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Fisheries Biologist 2 - Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife
4 Exciting Opportunities! Come work in Ohio assessing and conducting research on fisheries statewide. Positions available at the Inland Fisheries Research Unit (Hebron, Ohio) and both Lake Erie Fisheries Stations (Fairport Harbor and Sandusky, Ohio). Master of Science degree in Fisheries or related field preferred.

Joe Conroy, Supervisor of the Inland Fisheries Research Unit will be in attendance at the 2022 Midwest. Email, come to my presentation, or meet up in the halls or during socials to discuss further.
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Illinois Natural History Survey (Havana, Illinois)
Illinois Natural History Survey
The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to explore and quantitatively assess existing fish length and age data to evaluate various approaches to fish stock assessment and identify/pursue data gaps to characterize reach-specific population demographics of recreational and commercially important sport fishes in Illinois and Mississippi rivers (e.g., Pool 26 of the Mississippi River, La Grange reach of the Illinois River). Applications should be received by February 28, 2022, but this position will remain open until filled. For the full listing: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/1043107170
Link: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/1043107170
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Aquatic Ecology) – Illinois Natural History Survey (Havana, Illinois)
Illinois Natural History Survey
The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to evaluate invasive carp attraction and use of a fish movement system/ladder and identify conditions necessary to pass native and invasive fishes. Applications should be received by February 28, 2022, but this position will remain open until filled. For the full listing: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/739846650
Link: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/739846650
Aquatic Field Technician (Hourly) – Illinois Natural History Survey (Havana, Illinois)
Illinois Natural History Survey
The Illinois River Biological Station is seeking field technicians (8-10 possible) to conduct applied research in the area of aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be located in Havana, Illinois. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 25, 2022, but the position may be filled sooner when a suitable candidate is found. For the full listing: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/1665632510
Link: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/1665632510
Aquatic Field Technician (Hourly) – Illinois Natural History Survey (Oglesby, Illinois)
Illinois Natural History Survey
The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking 2 field technicians to conduct applied research in the area of aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be located in Oglesby, Illinois at Starved Rock State Park. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 25, 2022, but the position may be filled sooner when a suitable candidate is found. For the full listing: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/780754507
Link: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/780754507
Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist to fill an integral role within the Fisheries Bureau's AIS Program based out of Boone, IA. The primary job duties of this position are to monitor Iowa waters for the presence of AIS, manage and analyze field and lab data, develop and implement control and treatment plans to prevent or limit further spread of AIS, maintain AIS Program equipment, and work with the public and partners to prevent new AIS infestations.
Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/3419417/aquatic-invasive-species-specialist?keywords=aquatic&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Aquatic Field Technician (Hourly) – Illinois Natural History Survey (Macomb, Illinois)
Illinois Natural History Survey
The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking field technicians (1-2) to conduct applied research in the area of aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois, focusing on the Mississippi River. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection and lab sample processing. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be based in Macomb, Illinois. Applications should be received by February 11, 2022, but the position may be filled sooner when suitable candidates are found. For the full listing: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/211832349
Link: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/211832349
Temporary AIS Technicians, 3 or 7 month - Nebraska Game and Parks
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Temporary AIS Positions for Nebraska Game and Parks in the following locations:

3 Month- Ogallala, Alliance/Valentine, Norfolk/Burwell, Lincoln
7 Month- Kearney, Norfolk, Lincoln

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/3415130/temporary-conservation-technician-ii

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/3415153/temporary-conservation-technician-ii
Environmental DNA Field Techs
Illinois Natural History
We are seeking a number of field technicians to assist in the collection of eDNA samples across a variety of ecological contexts.
Link: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/1869623664
Environmental DNA Post-doc
Illinois Natural History Survey
Lead a project using eDNA to measure and monitor turtle biodiversity in the upper Midwest
Link: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7426/551584005
Aquatic Biologist
Aquatic Control Inc.
Aquatic Control Inc. is a privately owned full service lake and pond management company. Aquatic Control has been in the lake and pond management business for over 56 years. Our staff consists of fisheries biologists and technicians with a combined 500+ years of experience in aquatic vegetation management, fisheries management, product sales, and aquatic ecosystem management. We are hiring a full-time entry-level aquatic biologist that will be stationed at our Canton, Illinois office.

