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MS or PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Marine Fisheries
Oregon State University
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Fish and Wildlife Technician 3
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
What you will be doing:
This Fish and Wildlife technician 3 port sampler position will have the opportunity to join a team of 6 technicians working Ketchikan, Alaska. The job will mainly consist of directing lower-level technicians and working alongside them in sampling commercial harvested salmon landings as the occur on the docks in Ketchikan, Alaska. The position will be responsible for interviewing permit holders and recording information in an electronic tablet, as well as collecting biological data and identifying all 5 species of pacific salmon in their ocean bright condition.

Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce where safety and wellbeing are paramount and employees at all levels promote a culture where everyone is valued, treated equitably, and treated respectfully.

The mission of the Division of Commercial Fisheries is to manage subsistence, commercial, and personal use fisheries in the interest of the economy and general wellbeing of the citizens of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle, and subject to allocations through public regulatory processes. The Division’s core service is to ensure the conservation of natural stocks of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants based on scientifically sound assessments.

This port sampling position assists in the collection of biological data from commercial salmon landings for: coded wire tags, fishery performance data, pink sex ratios, age-length data, otoliths, genetic samples and other biological data as directed. This information is used directly to manage the State of Alaska salmon fisheries at a sustainable yield and helping to ensure the species indefinitely. This work is conducted as part of the Pacific Salmon Treaty and is considered the foundation on which the salmon management of Southeast Alaska is built.
Fish and Wildlife Technician 2 - closes soon!
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
What you will be doing:

Under general supervision of a biologist, the creel sampling position collects data on the Ketchikan sport fishery by interviewing marine boat anglers to obtain detailed information on fishing effort, species specific catch and harvest rates, and the species composition of their catch. In addition, this position collects adipose-clipped king and coho salmon heads implanted with coded-wire tags, and biological information such as lengths, sex, scale collection, and genetics samples from salmon, halibut, lingcod, sablefish, and rockfish. Training is provided to all technicians; no prior sampling experience is necessary.

This position will require working outdoors, often in inclement weather and while sampling on Ketchikan docks. You must be able to lift 40 pounds without difficulty and carry bulky equipment while sampling.
Fisheries Research Technicians
Hinchinbrook, Inc.
Seasonal positions available for juvenile salmonid recovery monitoring in the Upper Columbia River Basin, Wenatchee Washington. Multiple positions available with variable start date and season duration. See me at the Hinchinbrook booth for more information.
Fisheries Biologist
U.S. Navy
The Navy is looking for an experienced fisheries biologist to serve at the GS-12 level in a diverse and challenging career position. The needed qualifications are:
• Knowledge of Pacific salmonid species, life cycles, habitats, and population dynamics
• Field experience in leading or participating in fish surveys
• Understanding of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and its regulatory application to ESA-listed species
• Strong data analysis and technical writing skills
• GIS experience desirable
Accepting resumes through March 31, 2023.
Please send your resume to Dr. Robert Senner at
Watershed Administrator/Technician
Tanana Valley Watershed Association
The Administrative/Technician is typically a seasonal position, hired for grant or program-specific scope of work, assisting the Tanana Valley Watershed Association (TVWA) Board to organize grants, meeting set up, organizing equipment, and travel to remote and semi-remote locations, sampling water quality, setting and checking minnow traps and collecting/reporting data.


Field Tech
- Works with TVWA Volunteers
- Field work when appropriate
- Plans, prepares and executes events and activities
- Provide tracking and support to ensure successful project completion
- Compiles and maintains data, reports, and calendars for all scope of work
- Coordinate multiple projects: small to medium scale
- Executes program scope of work as assigned

- Support Board planning and attending outreach at events
- Communicates effectively with the public and TVWA Board members
- Collects, enters, and reports data and results in an organized and timely manner
- Executes program scope of work as assigned

1. Science or education-related post-secondary education
2. Experience as a field tech or citizen scientist preferred
3. Knowledge and experience in committee work and project coordination
4. Knowledge and experience in using water-quality equipment
5. PC Computer experience to include Microsoft Office Suite, Mycloud (training provided), Google Drive, and email
6. Skill in organization, initiative, problem-solving, decision-making; written and verbal communication; public speaking; gathering and reporting information; interpersonal communication and customer service; making and maintaining positive business contracts
7. Ability to speak clearly and concisely, understand and follow oral and written instructions, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners, staff, and the public
8. Valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and reliable personal transportation

