Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Fisheries Technician 3 in Fort Peck, Montana

The outside is in us all. Please remember to attach your resume and cover letter. Please label your attachments. Applications missing the cover letter and resume will not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. This position closes at 11:59 PM MST on April 8, 2018. Please apply through the State of Montana Career site. This recruitment will not require a state application and the application will not be considered in the place of the resume and cover letter. Special Information: The term of this position would be from approximately May 7, 2018 to August 20, 2018. It may be possible to accommodate other start and end dates. This position is grant funded, the continuation of the position depends on continued funding. Position requires good health and physical condition. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs under adverse conditions. Working conditions involve outdoor work, often in inclement weather. Employee must work from a boat throughout the year and sometimes at night; must have strength to deploy and retrieve nets and haul large fish into a boat for extended periods; push boats through shallow areas of fast-flowing, large rivers. Employee must accept hazardous working conditions such as running jet boats on large rivers during day and night. Work often requires extended exposure to sun and high temperatures and high noise levels while performing electrofishing duties or repair and maintenance work. Employee will cover large, relatively remote stretches of the Missouri River from Fort Peck Dam to the North Dakota border by boat in all weather conditions. Overnight travel including hotel stay and possible camping will be required. The incumbent works under the supervision of the regional fisheries staff. F ield and lab work may at times have little supervision. The work plan objectives and tasks are established by the fisheries biologist and manager. Monthly schedules are coordinated with the management biologist. Project direction and assistance is provided by the fisheries biologist, the regional fish manager, co-workers, and personnel from other agencies. Fort Peck is located along the Missouri River in the plains of Eastern Montana. A wide variety of outdoor opportunities exist within the area. The county seat of Glasgow, MT is approximately 20 miles away with a population around 3,500. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. Job Duties Employee will collect fisheries data using a variety of gears in the Missouri River and other eastern Montana water bodies. Gears that may be used, but not necessarily limited to include trammel nets, trotlines, boat electrofishing, larval netting, benthic trawling, trap nets, telemetry equipment, etc. Employee must accurately identify, measure, and record data on all fish captured, operate telemetry equipment, complete habitat survey measurements, take water quality measurements. Employee may be asked to enter, analyze, and report data in written and oral form. Employee will be required to assist in the maintenance of equipment and tools. Position will be supervised by a fishery biologist and a Fisheries Technician 5. Employee will assist in public outreach events.