Duties to include the following:
• EPA registered aquatic herbicide and algaecide application
• Installation and maintenance of aerators, fountains, and compressed air systems
• Aquatic plant surveys
• Assisting with and writing vegetation management plans
• Fish management surveys
• Assisting with fish survey reports
• Data entry and management
• General maintenance of trucks, boats, equipment, and grounds
• Speaking at pond clinics, trade shows, conferences, and public meetings
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in fisheries/aquatic science, agriculture, or a natural resources related field
• Experience with aquatic vegetation identification
• GPS and GIS experience
• Must pass mandatory drug test and DOT physical prior to start date
• Basic mechanical ability (experience in outboard motor operation is a plus)
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment (physical labor required)
• Ability to work an average of 50-60 hours per week during the summer
• Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
Compensation:
• Hourly pay based on experience
• 401K with company match on first 4% after 1 year of employment
• Company health insurance plan after 90 days
• Earned Time Off after 90 days
• Time and a half hourly rate for overtime hours
• Company Cell Phone

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to timh@aquaticcontrol.com


Link: https://aquaticcontrol.com/
Lake Management Internship
Aquatic Control Inc.
Please come by our booth to discuss the opportunity.

Lake management internship duties may include the following:
• Assist with aquatic vegetation management activities
• Aquatic weed and algae identification
• Water quality analysis
• General maintenance and cleanliness of equipment
• Assist with fish and aquatic vegetation surveys

Requirements:
Must pass preemployment drug test and DOT physical.
Qualified applicants should have coursework and experience in the fields of fisheries management, aquatic biology, or a related environmental science. Preference will be given to applicants with basic mechanical ability, experience in outboard motor operation, and the ability to interact with customers effectively. All internships offered are outdoor, field based, and will require physical labor. Some overnight stays may be required. Interns will work an average of 45-55 hours per week with no days off/vacation during work week. Will have weekends off.

Please email resume, cover letter, and references to timh@aquaticcontrol.com

Link: http://www.aquaticcontrol.com
MS Fish Biology
Iowa State University
Hybrid striped bass telemetry and population dynamics
https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/ms-graduate-assistantship-in-fisheries-biology-ames-ia/
Link: https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/ms-graduate-assistantship-in-fisheries-biology-ames-ia/
Fisheries and Aquatic Interpretation Internship- Summer 2022
Missouri Dept. of Conservation; Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Assist hatchery staff with all fish culture activities that include: feeding, cleaning and taking measurements in fish production tanks, inventory samplings, loading, transferring, or stocking fish, and water quality monitoring. Perform grounds keeping activities including mowing and weed eating, food plot management, and trail maintenance.Develop and establish interactive skills with diverse audiences from across the nation (between 1,000 and 1,200 people a day) that visit the hatchery, and answer visitor questions about forest, fish, and wildlife resources in Missouri. Develop and deliver daily hatchery tours to the public, schools, and organized groups. Plan, develop, create, and maintain interpretive programs and displays at the Conservation Center and grounds.Assist staff and volunteers with monthly public programs and special events, and maintaining area landscaping with native plants.Care for, feed, and maintain live animal displays including fish, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Perform other duties as needed
Link: https://jobs.mdc.mo.gov/job/Jefferson-City-Fisheries-and-Aquatic-Interpretation-Intern-MO-65109/716149000/
Conservation Technician – Two (2) Open positions
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
These temporary positions are in the Fisheries and Wildlife Division at the Farlington Fish Hatchery, and are directly supervised by Dan Mosier II, Hatchery Manager.  These positions are for the 2022 production season.  