Biologist/Interdisciplinary Scientist
Orutsararmiut Native Council
Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) is currently accepting applications to fill the role of a Kuskokwim Area Subsistence Fisheries Program Biologist. This is an interdisciplinary position that can be filled by a social scientist (cultural anthropologist) or biologist., natural resource manager or environmental scientist.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with rural communities, Native and non-Native organizations, Tribal governments, and federal and state agencies on cross-cultural Federal subsistence resource research and management and educational projects. This position involves serving as the primary investigator on Federal subsistence harvest projects that prioritize and incorporate the local knowledge and observations of the community and other critical partners; supervising field technicians or college interns; and working with rural people, schools, and communities regarding Federal subsistence fisheries related programs and educational outreach. This position combines standard research and resource monitoring with multi-directional capacity building of the researcher to listen and learn in order to understand local culture and priorities and to apply these learned perspectives to increase community knowledge and participation in the Federal subsistence management program. These activities are guided by the pursuit of ensuring sustainability for Alaska Natives’ subsistence way of life by informed participation in the Federal subsistence management program. This is a full time multi-year position funded through the Federal Office of Subsistence Management. Work schedule will be 8:30AM-5PM, except during summer and fall projects when longer hours and weekend work will be required.
Fisheries Field Technician (Seasonal)
Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants, Inc.
Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants, Inc. (Owl Ridge) is seeking to hire entry-level seasonal Field Technicians for 2023 summer field projects. We expect the Technician to quickly learn established protocols and grow their skill set, becoming familiar with field materials and procedures, and be physically able to meet project field sampling needs. Primary field sampling projects will involve fish and fish habitat sampling in various remote locations across Alaska (e.g., North Slope and Western Alaska). Duties will include:

- Remote field work, including fish capture and tagging and water quality data collection
- Pre-season logistical support for field work
- Working in variable weather conditions
- Operating out helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, vehicles and boats to access field sites
- Collecting, entering, and quality control of data
- Occasional office work/support

- Experience in field sampling and being in the outdoors
- Attention to health and safety protocols
- Data recording and entry skills; attention to detail
- Strong communication and problem solving skills
- Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access
Environmental Program Manager (Fish Passage)
Chickaloon Village Traditional Council
The Environmental Program Manager (Fish Passage) [herein after called Environmental Program Manager] is responsible for coordinating and planning fish passage restoration projects, fish passage meetings, and trainings for Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (CVTC) for assisting in the CVTC mission of ‘helping our citizens to thrive’. This position will work collaborativly with other Environmental Stewardship Department (ESD) staff, private landowners, agencies, Tribes, and local partners to successfully develop and implement a CVTC Tribal Fish Passage Program. The Environmental Program Manager position will be responsible for overseeing most activities of the program, including: project planning and management; coordinating fish passage restoration trainings; contract management; coordinating Alaska Tribal Fish Passage Work Group meetings; project permit management including for culvert replacements; and project reporting. The Environmental Program Manager will also be responsible for grant writing for future projects. This position is full-time with benefits.
Fishery Management Specialist
Come work in NOAA Sustainable Fisheries Division! We have three open positions that just posted on USA jobs today (links below) and are open until 4/11. Please feel free to email me or find me at the conference if want to learn more. The difference between the ZP 3 and the ZP 2 levels are based on qualifications and experience. USAjobs can be interesting to navigate, happy to share tips on figuring it out.

Fisheries Technician II
Chickaloon Village Traditional Council
This is a seasonal, full-time, benefitted, permanent position for 6 months (or more) per year as part of a field crew for the CVTC Environmental Stewardship Department Fisheries Program for assisting in achieving the CVTC mission of ‘helping our citizens to thrive.’ The position will begin in early May and will continue through early October. There is a possibility of overtime (as approved by supervisor) and possible evening and weekend hours. The position requires daily field work, with the primary duties being biweekly Pacific salmon spawning foot surveys and adding to the Anadromous Waters Catalog (AWC) for Pacific salmon. Extensive field work includes wading and walking in and around Moose Creek and other rivers in the Matanuska Watershed. Secondary field projects include instream flow measurements, minnow trapping, hook and line sampling, water quality data collection, and reporting. This position requires daily side-by-side work with the CVTC Fisheries Biologist II; frequent interactions with other ESD staff members; and occasional interactions with federal and state agency scientists, the public, community members, and other CVTC departments.

This position will be based at the CVTC Moose Creek Campus in Sutton, Alaska in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley; a 15-minute drive north of Palmer, Alaska. No housing will be provided for this position, and the successful candidate must have reliable transportation to CVTC offices in Sutton, Alaska. Due to the primary duties consisting of field work, telework will not be possible for this position.
Summer eDNA Research Intern at UAF
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Do you like working outside and in the lab? Funding is available for an undergraduate student in the UA system (UAA, UAF, UAS) to conduct a 6-week internship on environmental DNA (eDNA). This will involve fieldwork in Kachemak Bay, as well as labwork in Fairbanks in the genomics lab of Dr. Jessica Glass (UAF Dept. of Fisheries). You will learn boat-based field techniques, lab techniques (pipetting, DNA extraction, PCR) and engage daily with other undergraduates and graduate students. Dr. Glass will work with you to provide housing in Fairbanks, if needed, and cover transportation costs to/from field sites and Fairbanks. My lab is a safe space and I welcome students of all backgrounds. No prior experience is required; just your curiosity and love of science! Please email Jessica Glass if interested.
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