Southwest Montana Arctic Grayling Fisheries Technician (Dillon, MT)

Job Close Date: 
April 8, 2016 - 11:59pm

The Southwest Montana Arctic Grayling Fisheries Technician will, under direction of a supervisor, conduct fish population surveys, inventories and laboratory studies to assess the characteristics and dynamics of fish populations and angler use by using appropriate fisheries sampling and survey methods and operating complex equipment. The incumbent will protect, maintain and enhance aquatic habitat to maintain or improve populations of fish and aquatic organisms by using knowledge of survey, water and invertebrate sampling equipment, habitat improvement techniques, and public communication skills. Responsibilities will include filing, entering, summarizing, and analyzing fisheries data for management decisions and report writing through judicious fieldwork and experience with analytical techniques and computer technology. Assists with purchase, operation, maintenance and repair of equipment necessary for fisheries investigations and shop/office operation by using mechanical, electrical, welding fabrication, carpentry and organizational techniques.
Specific projects will be related to Arctic grayling conservation and restoration in Centennial, Ruby, and Big Hole Valley streams and lakes and Westslope cutthroat trout conservation in tributary streams to the Beaverhead and Ruby rivers. The selected candidate will assist a FWP crew with sampling Arctic grayling to collect gametes, setting up and maintaining RSI’s, and survey and inventory of populations and habitats in Centennial, Ruby, and Big Hole Valley streams and lakes to determine demographic status and genetic characteristics. Responsibilities will also include survey and inventory of native resident Westslope cutthroat trout populations to determine demographic status and genetic characteristics to inform conservation planning, removal of non-native fishes with electrofishing and piscicide, and restoration of genetically unaltered Westslope cutthroat trout populations.

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