisheries Research/Fish Health Technician Posted Mar 07
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources , Logan, UT
Job Description

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 mid March to October 31, 2018. Housing is not provided. ****Flexible start date. *****

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.


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 driver’s license. Preference will be given to those with a B.S. in fisheries or a related field. Other 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.


Applications Interested applicants may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 801-538-7210.