The incumbent will be involved in all facets of hatchery operation.  Job duties include, but not limited to: fish feeding, fish harvest, fish distribution, grounds maintenance, building maintenance, vehicle maintenance, data collection, and public tours.  The successful candidates will also provide assistance to Fisheries Biologist II’s on special projects.  Weekend work may be required.


One full time temporary position will run from mid-March through August and the other from mid-May through October. Positions are limited to 999 hours or less for the calendar year. Position dates may be flexible depending on candidate availability, for example a position starting in mid-May and ending in mid-August.


BENEFITS:  Hourly wage of $11.00, limited to 40 hours per week.  No paid holidays.  No benefits.
Research Technician
Missouri Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Agency/Location: This position will be housed at MU in Columbia, MO and field work will occur on Bull Shoals Lake.

Job Description: The selected candidate will work with a MU PhD student and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff. The technician will assist with the collection of acoustic telemetry and other data that will be used to provide population dynamics and diet overlap information for Striped Bass and other fish species in Bull Shoals Reservoir. The technician will use an assortment of fisheries and water quality sampling techniques and equipment (including: gill nets, hydrolab, electrofishing, acoustic telemetry equipment (Vemco), boats with outboard and jet motors, GPS equipment and other laboratory equipment). There will also be the opportunity to assist with other MDC or MU projects.


This position is open to both students AND non-students.

*As a fisheries technician position, non-standard shift and/or weekend work is a possibility at times. There is some flexibility for this position to range from 10-40 hours per week to accommodate student schedules. If you are interested but have questions about your schedule/availability, please contact Hadley to discuss further.

Salary: $11-12/hour

Shift*: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM or as needed
Preferred Qualifications: B.S. in Fisheries (in progress or completed) or similar subject. Field and/or lab experience preferred, but not required and training will be provided.

To Apply: Please email resume, letter of interest, and 3 professional references to hadley.boehm@mail.missouri.edu.

Closing Date: Priority will be given to applications received by February 25, 2022, but applications can be submitted after.

Start Date: Mid-May-August or December 2022. We have some flexibility to accommodate school schedules with different term beginning and ending dates. Ideally, it would be nice if candidate is a recent graduate that could continue through the end of 2022.
Link: None
Natural Resource Census Clerk (Job ID 52654)
MN DNR Fisheries
This is a temporary job starting April 18 and ending Oct 3, 2022. Eight hour shifts and days of work will vary by week with shifts between 06:00am and 10:00pm. A Natural Resource Census Clerk performs fisheries survey work by counting and interviewing anglers at selected survey sites and at selected times so that estimates of pressure, catch, and species composition may be accurately estimated. The clerk may also be tasked with collection of water quality information or samples and prior to the fishing opener (May14) will also assist Aitkin Area staff with walleye tagging on Big Sandy Lake.
Link: http://www.mn.gov/careers
Marsh Bird Technician
University of Illinois
Marsh birds along the Gulf Coast, particularly the federally threatened Eastern Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis), have experienced tremendous declines in population with many extirpated from much of their range. The secretive nature of marsh bird species, however, have left many understudied. This gap in knowledge makes management of these elusive marsh birds difficult. As part of the larger NOAA Firebird Project (https://noaafirebird.home.blog/project-details/), one technician will assist a Ph.D. student in investigating questions relating to the response of marsh birds of conservation concern to prescribed fire practices. Duties will include 1) monitoring predator communities using game cameras, 2) searching for and monitoring nests, 3) collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates, and 4) monitoring marsh birds using automated recording devices. Additional duties may include habitat surveys, vegetation sampling, data entry, etc. The position will run from early March through July. Housing will also be provided.

Check https://noaafirebird.home.blog/job-postings/ for application specifics.
Link: https://noaafirebird.home.blog/job-postings/
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